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Birthday Dah-ling ... Yar !

It's a new challenge over at The Pencil Case and we were very lucky to be given a sponsor image to use and I have coloured Big Eye Sassy Girl, Bianca ...

I have obviously used my wonderful Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor Pencils. I printed the image on to water colour paper which has given a real textured feel to both my colouring and also the image itself. The papers I have used are from Polka Doodles Winnie in Wonderland collection and I picked these because I loved the floral embellishments built in to the paper. I have cut around these blooms and placed my image behind. I thought that this gave the impression that she was standing in amongst the flowers ...!

Colours used:
Skin: light flesh, pink madder lake, light carmine
Hair: dark sepia, van dyck brown, raw umber & gold ochre
Dress: moss green, olive green, light violet, dark violet, aquamarine & black
Socks: black, light violet & dark violet
Shadow: silver grey, medium grey & dark grey

Simple mat and layers; some straight, some definitely off skew. I have deliberately used black card as my mat to make the image and paper "pop". The sentiment I came up with after I had coloured the image. I could just imagine her speaking like Patsy from AdFab and uttering those words ... all that's missing is a bottle of champagne.

Another thing I want to share with you (and I thought I already had) is the brilliant pencil case my sister made me for my birthday ... it's genius ...

I adore the colours and my pencils fit in there a treat. This pencil roll is only half full as the other pencils were being used. Sarah (my sister) made a prototype and I even snaffled that one too. I have my water colour pencils in that pencil roll - apologies didn't take a photo.

Right I'm off at the crack of dawn as whizzing down to Brighton for the day visiting my dad and step mum, then meeting up with mum on M4 (just after Severn Bridge) and then on to Carmarthen ...

x x x

Products and links:
INSTANT DOWNLOAD Digi Stamp Digital Big Eye Sassy Girl ~ Bianca Image No.108 by Lizzy Love   

Digi Stamps for joy - anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - use a digi or stamp
Crafty Hazelnut - patterned paper
Crafting Butterflies - something humorous
Brown Sugar - anything goes
Colour Crazy - anything goes


Wynn said…
Your creation is beautiful . I love all the pretty colours and the layout. Thank you for joining in our challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT
Jacki Daniels said…
Lou she is a Dah-ling gorgeous make love the skew layers I'm all for those hahaha yes the black really makes it pop
Linda Simpson said…
Beautiful project, thank you for joining us over at Brown Sugar this time. We look forward to seeing you again.
Linda xxx
Brown Sugar DT
Linda Simpson said…
This is fabulous Lou, love the design and brilliant image.
Linda xxx
KarinsArtScrap said…
Lou this is very beautiful
gr karin and

Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
Hope to see you again and goodluck


Jarka Ef said…
cute B-day card :-) thank you for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies
Donna Ellis said…
LOL! Your little sassy girl couldn't be more beautifully colored, Lou! I especially like the sentiment, and the helter skelter panels behind her. Your design is fabulous, and really uniquely wonderful! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge "Anything Goes with a Stamp or Digi". I hope you have enjoyed playing along as much as we have enjoyed seeing your talent. Please check back to see if you are a winner!
crafty hugs,
P.S. I'd love for you to visit my personal blog if you have a chance. Thanks!
{Creative Smiles}
Anjie said…
Fabulous make. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
Cards by Beckie said…
So beautiful with great colouring. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Beckie x
Granmargaret said…
Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Hope to see you again next time
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