Bold and bright at The Pencil Case

It's the second challenge over at The Pencil Case and the theme is "bright" and for my project I decided to colour up a Saturated Canary image (form late 2012) and it was a freebie from Krista. I decided to keep my card layout simple so that the image became the focal point. I have used the yummy, buttery light fast pencils from Lyra: Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour Pencils.

I tried to also keep the colour simple and repetitive which I thought helped to create the bold and bright look I was trying to achieve. I've used up scraps of paper from American Crafts which as they were scraps, kept to the minimalistic feel ... well kind of ...

 The colours I have used on my image are as follows: 

Skin - white, ochre, gold ochre pale geranium
Hair - dark sepia, van dyck brown, black, white
Dress - Moss green, light orange, light blue, dark carmine, canary yellow
Boots - moss green, olive green, black
Balloon - light orange, white

Been a bit of a busy Saturday with a wee bit of decorating, retail therapy and taxi duties which was not part f my plans for the weekend. Oh well, more things to still do but not gonna fret, as they'll get done when they get done!

x x x

Hiding in my craft room - super scraps Saturday
Just Us Girls - balloons
Crafting with friends - anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations - anything goes
Time Out - make your mark
Crafty Calendar Challenges - anything goes
Crafty Friends - something beginning with B: balloon


Anonymous said…
OH! This little girl is so pretty! I like those pencils, beautiful coloring. Thanks for playing along at Just Us Girls. Melissa - GD
Lisa xx said…
Gorgeous card, love the cheery colours

thank you for joining in with the Crafty Friends challenge
Very cute and fun card, wonderful colors and cute image. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.

pst said…
Gorgeous card, I like the little envelopes. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.
Ina G said…
Gorgeous card. So colourful and so much to look lovely. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls.
Andrea Beecroft said…
A beautiful card I love your sweet image. Thank you for sharing it with us over at World Wide Open DT Challenge. Good luck. Hugs Andrea DT
Gerrina said…
Super how the colours come back in the little enveloppes! Such a great idea! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and sharing!
Stunning. I love it.
Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #03 and best of luck with this great entry.
Don't forget we will be holding the "Champion of Champions" DT Challenge in March 2016 for all of the winners from all categories from the monthly challenges, so hope you keep joining in each month.
Annette DT Leader
Joyce said…
I love all the bold colors you used on this card. A very wonderful job of coloring this sweet image. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.
Unknown said…
Great colors. Thanks for joining ID at WWODTC
Heather DT
Nancy said…
So many wonderful aspects on this card Lou! I love your notch for sure and then the little envelops down the sides of the card look fantastic! So glad to see in our gallery this week at JUGS!
Tina Goodwin said…
This is gorgeous. You have colored the image beautifully. I love those little envelopes. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
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Desire Fourie said…
Lou this is a beautiful project with wonderful attention to detail and perfect for our THIRD challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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Vicki said…
Smashingly beautiful! Love the colors. Thank you for entering the WWODT Challenge. Good luck with your entry.
Vicki, DT Member
Linette said…
I really like this card!
Thanks for joining the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
Good luck.

Greetz Linette
Helen said…
A great card - thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Helen x