Afternoon all! How are we all on this fine weekend! The weather is lovely here today, sun but not too hot! But i have to be stuck inside as i have so much to catch up on before Amelia starts school on Wednesday! I don't know where the summer holidays have gone!
Well i'm here to share with you something that is completely OUT of my comfort zone, doing that quite a bit at the moment! Well I decided that I wanted to learn to colour better with pencils.... now i'm not one to sit in a class room or have someone stand over my shoulder telling me what i should be doing.... I learn by making mistakes!
While craft shopping I saw a set of 'skin tone' pencils and thought... 'I can do it', and so I purchased them, well the 1st attempt I thought was shameful! But I walked away for a while and then went back and realised that it wasn't that bad at all - all this time I have been colouring with PM's and I have learnt from that! it just needed tweaking!
I shared the picture with a few friends and one of them suggested that I tried using blending stumps and Zest oil! OMW! Fab stuff, i'm addicted! It makes life so much easier - and now i like colouring with pencils!!!
Oh and yeah I have a new bit of Sugar in my draw, I have wanted this stamp for SOOOO long now and decided as it was my birthday a few weeks ago I would treat my-self! Ahhh i'm so happy I got her at last!
So there is the close up, I was somewhat impressed, thats only attempt number three and I think i'm getting better each and every time! I can see me needing new pencils soon! LOL! She is completely coloured with pencils and I used the Zest Oil, I even tried to do a ski (that doesn't look so good!)
Here is the finished card!
I would like to enter this card to the following challenges;
Sugar Nellie Facebook Challenge - Strait lines
The Crafty Misfit (Show and Tell) - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes