Thursday, September 30, 2021

Just for fun

Hello Blogworld,

Everyone be ready for a shocker - I did some colouring but not with Copics! I dug out my Prismacolor pencils and had a play with those instead - what's that I hear? shock, horror, rounds of 'are you feeling well, Sarah?'!

Yes, yes, now we have that jesting done with, I used to colour probably 75% Copics and 25% Prismacolors in the old days, more using the pencils to add definition on top of Copics.  I haven't used only pencils for many years and so this was very much a fun experiment and a learning curve / memory test! 

I don't think the end result was too shabby, but my goodness I could not get a good picture of my pencil work.  The poor girl looks like she's got a bad case of sun-burn! One of those rare occasions when the original card looks way better than anything I can get in the picture.  No amount of photo editing or different light (and I did wait for later in the day and a different room to take more pictures) would fix it - so here you go I'm being brave here! :-)

and a close up of the image:

Supplies used:

Digital Stamp:
Time 4 Tea - Phoebe Hugs (another one I can't find in the shop so guessing she's retired)
coloured with Prismacolor Premier pencils

Rubber Stamp:
Taylored Expressions - Sending Sunshine

Nothing else!

What I did:

Printed the image onto an A4 sheet of card, which I then turned into a DL (slimline) sized card blank.
Coloured in the image with my Prismacolors.
Stamped the sentiment near the image.

et, voila - job done!

I also doubt that the ordinary white card I use when making my own card blanks was the best medium to colour on.  However, I can't remember what I used to use and the card was made for a CAS One Layer challenge - so I worked with what I had. 

If, no when, I do this again, I will investigate properly the better card to use and make a better job of it!

Also, in other news, pleased to report TTT is happily back at school - only a bit of a lingering cough left from the cold - and the Hubby is also on the mend. It seems I was lucky and didn't catch their cold - fingers crossed anyways!!

Signing off now,


Challenge / s:

AAA Cards: CAS Game #199 - No Layers + Optional Twist - Hugs

Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes

Digi Chooseday: Wk 39 - Anything Goes


  1. Wonderful slimline card! Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards!

  2. Beautiful CAS card Sarah- sweet stamp and your pencil colouring is gorgeous. I need to use my pencils more often...

  3. Fab card Sarah I have pencils but I haven't even tried to use them lol I just about manage the copics at a stretch hugs Sue x

  4. FABULOUS pencil work Sarah. Love the colour of her dress. Do you use blending solution with a paper stump? x

  5. Love the simplicity of this gorgeous card x


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