Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lucy's Lovely Lines No.2

It's time for Lucy's second sketch challenge over at the pond, you can get all the details on the Lily Pad blog. Here is the sketch:
I felt like colouring in with my Derwent pencils today so I chose a fairly simple image from PTI and just had fun. 
Paper: Hero Arts Layering paper;
Ink: Derwent Coloursoft pencils; Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: PTI (Year of Flowers: Lilly of the Valley); Hero Arts (S5507)
Other: Corner chomper; Signo white gel pen

You see, just something simple.  I enjoyed figuring out how to get the white on the little bell flowers.  I coloured the insides with a "grey white" pencil, but for the outside of the flowers I applied a bit of white gel pen and then smudged it with a little sponge.  I like that it left it looking soft.

Well, eventually it's starting to look really dark out there and maybe we will have those thunderstorms and rains we have been promised.  We already saw signs of volunteer water restrictions yesterday, so we need the rain!

I hope you are having a wonderful day.  I am over the moon excited because my sister, niece and mom arrive on Saturday afternoon!  We planned this visit months ago, it's been a long wait!

11 comments:

AnitaRex said...

I really like how you colored the leaves, they look so real!!

Lisa said...

Perfect take on the sketch,, B- never would have thought about that myself! Anita is right-your coloring is fab!!

Sue said...

Gorgeous Brenda, a beautiful image.
Smiles:)

Michelle said...

Love your take on the challenge! These colors are so happy!

Stella said...

Your Lily of the Valley is stunning. I'm impressed by your coloring skills and your card is fabulous!

Sounds like you are going to have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy the time with your mother, sister and niece!

Alice Wertz said...

very sweet! lovely card!

Trinh said...

Beautiful coloring, Brenda!

Jacqueline said...

That is so pretty! Perfect for the challenge! I can feel your excitement for today!

Jess said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday! I love love the coloring on the white flowers. Gorgeous!

Vicky said...

Brenda your card is such a beauty! Thank you for playing with us at lily pad cards!

Lin said...

Oh, Brenda, so pretty - a lovely take on the sketch! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Pond!