Wednesday 26 October 2011

Trying something new

Hi everyone

Sorry for the absence, which can be put down 100% to the half-term holiday and therefore lack of time to craft. We've had a busy time so far - and it doesn't look likely to change.

Yesterday I think I had a personality change as I decided to clean!  We had the chimney sweep over to clear the pots ready for winter and while he was here I decided to clean the oven, change the filter in the extractor fan and then wash the blinds in Emily's room.

Today we went out for a ride on a bus - now I know this probably isn't a treat for a lot of you, but for us it's a very rare happening.  We drive everywhere, it's just easier with where we live and more reliable!  Today though we took a trip out to Spilsby and spent a couple of hours there, had a drink and little snack in a cafe then got the bus home again.  Emily loved it!

Enough waffle, onto card.  I'm not sure about the colouring on this one - I've taken a leaf out of Vicky's book and have base coloured with my Promarkers then added shading with my Prisma pencils.  It's nowhere near as good as Vicky's colouring, but I quite enjoyed working this way so you may well see it again!

So here's me card.
Front shot:

Detail of image:

It looks a little wishy, washy here - in real life the colour is deeper.

Anyway, enough of my waffle.  I'm off now to try and catch up with you all.

Hope you are having a good week, whatever you are up to.


A challenge, or two:

The Cutie Pie Challenge - Challenge #3, A Recipe.  Ladies - I hope my card is lilac enough for you - I hope it hasn't gone too far into purple!


Doreen said...

Your colouring is fabulous Sarah, the card is

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, love the image and coloured so beautifully...enjoy the rest of the holidays.
Wendy xx

Sarah-Jane said...

Lovely card Sarah. Great colouring and layout. xx

Vicky said...

Sarah this is gorgeous hun...! love the colours you have used and pretty layout too...and your colouring is have done a super job sweetie...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Little K Smith said...

A gorgeous card, lovin' all the purple and the sweet image too :)

Jayne A said...

Beautiful card. I have been tempted to try prisma's my self.


Anita said...

Your card is gorgeous Sarah and your coloring looks fabulous. Love the sparkle on her wings.

Pamela said...

Your colouring is gorgeous Sarah, my favourite colours.

Pam x

Pink Dandelion said...

Hi Sarah, my you have been busy. I had to laugh about you getting on the bus with Emily, when my Emily was little her treat was going into town on the train lol. Love your card and the shading is fab with the Prismas. Debs xx

Christine L said...

I always love this image, and you've coloured her perfectly Sarah, your card is gorgeous!

Glad you enjoyed your bus ride!

Christine x

Anonymous said...

Awh Sarah your card is adorable! Love the layout and the colours and it's nice to see voile ribbon too! thanks for being a cutie pie challenger! Woo, Hazel kb4 & Lindy Loo (poorly girls) xx

Berry said...

Lol Sarah I took Caleb on a bus 2 days ago and he was so excited he told everyone he went on a bus so I can empathise with the excitement! This is a fab card and great shading! hugs Rebekah xx

Julie C. said...

I think all kids love a ride on the bus. Particularly with the double decker bus.

Your colouring looks fantastic! Love how you die cut the image so that the wings stick out. xx

Wishcraft said...

This is lovely Sarah! Love the image and pretty papers. Your colouring looks fab, I like to work that way too - I get a much better result adding a bit of pencil after I've used markers.

Oh, and the bus (or train) is a big treat for my two as well - it's a bit of a novelty for them when you usually drive isn't it. Lisa x

coops said...

beautiful card sarah.the image is gorgeous and i love your pretty colours :D

xx coops xx

Hazel said...

I love how you have got her wings outside of the circle. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Cutie Pie Challenge,
H and Linda xx

Bettina L. said...

This is superb. Can never be too much purple. Love that fairy and the sparkle. Thanks for playing at Cutie Pie and good luck. Bettina xx