Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Learning to Colour. . .

So folks I am learning to colour.  As you know I love the Stampin' Write Markers that we have at Stampin' Up!, I love that they colours are all available in both ink pads and pens and that the blender pens and aqua painters are such versatile pens. . . But everywhere I look these days in blogland people are copic this and copic that so I think that the dark side beckons. . .

Her is my first official attempt at colouring in, I have used a lovely image from Some Odd Girl:
I laid the card out with two types of embellishments one a Brights Buttons tied off with Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine over the greeting which I just love and:
the other with hand made roses in Real Red cardstock and leaves Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green cardstock.  I had trouble with the glue gun and have blisters from twisting the baby roses!

The base card is Real Red, the mount card Whisper White, the paper Twitterpated DSP and I have stitched around the edges with red cotton to tie in the theme.
So here is a close up of my colouring. . .

You can see the glue in the heart of the roses if you look closely enough. . . not too professional. . .but the tips of my fingers were so burnt in the end that I couldn't even battle the fine work of removing the excess glue. . . a job for tomorrow.

Until next time
Shanni xx


  1. No one would think you had just started colouring, your image has great light and shade! I love the layout with the flowers best I think.

    The stitching adds interest to the layout and provides the perfect balance.

    Michelle :o)

  2. Hi Shanni, thanks so much for your sweet comment! I love your card you shared on MIM and your coloring is wonderfull! I think I love the LO with flowers best though that button is cute too! Hugs, Hanneke

  3. This is so cute! Saw you on MIM.

    I have blog candy.

  4. What a great card! An amazing job at coloring the image - so beautiful! Love the layout and design of both.
    Found you on Make It Monday.
    CropnKathy Blog Candy

  5. this is so sweet, saw it on mim x

  6. Hi Shanni .I have started trying copics too .Not reached your level yet but .Fabulous blending of colours here on face and hair . Great cards .

  7. Beautiful job!!! Yes, eventually the dark side beckons; especially when they have cookies. ;) I think your first copic attempt is sensational and the overall layout of your card really showcases her wonderfully.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!

  8. Such a sweet card! Great job on the highlights in your image! (Shanni you might check your blogger profile page. When I click on your name from my comment section your profile doesn't connect to your blog and I have to google you to find you!) Have a great weekend!

  9. Hi Shanni, love this card! as always your work inspires me to try different things. thanks

  10. Hi Shanni, wow, fabulous colouring for your first card, but then you have a talented teacher, wish she lived down here in Adelaide, hoping to catch up with her when she visits her Mum.
    Your card is just gorgeous, love that stitching too.

  11. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #84, #129, #157, #158 and #277.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  12. Hi Shanni ,

    Beautiful blog with lovely card ...love the image as well ...!!
    Saw your card on MIM site and thought to pop around and have a look .beautiful :)


  13. Well if this is your first attempt you go straight to the top of the class cos this is just fabulous colouring. Love your little roses. I always use glossy accents to glue my flowers with if that helps. Hugs mrs a.


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