Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Double Easel Card.

I have a Double Easel Card to show you today.
You can find the instructions for making 
by Christina Griffiths here.

I went to a Spectrum Noir Pencil class
on Saturday and we were given 
this image by Justinklined  'Daffodil Patch'
to colour in.
Tutition was by Nicky Hayden
who is on the Spectrum Noir Design team.

Never used colouring pencils before 
so this was a first for me.
Needless to say I did not come away 
empty handed and now have 3 boxes 
of spanking new pencils to play with.
Hard to believe just by looking at the image 
but we used 6 different shades of green 
just to  colour the leaves in.
The jug was easy in comparison as it only took 3!.
I really enjoyed myself and am 
already booked in for the next lesson.
Watch this space as it were!

It is week 2 of my Butterfly Challenge
The theme is Thankyou with your Butterfly.
Here is my inspiration for you.
Design paper is 'Home Grown' by Hot Off The Press
White card used to make card shape.
Yellow textured  card used to make the easel shapes.
I used spellbinders die  'Floral Ribbon Threader'
Sentiment is an Anitas Sticker in gold foil.
Side ways view showing the double easels.
Butterflies are by Dufex from my stash along
with the oddments of cream ribbon.

Close up of the flowers again.
Hope I have inspired you to play along this week.

Entering into the following challenges:
Darnell's NBUS challenge #3   (NBUS =  Spectrum Noir  Pencils)

Pixie's Crafty Workshop #158 Use up your snippets. (butterflies and ribbon).
Scribble and Scrap #35 Anything goes.
Crafty Catz #260 Anything goes.


Irene said...

Absolutely stunning Mrs. A.


Lucy Woods said...

Gorgeous Mrs A! Beautiful image fab colouring and lovely night design!
Lucy x

Lucy Woods said...

Bright not night lol

Di said...

Wow!! This is fabulous Mrs A. Gorgeous colouring and I do love the double easel card design. I do enjoy using pencils for colouring - although mine are Polychromos ones. Do you use blending solution I wonder? That certainly is great stuff.


Di xx

Viv's Visuals said...

A gorgeous image which you have coloured beautifully. Great card Mrs A. x

Carol said...

A stunning card Mrs A, you've coloured the gorgeous image beautifully. Carol x

Brenda in IN said...

I love the double easel card but your coloring "wowed" me. You did a great job for your first class. Can't wait to see what you do after the next one.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oh my! The first time with colouring pencils, and such an enviable job of colouring too . . . I'm in awe! Hazel x

Mrs.B said...

WOW Mrs A. The colouring is fabulous, something I always struggle with.
Best Wishes for 2015
Avril xx

Sandra H said...

Oh my goodness Mrs A your image is coloured to perfection and to think you have never used pencils before l have pencils but my colouring is no where near as lovely as yours the double easel is gorgeous and the orange background blends in really well with the colours used on the flowers too! your so creative xx

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous image and wonderfully coloured, very delicate and classy.
I have never used pencils and would find it very difficult so hats off to you there.

Kath x

Hettie said...

Wow Mrs A. You did this beautifully. I love that image! It is wonderful.

Hettie said...

PS. Love your new look. Very dellikat and pwetty.

Sherry said...

Beautiful card Mrs A, love your colouring especially on the petals and the jug x

tilly's crafts said...

love your colouring! Gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz. Kim x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Beautiful image and your colouring is superb. . . . . . Has really brought the flowers to life.
Hope the dentist went OK. The Ivy die was about £6 from Oyster Stamps but my goodness, they were slow to dispatch.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Tamie said...

Your coloring is stunning and so is your creation. I love the bright color for card stock, it helps the images pop. Very inspirational. Thank you so much for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes challenge.

Tamie DT

Diane said...

Wow outstanding coloring, and love the design.

Best of the New Year.


scrappymo! said...

This is that fancy fold!
Your colouring is wonderful on this. I love the look of colouring pencils...I seem to do better with them than with copics!
The image looks beautiful.

Merry said...

Another style of card I have yet to try. Beautiful work and love your colouring. How lucky to have instructor guide you when colouring.

Jo said...

Mrs A, this is beautiful! I love daffs, they are my fave flower so this is a winner in my eyes anyway, and I love how you've coloured this image, and your finished card is so lovely, a fab design.
Jo xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

I thought I had already commented ... ? Oh, must have been on Facebook. I'm getting too old; hopping back and forth between the blogs and FB, I lose track! As you know, I was blown away by your extraordinary daffodil bouquet! I love colored pencils, but have nowhere near this talent. I'm so glad you are going back for more classes to bring out even more of your natural talent you have with this medium!! Your gorgeous double easel card is a brilliant way to use snippets and showcase your art!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #3! Hugs, Darnell

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I just love what you achieved here with the pencils. Gorgeous card too x

SARN said...

That really is a lovely card Mrs A xxx

Craftychris said...

This is lovely! You colouring is spectacular. I have some Spectrum Noir Pencils but haven't done much with them yet, I must play! xxx

Denise Goeldner said...

Great easel card, love the shades of orange, those daffodils are lovely too. Thanks so much for joining us for our first challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck and hope to see you for C#2
~ Denise ~
Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}

Lexie said...

So beautiful and cheerful! Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Kelly Schelske said...

Very, very pretty card!

Thank you for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!