2 February 2012

Thank you

Well, here is a little thank you card coloured in pencil on kraft card.

With my newly acquired flesh tone pencils I am working hard at achieving more realistic skin colours, still need practice but I think I may be getting there!

FYI I am now using a combination of Caran D'Ache Pablo, Derwent Artist and Faber Castell Polychromos.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
DP2 Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenges: Bright colours
Fab n Funky Challenges: Use a digi image
Paper Pretties: Use ribbon or twine
Creative Craft Challenges: Bingo (ribbons, pink, gems)

Crafty Hugs


Catherine said...

This is gorgeous, the colours are fab!

Tanya said...

totally adorable!

Dorcas said...

You're a true artist, Jane.I always love seeing your coloring! The boots particularly grab my attention, they look so real its unbelievable.Just love em.
Skin is tricky. I have the Lyra skin tones but to be honest rarely use them. I find that using a normal set of Lyras or Prismas and layering from light to dark, staring at white or light cream and alternating between pinks and yellows (going progressively darker)and shadowing works well. I also use a touch of orange at the end in the shadows with the darkest pink. But there's so many shades of skin its hard to go wrong.
At one time skin freaked me out but now its my favorite part. I just love seeing it come alive.
I don't have any of the pencils you mentioned so I don't know how they compare but I know some serious artists really prefer the polychromos over anything.
Oh hey! Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week and also for leaving all your sweet comments on the DT blogs. :)

Gea said...

hugs gea

CraftyC said...

She looks gorgeous, a beautiful card!

angelwhispers said...

Gosh Jane this is just fab! Adore your colouring its always so perfect and love your skin tones! Chanelle xxx

Lou Sims said...

Adore your image . . so cute! Your colourng is superb and even more impressive is that you have coloured directly on to Kraft card. Many thanks for playing along with Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week and hope to see you again soon.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Jane! Just love her and your coloring always leaves me speechless - no matter what medium you use. I wish I could watch you color live!! ;)

Have a great day dear! hugs, Angela

Giò said...

WOW!!!! Your colouring is just amazing!!!

gina g said...

Gorgeous card i love the image and such pretty papers. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

CraftyGirl said...

Wow Jane what a wonderful thanks you card. Always love you coloring and the background paper is perfect.



Pat said...

Hey there my sweet friend!! I love this little card! Shanna is so cute...and your coloring is brilliant (as always)! I so enjoy seeing your work, hunny bun! So tickled that you've joined us this week at Mo's! Smiles. Pat Frank

Liza said...

Beautiful work Jane, the colours really pop on the Kraft card.

Liza x

Delphine said...

This is again so so beautiful, Jane! Your skin tones look fantastic but so does the rest of your image, you are so talented, it's almost scary you know LOL!!! You papers are gorgeous too, I love the colours and your layout is perfect! OK I love it all! Have a wonderful weekend! Lots of hugs Delphine xx

Elaine L. said...

This is so beautifully done! I love the papers, and your coloring, as always, is wonderful! Glad you shared this with us in Mo's Challenge.

Mary J said...

Flippin' heck, Jane - your colouring is amazing! Gorgeous folds and shadows and her face is beautifully done!

Crafteezee said...

Looking good Mrs, you always impress me. Love everything you colour.
Hugs Tracy x

Jan said...

Brilliant card Jane xx Jan

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

A totally gorgeous card and beautiful colouring x
Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week :)