Monday, 17 January 2011

Crafty Cardmakers 38 - Using Pencils only (no markers at all!)

My team-mate Jenni (CardmadFairy) at Crafty CardMakers must have decided to give me nightmares when she chose this week's theme!

Pencils only - no markers at all....not even my COPICS! Aaaargh!

With one exception, I haven't used pencils since school !  I only bought a new set in 2010 for another DT challenge and haven't used them since......!

Ahh well! The clue is in the word 'challenge'! LOL!

So, I dug out the coloured pencils I bought from e-bay (...they didn't even need sharpening which is just as well as I don't have a big sharpener...!) and came up with this.

 To colour my lovely Mo Manning image I used 'Lyra Skin Tones' and 'Staedtler Noris Club' and 'Sansodor' with paper stubbies.

The flowers are Prima and pound shop and the image mount was hand-cut in 'Astrolux' in a peach/apricot shade and distressed and shaded with Tim Holtz inkpad 'Walnut Stain'.

Once I got my head around it, I quite enjoyed it and will use them again.

What a shame, being on the DT,  I can't enter our challenge this week.
Our sponsor is only THE Derwent Pencil Company! And they're offering 12 INKTENSE pencils to the winner of our challenge this week! How fab is that!?

After you've had a look at my team-mates wonderful creations (...we've really done well with this this week...!)and entered our challenge, be sure to pop over to the Derwent site and enter their own competition too!

Bet you're glad you popped in now, aren't you!


  1. Well you have certainly cracked pencil use! Brilliant card. xx

  2. Very beautiful card, love your amazing colouring.

    Donna x

  3. Fabulous colouring Ei - really lovely! Cheers Claire x

  4. Not sure why this gave you nightmares cos it has turned out an absolute dream!

    Lin xx


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