Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Friend Is Always There

Good morning all!
Its time for a new challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil!
It's time to Bling It On!
OK, I'm not the "blingiest" person out there, I'll admit it; but if you look closely you will see exactly three gems on this card. And a bow. :) Success! 
Image: Mo Manning
Colors: CarbOthello Pastel Pencils on Kraft cardstock

Just a FYI for all you fabulous 'colorers' out there. You can see that I colored this Kraft with pastel pencils. It worked but it really isn't ideal. If you're looking to do pastels I would highly recommend you buy pastel paper. It works so much  nicer and the pigment stays put much better. You have to be very careful not to smudge the pastel on kraft, it kinda just sits on top, you know?
You can use a matte spray fixative to set the colors (not perfectly) but keep in mind that fixative can dull your colors, especially whites so I choose not to.
There's still time to enter for a chance to win the "Friend " stamp set by Precious Remembrace be sure to click on the candy in my sidebar and add your name to Mr. Linky. A winner will be drawn at the end of the month. :)

Happy Crafting!


Boxofcolours said...

Ah, but remember Dorcas you don't need to add the bling as you are a "gem" yourself!!

LilyPinkScraps said...

Love the restrained bling - a very elegant touch :)

GerganaG said...

hehe .... perfect card for best friend :)))))))))

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, the bling is cool.... Love your shading....

Carla S. said...

Great card, Dorcas! Love the image and your bit of bling! Your coloring looks fantastic to me! Thanks for the coloring tip!

Tammy Ortiz said...

This is fab Hun
I really love your coloring and it just awesome

Babs said...

Beautiful! Your colouring looks great to me. You have made the robe and slippers really look fluffy. Have a super day Dorcas!
Luv, Babs xo

Pat said...

Hehe....Jane's are blingy enough, all by your sweet self, hunny bun! I love your card, Dorcas. But then, I do say that about EVERY card you make...but only 'cuz it's true!! I always know that I'll see something new and different when I come to visit you! Your coloring is amaaaazing!! And I think the rhinestones and pink bow are just perfection! Hugs. Pat Frank

Dr Sonia S V said...

How cute it looks and the way you color it makes it look like a photo!

Tracy said...

Well, considering the woman is in her PJ's how much bling does she need. LOL It's a perfect card just the way it is.
Thanks for all the tips on the pastels. I checked them out at DB and was pleasantly surprised at the price. Think I better get more proficient with my pencils before I try those though. :-) I'll just keep drooling over all yours. Hugs!

CraftyC said...

Another gorgeous card Dorcas, I just love how you use your pencils

Linda w said...

Beautiful card Dorcas. Your skin colour with the pastels is looking really great. Nicely restrained bling lol. Hugs lin

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Your "bling" can be your fabulous coloring, Dorcas. Such a beautiful card and friend would adore. ~jeni :)

Tine said...

Your colouring looks great, Dorcas, whatever pencils you are colouring with on whatever kind of paper. Another fab card.
Tine :)

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Helloooo!!! :)
Look!!! ...just as I catch onto the Kraft and pencil move on!! Lol I do have pastel pencils but didn't get on tooo well with them on Kraft you may well have answered my thank you :)
Just loving your card Dorcas and of course...your colouring on inspiration!! Or is that just that I'm a copycat?? Lol

debby4000 said...

Adorable and gorgeous Dorcas.

Julie said...

Stunning Dorcas, this was one of my first ever digi's! Have a great day, Julie.x

Grenouille Greetings said...

You did a brilliant job with your pastels. For me - it's the Kraft I find scary! I think I'll leave it to the experts like you! Lovely creation, Dorcas! Hugs, Lesley

Alina said...

beautiful card, Dorcas, this is such a gorgeous image, and I love your colouring! I'm not ''blingy'' at all, I really was in trouble!
have a nice weekend!
hugs, Alina

José said...

Hi Dorcas, I noticed in your previous cards that you are not so "blinky". But you did a nice job. I love the coloring with pastels, but I never tryed myself.
But where can I buy time, when I see howmany cards you make, everyday, is it your job????? Lol
Hugs, José ( sorry for bad english)

Dawn B. said...

So glad I am not the only nonblinger in the bunch.. This is such a great image and I have never colored her up. Great coloring as always. The pastels sound so neat.

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

Always loved this image! That robe looks familiar... You just need socks and flip flops and it is you my friend! LOL! Love all your yummy papers!

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