Monday, 17 January 2011

Use only pencils (Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight)

This week is a spotlight week over at CraftyCardmakers.  These spotlights are designed to look at different techniques, styles or products and various ways of using them.  This week we are spotlighting pencils. 

We are thrlled to be sponsored by Derwent Pencils who are offering the lucky winner a Tin of 12 INKTENSE pencils. 


Pen and ink offers strong, intense colour combined with a translucent effect. Now you can enjoy these distinctive qualities in an easy to use pencil. Inktense has a highly blendable texture and comes in a range of 71 jewel-like colours, plus a non-soluble outliner which allows you to draw outlines that are permanent, even when water is applied. Apply pure, vibrant dry colour then wash the pigment out completely to leave an ink-like effect. Once dry, the colour is permanent and can be worked over with other media. The possibilities are endless, the results stunning.
Inktense pencils can be used on fabric to create interesting silk paintings and unique quilting projects.


They do a huge range of pencils from watercolours through to metallics and coloursoft, something for everyone, do go check them out!

Don't be too impressed with my colouring.   I took a square of parchment, laid it over a picture of a blue tit and then copied it with my Derwent Studio pencils.  I hadn't played with these for a while but must get them out more often.  I mounted the image onto a square of navy card cut with my Nestabilities, and then onto a square of dark green card cut with a scalloped Nestie.  To hide the glue I used some gold corner peel-offs (alo added a couple to the edges of the card.  The DP is from K&C (Tim Coffee Daffodil Pad), and the card blank is pearlised.

8 comments:

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Jack, such a sweet little bird :o) Lisa x

Josephine said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Jack!

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jack, love it, fab colouring, gorgeous bird and love the corners you've used.

Donna x

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a brilliant idea to lay the parchment over the image and colour in,

Lucy x

Lin said...

Jack I just adore this. You have made your little tit so alive, with the feathers looking so real. And if I want to be impressed, I will, so there, lol

Lin xx

Cath Wilson said...

Don't care how you did it, Jack - this is a gorgeous image and your colouring is stunning!! Great idea to do it that way, too - innovation!

stampdiva said...

I am still impressed. Lynne x

Eiglas said...

This is a cheeky lickle card Jack! LOL!
Just love birds, especially blue-tits - we have loads in our garden - and you've done a lovely job with htis lickle chap!
Hugs
Ei
x