27 April 2013

'Xeru' the cute Toread!'

Yay! its Saturday at last, this week has gone so slow. I think it might have something to do with the hours Nige is working at the moment. He's been starting at 6am & not getting home much before 8pm so its been long days all round I think!

As its Saturday that means a new challenge starting over at My Time To Craft, where this week we want to see you use 


you can use it for anything as long as we can see it!

I have used mine to colour on & I have used my new (love, love, love) Derwent Inktense pencils....Wow they are amazing! I just had to have them after seeing Tamara (artist over at The Stamping Chef) use them. Stunning colours even on Kraft card!

I wasn't sure how well they would work on kraft, but they are still nice & bright!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Techno Stamper- fab sketch
Card Crafters Circle- boys to men!
My Heart Pieces- embossing (the ivy is embossed)
Sarah Hurley- add a character

Goodies I Have Used
Image & sentiment- 'Xeru' Toread stamp set from Natalie & Amy's
5" square Kraft card blank 
Inktense Pencils
Skin- mid vermillion & red oxide
Hair- charcoal grey
Ties- sienna gold & codium yellow
Horn- antique white
Leaves- fiend green & apple green
Outfit- madder brown & willow
Shoes & club- sea blue & bright blue

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'New Leaf' by First Edition from Natalie & Amy's
'Ivy' embossing folder by Sheena Douglass
Colour distressing done using Tim Holtz 'pine needles' from Natalie & Amy's
Kraft paper by Papermania from Natalie & Amy's

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you all have a great weekend!
Hugs xx


Sheila said...

Fab card, cute little character x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Fabby card, hes so cute, Makes me think of Tom!!! LOL

Love Me xx

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...


Joey said...

Fab card Shell, this is super cute! love that backing paper too. Joey xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! Your colouring on the Kraft is wonderful Shell. I love the papers and layout too.
hugs Sue xx

Ann said...

The pencils look great on Kraft, Shell! That image is too much - what an evil grin!! :)

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Now that's a cute little chap if somewhat fiendish! Fabulous colouring on the Kraft Shell your new pencils sound fab! Susan x

MagsB said...

Your colouring is beautiful - and what a wicked little chap, I wonder what mischief he's thinking about?!

Thanks again for having me as GDT on MTTC, I've enjoyed it so much! See you there soon!!!

love Mags B x

Sandra H said...

Hi Shell, Oh your card and image is just so cute xx

coops said...

so stunning shell.i love your colouring on the kraft and really fab image :D

xx coops xx

Craftyanny said...

oh wow didn't that image turn out cool Shell. He's a wee cheeky chappie too. A smashing card
Anne x

Jennifer said...

This is quite the DUDE! Great leaf papers! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

Sue B said...

Aww he's fab Shell…I think he's cute!!! and your colouring is beautiful… the pencils work really well on the Kraft! I love the pretty papers and the leaves! :-)
Hope you are well hun!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Claireliz said...

I love this mischievious little dude! He is wicked, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this month.
C xx

Wendy H said...

Fab card. I love the image (he looks so mischievous) and the colours that you have used. Wendy xx

MJ said...

How sweet, love this image. I never heard of those pencils will have to check them out. Great card, thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week!

Wedgie said...

Fab card Shell - love that image!
Wedgie xxx

butterfly said...

I suppose that makes this cutie a "krafty little devil" then! Great colouring - looks so cool on the kraft background... Lovely inspiration for the krafty challenge, thank you.
Alison x

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Sweet card!!! Thanks for participating in our My Heart Pieces challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!

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