Sunday, 15 May 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge "Clean and Simple"

Good morning!

The current challenge at Penny Black Saturday is "Clean and Simple".

I have used a cute stamp from Penny Black called "you are the bestest" (40-015). I love colouring with Copics but sometimes it is nice to have a change, so I got out my Prismacolor Pencils for this image and for an additional change I used only the pencils without any blending solution. As a final touch I added stickles glitter glue to the centres of the flowers.

Talking about coloured pencils, I have just bought a set of Staedtler ErgoSoft pencils, and I think they are fantastic and exceptional value for money. They are break resistant and blend beautifully with Sansador or can be used on their own. I've tried lots of different coloured pencils and I can say that these pencils have my number one spot alongside Polychromos. (This is just my personal opinion, not an advertisement, I just wanted to rave about them!).

I think I am going to make a lot more cards with this image because this kitty always puts a smile on my face so sending him to someone would be like sending a smile in the post!

Have a great day whatever you are doing.

Hugs, Clare xx


Kristel said...

Woww this is absolute gorgeous Clare!!
Hugs Kristel

Pink Sunshine said...

Gorgeous card, I love the fresh orange colour.
Sally. x

Lisa Jane said...

This is fantastic .. the colouring is fabulous
Lisa x

Liz, said...

Great colouring, must look out for those pencils.

Liz x

Linny said...

Fabulous card Clare, love the colours. Linda x

Danielle said...

Gorgeous! Beautiful CAS card Clare and you're right about the kitty ... definitely made me smile!! Love your colouring too!
Hugs, Danielle

Grenouille Greetings said...

And this one is adorably cute! Perfect colouring, delightful image! Hugs, Lesley

Sarah said...

Fabulous card Clare, your colouring is superb! You're right, that cat does put a smile on your face, it did when I saw your card!
Sarah xx :0)

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Clare,I love the image and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Daniele said...

ohhh whaat a sweetie.....
I painted this image a few weeks back and haven't made it into a card yet, yours is gorgeous

Suzie Q said...

Hi Clare,
i too have this stamp isn't it gorguss and perfect for a cas card as you really don't need much else x
stunning x
Suzie Qx

kath said...

this is so the colouring on your cute kitty......thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card, love the sweet image
Hugz Fleur xXx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous Clare.

Pops x said...

HI sweetie, this is gorgeous i love the image and the colours are fab hugs pops x x x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Just beautiful xx

Juls said...

just adorable!!! Love it!! Hugs Juls

jenny said...

Stunning CAS card! Your colouring is fab :)
Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday x

Jenny x