Tuesday, 21 July 2015

A day by the sea - Part 2

This is the second card made at the workshop - in the afternoon.  A Christmas card.  I was pleased as I am trying to really get started on making all mine.

Here it is:
Most of the work was done at the workshop - just the last bit of the grid and adding the sentiment and the branches done at home.  I know that holly berries don't really go with the fir tree but they finish it nicely.
We used the Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and blending medium for the colouring on the back and then I added some dry work on the front for detail and shadow. I love colouring this way.
About colouring pencils.  I bought my Faber Castell pencils some time ago and love using them but they can be a bit hard.  So I bought myself two tins of the Spectrum Noir pencils as an addition to my arsenal but I must admit that I am disappointed with using them with blending material.  You are supposed to be able to do so but I find they are greasy (perhaps because they are softer) and I have gone back to the Faber.
I will have to find another use for the Spectrum Noir.
Hope you like the card.
Another great pattern thank you Judith. (no long words tonight - too tired).
Carol xx


  1. This is gorgeous Carol, I love the log cabin in all of the snow. It looks so cozy.

    Sue xx

  2. A beautiful gorgeous wonderful card, love the scene and your parchment work is beautiful, well done on making such a beautiful card

  3. Why thank you Margaret for all those kind words - you are making me blush.
    Carol xx


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