Friday, October 08, 2010

I'm in pencil heaven!!


If you have visited my blog before you may know that I like to use pencils to colour. my favourite at the moment being Derwent coloursoft. I have tried sansodor to blend the pencils in the past and although I love the effect, just find the whole thing a bit messy, and the drying time is forEVER!!
so I have generally just gone for a non-blended look, which I do love.

However today I tried.... fanfare..... a blender pencil!!!!! Why did I not know about these before? The image on this card was coloured in very roughly and then just blended! simple as that!! and this is only the first time I've used it, so I am expecting to get better at it.... ooh the ideas that are forming in my head!!!

anyway, the stamps: Jasmin and swirl stalks are both from Jo's range from stampotique available at Happy Daze

I am entering this for wednesday stamper's "we love purple" theme. And indeed I do love purple!!

20 comments:

  1. This is a beautifully made card. Yes we all love purple....When I am old I shall wear purple poem comes to mind!
    From Suzanne sat in her purple cardigan!

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous, so elegant

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  3. Those swirl stalks really add a sense of a lazy hazy dreamy day. Beautiful blending. :0)

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  4. Gorgeous colouring, Joanne. Love your card.

    Off to find a blending pencil.....

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  5. I just love your colouring of Jo's beautiful stamp! Gorgeous, simple card and in one of my favourite colours too! Jo x

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  6. Amazing motif and beautiful card.
    Hugs Anja

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  7. gorgeous gentle shades Joanne. that works so well

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  8. Brilliant colouring Joanne...x

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  9. So a soft, and feminine colouring - beautiful

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  10. nice card Joanne..isnt it great when you find something you love

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  11. This is such a beautiful card! The coloring is stunning and I hope I can find that blender!! Have a great weekend!

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  12. Stunning! I love the blended look and Derwents are my favs too! I should break them out more.

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  13. Beautifully done & very elegant card. The blending is fab!

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  14. It's gorgeous Joanne.
    Off to find one of those blending pencils.

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  15. Love your colouring and the beautiful image!! That blenderpencil sure is working for you :)

    hugs and smiles,
    Lina

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  16. Well I love purple now after seeing this piece you created...it is gorgeous!!

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  17. I really like the drawing and coloring of the card. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. This is so lovely Joanne. I love using pencils too, I think they're more forgiving than anything else. Gorgeous image too.

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  19. lovely piece, cute image indeed

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word verification is off! thanks for all your lovely comments, they mean so much to me!