Wednesday, February 1, 2012

On This Day

Hi Guys!
Well did you spot it? You were supposed to be on the lookout for the new stamp set Ive been working with by Precious Remembrance. Well this is the first card I've made using this awesome new set and I gotta say I love it. They stamp clean and perfect every time. LOve it Love it. LOve it.
OK! Back to the card!
I'm trying something a little new today. You know I have had about 35 CarbOthello pastel pencils for about a year now and never used them? To be honest, I was scared silly! They're kind of chalky and the tips are not so sharp so it freaked me out. But let me tell you. You're going to see a lot more of pastel work on my blog in the coming weeks cos I am having a blast!! These pastels are so luminescent, they're like the moon shining at night. And I just love em! And a little trick.... *pssssst* if you put your pastel pencils in the freezer overnight they sharpen like a dream with an electric sharpener. And I'm sure everyone uses them a little differently but I found that I had to reverse my color laying order. As in, instead of light to dark I layer dark to light, blending each layer with a finger or blending stump.

Recipe:
Paper: DCWV
Flowers and buttons: from stash

Thats it!
I hope Ive given you some crafty ideas today!



19 comments:

Tammy Ortiz said...

Oh so cute I lode the shimmering. I love the tip about the freezer as well. This is really awesome!

I love the stamp set!
Hugs Tammy

Amelia (Mimi) said...

Dorcas, this is another beautiful card!
xxxxxxxxxxxxx Amelia (mimi)

skylife said...

I think your coloring is perfect! I really LOVE that kind of coloring but never dare to try it!

The card is really gorgeous!

dj1952 said...

Dorcas, this is so cute! I love the circles. I love the effects you got with the chalks. You did a fabulous job with them. Your sentiments are nice too. Hugs, dj

Tine said...

Very effective, Dorcas. Fab card.
Tine :)

Hanneke said...

What a cute stamp and I love your coloring with these pencils. Hugs, Hanneke

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Dorcas! Obviously your coloring is fantastic no matter what medium you use! Great design!

Tracy said...

WOW, the pastels look every bit as amazing as your pencil work. Great image too Dorcas. :-) xx

Babs said...

Super cute card Dorcas, love the circles and the colours. Have a lovely day!
Luv, Babs xo

Linda w said...

Love it Dorcas, really romantic image, I just adore all the circles of backing papers. Thanks for the freezer tip with the pastels. I used pastels on kraft....the only time I did kraft lol. Hugs lin

Patricia St Martin said...

Thanks for stopping at my blog. Your card is just wonderful. I love the way you colored the couple. They look fabulous.
Hugs, Patricia

Sue said...

Hi hun
gorgeous card, awesome colouring, pretty papers & embelies, fab stitching,sue,x

Sue said...

of to check out the pencils! lol,sue,x

Arlene said...

Just beautiful pencil work. Love the card, but the close-up just left me breathless. WONDERFUL card.

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous card Dorcas and love the beautiful details and sweet image.
luv
Debby

salmaashiq said...

I like your all the themes and collections of you,But why you can't use this design in different shape.....
Plastic Card
Plastic cards

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Perfect wedding card! The coloring is awesome as always. Glad your having fun with your new/old pencils! Love all the circles and girly bits!

Iulia said...

Whatever coloring medium or pencils you are using looks fabulous! It's tru, her dress looks so luminous, love the whites on cardstock.
Beautiful sweet card!

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

So lovely and so full of happiness - perfect for a wedding! :-)

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