Monday, 8 May 2017

Saturated Canary - Ellie's Birthday

Hi everyone 

So I was a very very lucky crafter this week. A fellow crafter was looking for a new home for her full set of Faber Castell Polychromos. I have heard so many crafters rave about them that they were on my Christmas list (yes I already have one!) for this year - but I fluttered the eyelids at the hubby and cooked him his favourite meal and said Polychromos came to live with me. 

I originally wanted them to go with my Copics to deepen shaded areas etc but as soon as I got them I just had to try a full image with them. Now the first one I did was a little rough and so that one is for my eyes only but this card is the second attempt at colouring a full image. I cannot beleive how nice these pencils are to colour with. And how easy do they blend! No solutions needed just lots of layering and patience! 

So let's take a look at the card 

Image - Ellies Birthday - Saturated Canary (no longer available) 
Birthday Stamp - Lili Of The Valley 
Flowers & Button Twine  - The Ribbon Girl  
Gems - my stash 

Skin  280 283 179 188 189 102 103 101
Purple (inc hair) 199 157 249 136 160 119 white
Turquoise 157 246 149 153 156 white
Boots 199 235 234 233 (Soles are just 199 x lots of layers)

I would love any tips, advice, constructive critisism from all you polychromo veterans out there 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Keep Smilin'
Stacey S xxxxxx


  1. I haven't seen this image in ages. This is really cute. I love the coloring, fussy cutting and pretty flowers. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  2. Cute card thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Adorable card. The colours are great. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get it this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  4. Oooh what can I say - my favourite colour purple!!! This really does look amazing and I am so envious of your new pencils. I've tried with them myself but just can't get the result I need. Oh well - must try harder - lol. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar (Flowers) Challenge this month. Lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  5. What a gorgeous birthday card! I love that image and you've colored it beautifully, fab color combo too! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Friends!
    Tammy x

  6. What a lovely creation inside and out! Thank you for playing along with us at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck. Hope to see you again soon,
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, LPoCF DT

  7. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Cute’ challenge with your lovely card… Please join us again next time. Good luck!
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  8. Wonderful project! Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.
    Hugs Natalie