Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Boy Blue


Todays card has been created with one of the Home Grown stamps of Sugar Nellie, Funky Kits. I love this little lad with his dog and have used the image for a birthday card for another of my family.

I started by stamping the image again onto white card and coloured it with my Karisma Prisma Colouring Pencils, I have been getting some lovely comments about these pencils and should tell you that I bought them over 10 years ago while I was doing a A level Art course at the local college. I have seen that they are now not called by that name but are actually the same as the Prisma Colouring Pencils under a different name, you will find them beautiful pencils to use they are creamy if you could call them that but they are so easy to use and can be blended very easily with either the Sansdor solvent or even just with a blending pencil, to be honest I dont use either as a rule but occassionally I do use the blending pencil.

The base card is an A3 piece of white card cut to a 8.1/2"x 6" size, Ive then used 3 designs from Anice's Funky Cds. and layered them onto two different colours of card. Then Ive cut out the stamped image with my Nestabilitie die and used another piece of the blue card with the Scalloped die and layered it up. Then Ive stuck it to the base card.

Before actually sticking all the layers to the base card I stamped a greeting onto a piece of the blue card then run my black ink pad around the edge. To finish of the card Ive used several dog buttons at different places just to make it more boyish.

8 comments:

papercraftsbyrach said...

A fabulous card Shirley. that image is so sweet, and you have coloured him beautifully with your pencils. wow A level art course.. wish that i was that clever. I have the prisma pencils but am pants at colouring with them.. a little more practise i think..lol.
love the little dog embellishments that you have added to your card.
hugs rachxx

andrea said...

gorgeous card,loving the image so sweet,thankyou for the lovely comments on my cards
andrea

Julie said...

Shirley your card is lovely. I have just bought some of the prisma pencils and am really looking forward to using them.

Julie x

Marcea said...

another beauty .... so lovely!! I couldn't be without my pencils but I use sansador all the time. What did I do before them?
-x-

Riet said...

wowww Shirley,what a beautiful card,l love the image.

hugs Riet.x

debby4000 said...

fabulous card, love that stamp, brilliant colouring with the prisms
pencils they're what I use but I do use the sansador.
luv
Debby

Bev said...

Oh what a wonderful card Shirley - the image is so adorable (I've yet to ink mine up!!) Your colouring is fab too, and you've added such cute embellies x

Poppy said...

lovely card,great colouring.
poppy