Sunday, 19 December 2010

Traditional Minimalism...and me playing with my new Prismas :D

Hello again!! :)

Well, I’m back again- is anyone getting sick of me yet!?! ;D Three times in four days- this has got to be some sort of record for me, but I’m finally getting on with my Xmas cards and, as fairly simple is the order of the day at this late stage, they’re not in need of too much explanation on here so the posts are fairly simple, too!! :)

So, this one is going to be my Gran & Grandad’s card this year and is the first image coloured with my new Prismacolor pencils...which is quite fitting really as I’ve used the money they gave me for my birthday towards buying them!! :) So they’ll get to see what I can do with their present- I hope they’ll like it...

It’s basically a remake of the first sepia card I made with this fab LOTV Carollers stamp (here if you want to take a look) and was originally going to be all sepia tones, too... but I’ve made so many of them recently, for the couple of friends who saw them and requested another five between them plus a couple for my own pile while I was at it, that I was getting just a wee bit fed-up (note to self for next year- you have a rather limited tolerance for exact repetition!! ;) ) I found that a little red crept in (partly ‘cos I’m still not very familiar with the pencils and thought I’d picked one that looked brown!! :S) and then, as I liked the red, a little green found its way in, too :)

I stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia then coloured with the fab Prismas, blending with Zest-It and a paper stump :) I love the effect of the Zest-It- I’ve used the same type of pencils before when my art teacher lent me some for my GCSE coursework and knew they were lovely to work with but I’ve never done the blending thing so didn’t know quite what to’s fab!! :D Can you tell I’m a happy bunny with my b’day pressie!?!lol :D The ribbon was white and is coloured with Cinnamon PM, the greeting is from a Woodware Clear set and that and the panel edging are in Versafine :)

I’m entering this in the following challenges: Sweet Stampin’ – Celebrations :) ; Allsorts – Free and Easy- Anything Goes :)

I hope you’re all tucked up nice and warm- can’t believe it’s snowed again!! Just what we all need with all those last minute things to get done this week!! :S Ah, well- I guess at least at the mo’ it’s quite pretty :)



Little K Smith said...

Beautiful card Rachel, gorgeous colouring, I can see your're enjoying your new pencils :)
Love the sweet LOTV image too.

Mummylade said...

this is beautiful, so clean and classy! Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge this fortnight, good luck and have a wonderful Christmas

Jola said...

Wow!! Piękne!!

Vixx handmade cards said...

Another stunner Rachel!, just soooo beautiful!!
hugs Vicky xx

brenda said...

Hi there

I am thrilled you have joined in my "Free and Easy" theme at Allsorts this fortnight and confess to being astounded by the huge response this weekend.

I usually like to visit every entry and say a few words about their creations, but the sheer volume so far along with the Christmas preparations we all have to juggle means this is a "copied and pasted" message, for which I apologise.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and wonderful holiday time.

B x

Abi said...

A beautiful elegant card, I love the subtlety of it. Thanks for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge x


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