Monday 30 March 2015

Bird Beauty-DT Card for The Corrosive Challenge Blog

Hello darlings!
Today I'm sharing the card I made for the Corrosive Challenge Blog.
 Our sponsor this fortnight is Sami Stamps.
Our theme is Hop Into Spring!
Create a Spring or Easter project
Sami, generously provided the DT with an image of our choice and I've chosen 
Bird Beauty to work with.
 Our winner will receive the generous prize of a $12 Gift Certificate to
 Sami' Stamps shop!
You will find tons of lovely inspiration on her blog and fb page.

The sentiment,

 "And Spring arose on the garden fair,
like the spirit of love,
felt everywhere!" 

is from a Kraftin Kimmie stamp set, Fabulous Frames.

Does it feel like Spring yet where you are? I heard we might get snow for Easter. Lovely! 

The paper is from MME-A beautiful Life.
The delicate chipboard pieces are from Make It Crafty. N/A
(It was from a little freebie set Zoe would gift in along with your purchases.)
I colored the chipboard up with some Viva Inka-Gold paints.
The sentiment is stamped with Stazon ink onto Modeling film, heated and manipulated into shape.
It took will power NOT to put Fran-tage on this card!

I colored up this beautiful image with my new Prismacolor pencil crayons!
You might not be familiar with my story about the pencil crayon set
 that got "lost" 7 years ago, after the last time I moved.
I had a set of 120. A Christmas gift. The set came in that nice glossy black Anniversary box.
I sharpened all 120 pencils and enjoyed looking at them as they just sat in their box. All shiny and new...and barely used over 3-4 years.
I moved to a different city and the pencils somehow never come along with me.
 I'm still a little bewildered about their disappearance.

A few years ago I started making cards using digi images and invested in a
 full set of Copic markers... help me get over the trauma of loosing the pencils.

The markers kind of helped but the pencils were still always in the back of mind though, and last week, Michael's had an awesome 1 day sale going on.
 The crayon sets were 40% off and then you could use another 20% off coupon on the sale items.
I figured if I was going to replace those pencils now was the time!
But would I use them?
What if they only just sit in the box and look pretty again?
And did I even really want them anymore now that I have my Copics?
After about 10 minutes of wondering, and contemplating on what to do, and on which set to get, I decided on the 72 box set.
Regular price $170-sale price $81.00 Canadian

Okay, so I brought the pencil crayons home and decided I would use them for the next challenge.
I was unexpectedly delighted with how, Bird Beauty turned out!
It was awesome coloring and blending all that hair with the pencils!
I don't have a clue how to use them really, but I just incorporated what I have learned from my Copic coloring classes.
What I loved about them so much was their blending abilities and how new colors emerged right before my eyes by overlaying different colors.
The best part of course is that I can let anyone use them and not worry that they'll get damaged tips like a Copic marker might. :)
Also, the pencils come in a tin, and come pre sharpened!
That was a bonus!

My kids came over for the weekend and I was able to enjoy some time with my granddaughters, watching their artistic talents develop.
They found a stack of printed digi images on the table and just colored to their hearts content.

L-Morgan 6 R-Hailey-7

Thrilled, and so glad I decided to get the pencil crayons!!
This set is actually going to get used and loved!
 I think I should have bought the 132 pencil set now though! 
 (It was probably a good thing they were out of stock at the time) ;)
I have a feeling there will be a lot of happy coloring happening each time my lil' kittens come over for a visit.

Thanks for stopping in today,
 and if you have a Spring or Easter themed project be sure to link up with us at TCCB and you could be the next random winner to receive a
 $12 gift certificate from Sami Stamps.

After every challenge my teamies and I get to pic our favorite creation you've linked up, and those get highlighted on the challenge blog.
I love seeing what you've created.
Happy Spring!
B-U-nique! Hugs!




Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, this is so beautiful, I love it.

Cathy P said...

Wow, Deborah! your work is beautiful! I happened upon your blog (going down the internet rabbit hole) through one of your Corrosive DT's entries at Sketch Saturday. I love your sense of color and your bold choices, so I am your newest follower! We have lots in common, too! I just took part in that Michael's sale and had the same kind of deliberation as you did about a few things that popped into my cart!! And my granddaughters love being in the craft room and coloring. The most promising one (following in my craft-steps) asks for crafting dates!! My heart sings when I hear those words!!
All the best on your crafting journey - you have mad-skills!

Chrissy said...

Stunning Debora...fabulous colouring on her hair...gorgeous card..Lovely to have the children join in with colouring,they look like they are having a wonderful time...budding crafters..