This weeks theme at Sweet Stampin is Cute n' Cuddly (chosen by me! :) and our wonderful sponsor this week is the awesome Di's Digis. Now I love any image with a 'shroom' on it, and as soon as I saw this cute digi (King of the Castle) I knew I wanted to just colour it in! I really hope you find time to join us this week and also visit the rest of the DT's sweet creations.
Now to colour this image, I used for the first time my brand new ProMarker Fine Nib attachments. I dont usually do reviews on my blog, as I dont consider myself any expert or critic at all, but these have really got me buzzing, and I am seriously thrilled to bits with them!!!! :)
I am definately not the worlds greatest colourer, nor even a very confident one, so I love my ProMarkers because they are quick, easy and I am always happy with the results. I do however struggle with adding fine details and often feel that I could have always added a little more. A lot of gorgeous new digi stamps seem to be getting more detailed too, so I was desperate to move my colouring onto something a little more advanced.
These tips are available in packs of 3 (I bought mine direct from Letraset) and they come complete with a new cap and literally just click into place. It takes just a second or two for the colour to come through, and they are also easily detachable again so you can access the standard nib instantly. You can see the difference in the line thickness here, and the inkflow is excellent.
Now I bought several of these sets as I would prefer to have them individually on my PM's, and know I will use them a lot, but you can swap them over easily within a similar colour group, and I would advise just cleaning them by attaching to your blender pen to clear the colour before swapping. But I will say, I was so impressed I ordered more packs today, as they are in my opinion incredibly innovative and what my PM's and I have been waiting for :)
Colouring this picture was the first time I used the nibs, so they were an instant hit for me. They enabled me to give the Kitties some fluff and fur in a way I have never been able to do before, and also you can get into really tight areas easily.
Like I said, I am definately not the worlds best colourer, but this really didnt take me long at all, and I felt in control of the ink and the pen the whole time, so in my opinion - THEY ROCK!! :)
I am entering this card in the below competitions:
Paper Sundaes - Stitching
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Sewing
Creative Craft Challenges - Pretty Blossoms
Simon Says Stamp - A Stitch in Time
Charisma Cardz - Flowers
Totally Gorjuss - Summertime
Thanks so much for looking at my blog today, good luck to everyone in these challenges, and have a great weekend!