Sunday, 10 August 2014

I 'felt' a snowflake

This is the first thing I'm really happy to share after starting to use my new Inktense Watercolour pencils.  Boy, I'm finding them difficult to get to grips with.  The colours are soooo strong (I guess that's why they're called Inktense!) and I'm finding it hard to get the soft look that I was hoping for.  It didn't help that my first few attempts were on poor quality paper because I didn't want to use my good stuff for practising on, but I soon realised that the paper does make a real difference, even for practising on.

The image is one of my four new ones from The Stamp Basket that arrived on Tuesday morning (they were inked up by Tuesday night!).  The papers are from last week's LOTV order and the embossing folder is the one I ordered last week to.  I am really trying hard to use what I've bought recently!

In complete contrast, the gorgeous felt snowflake was one I found in my Xmas stash, in a box that I'd completely forgotten about.  It was a pressie from my lovely blogpal Samantha and I'm embarrassed to say that I'm not even sure how long I've had it.  But I like it so much that I've used a purple one on a second project that I made this week too (yesterday's card in fact).  I didn't think the rhinestone gem in the middle suited the card though, so I replaced it with a pearl to match those I'd used in the corners. (yes, I do have an OCD when it comes to things matching!)

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Happy crafting


Sarah said...

What a darling stamp Annette. I have resisted so far as I've "had" to buy essentials this week (ribbon, bells, pom pom maker and lace!!) but they are on my ever growing list!! Great design and perfect colouring xx

Squirrel x said...

You've cracked it hun, the colour on this sweet image is just super! Such a pretty card. Hugs xx

Christine L said...

This is such a gorgeous cute card Annette... and the colouring looks wonderful to me! I also bought the Inktense pencils... when I saw Dena demo-ing them at LOTV - they looked so easy! But you're right... they're NOT at all!! LOL! I haven't mastered them yet.... nor have I mastered DI colouring....... or SN pencils...... Think I should sell them all and stick to my copics!! LOL

Christine x

Pollard Carole said...

This is such a gorgeous image and the colouring looks great its definitely practise makes perfect . Fab card today. Love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

Jennifer said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Annette, and for a 'beginner' with those pencils...well, you can't improve on perfection...your colouring is FAB!!!

Jennifer. x

Carol S. said...

I love this stamp and feel a purchase coming on. A beautiful card again. Have a lovley Sunday. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Kris B said...

Beautiful! Your practicing is paying off, your coloring is wonderful! What a cute image and I love the snowflake embellishment and embossing! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Notes by Nina said...

Adorable card Annette, this image is so cute. Thank you for joining us for Tuesday Morning Sketches this week.

Chrissy said...

What a little cutie Annette..perfectly coloured...gorgeous.
I must tell you..I just read your other two diary funny..a really enjoyable read.


Larissa said...

Great card Annette and your coloring is amazing.... You don't need me to teach it to you, you already know how to do it! But it still would be fun to color together!!


Debbie said...

This is absolutely adorable!! Sweet image and colored beautifully!
Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Jacee said...

Super card Annette, love the shape.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Craftdee said...

Gorgeous, I love that image :-) You're doing a great job with the Inktense pencils; I gave my set to my sister in a fit of pique 'cause I couldn't work them! Sort of regretting it now, but they are so different from the Prismacolor pencils I usually use - and a world away from Copics, I may get them back yet anyway as my Sis has even less resilience than me! I like your matching pearls too - just as they should be ;-)) Donna xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Sweet image hun. Love the blues for a winters feel. Love the embossed panel too. Hugs, Wends x

Kat W said...

I'm a big fan of your clever co-ordination on your cards as I am just the same!
And your colouring looks fab, I wouldn't guess you were a beginner at all, the shading is lovely :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

susiestacey said...

Lovely card, sweet image and love the Inktense pencils.
Thank you for sharing with Winter Wonderlands 'Anything Goes' challenge and good luck x Susan x

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