Saturday 14 October 2023

Poppy Corner

Hi everybody.  I had been thinking about getting myself some new coloured pencils and whilst hubby and I were out with friends several weeks ago I came across a stationery shop which had some artist materials and they had some Lyra Graduate Coloured Pencils, a cheaper range that they do, which was a tin of 36 and looked like a nice variety of colours.  The friend who was in the shop with me was encouraging me to buy them, so I decided I would.  I said I would show her the results, so I decided to make a card and send her my first try with them, but when I realised it was her birthday shortly I decided to keep it and send it then, which is right

I used a digi image which was a freebie colouring page I think, and I used three shades of red and two shades of green as well as grey and black for the flowers centres, and a light brown for the seed head.  I did watch someone on line using these pencils and he said it was best to build up the colour slowly moving from light to medium tone and then dark which is what I did on the flowers, but for the leaves I just used two greens.  I am very happy with the pencils which were reasonably priced and in my opinion good for the money with some lovely colours across the 36 pencils.  I cut it with a Crealies pierced die and layered onto another pierced layer and added the sentiment using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink but this time I didn't heat emboss as I had already put the card together and didn't want to warp the layers with the heat from the heat gun.  

Thank you for joining me here today and I'll see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

NBUS Challenge - No. 55 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
Happy Little Stampers October Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Triple B Challenge - October - Use 1, 2 or 3 of Birds, Butterflies or Blooms.
Alphabet Challenge - 'N' is for Nature.
Simply Clean & Simple Challenge - October - Anything CAS Goes/Autumn
Colouring with Pencils Challenge - October - Anything Goes.
The Flower Challenge - No. 85 Anything Goes and a celebration of their 7th Birthday.


Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful card and great shading with the pencils. I have some Lyra pencils and really like them ♥

Aquarius said...

A lovely corner poppy design, beautifully coloured. Always good to have a new tin of coloured pencils I think 😉

Marjan said...

You gave yourself a nice present, these are good pencils to colour with. And you did that very well, the poppy is lovely and really pretty against the white! Love the added panel from Crealies, it gives your card an elegant touch! Your friend will be thrilled when she gets this card from you! Have a nice weekend, Pat!

Darlene said...

Oh Pat ... this is so, so pretty! Love your overall design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Simply Clean & Simple and Triple B challenges! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Aimeslee Winans said...

Oh this is a very lovely soft card, Pat! And your coloring is wonderful. I have several Lyra pencils in my old miscellaneous brands, and they are the creamy and reliable, so you made a great choice in my opinion. I also have their watercolor pencils and crayons and it's a good brand. XOX

Alyson Mayo said...

Your colouring is gorgeous - this is a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at HLS Birthday :)

Loll said...

Amazing colouring skills, Pat! Your pencil work on those poppies is fabulous. Your friend is going to cherish this special card! xx

Caroline Cards said...

A lovely card and beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining the Colouring with Pencils challenge!
Caroline - DT

Aileen said...

Stunning Pat love this wonderful card, so perfect for our challenge this month. Thank you for joining us at The Flower Challenge DT Aileen

Diane said...

It's a beautiful card and you did an amazing job of coloring with your pencils, I think your friend will be pleasantly surprised and honored to receive your first penciled card!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Simply Clean & Simple and Triple B.
Diane SCAS Co-Owner
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Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! Pat, your colouring is gorgeous, so is everything about this card. Your friend has to love this.
Faith x

Liz said...

Wonderful card Pat, the poppies are beautifully coloured. I’m sure your friend was thrilled to receive it. xx

Helen said...

I think you might the right choice - your card is beautifully coloured!

Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

Helen x

Cindy Beach said...

I admire your fab results with the new coloring pencils. Your card is so gorgeous, I love the shading you achieved. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Flower Challenge!

Bobby said...

You did a marvelous job coloring those poppies with your new pencils, Pat. I love the CAS style of your card. Thanks for joining in the birthday celebration at The Flower Challenge.

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Wow this is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing over at Simply Clean and Simple this month, hope to see you in future challenges.
Elaine DT

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Angela said...

This is really fantastic. Love the poppies and the white background.... very delicate!
Thanks for joining us at Kleuren met Potloden and good luck!