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Monday, 17 January 2011

CCM Spotlight on Pencils

37a Spot Pencils WM This week over at Crafty Cardmakers we are spotlighting pencils and want you to produce something coloured only with pencils. Now these can be plain old fashioned children’s colouring pencils, prismacolor/polychromos/coloursoft (ie blendable or pigment pencils), charcoal, artist, or, as I have done below, watercolour pencils. Please note all other colouring methods, ie, inks, distress inks, markers are not allowed. To qualify your colouring medium needs to be a pencil.

We are thrilled to be sponsored by Derwent Pencils who are offering the lucky winner a Tin of 12 INKTENSE pencils. 

Pen and ink offers strong, intense colour combined with a translucent effect. Now you can enjoy these distinctive qualities in an easy to use pencil. Inktense has a highly blendable texture and comes in a range of 71 jewel-like colours, plus a non-soluble outliner which allows you to draw outlines that are permanent, even when water is applied. Apply pure, vibrant dry colour then wash the pigment out completely to leave an ink-like effect. Once dry, the colour is permanent and can be worked over with other media. The possibilities are endless, the results stunning.
Inktense pencils can be used on fabric to create interesting silk paintings and unique quilting projects.

They do a huge range of pencils from watercolours through to metallics and coloursoft, something for everyone, do go check them out!

I have used their Inktense pencils on my card, and cannot recommend them highly enough.

37a Spot Pencils WM

My image is from Funky Kits and is one of the gorgeous new Sugar Nellie digital downloads, this little lovely is called Joy Sitting, and isn’t she just the sweetest thing. I coloured her with the Inktense pencils in these colours, for the skin I used first Sicilian Yellow and then blended over the top with Carmine Pink. For her dress I used Deep Rose, Thistle and Fuchsia and for her card I used Shiraz. I am sorry, I forgot to write down the colours I used for her hair – oooops! But the ball is Iris Blue, as are her eyes.

37a Spot Pencils Image WM.5

I have trimmed her out with a nestie and used a couple of other nesties to mat her onto. The paper is from Prima’s Fairy Flora pad, and the gorgeous leafy die cut is the new Marianne Forest Garden die. I loved the way it sort of matched into the pattern on the paper. The pink for the mat and farthest background is from K&Co’s Sparkly Sweet pad, the ribbon and flower are from my stash, but I did glitter up a few petals to make the flower.

37a Spot Pencils Flower WM

Please pop on over to the CCM blog and check out the other DT’s gorgeous creations, and while you’re there, hopefully you will be inspired to join in.

I should like to enter this into a couple of challenges

Raise The Bar – Oh To Be a Kid Again – Use an image of a child on your project

Pile It On – Anything Goes

Stamp Scrap and Doodle – Anything Goes

Stamp Something – Anything Goes

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  1. Oh Lin, these are absolutely beautiful. I love pencils and just started to color some digi's myself, yesterday. I just love the girl and your coloring technique. You have a good eye for shading. I never heard of Derwent pencils (Inktense) I must go find their site and do some research. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Jaw droppingly stunning! She looks so lifelike!

  3. Beautiful Lin, I love these images and think they work particularly well with pencil colouring instead of markers. You've done a fabulous job!
    Jenni x

  4. Oh Good Grief. I'm soooooooo jealous!!! I'm definitely not going to say this is just fantastic, lol. xx

  5. Those images are gorgeous, and you've coloured this one beautifully! It's a fabulous card.

  6. Simply stunning, Lin! You are such a talented lady!
    Beth. xxx

  7. Hi Lin, love this gorgeous creation, your colouring is perfect and love the fab flower.

    Donna x

  8. just stunning
    her hair looks like you could reach our and touch it she looks so real you are very tallented wish i could colour half as good as that just beautiful
    gill x

  9. This image is just gorgeous she is so pretty and so is your card
    Jacki xx

  10. Absolutely stunning, Lin! Gorgeous :D Cathx

  11. Your card is fabulous. Isn't she a sweet child? I colored her a couple of days ago myself. I did the head shot. I've also colored the other three little ladies, and plan to use them soon. Your embellishments and choice of colors are fantastic! Hugs, dj1952

  12. Oh what a gorgeous card. The image is beautiful, I know a little girl who is the spitting image of her.

    Your colouring is just perfect, it is so soft and totally perfect for the image. I am in awe of your colouring talent xxx

  13. Lin, this is amazing!
    It's a lovely image but your treatment is stunning! Your colouring is brill anf the details are super!

  14. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  15. You have done a fabulous job here Lin--this is gorgeous and your coloring is amazing!


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