Sunday, 18 September 2011

My favourite thing!

Morning! Hope you've had a good weekend so far and that you've got a nice relaxing (maybe crafty!) day planned for yourself. My Spectrum Noir pens arrived on Friday, I don't think the postman's ever seen me so excited. I even did a 'happy dance' around the kitchen at 7.30 in the morning LOL! If you'd have told me a few years ago that I'd get this overjoyed about some pens, I would've called you a lunatic. And I'm glad I'm among friends here cos anyone else would think I'd lost it. It's amazing how when you find a colouring medium that suits you, it makes colouring in and shading so much easier - and enjoyable!! Anyway, enough waffling about my new favourite thing (when I wrote the title of the post, I was actually talking about butterflies!!)
Today, there's a new challenge over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp and this week, it's a fab sketch by Gry. Here's my go at it:

Ingredients:
Image - Simply Sassy by Sugar Nellie/Funky Kits coloured with Spectrum Noirs.
Papers - Raspberry Road.
Other - Card Candy by Craftwork Cards.

Because there were quite a few 'elements' to the sketch (I must admit, I did have to keep checking which bit went under which bit ha, ha!) and I didn't want to cover up this lush paper, I kept it quite CAS. And I hope you can see my latest attempt at shading with my new (and fabby!) pens (you might have to enlarge the piccy - let me know what you think. At this stage, all advice/criticism gratefully received!) And I can't believe that this is the first time I've used this gorgeous image - 'specially being as butterflies are my most favourite thing!!
I'm also going to enter my card into the following challenges:
OK - and I think that's about it! I'm off to link these up and then Sam wants me to take him to his favourite shop in the world - Smyths (a toy shop surprise, surprise LOL!) TTFN............................xx

15 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Marie and you have done a great job with Gry's sketch too. Do let me know how you get on with the pens as I am thinking of purchasing the lot!! Hope you are well. Hugs, Claire x

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  2. That is a gorgeous card Marie! Love the combo purple and yellow!
    Hugs Kristel

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  3. Gorgeous card Marie, really lovely. Love your colouring and fabulous image, the butterflies are so pretty.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  4. Beautiful card!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!
    Have a great day, happy crafting, Debxx

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  5. Very cute!! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

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  6. fantastic card marie.your colours and design are gorgeous and i love the beautiful sassy image :D
    looks like you are enjoying your new pens hun :D

    xx coops xx

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  7. You're right, she is a cutie, and you're not the only one who dances around when getting new pens (for me its copics).

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  8. Lovely card Marie :o) Gorgeous image and your colouring looks fab, great colours too. Lisa x

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  9. Gorgeous card Marie and such a fab layout, your papers are so pretty, I'm not surprised you didn't want to cover them up :) Donna ♥ x

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  10. Well done on your Speccies Marie - so glad you are enjoying them and have found your 'medium'.

    Gorgeous card and lovely colours.

    Edna x

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  11. Awww... Marie - she's adorable! I just got a couple of Krista's images from Saturated Canary, I'm itchin' to get coloring! :)

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  12. so pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. :)

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  13. So Funny image! Card is great!

    Thanks for joining us for the Things with Wings challenge at Little Miss Muffet stamps! Hope to see you again!
    With best wishes,
    Viktoria

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  14. aaahh this is super gorgeous , thank you for joining in our anything goes challenge at Creatalicious.
    Hugs Kaylou xx

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  15. lovely card! the combo of DPs is fantastic! Thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

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