Wednesday, 12 November 2014

I have taken the "Plunge"

Hello Blog friends, followers and any one who got here by pure chance!!!!  Welcome, I love to have to you visit, it brightens my day.  And man Oh! man does it need brightened today.  The weather here is so miserable, its so dark.
Anyway I have taken the plunge and used these:-


I have told you I had these Prisma Pencils.   They were a gift from John & Audrey ages ago.  I have always been frightened to use them they are so beautiful just to look at. One of the last things Kate said to me when we were waving her goodbye after our NEC trip was "get those pencils out and use them"
Well Kate my friend,  today is the day, I have taken the Plunge.  They are so wonderful to use, soft, smooth and they blend so well.
To be honest it was not what I intended to do today.  I was tidying up some bits and pieces in preparation for that..  I came across some "freebe" Digital images I had printed off for Robert to colour.  Amongst them were a few Besties Digital images I printed off for me!! I had forgotten about them.  They are quite large which helped as I am not that great at the colouring.
Here is the card I have created:-

Not perfect, it takes lots of practise for that, I have a lot of practising to do
However that`s the box opened and the pencils used.  I tried to outline the image but feel the colour I used is a bit too dark
Base, navy A4 card folded
Docrafts Capsule Collection paper from Candy I won on Carole Zs Blog
Papers I had printed Dots and Checks
Ribbon from my box
No Greeting, it has gone in the box, you never know, it  might get used.   Miracle's might happen and someone will want to "buy" it!!!!

That`s it for today
Off to get on with what I intended to do:-
Thank you for popping by today I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia  xxx


  1. Good for you and your card is absolutely beautiful!

  2. What a fabulous box of pencils Patricia...and you've made a super job colouring that sweet image. Carol x

  3. Card is gorgeous Patricia and wow all those fab pencils!!! huggles Sue xx

  4. Wow Patricia. I know you had said about the Prisma colour pencils, but boy I never realised you had every colour available. The card is so pretty and the image is so beautifully coloured too. Don't be so hard on yourself my friend. You have to do some more of these. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  5. hi Patricia
    the weather is indeed here also dark and grey , so we have the change to created cards and more, and i love this one.
    your box with pencills is gorgeous, and i have the derwent pencills.
    they are coloring perfect .
    have a nice week and hugs from a grey Netherlands.

  6. Pretty perfect from where I'm sitting! Love the cute image!

  7. Now after giving yourself a gentle tap on the back of the hand from me for being so negative about your colouring skills Take a great big pat on the back cos this card is beautiful as is your colouring and I think the colour you have used to highlight the outline looks brilliant (I know we are so negative about our own work and see thing that perhaps others don't) but this is gorgeous - honest xx GailT xx

  8. Not perfect? Do you need glasses? It's fabulous Patricia! What an amazing job you have done and well done on using them!! xx

  9. Patricia I am going to have to totally disagree with you on the 'not perfect'. I know exactly how hard it is to blend with pencils (at least for ME!) and I think you've achieved PERFECT wonderfully well. This is awesome shading & you should be very proud of your effort. Even more so, if it's your first attempt. I find the Prismas to be 'harder' - which is why I tried the Polychromos...heard they were easier to blend. Your image is darling, your card is beautiful, and your coloring & blending on this image is just really superbly well done! So proud of you for taking the plunge!! Enjoy them. Hugs & TFS

  10. Well Patricia, this looks gorgeous to me! Honestly, I think your colouring is fabulous and I love the papers you have used too.
    hugs Sue xx
    P.S. Thanks for your kind comments and concern. I am fine, been busy with a couple of appointments but I'll be back with a card to share tomorrow!

  11. wow Patricia think you should go to Spec Savers this is fabulous if I was half as good I would be well pleased, so lovely truly it is.
    Sorry about your weather today but tomorrow is another day!
    Margaret corgi owner

  12. Evening Patricia, To say that this is your first 'go' with the pencils, I would swear you had been using them for ages, your colouring is fabulous, and your finished card is gorgeous !! Of course someone will want to buy it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  13. Thank goodness you have decided to open those pencil and use them, if our Gill saw them she would be so jealous, as you know she has her box of pencils and uses them, but the colour range you have would be right up her street as they say, Just think if we had half of those when we were little the fun we would have had. Love your card, Hazel x

  14. WOW!! This is a beautiful image and the colouring is brilliant. Patricia, you can really colour, don't be so critical of yourself.
    That is some box of pencils, I'm green with envy, I thought it was a box of 24 or something, you've got the whole sheebang, keep practising, hugs Kate x

  15. You are a natural at this!!! The colouring is completely perfect in my eyes. LOVE the blending, the softness of the tones you've used and the shading. Looking forward to seeing lots more of these. Jenny x

  16. Hi Patricia,

    This is gorgeous, love it. You have coloured her in perfectly.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  17. Good evening Patricia
    So, you don't do colouring then! Just let me know when you start lol!
    This is terrific so don't sell yourself short my friend.
    Have a great evening.
    Ang x

    Ps . . . Fabulous set of pencils you lucky girl.

  18. Gorgeous colouring Patricia, beautiful image you have used, lovely papers.. you have made a fantastic job with your pencils.
    pam x

  19. Evening Patricia sorry I've not been around much not been too good but now I'm feeling a lot better. I love this card and you have coloured it beautifully. Take care xx

    Debs xx

  20. You have done a brill job Patricia, looks fab, xxxx

  21. Beautiful card Patricia. Your colouring is great.

  22. Hi patricia

    I can't believe you have not used them before,what a rainbow of colour looking at your card , you really need to use them again. absolutely fab.

    Kind regards
    Tina XX

  23. Oh I love your card Patricia. Lovely papers and stylish design and such a cute image. Your colouring looks great! hugs, Marlies

  24. Gosh, i think your card is just gorgeous, the background paper and the colors you used are just perfect, { you are so just good at coloring Patricia } and i don't think the outline too dark ,it all looks good to me , well done .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  25. Morning Patricia,
    Simply stunning, love the colouring, looks perfect to me, you are too hard on yourself.

  26. Hi Patricia, oh your going to get the prisma bug! Don't for get you can use a blending solution and stubs if you want to. I think your image is fab.
    I love sitting an playing with mine, although I am a bit out of practise just now....I find I've lost many hours colouring in! LOL.

    Enjoy playing!

    Hugs Erika. x

  27. Gorgeous the sweet image and design and the choice of pencils is a good one...I like using mine too...have fun Patricia and produce more lovelies lilke this one... aNNie xx
    The Journey is the Start

  28. Well how fantastic is this!!!!! Great image and great colouring. You should be thoroughly ashamed for sitting on this gift all this time ... lol! Good on Kate for making you break into them. You are very lucky to have the lot. Love and hugs Christine xx

  29. Greetings Patricia, wow what pretty coloring, the Prisma Pencils look great. Glad you took the chance to use them.

    Hugs Diane

  30. Hi Patricia - it looks to me like you're very good at colouring - wow! Looks brilliant to me xx

  31. I am so happy to see that you've used your gorgeous pencils! Your colouring looks so beautiful, I can't wait to see more!

  32. OH what I lovely selection of pencils, I just would't have been able to leave them in the box for so long! Look what you have created with them too! Beautiful, hugs Carole Z X

  33. Oh Patricia, if only you had tried them sooner you would have realised they are even more beautiful to USE than look at. Your little miss is so sweet and perfectly coloured.
    hugs Mau xx