Lil' old Me

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
I am a full-time working mum who works shifts with a son Richard aged 23 and a daughter Emma aged 21. I have been married to my lovely Husband Paul for 26 years. My passion in life, besides my family, is papercrafting, especially cardmaking, although I "dabble" in scrapbooking. I was introduced to Jewellery making in 2012 and found another addiction :) I have been cardmaking since 2006. I am also a bit of a tigger freak!

Friday, 29 July 2011

Two cards just for fun

I had a little time before work last night so I decided to have a little play with my SPECTRUM NOIR pens.  These are the cards I made.


The first one is an experiment - my first image coloured solely with Greys.  Love how they blended.  The image is a background stamp from WALTZINGMOUSE STAMPS with the red flower stamped inbetween the pattern.  The pearls were ivory but I coloured them with Cool Grey 8 so they matched the image.

Colours
Skin: 169, 134, 132
others: Cool Grey 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

CARD SIZE:
6" x 6"
IMAGE:
Fairy from LILI OF THE VALLEY
Background Pic nic patterns from WALTZINGMOUSE STAMPS
SENTIMENT:
ELZYBELLS
MEDIUM:
Spectrum noir pens from CRAFTERS COMPANION
OTHERS:
Card and pearls from stash






My second card started off as a single layer card but I felt the card needed "something" so matted onto black card and loved the result.  I am soooo chuffed with the shading on the little bear - all thanks to the lovely juicy pens :)  and the tourquoise set are fabulous.  I hand drew the thin border around the edge to add a little interest

Colours
Bear: 100, 101, 104
Tie and DAD: 61, 65, 68, 178
Tools: Cool Grey 1, 3
Stool: 95, 107
Floor: 169
Shadow: 182
CARD SIZE:
6" x 6"
IMAGE:
James bear from LILI OF THE VALLEY
SENTIMENT:
From Popcorn bear set from CRAFTERS COMPANION
MEDIUM:
Spectrum noir pens from CRAFTERS COMPANION
Highlights made with white opaque pen from CRAFTS U LOVE
TOOLS:
Grand Calibur
Circle and scallop circle nesties
OTHERS:
Black card from stash

5 comments:

Wendy said...

Wow Jane - I can't half tell the difference in your colouring with these new pens. These are super xx

Karen said...

What a fabulous card. I love the colouring on the bear especially!! (And yes I've noted down your colours! Lol.) Can I ask what you've used your white highlight please? I have been looking online for a UK stockist of a Sharpies but had no luck.
Hugs. Karen.xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Karen - edited to add details of pen used for highlights

Thanks Jane x

downrightcrafty said...

alcohol pens really do blend so well especially when using the grey spectrum, love the card and the Dad one is so pretty
hugs Kate xx

Karen said...

Jane you're a star!! :0) Thank you so much!!xx