… and other colours.
I love Spring!It’s a great reminder that Summer’s on it’s way.Yay!
The papers and images are all from Funky Hand.The tree is a digi image from the Dreams Come True CD-Rom.The blossoms on the tree are actually a flower image that I cut away from the stems.I did glitter the centres but it doesn’t show in the pic and did my usual and forgot to take a close up (duh).They have both been coloured with my new ‘toys’ – a set of Gioconda Pastel Pencils.Having used most colouring mediums on images over the years I just had an overwhelming desire to try something new!And guess what I love ’em.This is actually the third time I’ve used them since they arrived on Monday but I can’t show the other two yet.I applied quite vibrant shades and gently blended them with some cheapy cotton buds – the kind you wouldn’t want near any part of your body.I didn’t smudge them too much on the tree trunk as I wanted to keep some of the texture.I also grounded the tree by using the cotton bud I’d used on the leaves and lightly smudged in the sky.I like the way the fixative I sprayed them with enhanced the colours further.The swirly floral paper is from the CD and the piece with the larger flowers is a freebie.I’ve used some of my fave embellishments too.A lovely strip of lilac raffia lace layered with some knotted grossgrain ribbon and buttons threaded with some ribbon cut from those really annoying pieces they sew in tops to keep them on the hanger.Still I suppose if they didn’t I wouldn’t be able to save them for my crafty projects.Mind you can you believe I bought a top this colour? – I can!Supplies : Images : Dreams Come True CD-Rom by Funky Hand Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,fixed with Winsor & Newton Artists’ Fixative,Crystal Glamour Dust Papers : Dreams Come True CD-Rom and Funky Hand freebie,Yellow paper from Dovecraft 12 x12 Designer Paper Pack Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Siesta Small Corner Rounder Punch,Decoupage scissors Embellishments : Raffia lace,grossgrain ribbon,recycled ribbon from stash,Savannah Bag-o-Buttons by Autumn Leaves
Here are some challenges this card is for :Get Funky! : Zing into Spring CD Sunday : A song in my heart – Spring Fever by Elvis Presley Crafty Pad : Spring is in the Air Creative Cowgirls : Spring Time and Rainy Days I Did It Creations : Sing a song – Spring Fever Elvis Presley 2 Sisters : Spring Catch the Bug : 4 or more layers If the Shoe Fits…Scrap It! : Spring Aud Sentiments : Anything Goes Papercrafting Journey : Use a freebie Rainbow Lady’s : Springtime