How far I’ve come

Today’s card is a personal landmark for me of how far I’ve come in my colouring capabilities since I started 6 months ago. I’m not celebrating the technical skills I’ve learnt, but rather the confidence I now have when I hold a pencil in my hand. The confidence to let myself go and be freer in the way I colour.

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I’m obviously still not happy with my lack of ability to colour a leaf so it bends the way I want it to, and not be swaying all over the place at the same time! I still have more shading classes to take, but overall I’m quite proud of the way I coloured this gorgeous stamp from Clearly Besotted with my Prismacolor pencils. I had around 5 different colour pencils in my hand at the same time, as I flicked them through each petal!

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Once finished, around 2h later, I stamped the sentiment from Stamplorations with Versafine black ink, cut my panel with Sue Wilson’s rectangle stitched dies and carded up my drawing on yellow card stock and finally a white card base.

I chose this sentiment for Kathy Racoosin at The Daily Marker, to say a HUGE Thank You to her, as her 30 Day Colouring Challenge was what incited me to learn how to colour with a pencil/brush in my hand. Before that, I thought I couldn’t colour to save my life, and now its become a passion! So I will be eternally grateful to her for hosting this challenge. The last challenge just ended and I can’t wait for the next one already, which will probably in January.

Well I hope you liked the card and I look forward to hearing what you think cause all your comments really make my day!

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I’m sharing this card over at:

Print Simon Says Stamp World card making day

global designGlobal Design Project – Grateful

addicted to stamps n more Addicted to Stamps and More – Make Your Mark

addicted to stampsAddicted to CAS – Favourite Stamp. I don’t have ONE favourite but this is one of favourites!

Shopping our Stash badge Shopping Our Stash – Give thanks

watercooler wedWatercooler Wednesday – Anything Goes as long as its feminine