Sunday, 1 May 2016

Testing...Testing!!

Hello friends, hope you are well today. 

I've been having a test run with my new pencils. I decided that I had been drooling long enough over Jane's fabulous pencil work so bit the bullet and ordered some Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour Coloured Pencils. I got them from HERE.

Anyway this was my first attempt (there are three more in the pipeline, they were that good!!)


I didn't use blending solution on this occasion although I did give it a rub with the splender pencil!!
The sweet image is a digi from the now closed Pollycraft. She was coloured to match more very old MME papers which, I think, were called "Happier". Check out the colourful snail, done in scraps of the same paper together with the tag.

I'm off to play here

Allsorts Challenge #361 - A cherry on top (fruit or berries)
Sunny Day Crafting #6 - A colourful project or a project with fruit
Pile it on #107 - Garden Creatures (die cut snail and various insects on the paper)
The Crafty Addicts #7 - Anything Goes +/- ribbon

Better go and get Surprise in before she starts shouting at the window...it's drizzling and the poor old soul doesn't like getting wet!! It's not that she owns me or anything...much!!!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend xx

48 comments:

Julie B said...

What a pretty card, love the shape and the pencil colouring.
Unfortunately the weather has blotted it's copy book again, with mizzle for most of the day. It may brighten after tea! :)

Natalia Smith said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, love your colouring is beautiful and fabulous design x

Michelle said...

What a fantastic first attempt with the pencils Sarah. This card is gorgeous. Love the shape. Hope surprise didn't get too wet. We've had drizzle here too. Michelle x

Lisa xx said...

ooooh they look fab, and great for a proper rosy cheek! Superb card xx

brenda said...

You achieved great results with your new pencils Sarah, beautifully coloured image and card.

Surprise sound like Heskey, he hates wind and looks longingly to be put back in his stable, where as Ben would happily stay out 24/7, so long as there is something to munch at of course.

B x

nnalorac said...

Looks like your a dab hand with the pencils Sarah, great job. Lovely image on your cute card. Carol xx

Janis Lewis said...

So sweet and cute! Thanks for linking up at Sunny Day Crafting!
DT Janis

Chrissy said...

Adorable Sarah..fabulous colouring with your pencils and love your cute design..

luv CHRISSYxx

Lucy Woods said...

Aww this is so cute! Fabulous colouring with the new pencils! Ooh I like that picket fence and the pretty yellow ribbon!
P.s it IS a great frame!! :-P can you tell I'm loving your die cuts!! You super duper fab woman!! I happy sing every time I ruffle through them :-P ahaha!
Xx

Lucy Woods said...

P.p.s drizzle??!! It's a glorious hot sunny day here!! (No good for me!!) can we swap? Lol

Carol S. said...

Sweet image and love the design. Enjoy playing!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Andreja L. said...

What a fantastic card and I like that shape :-)) The image is just so cute.
Hugs, Andreja

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Sarah this is fabulous the colouring is beautiful wish I could make mine look like this with my pencils. Gorgeous card. Love Alison xx

Whisper said...

Absolutely delightful & I'm loving that gorgeous snail too, luv Sam x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A great job using the pencils Sarah, love the cute image and beautifully bright papers.
Lorraine

Marilyn said...

Fabulous work with those new pencils Sarah, this is really good! Cute image and I also like the shape of the card. It's very pretty and so spring-like.

Lynne in NI said...

Awww she's a real cutie, great job colouring with your new pencils too!
Bet Surprise has her own big fluffy towel ;)

Sue said...

Great colouring with the pencils Sarah..I bought myself these as well and I love them lol I managed to find a box of all the grey ones in the Range and they were only £5.99!!! I was well chuffed...that image is so cute lots of huggles Sue xx

cotnob said...

A pretty card Sarah, such a sweet image and your colouring is fabulous.
Pauline
x

Janice said...

Great card Sarah, love the shape and your sweet image, and what a great job with the colouring, I'd say you're brave, don't think I could switch from pens now! As for Surprise, not meaning to be cheeky but are horses not outdoor animals hence rain happens? Just wondered!!! Jx

Joey said...

Super duper cute and I love the shape. Jo x

Megan J said...

Hi Sarah, a gorgeous image and your colouring is Fabulous, if this is your first attempt with new coloured pencils wow, can't wait to see what happens once you've practised and experimented with them some more... have a great week... Megan

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Ooh I LOVE this Sarah! Gorgeous card shape, love the patterned paper and fabulous image too. High five on the fabby pencil work, nailed it! A super gorgeous make hun, looking forward to seeing those other two. Hugs, Wends x

Debra Kenworthy said...

Wonderful card Sarah! What a fabulous first attempt with your pencils, you really look like a seasoned pro already. Debra x

meg said...

Everything about your card is perfect the papers image and colouring are all bright and cheery

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous result Sarah, I have these pencils too and love them...I think they blend well without any solution as yu have proven...cute card.xx

aussie aNNie said...

haha I just read your first email comment re 'where's annie' and the CAS card, yeah not me at all Sarah but it had to be a quick one as was running late..xx

Laine said...

This is such a fun image and card Sarah. Pencils are fabulous. They bring such depth and tone. Enjoy!
Laine
xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

So pretty Sarah! Love the fancy shape, and your image is just darling! Hope you had a wonderful week while I was away! hugs :)

Lorraine said...

A very pretty card Sarah, gorgeous image and papers
Lorraine x

*Vicki* said...

What an incredible adorable design!! I adore your image and your pencil coloring looks fabulous!! Love the fun scene you've created for her and your lovely shaped card too!! HUGS :)

tilly's crafts said...

gorgeous card and love the shape and layout. I've been eyeing up pencils lately too, but looking at faber castell ones. still not decided yet though!
Kim x

MaryH said...

I'm wondering if your polycolor is the same type of pencil as the Polychromos I've used...whatever, if this is your 1st effort - Oh MY! It's splendid! Some fantastic shading & highlight in the hair, wonderful facial color and love the shadow effect on the basket...Of course an adorable digi, perfectly placed in the mats and wonderful summery look of the design papers. You're going to WOW with these pencils! TFS & Hugs

Lorrie Simons said...

this is super cute! Love the shape!!

Tamie said...

Loving this super cute and adorable image. The fence and the shape of your card is awesome. Your creation is very inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous work with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Tamie DT

Jen Armstrong said...

Great card and such a wonderful and cute image. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sunny Day Crafting! - DT Jen

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful card Sarah...Love the sweet image...great colouring....Joolsx

Liz McGuire, said...

Gorgeous card, and a great job with those pencils. Liz x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Cute shaped card, I love the image & the pretty papers too!
Hugs
Dawn xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
what brilliant card, and that image is so cute.
You have done a wonderful job with those pencils.
Love the shape of the card, and as usual you have use super paper also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jane Savage said...

Whoo hoo!!! Sooo gorgeous, my friend! First attempt!! Are you fibbing?!! Thanks so much for the mention (very kind) though not too sure about the drooling! Either way my turn now!! Scrumptious!!! xxx

Nana said...

Too cute. Thanks for linking up over at PDE Linky Party

Have a creative day.
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Veerle said...

Lovely card and nice colouring Sarah.
Hugs Veerle x

Pollard Carole said...

Wonderful love the new pencils great colouring must take a look as Imlove this card love and hugs Carole x

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at allsorts x

Gale said...

This is lovely Sarah. Love the shape of the card and cute image. Thanks for playing along with us at The Crafty Addicts and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale

Annette said...

It's lovely Sarah. You've certainly got the hang of the pencils. Fabulous.

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting, good luck!!! Amy DT