Well this week at Magnolia Down Under Challenges, was Olden Days - use Black, White and Grey colours only to colour your image and then use Colourful Vintage Papers. So I just used my Black Soot Distress Ink and boy did it take me forever to colour this little girl on the grand piano!! But I must say I'm pretty pleased with it all, except I don't have the shading right, as in where the light source is coming from!! Just learnt about that from a tut that Fran sent to me.... anyway I guess I'll just have to practice a bit more with that!! Also used one of the fantastic crochet flowers that my friend Mandy made especially for me!! So here is my card:-)
Paper: SU Cardstock, Prima, Designer Paper g.c.d studios
Embellishments: Bizzy Bec's Roses, Button, Bamboo Wool, Tickled Pink Stamps Lace, Ribbon, Kaiser Pearls, Handmade Crochet Flower by Mandy (my bestie)
Stamps: Magnolia Raising the Ceiling Collection: Noble Tilda and Grand Piano, Stampin' Up
Colour: Water coloured with Black Soot Distress Ink, Walnut Stain around the edges!!
Last week, Leigh, Ruby and I went on a little holiday down to Hobart. We had a great time! It was our first family holiday together.... I really liked checking out some of the Local Scrapbooking shops down there (there is 3 - wowzers) and in one of them I found some Copics, I was so excited because it was the first time that I had actually seen them in real life!! So anyway I bought some - RV10, RV13, what I thought was RV11 but is actually R11 and a blender pen. I guess I got a bit bamboozled by it all and picked up the wrong one!! So anyways I couldn't figure out why at first the colours were not blending like they do in all the tut's but then D'Oh..... I looked again at the pens and found that one was a different colour to the others... Fran helped me out with a couple of other tut's about using just 2 colours which was brillant THANKS FRAN!! and thanks too for telling me about the Mad 4 Markers online shop - although Leigh thinks otherwise hehehe... So this is what I have achieved so far - think I need a bit more practice. They are alot harder to use than I thought, so you girls out there that use them are fantastic!!