Thursday 22 May 2014

Been playing again!

I have been playing with my new Spectrum Noir Pencils again, and I am quite pleased with the result.
The image (gorgeous!) is a digi stamp from Aurora Wings called Poppies, and I love poppies (may have mentioned that before). There are a lot of absolutely gorgeous images on that site.
I printed it onto Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Colouring Card (I added a background in Photoshop), went through the printer a treat.  It is brilliant to colour on, and the Spectrum Noir pens do not bleed through to the back.
I used the pens for the base colours, using FS2 and FS4 for the skin, CR1 for the poppies and DG2 for the pods and leaf.  Then I added the detail with pencils 004 and 009 for the skin, 024 and 027 for the poppies and lips,and 108, 059 and 044 for the pods and leaf. I also used white for her eye.
The Earth Laughs in Flowers stamp is part of the Nottingham Lace set from IndigoBlu, I thought it fit well - certainly fit in the space I had left so that was a bonus!
I am really enjoying these new pencils, they add so much more depth to the already awesome pens.

Sunday 18 May 2014

I really must try and get back into blogging!!

I must try and get back into blogging, it is a seriously long time since I did any.  I read all my favourite blogs every day, but never get round to updating mine!

So here goes.... Just to break me in gently, here are a couple of cards I made recently.  I have made these using my new Spectrum Noir pencils to colour the images.

The bird one is the Large Blue Tit from Clarity Stamps, and the Poppy is a digi stamp.

The apertures were cut on my Brother ScanNCut, and the photographs were taken by me - the bird picture at Burton Mere Wetlands, and the poppy at Chester Zoo.

You might recognise the Poppy picture from my previous post, I love this picture!