Saturday, 17 August 2013

2 firsts on this one

Not sure whether this one has photoed properly or not, 10.30pm in a dark room under a day lamp isnt the best way but I'm going to be busy tomorrow :o(

Couple of firsts for me today, colouring on kraft and frantage.   It was nice to play with my polychromos (bought 4 or 5 years ago and used a couple of times) but crikey it's a lot more fuss than watercolouring with distress inks or using copics.. thought I was never going to finish and I'm still not happy with her boots.. or face.. or jacket lol.  I suppose I could have used a blending solution to make it quicker & easier but I wasnt sure how the stampinup card would react.

Fair few colours used, light & medium flesh, juniper green, earth green, chromium green opaque, dark naples ochre, burnt ochre, bistre (? teeny gold writing late at night after a few ports and glasses left in the car isnt a good idea lol) walnut brown, deep scarlet red, light purple pink, pink carmine, middle cadmium red, pink madder lake, cream and white (under the glamour dust) 

Once Miss Anya was coloured I cut with a nesty and added some shabby white frontage.  Think next time I'll try resting the topper in a melting pot on top of some heatproof paper because all the crystals near the edges blew away. Or of course I could look in the loft for my old and less powerful one.. who am I kidding.. I'll buy a new 2 speed lol.

Layout is from Sketch & Stash blog,

Papers are from last years Christmas Village by First Edition, matted onto deep brown stardream and edged with tea dye distress ink.  I dont know if you can see it but there's a few pearls made with Golden Pearl coloured pva glue from Cosmic shimmer.  One of the leaf dies from Marianne Designs cut from sage green card then rubbed with Cosmic Shimmer Pearl Moon gilding wax.  Pine cones from Tim Holtz, cut on pale beige Canson Mi-Tientes art paper before being dusted with Wow high puff white embossing powder.


Merkku said...

Aww, such a lovely Christmas -card!
Thank you for taking part in the Sketch 'n Stash - challenge.
Hugs Merkku

kay said...

Sue, I am most impressed, x

Judith said...

Great hair, love the pink highlights! Glad to see someone else using Polychromos.

Chrissie said...

Such a sweet card and well done on your new techniques, they look lovely.
Thanks for joining in with Sketch N Stash.
Chrissie xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the sweet image, fabulous colouring and gorgeous papers too.
Thank you for taking part in the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge
Sue xx