Artistic Philosophy

Reality has limits but our imagination does not, so let it run free and your creativity will flourish.

My imagination helps me create unique work as I strive to produce beautiful things and grow in capability, experience and confidence. My goal as I travel this journey of creativity, is to share my work and inspire others so that they themselves, may create something distinct and original too.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

My first pencil colouring

Evening all,
Sorry I am a bit late posting this;  boy has it been hectic here today.  My grandson was here till 4.45, then I came straight upstairs to my craftroom to finish my card.  Next thing my daughter telephoned could she come and see me for a cuppa.  That was ok as she will talk to me as I craft, but the next thing we had to make urgent phone calls for my sons University funding and you know what that means -yea, hanging around on the telephone waiting for this dept and then lots of checks before they tell you they can't help you afterall. They needed to talk to my son.  Well he's in Leicester!!  To cut it short, I've told him to ring tomorrow and sort it out.  Phew... now to my last, I know!!! :¬D
Well I managed to finish it and here she is.  Little Nevaeh from the wonderful drawing hand of Krista Smith at Saturated Canary.  Boy I wish I had a finger full of her talent!  If only!

This is my first attempt at pencils in over 20years.  I am quite happy with it, but I need to practice the shading and softening more. I will get there I am determined, as I really enjoyed doing it.
Here is a close up of the image for a good look; see what you think...

I think the light interfered with her face a bit.  It honestly isn't as patchy as it looks here.  Maybe I used too much top lighting.
Here's another picture from the side to show you the dimension.  I used a pink patterned vellum butterfly over the top of the pink paper one to give it a bit of extra dimension.  The flower is made from a piece of lace curtain I cut into strips.  I use them to make lace ribbon and flowers.

I hope you like it.  It is something a little different and I think I am going to enjoy exploring this medium more and more.

Well that's it for today, I will try to get something done after my cuppa for tomorrrow.
Thank you all again for your best wishes, not only my little nephew but also the get well wishes sent to me.  I really appreciate them all.  Baby is the same today, holding on thankfully!
Hugs Linda xx

My Recipe:-  Base card Centura Ice white pearl.  Papers are Pink Petticoat downloadables (Baby blue and Blossom pink), All blue cards - The Paper Mill online.  Spellbinders border die (discontinued),  Spellbinders Fanciful Flight Butterfly.  Gems- Bobbity Boo Gems onlinePearly ribbon slider-WOC.  Metal Embs -Ebay jewellery.  All other embellishments are from my stash.


  1. Linda , lovely card and the colouring is beautiful. Well done. Wish I was as motivated as you ! Best wishes to all sue.

  2. Hi Linda. This is lovely and your "colouring in" is great! Glad to hear baby fighting on. Has he got a name yet?
    Cathy - Drogheda Ireland

  3. Hi Linda, the card is beautiful, I love the way you have managed to capture the light in the hair, so much better than anything I could do, I have a real problem with hair. I love the colouring. Glad to hear the baby is holding his own,. Best wishes, Lesley x

  4. Hi Linda, the card is beautiful, I love the way you have managed to capture the light in the hair, so much better than anything I could do, I have a real problem with hair. I love the colouring. Glad to hear the baby is holding his own,. Best wishes, Lesley x

  5. Hi sweet friend! I am so sorry for my horrible visiting. Things are put on hold for a bit and I will get back as soon as I can.
    Your card is gorgeous!!! Wow! You did a fantastic job with the pencils and yes, I love Krista's work too. She is amazing. The butterflies are so delicate and pretty! What a beauty!!!!
    Best to you and I will keep baby Lee in my prayers. Also, thank you for the poem for Alyssa. I will share that with her, it was truly beautiful!!!
    Hugs, Dena

  6. Hi Linda. Gorgeous card. So love these images and yours is coloured beautifully. Glad to hear that baby Lee is holding his own.

  7. Fantastic card Linda I love Kristas images too , I have a stack of them , you have coloured her beautifully well done great work Hugs Elaine

  8. Beautiful card your colouring is great which I could colour like this I must practise more.Melanie

  9. Still praying for Lee so it's nice to have a name! Your colouring is great Linda and this is a lovely image.
    love from Christine x

  10. This is a gorgeous card Linda. Such a lovely image and you have coloured her beautifully. I love the colour-scheme and all those pretty embellishments too.
    Glad that Lee is holding on ,hopefully he will get stronger as the days go by. My thoughts are still with him.
    Bye for now

  11. Gorgeous card! You've done a hgreat job with coloring the image!

  12. Popped back to see posts I missed past couple of days, I love your rosette cards. Great job with the pencil colouring. I've just recently started getting back into pencil colouring. I usually pop over to Dorcas' blog for tips, as she is 'the master' lol. She uses mostly prismacolours, but still very instructive if you have other pencils. Pleased to hear Lee is doing well, hope it continues. Hugs lin


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