Sunday, July 7, 2013

New Toy


New toys!!!!!!  I always laugh at Jim whenever he gets a new tool or something - you know....boys and their toys.  Well, I just purchased a 24 count set of the Derwent Intense pencils and now I know what he feels like!

I've really been on a "more white space CAS roll" around here and decided it was high time to throw in a couple of layers and (gasp) patterned paper.  I colored the Sara Kay image with the pencils.  It's not perfect by any means but I AM having fun using them.  Just have a whole bunch of practicing to do now. I really like that they're a little brighter than the Prisma pencils and the fact they're less expensive than Copics.

This will be an anniversary card for Jim's sister and brother in law - um.....I believe it's number 53 for them!  Anyway......I always - and I mean ALWAYS - give them a funny, humorous, crazy type card so this one will be a little different.  Surely I'm not getting sweet or something!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by.................
Lynn

32 comments:

Anne Temple said...

Your coloring looks fabulous! Love the shading and how much more vibrant they are than regular colored pencils. Love your patterned papers too.

Tammy said...

Wow Lynn, absolutely wonderful! I would say you are off to a wonderful start with your new toys!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Lynn, I like the adorable image and the colours.
Kevin xx

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Lynn this is a fabulous card and your colouring is fabulous.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Noelle said...

adorable card and your coloring is amazing! Thanks for popping by my blog :)

MiamiKel said...

Wow Lynn, this is beautiful! What fun toys to color with! And 53 years - oh my, what a blessing to have a lifetime with someone :)

NanaConnie said...

Incredible coloring, Lynn! I may have to break down and buy yet another set of coloring "tools" after I look at what can be done with those fabby pencils. Love the dp! Girl, you just have to use that stuff more often! I know you do magnificent CAS cards, and I always love them and strive to do more of them like you do, but your talents are many as shown here. Want to see more patterned dp from now on! :-D Hope your day is great. I'm ready to start the long drive home.

Carol L said...

Way to work those Derwents! Your coloring is fabulous, and I've always loved that sweet Sarah Kay image :) NJ on this one - enjoy those toys :)

Bonnie said...

What a cute couple and you've colored beautifully! I don't think you need more practice. Just more playtime! New toys are so much fun!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I don't think we ever have enough toys. I must say, I do like going back to my pencils every now and then. Enjoy, because you have created magic so far.

Laura said...

Lynn, I bought these same pencils. And I do not get no where near this Look with my coloring. Fabulous coloring!!! I actually gave up on them. And I love that Paper pack. So many pretty Paper. TFS

Davi said...

Beautiful Lynn! I love the layers and the wonderful Sarah Kay image. I tell you, you did a beautiful job coloring it!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful card Lynn just such a fab image and so well done.Shaz in Oz.xx

MaxineD said...

WOW - great colouring Lynn - and you go sweet? - I doubt it ;-).
Love this card, so nice to see you branching out to the world of dp and layers!! (now now, don't clobber me, just having you on)
Blessings
Maxine

Sharon said...

It is a gorgeous card Lynn. Just love your colouring. hugs Sharon

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Lynn! This came out awesome!!!!!!!! You did really great with the coloring!!

And go girl - you bought the 24 set! I only bought the 12!!!

I really think you knocked it outta the park!

Donna Hanley said...

From funny to adorable, that works for me. Love that image and your coloring is fabulous. I'd never heard of these pencils, I'll have to check them out. I love the paper choices you made. This card is a total winner and will be loved by your relatives. Enjoy your week.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Lynn, this card is darling! Love how you are coloring with your new toys! Great job!

Tammy said...

Awww this is so sweet Lynn! your coloring is absolutely beautiful and I love the gorgeous papers!!
Tammy x

Lynn McAuley said...

Fabulous work with your new pencils, Lynn!! Love this fun image of young love!!!

Jessi Fogan said...

53?! Holy moly. That is truly something to celebrate!
Along with new pencils- I have heard so much about those Derwent pencils! WOOHOO for new toys :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

What an adorable image, perfect for the anniversary card, Lynn! I feel a weakness setting in for these Inktense pencils. I keep seeing them on blogs and loving what I see and, honestly, I don't use my Prisma's as much as I thought I would. Hmmm. Talk about "boys and their toys," I feel like I need to start a support group for us enabling cardmakers!!

Darlene said...

Love your coloring!! Looks like you don't need much practice to me. It's a fun image for an anniversary card, and the layers and colors in the DP match perfectly.

I've been eyeing those Intense pencils for a while now. Have some other Derwents and love them. Your cards are great enablers-I just keep reminding myself that just because I have the same pencils does not mean that my coloring will be as great as yours! LOL

Shannon White said...

Aww, This is The Sweetest Anniversary card Lynn! I know Jim's Sister and her Hubby will Love this for sure! Love your layout and pretty patterned papers and Super coloring too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Margaret said...

Your coloring is gorgeous and I love all of the wonderful layers!! This is really sweet, which will probably leave them wondering what you have up your sleeve!! :)

Joan Ervin said...

This is just precious, Lynn...love the soft coloring and way to go with the patterned paper!!!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOWZA- your new tools are working out just beautifully! This is amazing and the Patterned Paper is perfect!

Marilyn said...

Geez Lynn, this is some pretty fabulous colouring here! I keep looking at how you've done those jeans and it's perfect! I like how there's so much depth with the shading and highlighting but you've kept it soft-looking at the same time. I must get using my new pencils! I actually dug out my Prismas last week and it's like I found an old friend so I'm anxious to try the Inktense too.

Monica said...

This is so precious and sweet. LOVE it. Perfect sentiment.
Love,
M

Mary H. said...

What a perfectly lovely image and you've colored it so well with your new pencils. Don't you just love those Derwents? There's a lady who does some swell videos showing how to use them as w/colors too, I can send the link if you like. You did a fantastic job on this card. Your folks will absolute love it, and all the dp layers really enhanced your focal image. TFS

Lesley said...

love your colouring with your new pencils - this will be a great anniversary card - just love Sarah Kay best wishes Lesley x

Denise@DigiHaven said...

I love my inktense water color pencils and hardly use them enough. This came out beautifully. I really enjoy your posts and sense of humor. Lovely card!