Saturday 27 August 2011

And these are two of the birthday cards I had to do.

Here I am two posts in two days - are you shocked, I am!

A couple of cards to post today, no challenges for them just posting to share.  Am right out of joining in with challenges - am sure I will get back into when I have more time but at the mo I don't have the time to make a card to a theme I'm doing them as and when I need them.  If they fit a challenge blog that I follow I will post, but I just don't have time to go looking for challenges.

So posted just for sharing:

Card 1:

Lili of the Valley stamp, coloured with Prisma pencils, highlighted with chalks (and stickles!), die-cut onto a nestie.
Craftwork cards paper and card blank.
Papermania felt trim

Card 2:

Stampavie stamp - Sarah Kay image, coloured with Prisma pencils.  Lili of the Valley clear additions curls (stamped border around image).
Martha Stewart border punch.
Craftwork cards blank and backing paper (which is really shiny in real life).
The patterned paper is not Craftwork cards, but I can't be bothered to get off my bum and go find out whose it is - sorry!

Both sentiments computer generated and die-cut with nesties.

Do you ever feel disloyal to a colouring medium?  I used to use watercolour pencils or ordinary artists pencils, then moved onto Promarkers about 18 mths ago and have been steadily building up my pens.  Now I've discovered Prismas and hardly use the Promakers (let alone the watercolours pencils, Sakura pens, H2os, artists pencils!).  I'm starting to feel like I'm a Prisma girl not a Promarker one.  I just love the shading I can get with the Prismas, I never really felt that I got the blending right with the Promarkers and thought I could fix it by getting more pens, oh and practice of course.  Whereas with the Prismas I know I'm not brilliant but they are starting to feel comfortable - out of recent cards I've made only a couple have been with Promarkers.  Am I treading on the dark side do you think ;-)

Any tips that could get be back to trying Promarkers again, or combing the two would be welcome!

And finally, see I told you I could talk, I'm a Dr Who fan.  Just watched this evenings episode and WOW loved it!  Am getting used to Matt Smith as The Doctor, still think he's too young, but thats' probably just me getting old - you know how all Police officers seem about 20 now?!  That sort of thing.  But my goodness, DW had me glued tonight.

So off I toddle to bed - hope you all have a good bank holiday and you never know you might see me again before the weekend is out.



Kathleen said...

Hi Sarah, love both cards, both are lovely images and your colouring is great. I know how you feel about what to use, I started out with promarkers but was blown away by the results with prismas so I bought a full set with birthday cash and started using them and while I still love them Ive been building up my collection of promarkers and gone back to using them. Im trying to make myself use both, separatly as well as together. I watched Bev Rochesters Youtube tutorial with copics and I found the technique works well with promarkers. The best advice I can give you is to buy good card for colouring, (I use craftwork cards digital cardstock, which works well with prismas and pm) and just practice. Thanks for your lovely comments btw
Hugs Kat xx

Vicky said...

Your cards are just gorgeous Sarah....and beautifully coloured too hun...

I use both my pm and Prismas together...colour with the markers then add shading with the pencils...and I'm so chuffed with the give it ago..!

hugs Vicky xx

coops said...

stunning cards sarah.the images are gorgeous and i love your beautiful colours ;D

xx coops xx

Sarah-Jane said...

Both great cards Sarah. Your colouring is fab as always! Thank you for the comment on my blog, glad I still have some loyal followers! I'm also looking forward to the end of the holidays. I love spending time with my kids but the oldest one is starting to get bored and needs to get back to school. She will be starting year two, so lot's of work for her this year. She thinks it will still be fun and games and painting, poor thing! xx

Karen said...

Beautiful cards. Love the colouring too. xx

Daniele said...

Hi Sarah just popped by to say a big thank you for your lovely comment you left, and then discovered your a gal after my own heart, I started off with watercolours...H20s and Sakura pens but because I started doing digital images it was a real nuisance having to go to the printers to put them on watercolour card for me....he always moaned about the thickness of the paper, so I discovered Prisma pencils and although I'm a beginner with them I'm lovin' them as you can blend just like paint. I only possess a few Promarkers, although I have to say the new ones are lovely to work with, they're great for covering a larger area and then using Prismas on the top. You are also a Doctor Who fan.....have waited ages for the continuing series, the special effects are getting great, I kinda like the new DW as he's quite Zany was getting fed up with David Tennent too much posing although he was a bit of eye candy on a Saturday night.
P.S.....I'm definitely getting too old
have a lovely day

Wendy said...

Hi Sarah,gorgeous cards while I have been away,hope you are well.
Wendy xx