Saturday, 3 September 2011

Way out of the comfort zone!

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
Make It Monday - Anything Goes


Debs M said...

aww she is my first and possibly fave stamp..haven't used her in ages tho!
saw it over on mim x

Cheryl said...

oh this is one of my fav stamps hun and you have colored her to perfection just gorgeous hun hugs cherylxxxxxx

Rene said...

I'm so glad you went out of your comfort zone! This is gorgeous and colored so prettily!
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Marilou said...

Katrina ~

Your card is just precious! I love the image as well and think you've done an amazing job coloring her!! Way to GOOOOOOooo!! I saw your card at MIM, so best of luck!

Big Hugs,

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used……………


Crafting Misfit said...

You did a fabulous job! Great work on the coloring!

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