I have been quite busy studying the last couple of weeks, but as I managed to submit my assignment on time, I allowed myself a day to play! :)
I have never tried watercolour pencils before, so it was with great trepidation I sat with a Koi waterbrush and some sakura pencils, assuming that it would take several attempts and get quite messy! This image would have taken me about 15 minutes to colour with my beloved pro-markers, but I spent a good hour on this, enjoyed every minute and was totally engrossed!
I think I was inspired by a challenge blog this week called 'The kitchen sink!' LOL! Not really, but it felt that way. I used an 8x8 inch card (arent they massive!) and it looked incredibly bare without all the embellies.
I was quite thrilled this week to discover that the Crafters Companion challenge blog is now open to any image or project following their theme. I have quite a lot of crafters companion stuff (I would be lost without my CC scoreboards etc) but as I never have coloured ink for my printer (being a miserly student) I cant really print papers and images that often, so to be able to show my support and enter their challenges this way is really good news.
I used HOTP papers, Marianne D dies and an MS Doily Punch. Leaves and flowers from stash.
I will be entering this card in the below competitions:
Crafters Companion - Fab sketch, thoroughly enjoyed it!
Wild Orchid Challenge - Classic Christmas
Lexis Creations - Anything Goes
The Stampman - Christmas
Sir Stampalot - Christmas Traditions
The ABC Challenge - H is for Holidays
Thanks so much for looking, and good luck to everyone in these challenges.