Sunday, June 19, 2011

colouring in is not my friend

over at just add ink this week is a colouring in challenge
as a kid i loved colouring in
as an adult however...meh...
so i find it out of my comfort zone to buy stamps for this use and then to actually use them

 i have used a variety of stamps of various sets to make up my little setting
i wanted my card to be plain and simple without any frippery or fluff
i used a blender pen and ink pads to colour in with
and added a bit crystal effects to get some lift to the colours.
here's more of a close up so you can see the graduated colours and shading better

i also want to say that the stampin up paper snips ROCK
it was a complete biarch to cut this out but they made it sooo much easier

and thanks to chloe with her koalas i'll enter this in the secret crafters challenge too!!!

cheers ears

8 comments :

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Firstly, thanks for the giggle. U have just made Frippery my new favourite word. Never heard it before but love it. PLUS you did an awesome job of colouring. I too am attempting one of my first colouring in jobs tonight and now you have me scared. Because yours looks awesome and the blending is great. May have to investigate those snips, because scissors are not my fav tool. Love your work. Its so cute. Enter it in Secret Crafter (image with household items) challenge too! x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining us for our "Something from around the house" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Nikki Spencer said...

A great CAS card Claire! lovely colouring too. Glad you could play along..:0)

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous card just perfect for our challenge at the SCSC, thank you for joining us. I have candy if you are interested
Hugs Kate xx

Dotty Jo said...

What a cute image! Jo x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Clare.
This is great. I love the colours in this & the CAS look is fab. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
Hugs,
Andie xx

Catherine said...

lovely Clare, you're a natural!!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Your coloring is awesome - and the image is adorable!