18 May 2012

My First Attempt At Using Pencils!!

I just had to get some, after seeing some of your gorgeous creations using pencils along side your Promarkers! I really didn't think I would be able to get any this month as its Nige's birthday on Monday & as he doesn't spend any money on himself at all, we were gonna treat him big! Well I knew he wanted a new camera, but the one he was looking at was £600 lol....oh well its ordered now!! Anyhoos getting back to my fab pencils, Nige took me to The Range (which is about 3 minutes drive from our house lololol) & I was looking at the pencils, I ended up having a small pack of Derwent just to try! The card below is what I did on my first attempt! Well I fell in love with them & after telling Nige how fabby they were, he went online last night & ordered me the full set of Prisma's what a darling....he is the best! Hope you like what I have done with my Lumpy! Warning lots of pics!

I got these gorgeous papers last time I went to the QVC outlet in Shrew & its the first time I've used them!

I still need lots of practice with them, but they do help with colouring, no doubt about it!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
CRAFT- easel card
Shellys Images- anything goes
I Love Promarkers- anything goes
Inky Impressions- lace or trim
The Cutie Pie Challenge- sketch with easel

Goodies I Have Used
Image & Sentiment- 'Make A Wish' Humphrey corner set by Crafters Companion
2 6x6 square card blanks
Promarkers, Flexmarkers & Derwent pencils
Lumpy- cool grey 2 & 1
Dress & shoes- antique pink & dusky rose
Socks- satin
Wings- muted pink
Star, crown & flower- antique pink, yellow & canary
Streamers- arctic blue, azure & red
Ground- light fawn & satin
Various pencils to shade

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Fairy Fantasy' by Best Creations Inc from QVC
Lace, green card & pink gems my stash
Leaf flourish die cut by Marianne D LR0151
Flowers punches by X-cut
Butterfly punch by Tonic
Doily die cut by Nellie Snellon MFD020

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you like my first try & using pencils
hugs xx


Craftyanny said...

It's gorgeous Shell.
They are fab aren't they? I love the depth the pencils add.
Anne x

Rose Petal said...

Hello Shell. Oh wow sweetie, this is a fantastic Easel card. so much fabulous detail, and your image and colouring is just fabulous.
Be proud my friend.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

jackiescrafts said...

This is fab Shell and you'll love the prisma colours even more they are so creamy and blend really well. I can't believe this is your first time using pencils and I love that image too

Hugs Jackie x

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow - your colouring looks fab - i am loving using my new pencils too
Lisa x

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful, pretty card, lovely work with the pencils. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie challenge, good luck, cheers Sue N x

Tine said...

Hi - and what a hubby to go & buy you the complete set of pencils! Glad you remembered to use your Promarkers for our challenge though. LOL. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us this week at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Rebekah said...

I think you have coloured superbly with those pencils Shell what a great card. Lucky you having such a generous hubby no such luck for me! Can't wait to see your further prisma creations! Hugs Rebekah xx

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Shell well what a lucky girl you are! You will love the Prismas they blend sublimely and add so much depth to your shading. Your first go was brilliant and can't wait to see what you do when the full set arrives hugs Susan xx

DesignerDiva said...

Great shading with your new pencils Shell and OMG lucky you getting a whole set!! I'm green with envy!
I'm a bit late but I loved your card for MAWTT yesterday that image of a cats a*** was fantastic - it really made me chuckle!
Hugs Laurie xx

TC said...

Lovely card. The colouring is gorgeous. I spent far too much on craft stuff just lately, so they'll have to go on a wish list! lolx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW! Such a sweet creation and your coloring is FABULOUS!! Thanks so much for joining our "SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

Wendy Fraser said...

Oh wow, this is just stunning! Love the cute image. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie. xx

coops said...

so stunning shell.really sweet image and design and your colouring is beautiful hun :D

xx coops xx

Judith said...

Lovely colouring Shell, you've done great with your first attempt - wait until you get going with your prismas - couldn't live without mine! anyhoos!! thanks for playing along at Inky Impressions Challenge this week and good luck hugs Judith x

Jules said...

Hi Shell

A fantastic finished look .. .. your colouring is amazing!!!

I hope the postman hurries up with your prismas!!! I bet you can't wait to get your hands on them.

Hope Nige has a good birthday.

Have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Sue said...

Aww this is gorgeous Shell !! I love the cute ellie and your colouring is fab!! I love how you've shaded all the pleats - looks wonderful. Love the lace and pretty flowers - it's a really sweet card!
Hope you have a good weekend hun!
Love Sue xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Such a sweet card, I love the image and you have coloured her so beautifully, it didn't take you long to get used to your pencils. Hope you have a lovely weekend sweetie
Lindsay xx

Donna said...

Beautiful card Shell and so pretty in pink...fab colouring hun :) Donna ♥ x

craftybirdlisa said...

Hi Shell. Gorgeous card. Love the fab colouring. So pretty. Thanks for joining us at the cutie pies. Hugs. Lisa. X

Krafty Kows said...

Cute card and the colouring is great.Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Jeanette

Kerry said...

Beautiful card. You sure have coloured your image well with your pencils. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

sharon said...

Adorable card, thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

Debbie said...

Great card Shell and your colouring is fab.
Hugs Debbie x

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the sweet image and your colouring is wonderful.
Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
Nikki x

Trimgym said...

Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Kelli Hull said...

Oh but I LOVE a good Easel Card! How cute is the elephant!! Thanks for playing along with the Inky Team this week!

Mau xx said...

Well I can see you are going to love your pencils Shell. Your colouring is gorgeous, great shading.
love the image to how sweet is this.
hugs Mau xx

Pia S said...

Such a cute easel card. Very sweet image, nice coloring :)

Aunty Sue said...

So glad you shared this lovely easel card with us at CRAFT this week. Good luck.