Monday 24 February 2014

Challenge #30

Good Morning All
Today we have a new challenge starting over on Through the purple haze challenges 
and this week we are sponsored by Derwent 

Our theme is use a "Pencil Coloured or Drawn Image"
And the prize for one lucky winner is a Creative Card Pack
So get your pencils out and get colouring!!

Firstly I would just like to say I have never coloured with Colouring Pencils before, bar a brief trial of water colour pencils a couple of years back, so this was a real challenge for me but one I thoroughly enjoyed and I will definitely try again. 
I only had ordinary colouring pencils but I was unsure how to use them so I turned to my good friend "google" to get some well  need advice and I soon discovered that I would need Low Odor Mineral Spirits and  a Paper stump as far as I knew I didn't have either of them to hand so I needed to find some alternatives upon further investigation I realised that White Spirits would so the job just as well and I came across This tutorial on how to make your own Paper Stump.
So I stamped my image, from Craft works Cards, in black staz-on ink onto super smooth white card and I began colouring, I used 7 pencils in total 
2 Shades of Green
2 Shades of Blue

I began laying down the colour in the darkest areas and blending with the white spirits and the paper stumps, continuously adding shading as I went along. I was very pleased with how my image turned out considering it was my first time to use this technique. 
 Below is the finished card after I added the Pencil coloured image
The base of the card is a purple 15 x 15 cm square card, the Patterned Paper is from a set I received free with a magazine, this was matted and layered onto purple card and finished with a Wide organza ribbon/bow and a diamante swirl from my stash

Challenges I would like to enter this into are:
A Gem of a challenge Spots and Strips
Treasured times rubber stamps challenges Anything goes with layers
Chocolate coffee cards Teddy Bears

Please stop by the Challenge Blog and check out all the fantastic project by my fellow DT 

Until next time 
Nicola xx


  1. What a lovely kids the pencil work.....its lovely


  2. Cute card thanks for sharing with us at a gem of a challenge
    Hugs Kelly

  3. This is a very sweet card. I absolutely love that you added the pop of blue and green for the sky and grass around the image. A little pop of color goes a long way. Fabulous bling.

  4. Love the way you have colored the bear! It is very cute, Thank you so much for joining CC&CC. Hugs, Cindy

  5. I love coloring with pencils and baby oil too , beautiful creation, thanks for joining us in our Challenge # 59 at Chocolate ,Coffee and Cards - DT Crystal