Monday, 17 January 2011

A spotlight on Pencils at Crafty Cardmakers

We're having a spotlight on PENCILS over at Crafty Cardmakers for the next 2 weeks (Remember the main challenge also runs for another week too!)  Jenni chose this theme so after hyperventilating and thanking my stars I played in the challenge last week so it wasn't my turn I thought why not?  I was curious if I could actually colour with pencils as I've always been more of a marker or watercolour kinda person so only one way to find out and thats to have a go!

We are thrilled to be sponsored by Derwent Pencils who are offering the lucky winner a Tin of 12 INKTENSE pencils. 

Pen and ink offers strong, intense colour combined with a translucent effect. Now you can enjoy these distinctive qualities in an easy to use pencil. Inktense has a highly blendable texture and comes in a range of 71 jewel-like colours, plus a non-soluble outliner which allows you to draw outlines that are permanent, even when water is applied. Apply pure, vibrant dry colour then wash the pigment out completely to leave an ink-like effect. Once dry, the colour is permanent and can be worked over with other media. The possibilities are endless, the results stunning.
Inktense pencils can be used on fabric to create interesting silk paintings and unique quilting projects.

They do a huge range of pencils from watercolours through to metallics and coloursoft, something for everyone, do go check them out!

BTW Lin has used Inktense pencils on her creation for the challenge so have a peek as its so lifelike and beautiful!

I did the same stamp as last week which is a soon to be released Hannah Lynn one from Crafts & Me only we aren't allowed to use pens or anything else, just pencils.  I did ask Jenni to clarify the rules and she was quite firm that markers and pencils wont cut the mustard lol!

So here she is lol!  OK nothing to see here, move along now!

She was coloured with my very limited range of polychromos, I have a tin of 36 derwent coloursoft on order I'd hope would arrive on saturday but it didnt.  I've only been playing with them about 2 weeks and never on their ownsome, always with promarkers (the results are quite spectacular then!) so I definately need more practice lol!  Still thats what CRAFTY CARDMAKERS is all about, getting stuck in and having a go and there's fab prizes up for grabs too!


Crafteezee said...

Fabulous job and you a newbie to pencils, more like a natural! Hugs Tracy x

Anonymous said...

Blast you Vix. You are as good with these pencils as you are with promakers! Brilliant. xx

Vicky said...

Hi hun you have done a fabulous job. I love my pencils I dont use my Derwents so much but I love my Prisma's hubby has just brought me some more. I will def be having a go at this challenge altho I havn't got much experience with pencils on its own but like you said this is what the challenge is all about. Take care love your card.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Sue said...

Hi hun
wow totally gorgeous card, awesome colouring, been using mine this week, so i can join in, sue,x

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Vix, love this beautiful creation, your pencil work is amazing and love the image.

Donna x

gillyflower said...

love this vix
doesn't she look different just as good (not that i'm jealous or anything) just different
i'm not too good with pencils and gave mine away (that's why i didn't play this week)but have ordered some more as i must make the effort to use them i have the 72 pack of inktense coming can't wait to have a play with them any advice gratefully received lol
gill x

Grenouille Greetings said...

This comes under the heading: "All things bright and beautiful". Lovely! Hugs, Lesley

Juls said...

Hi Vix,..... I Love this challenge!! I have beeen talking to other crafters,and I have been saying that I have got quite lazy, I used to always use different mediums for colouring now I just stamp and colour with copics....I have been trying hard to experiment more like I used to.....I have some derwent pencils somewhere...I will be looking them out to have a go....and you have proved what gorgeous results you can get from using the gorgeous soft colouring!! such a beautiful and elegant card! Hugs Juls

Lin said...

Jack has said just what I was thinking, is there anything you can't do. Now if there was a way of making a little green smiley I would be doing it about now.


Lin xx

Lau W said...

Oh super card ! Lovely details !

Caz said...

She is stunning, and the image is on my wishlist now.

Eiglas said...

Your usual superb colour work Vix!
Even my Hubby is totally impressed....and he's a Yorkshireman!
Every bit as good as your Promarker work!

PepPop said...

WOW Incredible colouring!! Love the image. Beautiful card. Jaqui x