Thursday, 2 February 2012

Just to show I haven't been completely idle...

Hello bloggers! I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone that has been leaving comments for me whilst I've been away, even though I couldn't visit or leave comments, it touched me that you'd still drop by, and kept me going while I was feeling so poorly. I'm still taking it easy, but glad to be colouring and crafting again. I am NOT glad to be suffering a messy work area once more, I did like having a nice clear dining table, he hee.

Anyway, following Chrissy's post recently where she was asking about what Kraft papers were light enough to go through a printer, I promised her I'd try my Kraft and tell her the results. Well, as I'd test-printed some images, I thought I'd at last get round to experiment with colouring on it. This was my first attempt, using the lovely Summer Dreams by Make It Crafty. I used Faber Castell Polychromos (I only have about 30 shades at the mo) without any blending with Sansodor, and I quite like my first go. I find some of the pencils nice and soft, some are very hard and scuffed the paper up on the hat ribbon. I might have a go with Prismas next, although I only have a handle of pencils. Hope you likey:


Here's a quick card I made using this image and some scraps of paper which happily matched the colours in the image. Not sure what I think of this one, but I'll definitely be colouring on Kraft again:


Will have a DT card to share in a few days....till then, happy crafting!

25 comments:

Boxofcolours said...

Great job Carole, and I fully understand about the "printer friendly" kraft card. I love the stuff I brought back from USA but my printer is not so keen, but usually after a couple of attempts it gives in and prints on it!

Hugs
Jane

Jackie said...

Good to see you posting Carole, I hope to see this gorgeous image on a cards soon. I love the colour combo ans your colouring is topnotch as always :o)
I live in the Midlands too (near Derby)so I know how cold it is here Brrrrrrrrrrrr
Jackie xx

June Nelson said...

This is beautiful darlin the colouring is first class, im so sorry you have been poorly I wondered why you hadnt been around, I hope your back to 100% really soon take care love and huggies from me xxxx

CraftyC said...

Oh Carole she's gorgeous and the colours are beautuiful. Cant wait to see the final result!!
Clairexx

Doreen said...

You have coloured her beautifully Carole,can't wait to see the card.xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Carole this is just stunning the colours are beautiful and she really stands out against the kraft card..love the white highlight around her...

Anne

chrissy xx said...

Thank you for your help with testing this Kraft card..You were also really helpful in letting me know where I could purchase it from. Much appreciated.
Hugs
Chrissyxx

chrissy xx said...

WoW! Carole. This is absolutely Stunning lol..You always go that extra mile to help..I can't believe how Fabulous this as turned out and you didn't used Sansodor. LOVE IT.
Chrissyxx

Delphine said...

I love it, Carole! I love polychromos, kraft, MIC images, and I am very happy to see your gorgeous colouring again! Hugs Delphine xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card and colouring Carole, I like the image and the papers.
Kevin xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so pretty, those papers are gorgeous and I love the image
Lindsay xx

angelwhispers said...

Just love your colouring on the Kraft such beautiful shading and a gorgeous card! Lovely to see you post again Love Chanelle xxx

Renkata said...

wow Carol
this is so sweet and pretty card.
Love how you have colored her.

Sue said...

Hi Carole, Thanks you very much for the comments on my blog lately. This is a gorgeous card, glad to hear you are feeling better, and colouring again. Take care. Sue xx

Vicky said...

Beautiful Carole...love the soft colouring hun and the image is so adorable too...

So pleased you are feeling better too...take care hun..big hugs Vicky xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Carole I am so glad to see you back and feeling better, you have been missed. This is absolutely gorgeous what beautiful papers and choice of colour that image is stunning.
Take care
Hugs
Lorraine x

Janette said...

Hi Carole, so nice to see some of your fabulous colouring again, this is stunning, oh I am glad your picking up, you have been very missed in blogland lady..lol...xxxxx

melsanford said...

What a gorgeous image! Your colouring is amazing :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Shree's Blog said...

Wow Carole what a stunner this be lol xx

Jackie said...

Hi Carole, me again, Thank you for your lovely comment on my first digi pages. Not sure what to do with them really, it's I question I have often asked when seeing others digi pages but no-one ever answered! I think that I will probably print them out one of these days, I'll see how I get on with them first. The drtawback is that I usualy makle 12x12 pages but I can only print 8x8! perhaps I had better start saving for an A3 printer :o)
Jackie xx

Joan Ervin said...

OMG...your coloring on the kraft looks FABULOUS, Carole!!!!! I had no idea the colors would be sooo bright and life like...I'll have to give this a try!!!!

I'm soooo glad you are back crafting again...I hope you feel stronger every day!!! It's such a joy to visit your blog and soak up all your inspiration...your art is amazing!!!

chrissy xx said...

See Carole! I've just called back to have another peek! and you have made it up into a card!! It looks Fabulous! LOve your papers too.
Chrissyxx

Lynne in NI said...

Hi Carole
Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better and are crafting again .. and your card is a stunner! LOVE the effect of your colouring on kraft!
Lynne :)

Gibmiss said...

Hi Carole
Fabulous coloring and a stunning card.....
Hugs Sylvie xxxx

Joanne said...

Just lovely! Adorable image! You did a super job with the coloring. I have a very nice set of Prismas, but I haven't touched them in over a year. I just like the result of the Copics so much more. Let me know how you like them! Hugs, J:)