Sunday, March 6, 2011

Tilda with hearts colored with Prismacolor Premium Pencils card.
I have been trying out different papers to use with Prismacolor Premier Pencils and odorless white spirits e.g. Gamsol. A paper with tooth is need for these pencils as a smooth paper is no good for blending. The paper I used here is from a Derwent Visual Art Diary. As Derwent are an oil based pencil too I thought okay this paper must be good. It is 110 gram weight. It seems to be quite good. I think the problem is me and my blending so my coloring is not as good as I would like. Also when I stamped this image it wasn't stamped very good but I used it anyway and made a card with it. 

 I made the flower with a Bosskut design a flower die in the same DP as the background. Added a few grape leaves and maiden hair fern from Leone em punches.

 The paper is from Basic Grey called marjolaine from Suzannes blog candy...thank you Suzanne. The brads are Christina Re Boutique collection pink diamond. I also used Spellbinders nestabilities to frame Tilda.


RenateKreativ said...

What a beautiful card and the flower wow I love it.
Hugs Renate

pat said...

she is adorable in the irish green colors, looks like she's ready for St patrick's day.
You do beautiful work.
thanks for sharing.

Patti Jo said...

I LOVE the look of your coloring!!! Awesome Marion! I've been waiting!!! :) This Tilda goes so nicely with your paper and love the print flower! Terrific job! Now I can quit hounding you to post a card. Well until next week anyway!!! Remember too, have faith it's scar tissue!

Anonymous said...

Your card is adorable. I love the pencil coloring, so pretty. I hope that all is well and that it is just scar tissue.
big hugs,

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card, Marion! Love the colors and your flower looks awesome! I think your coloring with the pencils is beautiful! As far as everything else, you're in my prayers. Hope it all turns out well for you!
hugs, Sharon

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

Aww Maz, I am so hoping that it is scar tissue!! you deserve a break love from that awful are in my thoughts. As to the card it is fantastic as usual, I love the flower it is awesome
Love Jenni

Fran said...

Hi Maz,
I think your card is adorable. And your coloring is amazing. All the embellishments really are great too. I will keep you in my prayers Maz that all comes out good.
Hugs, Fran

Cricket said...

Beautiful card Maz. Love the beautiful greens.

1CRTVCHK said...

Your card is gorgeous and your coloring with pencils is amazing!
Remember to keep the faith!

Diana Crick said...

Your colouring is absolutely beautiful. The shadows on her skirt are lovely.
I hope everything goes well with your tests.
God Bless,

Anonymous said...

Maz I love this card. It is so subtle and your flower is beautiful.
Stay positive, you are in my thoughts.

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie I am keeping everything crossed that it is scar tissue hun.
Your card is gorgeous & I think Tilda looks fabulous coloured with these pencils. Stunning work as always.
Take care hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Zoe said...

Oh Maz... I am so sorry to hear your news sweetie. :( Please look into that stuff I told you about. :)

As for your card. Well. What can i say. I am impressed! I think you did a wonderful job colouring with the pencils. I too am still trying to get the hang of them and I am having such a hard time trying to decide on a paper. I haven't worked out if it is the paper or me yet! hahaa

You know - she would be perfect for our challenge this week over at Make it Colourful... go take a looksee. :)

take care - Big Squeezes xxoo

Monique said...

Wow, your card is beautifull !!!
Sorry to hear about your health issues. I hope everything works out for you.

Hugs Monique

Beth said...

Maz, your card is beautiful! Wonderful job on your coloring (love the folds), and that flower is gorgeous! Praying that everything turns out well for you!

Carol Southern said...

I really so hope that you are given good news Maz. You both have been through a lot in recent years.
Love your card and the colouring looks terrific to me.

cathylynn said...

I'm soo happy that you posted this beauty. You colored Tilda to perfection and your flowers and DP are great! I will keep you in my prayers. God Bless You. Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

LINDA W. said...

You are in my prayers...please
don't stress it is very bad for you.
Your card is Gorgeous love it
great hand made flower
your coloring
HUGS Linda

Card Crazy said...

She's beautiful. Love her coloring, especially her gorgeous hair! What a wonderful job. Your accent flower is the perfect addition to a lovely card.
I hope the month flies by and your test results are encouraging. Holding the good thought for you,
Sue S.

Rosie said...

I think your coloring is beautiful Maz! Your card is gorgeous! Sorry to hear about your health issues. I'll be praying for good news on your CT scan. Sending big hugs your way! Rosemary

Grace said...

Hi Maz! First of all... I think your Tilda is colored beautifully!!! You have great shading and highlights and her hair is fabulous! Love how perfectly she matches the dp and that flower is amazing! I'm so sorry you are going through this season of pain and trial... waiting is just the worst! I pray you can feel His tender touch and comfort though as you wait this out and will be praying for you Maz!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

HI Maz! This card is precious. I love how you used the same delightful paper to make your flowers and placed the images of the flowers so appropriately! I'm proud of you girl, for not wasting an image and good paper but being frugal and using what you had!! :-)
Your coloring is soft and pretty and boy, you nailed the shading on those pleats! Very pretty card. Big prayers going up for you as you wait on the end of the month to arrive!
Big, big BIG hugs,

Baukje said...

