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:

  1. 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! :)

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

    ReplyDelete
  3. 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

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

    ReplyDelete
  5. 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

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

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

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

    luv CHRISSYxx

    ReplyDelete
  9. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  16. 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.

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

    ReplyDelete
  18. 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

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

    ReplyDelete
  20. 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

    ReplyDelete
  21. Super duper cute and I love the shape. Jo x

    ReplyDelete
  22. 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

    ReplyDelete
  23. 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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  26. 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

    ReplyDelete
  27. 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

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  31. 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 :)

    ReplyDelete
  32. 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

    ReplyDelete
  33. 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

    ReplyDelete
  34. this is super cute! Love the shape!!

    ReplyDelete
  35. 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

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

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  40. 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.

    ReplyDelete
  41. 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

    ReplyDelete
  42. Lovely card and nice colouring Sarah.
    Hugs Veerle x

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

    ReplyDelete
  44. Thanks for joining us at allsorts x

    ReplyDelete
  45. 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

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

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

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment. I appreciate it!!