Well I've been in a coloring mood lately. There's tons of things that need to be done in the garden for a second crop planting etc but it's so stinkin hot I can't motivate myself to do much out there except tend to my ducks.
isn't this cute? I know that pink isn't technically a 'boy color' but oh well. It's called artistic licence. :-)
Image: Mo Manning
Sentiment Tickets: Whimsy
Lace bow :re-purposed from a gift tie.
Button: Sew Sweet
Colors: Prismacolors and Lyra Aquarelle
A Few Challenges:
Critter Sketch - Carnival
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet - must include Kraft cardstock - Carnivals, Parades or Parties
Paper Creations Ink - Stitching Theme
I Did It Creations - Children
One Stitch At A Time - Use a Digi
OK, so what is there to celebrate? Well, I'll tell you something!
Look what came in the mail today.
(It's one of the perks of babysitting for my sister. ;-)
Is this not BEAUTIFUL!!!!
And because I needed to make up a minimum purchase requirement for shipping, a few Carbothello Pastel Pencils.
Now, I know what you're all thinking.
What about my prismacolors? Aren't I being kind of disloyal??
Well, hey. It's like this.
Prismas are great. Love em to bits. But there's one thing I really hate about them and that's the ease with which they break. Now Sanford is an excellent company and if any prismas break you can send them back to the company for a a replacement and I've done this several times, fact is, I always have a pile of pencils "to go back" at any given time. It's just the "con" side of having a super soft pencil.
Anyway, Lyras are also fabulous pencils . They're soft and creamy as well. Research tells me that they don't break as readily as Prismas due to the fact that they're oil based rather than wax based.
(which means that they also wont leave a "wax bloom" on your artwork)
I had a few Lyras in my stash, some aquarelles and Lyra skin tones , so I'd been experimenting with them the last week or so, mixing them with my prismas to see how well they work. And the fact is they work beautifully.
So From now on you're going to see me using both Lyras and Prismas. Prismas have a wider color range but like I said, Lyras have the durability.
The Carbothello was just a fun experiment. I haven't tried pastel pencils before so I thought I'd give it a go.
That's it from me!