Saturday 2 July 2016

Anything Goes with Optional Summer memories at Crafts and Me

Morning all!  Had a really busy couple of weeks, OH been unwell, work busy busy and been rescuing bats!  We heard a funny noise all day in the lounge and couldn't quite pin down what or where it was so went hunting round and realised it was coming from the uplighters and noticed a shadow in there.  OH looked and it was two teeny pipistrelle bats!  No idea how they got in, little top window had been open but it also has blinds there.  They were safely released after taking some advice from a bat rescue.  Next day Delilah brought another one in, as I walked towards it, it looked at me and squeaked!  Rescued that and gently cleaned off the cobwebs and took it to the local vets who've passed onto to bat rehabilitation.

I have a card to share today as it is an ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTIONAL SUMMER MEMORIES at Crafts & Me challenge this month.  I've used Nature Sprite portrait 2 by Sara Burrier for this and coloured with promarkers.  I then went over with coloursoft pencil, blending around the edges to make it pop.  I've stamped the word bloom which was a freebie from a mag and added distress ink to the corners and overstamped them with the flowers stamp from the same freebie.

Hope you can join us for our challenge this month!

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Obviously my favs are promarkers, I find them easy to hold, are affordable, have a wide range of colours and you get great results.  I also used coloursoft pencil as these can add another layer of depth and also because my blending oil is parma violet flavour so using the pencils smells nice lol!


coops said...

So stunning Vix.Love the image and fabulous bright colours.So pleased the bats are ok.:D

xx coops xx

Dewi Lestari said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

Sarah said...

A beautiful example of Promarkers (my fave too) and pencils. Thank you for your entry at AYLI. Sarah :0)

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Many thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us at AYLI this time, good luck in the draw.
Lorraine DT

Rachael said...

I love the zingy colours on this - your colouring is fabulous! Thanks for joining our challenge at crafting with friends, hope you can join us again soon. x