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Saturday, 29 August 2015

The Pencil Case opens ......

Welcome to the brand new Crafting Challenge at The Pencil Case! The lovely talented Design Team members are excited to show how amazing Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour Pencils are!! This oil based range of pencils have been around for many years and are tried and tested Artist's Quality LIGHTFAST pencils which you will love!

Now these great pencils are really smooth and buttery in texture and consistency and offer a fantastic range of bright, vibrant colours which blend really easily and work on a fantastic array of different surfaces. They are German manufactured which means superior quality to many other well known brands and being Lightfast means that unlike other brands you can be assured if you colour an image with Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour the image wont be all faded in 2 days from sitting on a windowsill - UBBER important to us as crafters!

So for our first challenge here is what I made using the fab pencils ...

I created my background using my a Dutch Doobadoo stencils and pan pastels which gave me the brick background. The green paper was created using a further embossing folder, versamark ink and again, my pan pastels. Using scraps of paper book and map pages, I made my bunting and threaded it through my card base. The frame is a wooden one from my "things" drawer covered in white pan pastel ...

I punched some holes in the side of the card and threaded the ribbon through them ending with a knot. My image is layered on to distressed card.

I have used Oddella Twig from Polka Doodles Ickyink Art range and used my Lyra Rembrandt polycolour pencils in the following colours:

Skin: Ochre, gold ochre, venetian red, white, light grey
Eyes: light blue and true blue
Hair: black, medium grey, dark sepia, GraphIt white shake pen
Dress: Blue violet, Light colbalt, medium grey, white.
Tights: black, medium grey
Boots: Van Dyck brown and dark sepia.

A few found flowers and hearts as added embellishments and my card was finished. The sentiment is made up of digi scrabble tiles from Polka Doodles Work and Play 9. Now please do pop over and see what my talented team mates have been up to with their pencils over at The Pencil Case.

I'm travelling home from Ireland so will be on my journey when this post goes live but will catch up with everyone when I have completed the unpacking, bought some food and shaken the long journey off.

x x x

Products and links:

Crafty Friends - use a sentiment
Hiding in my craft room - anything goes
Pattie's creations - anything goes
Simply Papercraft - anything goes
Chocolate, coffee and cards - use a sentiment
Alphabet Challenge - no designer papers


Cara Caswell said...

I really love your project Lou, so many lovely details to look at!
Hugs xx Cara xx

Eve's Card Designs said...

Absolutely love this Lou, so detailed x

Susan Imeson said...

Amazing as always Lou ! great to be on the design team with you xxxx
Hugs Susan

caroline said...

beautiful card and stunning coloring x

NanaConnie said...

This is adorable, Lou, and your coloring is marvelous! I want to say thanks for playing in our "Anything Goes" Challenge at Pattie's Creations this month and Good Luck. Hope to see you again next month. -D
NanaConnie DT

Lea Brawn said...

This is fabulous Louise. Great image, fab colouring x

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "ANYTHING GOES + Image" Challenge #113!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Blankina said...

Fab colouring and what a "cool" card , glad you could join in our "use a sentiment" challenge at Crafty Friends, hope to see you soon, hugs Blankina

Tammy said...

Fabulous card and image, I love how you've created the background! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
Tammy x

Scrappy Scatty said...

Love this Lou love all the details xx

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Friends.

Glittertastic said...

This is a stunning project and the sentiment is so apt. I love the quirky image you've used - this would be fabulous for a gothy/emo teen. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Simply Papercraft

DT Member

Jenscrapstoo said...

Fantastic card, Wonderful image!! Such great colouring!!
Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM