Monday, June 13, 2011

Testing, testing...

I wanted to try if I could colour with my kids pencils without the help of OMS or the blending stump, just blending one pencil with another. The answer is yes, but the leads are too pigment poor and hard to give a good blending. And I had to use Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils for face because my kids pencil box just didn't have good skin colours.

The image I used is called 1st Signs of Spring and she is by Carmen Medlin for SCACD. I think she looks lovely for any season though and has a bit more grown-up feel. As much as I like colouring cute kiddo images not everybody is keen on them and it's great to have a variety of cards.
 The papers I used are from Pink Paislee Sweetness pad and all the fancy medallion and butterfly shapes are laser cut chipboard from Make It Crafty.
For sentiments I used one of favorite staple sets - Whimsy Treasured Moments Ticket Sentiments Set. I also stamped the edges of the image panel and some papers with Stempelglede Grunge Collection stamps.

There's also a liberal sprinkling of flat back pearls involved - just can't keep my hands off them! :D

Oh, and don't forget that it's a birthday month at Quixotic Paperie - keep checking the inspirations blog and shop website for fun projects and special offers! :)
Thank you for popping in and hope you'll have a great week!
Hugs


27 comments:

Dawn said...

Just beautiful, great colouring & the layout is gorgeous.

Renkata said...

wowzzaaaaa Annika, this is sensational colouring.
Great design.

ellabella said...

Oh my Annika, this is so fantastic!! I've just enjoyed looking at every little part and it is awesome!! So creative and perfectly assembled - amazing!!!

Mette said...

Beautiful Annika. Love all the rich colours and details. I think your test went superbly (is that a word? lol) well and the card is just breathtaking.

Hugs, Mette

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Hello jaw, meet floor.

LOVE IT!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer Annika!! Your coloring is gorgeous no matter what you use. You are amazing!! Sweet image and design!!
hugs,
Chris

Carrie said...

Oh Annika it looks beautiful. I love the image - I get what you mean too!! xx

heidy said...

I have the clean my laptop,there's alot of slobber on it!
This is stunning Annika!
Hugs Heidy

mickymunchkin's corner said...

WOW! what a card! it's absolutely beautiful and the colouring is really good! love it!
hugs,
mickymunchkin

Marie-Anne said...

What a gorgeous card!

Marie-Anne

Dorcas said...

REally gorgeous Annika!!

By Shawna Rae said...

I would have loved to watch you as you made this card. It's beautiful!! When I see something like this, it's hard for me to imagine where I would start to make it look this wonderful when it was done. Everything just fits... perfect!

Frea said...

Hi Annika, wow girl, it really doesn't matter at all what you take in your hands for colouring, it all turns out a work of art. This is a stunning card, and your right, this image has a grown up feel to it. Hugs, Frea

Reflections from Granny said...

Fabulous card, you just have that magical touch for adding the right bling to your designs.

Hugs, Lori m

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! Everytime I come over here I'm more awestruck than I was the last time I visited! You are such an artist! Your coloring skills never cease to amaze me. I really think your one of the BEST paper crafters out there! Love how you 'grunged' the edges of the images. Love those dark, rich colors, the 'aged ticket sentiments', and the glitter. The flower cluster is gorgeous too! Such a beautiful card!

Becky said...

This is stunning!! Fabulous colors and details.

Susana M said...

Hi Annika
WOWWWW!!! Enough said...NO WAIT - WOWZER!!! I think you are going to start a movement back to pencil :o)
Love this!!!
Hearts and Hugs
Susana

Tine said...

Gorgeous card, Annika. The papers really go well with the flower embellishments - and of course, beautifully coloured.
Tine :)

Archies Mum said...

Your colouring is amazing.

Lorraine said...

What a stunning card! So many beautiful details! Love the colors, design, your fab coloring of that sweet image and all of the added details & elements! Gorgeous!

Therese said...

Something you can`t colour with girl? Your the best colourist out there. Gorgeous work! Love everything about it. Hugs :)

Danni said...

How stunning and just plain gorgeous! Wow!

Merry said...

Oh you do the most amazing coluring with anything. This is a stunning card. So love all the embellishments.

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This gorgeous ! Annika! Love the paper and all those pretty embellies! You coloring is great as always too!

Dana said...

Gorgeous card Annika! I've got to get my hands on that sentiment stamp set! I haven't seen anyone use the Create with Heart before and I ADORE it!!
Hugs~
Dana

Davi said...

Doesnt matter what you color with its always beautiful!! I think this is gorgeous!! I love the dp the shimmer distressing and all the wonderful embellies :)

punknscrap said...

Hi Annika
Can you let me know what you think of the FC Polychromos pencils compared to prismas, I have the chance to get some of the polychromos pretty cheap but I don't want to bother if they are nowhere as good as prismas.
my blog is www.punknscrap.blogspot.com
if you leave some info on there in a comment i would really appreciate it.
Thanks
Louise

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