Monday, 3 January 2011

Oh Dear... Who's Sulky Now

Hi all... It's an age since I last posted anything and to be honest I was fed up of logging on and seeing the same flippin Cracker on my previous post, so this evening I blew the dust of my colour pencils and coloured this image by Mo Manning, isn't she adorable despite the sulky face.  I've decided to mount and frame it rather than completing as a greetings card, hence no sentiments and minimal bling.   It's been a couple of years since I did anything with colour pencils so I'm a bit rusty, plus I usually paint larger projects so I've had to adjust how I applied the colour to a small image and was not sure if it would turn out OK. 

I've used Faber Castell PolyChromo pencils on  pastel paper building layer upon layer of different colours  until I was happy with the end result and for once I obeyed the golden rule know when to stop lol.  I do have a pointer in regards to colour pencils Prisma/karisma pencils are wax based and any completed work will, after time develop a white bloom, it can be easily removed with a soft cloth so it's best to seal work first before this happens.  Faber Castell Polychromo pencils are Oiled Based slightly harder to blend but they won't develop the white bloom to mar any work.  Hope you like and thank you for stopping by.

Wishing you all a very happy, productive and creative 2011

Kathleen x

I will enter this project into the following challenge

Mo's Challenge - #63 Bless the beast and the children
Craft your Passion - #39 Anything Goes


Kathyk said...

Its a delightful project - here's to many more in 2011


Andrea said...

Your colouring is amazing - love the image - and a lovely idea to frame it.
Love, Andrea xx

Elaine L. said...

Wonderful card, Kathleen! I have to break out my colored pencils again. Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

Carrie said...

A fantastic start to 2011....she is too cute for words (even with the sulky face) and she is coloured in so beautifully. Thank you for sharing this with me xxx

Dawn said...

Oh she is fantastic! I just love this image and how fun to frame.
Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week.

Anonymous said...

Your colouring is sheer perfection.Beautiful piece of work.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card. Love the image you've used and the design also. Happy New Year Hugs Michele x

meeshka said...

This is so beautiful. Love the way you've coloured the image!

Meesh. xx

tiggertastic said...

this is amazing, i love the image on the browny paper and the backing papers match so well. a very eye catching make

Hugs, Sarah-Louise xx

Dawn B. said...

So glad you blew the dust off and stamped. This is gorgeous.. Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week.

Patti J said...

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week! Your card is adorable! Hope to see you back next week!