Thursday, 9 April 2015

Alcohol pens or Distress Inks?...you decide!!

That is the question at


It's a no brainer for me, alcohol pens every time, as I love a bit of "grown up" colouring. I have dabbled with painting but being impatient by nature I like to see a result quickly!!

Here's what I have done with my Promarkers using a totally adorable image from our Sponsor




She was coloured to match the MME papers Miss Caroline Dolled Up. 
The sentiment is from a Clearly Besotted set and was die cut using an Impression Obsession set.
Cheery Lynn provided the leaves and the flowers are from WOC. There is a bit of crochet lace hiding somewhere too!!

Some challenges that I am entering

 Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #7 - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds #2 - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #54 - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations #308 - Trio of.....flowers


We'd love it if you came to join in so see you there!!




38 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliantly designed card and great choice of image and goodies used.xx
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So so cute and feeling the Spring vibe here

Patricia said...

That is just so darned cute, I love it.
Everything is beautiful.
Have a great day
Patricia x

Jane Savage said...

Oh so sweet, Sarah! Beautiful papers and colouring and what a gorgeous image! I love the texture you’ve achieved on her fur! xxx

Squirrel x said...

Oh Sarah, this is fab, love that super bear and your fur texture is great! Lovely happy colours too. Rosie permitting, I shall try and enter the challenge at the weekend. Hugs xx

Janice said...

Very sweet Sarah, a gorgeous card - and I'm with you, pens! Jx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, I love the sweet image and your colouring is beautiful.
Sue xx

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely sweet card, thanks for sharing cheers Sue N x

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Mooi kaartje lief beertje met de tulpen.
Moeten nog even wachten dan staan hier ook weer de velden met tulpen
Groetjes Gerrie

Julie B said...

Aww, so cute Sarah. Now that is a question and a half for me! x

Michelle said...

Yep Alcohol pens for me too and I also love a bit of adult colouring - so relaxing. Your card is beautiful Sarah and you have coloured your sweet image in lovely. The backing paper is really pretty too - glad you got your lawnmower fixed :) Michelle x

Kelly Lloyd said...

This is really pretty sarah
Love the soft colours.
Hugs Kelly

Laine said...

Such a sweet Conie Fong image Sarah. I love Sweet Pea Stamps. Great colour and design.
Laine
xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Very sweet Sarah! No surprise about the alcohol markers over distress and you always use them so well! Beautiful image. hugs :)

brenda said...

What a little sweetie Sarah and liking the fresh yellows and peaches.

B x

Pollard Carole said...

Just delightful a gorgeous card and image great colouring love and hugs Carole x PS I do a mix of Alcohol pens and inks X

Carol S. said...

For me, it has to be DI. I find colouring is more relaxing and artistic, as I enjoy water colour painting. Also you can make background papers to match. So also better on te pocket! Alchol pens, I use for small images and quick finish. Love you card and the sweet bear is gorgeous and beautifully coloured. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Debs said...

This is so pretty Sarah - adorable image and you have coloured it perfectly with your alcohol markers :o) Which would be my preference too :o)
Have a fab evening.
Debs xx

cotnob said...

An adorable card Sarah, your image is so sweet and beautifully coloured with your alcohol markers - I'm with you on that one!
Pauline
x

Chrissy said...

So adorable Sarah and fabulous colouring on your sweet Bear..I still like my pencils as I can rub out the booboo's..lol..

luv CHRISSYxx

nnalorac said...

A real cutie Sarah, love the colouring on your bear and love these cute wee flowers. Carol xx

tilly's crafts said...

gorgeous card Sarah and love the cute image
Kim x

Sue said...

Sarah, this is a lovely card. Your colouring is gorgeous, particularly the texture on the Teddy. Such a pretty layout and papers as well.
sue...xxx

Lucy Woods said...

Super pretty image Sarah! Gorgeous card! Love the flowers too!
Lucy x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sarah, the image is so cute and I love the pretty colours
Lorraine x

Annette said...

She's adorable Sarah, I love that bear.

Karon said...

So adorable - love the little sentiment tag! TFS

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow this is adorable!! Such a sweet image and I love the happy colors as well!! I enjoy using both although I'm used to using alcohol pens! :) It depends on what mood I'm in I suppose! :)

Kat W said...

A really cute design and lovely colouring - I'm with you on the alcohol markers!

Big hugs, Kat xx

Laurence said...

Very sweet card with nice paper and colouring. Thanks for sharing it at lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge.
Laurence DT

Carole said...

Oh, this is so sweet Sarah
Hugs
Carole x

Jennifer said...

Oh yes, Sarah, this certainly is a totally adorable image, and your card certainly does it justice. I love your colour choices and the simple design.

Hugs,
Jennifer. x

vic said...

What a beautiful card Sarah gorgeous colouring too :)
Have a lovely weekend
Hugs
Vic xx

Mojca said...

ohhhh this is sooooooo sweet!!!! hugs! Mojca

NGCARDS said...

A beautiful creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Such a gorgeous card, I love the cute image and sparkly balloon. The paper looks so beautiful!
Rebecca.
x

Zw@@n said...

So so cute, Sarah. It sure is an adorable image. Your colouring is great and the papers are gorgeous. Luv, Wilma

chanya13 said...

Fabulous creation with lovely colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations. Agnieszka DT