Hi Maz,

I'm so sorry to hear you've had more health issues, I'm thinking positive that it is only scar tissue.

I think you've done a magnificent job on colouring this gorgeous Tilda, I love everything about this card.

Many hugs.....Baukje

Myrna said...

Maz you will be in my thoughts and prayers as you wait for the end of the month. Praying all will go well for you.
Your card is beautiful! Love your colors and your coloring looks wonderful to me.

Sandy said...

Maz your card is absolutely beautiful! Where can I start!?! First of all I love the colors and the paper you have used. Secondly, your flower is really a wowzer a hundred times over. I love the way you have framed Tilda and this image is one of my favorites! The pink is such a nice touch. This card should win first place anywhere you go dear heart. I love it!

Rene said...

What a beautiful job you have done coloring her! And your layout is wonderful!
Rene :D

Eulanda said...

So sorry to hear your health isn't what it should be and that you are probably stressing about that. So not nice. I'm glad you can escape that for awhile through your cards. You are very good at it!! This card is so pretty and I absolutely LOVE your flower!! Hugs!

Christel Webb said...

Really cute. I love colouring with pencils too and am still experimenting with different brands. My next brand is Faber Castell polychromatic, will buy some tomorrow. I can’t get prisma colours where I live at all so might have a look on the net.

Kim Piggott said...

So, so, beautiful!
Love your stunning colouring and your design is so gorgeous!
Take care and know that you are in my prayers and thoughts.
kim x

Iulia said...

What a gorgeous card, Maz! Your Prismacolor coloring is amazing! And I mean it! If I knew I could color like this one day I would give up markers, they are so expensive:) Gorgeous blending work and such elegant paper choice, too!
Adorable card, Maz!
I'm sorry to hear about your health issue. God helped you before so you must keep having faith. He will help you again, dear friend! Just keep being optimistic as you always are, it will only help:)
You are in my prayers, dear heart; Hugs, Iulia

Chris said...

Maz, Your card is just lovely! I think you did a wonderful job with the pencils. The card has so many wonderful elements. I really like the flowers, too!

Chris Christensen

Cami said...

GORGEOUS card, Maz! Your coloring is just so beautiful! Love how you did her hair and the folds in her dress...excellent coloring. Your floral arrangement on the front is so pretty...well, I love everything about your card!
Hugs, Cami

Julie said...

Gorgeous card. Your coloring is just lovely!


Barb and Darryl said...

Well done Maz,
Your card is lovely.

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous card Maz and your coloring is amazing :o)
PS. Stay strong and be positive. I will pray the sun to shine all over you every single day!!

Cordine said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! Love the DP's you used!

Leslie Anne Avila said...

I love the BG paper! I haven't been blog browsing in a while. I'm so glad that you're back to crafting.
Yes, waiting around for a month is a long time to wait. I pray that God will heal and restore your body to perfect health and that His grace will comfort you in the wait.
Blessings to you, my friend~

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Don't believe in miracles, depend on them!
God is Love

Anonymous said...

Lovely Tilda card Maz! Beautifully colored and will bring smiles for sure!
Pam Going Postal

Anonymous said...

I really adore this!! Your coloring is beautiful especially with all of the greens!! HUGS

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful creation, thanks for sharing!

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Linda said...

Wow your card is absolutely beautiful!!!!!!

retriever said...

Very beautifull card, best regard from Belgium, Have a nice day.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW! You did an amazing job coloring that sweet image!

Patricia Garcia said...

Beautiful Marion, love the coloring and the beautiful colors!! Just adorable!!


Karen Irvine said...

Maz, thank you for sharing you gift with us. Your work is very Impressive! I love how you put your designs together. And your coloring is great! In Christ, Karen

Sharon said...

Hello Maz,

Wow I was so pleased to receive your lovely comment on my card and so surprised to see you're also on the Sunshine Coast. I've been taking a peak at your gorgeous cards and your colouring looks just beautiful. I would love to try colouring with distress inks as a change from copics.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Sharon x

Janiel/ janny said...

oh WOW your coloring is STUNNING!!!!! I love the card!! BEAUTIFUL!!
hugs, Janiel


I love this card! It is gorgeous!!! Hugs! Leah Ann

Linda said...

Wow I love how you colored her.
Thanks for the nice comment on my blog but I still have a long way to go!!!! But your coloring is great!!!!!! I am now following you!!!

Linda said...

Hi Maz if you come visit my blog I have a little gift for you again I love your blog!!!!!

Norma said...

Ooops, how did I miss commenting on this one!

This is such a gorgeus card. Fabulous colouration. When it comes to colouring with coloured pencils you are a master. And you've given me very helpful advises. Many thanks.