Saturday, 21 January 2012

A Gem of a Challenge - sketch

I'm back with my second post for today, my DT card for A Gem of a Challenge.  This week we have a fab sketch created by Lisa, and I'm a bit happier with this card than I was with the one I posted earlier :o)




I've been playing with my new Prisma pencils again - not that I don't like my promarkers anymore, it's just that I want to keep practising until I've got the hang of the pencils!  I don't think my colouring is quite right on this one, but I'm wondering if I need different paper... I've used Bristol Board for this - can any regular prisma colourers recommend a good one to try?

The image is one of Janet's gorgeous new Fairy Faye digi stamps, this one is Faye with Flowers.  The papers are First Edition and I decided I need to start using up some of the flowers I've had hanging around for ages.  I bought these in a sale ages ago, probably about 2yrs ago - I've got a huge boxful in all different colours but I tend to forget all about them... wonder if I can get them all used by the end of the year... probably not!

Here's Lisa's sketch


I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

Right, Dex is in bed snoring away - he fell asleep while I read his story, he's so wiped out poor thing.  So hopefully he'll sleep the rest of this yucky bug off tonight and wake up feeling a bit better.  Off to catch up on some commenting while I can!

36 comments:

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Lisa
A gorgeous card love the image and colour's you have used
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Lisa said...

Hi Lisa, Gorgeous card! I ♥ this sweet image and gorgeous colour combo. Glad to hear Dex is tucked up in bed ... fingers crossed he's feeling better tomorrow.

Lisa x

heidy said...

Wow fabolous coloring Lisa and gorgeous card!
Oh I hope Dex feels much better tomorrow!
Big hugs Heidy

Denise and Louise said...

Love that little fairy and those pretty papers.
Hugs
Denise xx

Katina said...

Your colouring looks blinkin' perfect to me!! Yet another gorgeous 'wish I'd made it' card, LOL!
xxx

Joey said...

Aww Wishing your little one well hunny, your card is gorgeous, I think you have already got the hang of them pencils, I am not a pro with mine yet, but just use whatever paper I do for my alcohol pens. Joey x

Rebekah said...

Hi Lisa I do hope Dex gets better soon sweetie its horrible when little ones are poorly. I think this card is superb and your coloring is just fabulous. I use stampin up whisper white to colour on but what you have used looks just fine to me! Hugs Rebekah xx

Carol said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, love the image and the colour combo. Carol x

Victoria said...

What a sweet image! Visiting your blog always makes my wish list grow! Sorry about Dex - hope he recovers quickly.

Jenny said...

I really think you have these pencils figured Lisa, your shading is perfection :) This little fairy is a cutie-pie and the fresh colours are just right :)
Jenny x

Dora said...

OMG this is adorable Lisa, what a pretty sweet image and stunning colouring, love it xx

melsanford said...

Beautiful card! i love the colour combo and your image is gorgeous :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Lorraine said...

Another adorable card, Lisa! That image is so cute and colored so beautifully! Sorry, I'm trying to catch up on my blog visiting. Poor little Dex - hope he feels better soon. and hope you are doing okay with Morgan away. Must be difficult.

Christine L said...

Hi lisa.... love those clean bright colours and image...
Hugs
Christine x

Jackie said...

A delightful card and image, love the colour combo :o)
Jackie xx

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous Lisa. Love the colours you've used!

Hope the wee man is feeling a little more chipper now.

xxx

CraftyC said...

Hi Lisa, your card is so pretty and I love the colour combo. Hope dexter is alot better today. My Zoe has a sickness bug and fever today so she wont be at school tomorrow and todays not been much fun for either of us!
Clairex

Janet said...

This is absolutely beautiful Lisa....your use of the Prismas is just superb! I am glad your little boy is on the mend....bless him :) xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, I think your colouring with these pencils is just fab and I love the colours too. Hugs, Claire x

Whisper said...

Oh what a sweetie, Luv Sam x

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww this is gorgeous, luv the colour combo, fabulous colouring looks like you have been using pencils for ever hun, much better than my attempts, i have some concord card got it from Nikki at Bunyzoes she put me onto it.sue,x

gina g said...

This is gorgeous Lisa i love the image and you've coloured her beautifully. Are you enjoying buying new papers hun?
luv gina xx

Jo Davies said...

So sweet and cute, it is beautifully coloured Lisa! Hope you've had a fab weekend.

Big hugs JO xxx

coops said...

so stunning lisa.really gorgeous image and colours :D

xx coops xx

Vicky Hayes said...

This is lovely Lisa and beautifully coloured! Hope Dex is feeling better soon - oh these bugs are so annoying aren't they?!! Vicky x

Gemma said...

I just love it sweetie...love the colours you have used & your have coloured Faye in beautifully!!

Hope Dex feels better very soon!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Jennifer said...

Stunning Lisa and perfect pencil work! Aww poor thing.....so many nasty bugs around this winter xx Jenny xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Lisa it must be a bit quieter in your house now Morgan has gone with his dad, poor Dex sorry hes not feeling to well. But wow what a stunning card I do love how youve coloured that image. hugs Shirleyx

NGCARDS said...

A wonderful creation hun! Thanks for joining us at PTW! xxx

Debs M said...

ooh this is gorgeous, think your colouring looks fabulous, gorgeous colour scheme x

Molecraft said...

This is gorgeous Lisa, your colouring looks perfect to me!
Helen x

Jill said...

beautiful card Lisa love the layout and papers thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Natalie said...

Great colouring! I love green and blue together. Thanks for joining in at Creative Craft Challenges

Gaynor said...

Hi Lisa, this card is Really Beautiful, I love the layout and the image, I too am leaning towards pencils and I have to say they are becoming a favourite, practice does make perfect, and I have just bought quite a few different brands in the sale so I have to use them lol.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at MMCS, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT :)

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is gorgeous Lisa I love the colours you have used, the papers, design and that image look truly wonderful.
hugs
Lorraine x

Buladi said...

I really think you have these pencils figured Lisa, your shading is perfection. This little fairy is a cute and the fresh colors are just right.

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