Saturday, 20 August 2016

Practising my colouring

Awk I can't believe it's Saturday already :(  I've had a fab busy week off work .... my garden is ready for inspection, not a weed in sight (for a change!), some housework done and a bit of decorating too.  I'm hoping to tackle the ironing mountain tomorrow, but we'll see how that goes, no promises.  I'll be ready for a rest when I go back to work on Monday LOL

Kerri had a great tutorial over on the Stamping Bella blog on how to colour skin tones with Derwent Inktense pencils.  I've never been overly happy with my skin colouring so it was great to have a go.  The trick is to give your paper time to dry between layering colours (which I didn't do - so there's a dark brown line to the left of her face!).
This one uses an old Tiddly Inks image - I covered the balloon with my clear glitter pen and added some googly eyes.  For her hat, I added some dark glitter to the nose and baubles.  Clear gloss to her shoes.

So this is effort #2 at the colouring tutorial.  This time I misjudged my blusher and she's got a bit of a pink eye ;)
Image from Whiff of Joy - I covered her dress, hairband and letters with my clear glitter pen (what did I do before I got one of these?!!), clear gloss to her shoes, and clear gloss + glitter to her flower.
My text stamp is an oldie from Clear Stamps - I stamped it off on scrap paper first to take most of the ink off.  I wish I'd done that too with the sentiment, it's a bit in your face.
I also embossed the tag at the top for a bit of extra interest.

And finally, I've no sympathy cards in my stash, so I might make a few more of these.  They're always a lot easier to make when you don't know who they're for.
I love this stamp from LOTV, it's very easy to colour too - just a dot of colour in the centre of each flower, blend it out and then add some darker highlights.  Easy peasy.  Flowers also covered with my clear glitter pen, and a few clear sequins from Taylored Expressions to finish.


  1. Lovely cards, Lynne! Your colouring is so soft and pretty. Take a look at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers latest challenge... It's H is for Hound! Jo x

  2. What a wonderful trio of cards, love your colouring and really we don't see pink eye, we see beautiful. Have gone to the link and emailed it to myself as I have always cheated and gone copics for skin then Inktense for the rest as my skins never looked right. Have to give this a go. Your little girls look brilliant as does that floral card.

  3. Wow - you have been SO busy and accomplished a LOT! Love all these cards. I think your coloring looks wonderful. I definitely need more practice in the skin-coloring department. My images always look like they've been living under a rock - pasty and pale!!

  4. A very pretty floral creation Lynn and perfect for our Fabulous Florals theme, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  5. Such gorgeous cards and I love the super sweet girl with her kitty balloon card :-)
    ACK !!! I do not envy you the pile of ironing. :-( I hate it and do as little as possible. Well done on all the gardening and stuff though :-D
    Thank you for finding time to purr along to SUYP Cats Challenges :-D

    IKE xx

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  6. Wonderful cards! Love the "just a note" - great job on the coloring; such an adorable scene. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  7. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Crafty Catz. I love your colouring. It is so beautiful. A great selection of cards which are jjust perfect for our challenge. Hugs Nina

  8. Cute card. I didn't know about letting the paper dry when coloring. Thanks for the tip. And thanks for playing at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week. Good luck. Debi TT DT

  9. All your cards are delightful! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown challenge.

  10. Such beautiful colouring - the glittery flowers look gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  11. Lynne, I always enjoy visiting your blog. Your creations are gorgeous, all three! I do love your pitcher of flowers, so perfect for sharing concern. Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge this week!

  12. These are beautifully done Lynne! I love then all and can't wait to check out that tutorial!


  13. Gorgeous selection of cards Lynne! I love the images you've used and your colouring is beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  14. You have a lovely collection of cards here! The girl at the mailbox is what brought me here. She's darling! Thanks so much for sharing her with us at CC&S.

  15. Lovely cards as always, thanks for playing along at AYLI challenge, hugs Samantha xx

  16. Lovely card with a sweet image and great colouring, thanks for sharing at MTTC.

    Pat xx

  17. Beautiful projects! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this challenge.


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