Saturday, 10 January 2015

Colouring practice

Good morning, hope everyone's had a good start to 2015 and that those of you who have made resolutions are sticking to them without too much trouble!
Today there's a brand new challenge starting over at Sweet Stampin' - 'Girly-but NO pink'!
I 've been practicing my colouring inspired by a tutorial in last months Craft Stamper magazine, I  have always loved the effect of coloured pencils on kraft so I just had to give this a go! I even bought the same image used in the article, although mine is a digi!(instant gratification and I got 2 images, one in a plain dress, one in a knit dress) She's called MayLeeDee and is available from PaperbabeStamps although sadly no longer as a digital due to those pesky new VAT laws!
Anyways, I printed this cutie out 4 times, 2 on kraft  and 2 on smooth white card

The kraft was coloured in pencil, the white, copics. Such different effects! Anyways I ended up with 4 cards I could use for this Challenge!

I chose to use the first image I coloured.
I'll post the rest later, time permitting!
I really enjoyed this colouring practice, and I was quite pleased with the results of the pencil colouring...I am usually not at all happy with my efforts with pencil, but I quite like this!
As this is such a lovely easy challenge I hope lots of you will be inspired to join in, we're sponsored by the fabulous  All Dressed Up , so you could be the lucky winner of a wonderful prize, just remember to stamp something! Click here to go directly to the challenge blog where there are some amazing creations to further inspire you from the rest of the very talented Team Fi!
Thanks so much for visiting today.
Have a lovely weekend.
Challenges entered:
polkadoodles tic tac toe (first column)
creativeknockouts girly girl


  1. Fabulous result Chris, love this kraft work out and they all look great...Love your awesome creation, so cute is the image and

    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  2. Fabulous colouring, Chris, both with pencils and pens. Love this card xx

  3. Wow Chris your colouring is just amazing. You are truly talented. Loving the kraft and aqua colouring your gorgeous card.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  4. great coloring and a lovely card!
    Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.

  5. Fabulous pencil colouring Chris..I love my pencils and find them so much easier than copics. A gorgeous card and love your colouring samples too..all are gorgeous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  6. Stunning colouring Chris! really gorgeous card huggles Sue xx

  7. Stunning Chris..I LOve your colours and design on this one..
    I've a box full of pencils and tend not to use them.. .
    LOok forward to seeing you do more..
    LOve the colours of the other image on Kraft too.

  8. I must admit that when I first saw the post title, I thought, good grief Chris doesn't need any colouring practice, her colouring is always perfect and so you have proved with this stunning card and other copies of the image, even though you are not at home with pencils, well you are now.
    Great layout and papers.

    Kath x


  9. It's great we will be teamies....can't wait.xx

  10. You certainly were busy with this wee digi! Pity she's not available any more as she's fab. I've tried colouring on Kraft once but was far less successful than you have been. Must give it a try again soon.

    Susan xx

  11. Sehr schön. Wundervoll. Danke daß du bei der Stempelsonne mitmachst.
    LG Dreja

  12. Gosh, Chris, I envy your ability to color with pencils! I can't get the hang of them! Really sweet image, great coloring, love the fab design and die cuts! You chose such a wonderful palette for your Kraft girl--love the palette, paper, and embossing, too! Love this! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  13. Such a great make and interesting blog. I really enjoyed it.

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Polkadoodles Challenge Blog with the current theme of 'Tic Tac Toe'!

    Yvonne (DT)

  14. Wonderful card.
    Thanks for joning us at the Stempelsonnen challenge.

  15. This is gorgeous love your colouring. I am now following and looking forward to getting started over on FNF xx Jan

  16. Fabulous card and wow colouring. Thanks for joining us for our Tic Tac Toe Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

  17. Fabulous colouring on kraft.

    Warm hugs

  18. Tolle Karte, vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der SsC.

    LG, Claudia

  19. Wow Chris, all four options are fab hun! Love the redhead. Fab job on all four with the colouring. Love the finished card too, the knit dress is such a cool effect. Love it. Hugs, Wends x

  20. Gorgeous card Chris, she's adorable and coloured so beautifully.
    Wendy xx

  21. So cute ! thanks for joining us at Tic Tack Toe challenge
    Happy crafting Susan ( senior DT )

  22. Back with my DT hat on:
    Chris this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. It is perfect for our 23rd ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}