2 March 2013

Kraftin Kimmie Challenge 168

Hello everyone!!
Sorry I have not been blogging or posting recently,
unfortunately I have been dealing with yet more migraines
and therefore have had to avoid using my laptop as much a possible.
But I am back today with my first Guest Designer post for
Challenge 168 - Pastel/Spring colours
Yeah, yeah I know the migraines have mushed my brains as this little chap is a Christmas Elf!!
But hey, he's moonlighting for UPS whilst Santa is resting, and he co-ordinates quite nicely with the crocus that are currently blooming in my garden!
Now I had great fun colouring this image as I got to play with some Stamping Linen.............oh I like this product! A big thank you to my dear friend Tracy Payne for introducing me to this stuff - I really like the effect you get............but please be aware that you cannot blend your markers as well as you can with your normal cardstock.....hence I used my coloured pencils in addition to my Copics.
I stamped him on the linen with a pale brown ink inorder to get a soft look overall
What do you think?
Balancing Elf - Kraftin Kimmie Stamps
Stamping Linen - Joy Crafts
Beach Bum paper pad - Fancy Pants Designs
Polychromos and Pablo Pencils
Toffee Crunch Memento Ink
Stitched tag die - L'il Inker
Delicate Chain die - Poppy Stamps
Thanks for visiting today 


Tracy said...

So sorry to hear you've been having migraine troubles again Jane. Been missing you. :-) Your coloring on the linen is wonderful and who cares if it's an elf. Parts of the US have been getting tons of snow so you know the North Pole has too. Santa can't be a procrastinator all year so I'm sure those elves are busy busy. :-) Hope you feel better soon. Hugs!

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

ooooh jane this is wonderful! such beautiful colouring but i have come to expect that from you anyway ;) loving the tones and that fabric is real interesting! i will have to try some out too :) oh and a huge congrats on joining us over at kk as a guest!! :D

Gramma said...

You are so talented. I've missed you as well, but this was definitely worth the wait.

Squirrel x said...

I now visit your blog armed with a box of tissues. Who said elves are just for Christmas? He looks stunning in Spring colours hun, this is TOTALLY awesome, as always - your cards are always so much fun. Love this LOADS. Ok, going away to weep now. Hugs Sxx

Exclusively by Mel said...

Oh I love the wonderful colouring! fabulous card lovely, sorry about your migraines, that's horrid :(
Love,Mel. xxx

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Jane. your colouring is just Ace! Hope the nasty migraines B***** **f!
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

Dianne said...

Missed you Jane lovely to see you and your back with a bang, I too love the look you get on the paper, stunning, thanks for sharing big hugs to you...

Dianne said...

Missed you Jane lovely to see you and your back with a bang, I too love the look you get on the paper, stunning, thanks for sharing big hugs to you...

Sassy Raggedy said...

Jane this is just wonderful. Sorry about the migraines. BUt good to see you back. I also wanted to thank you for your wonderful kind words with the passing of my husband. They meant so much to me. joann sassy raggedy

Crafteezee said...

Oh, oh, oh, been waiting for this. You've done a great job Jane and I find the copics combined with the pencils is so far the best recipe but doesn't it look fab and even better in real life. Love, love your Elf and you can never be too early for Christmas. I am doing a winter/christmas card a month this year.
Hugs Tracy x

Welcome! said...

This is absolutely amazing! I love the effect of the linen, (looks like a canvas painting)...I'm in awe! So super excited you got the guest spot over at Kraftin Kimmie (I was rootin for ya ;)