Now this really is a challenge, for me. Achieving pastel colours with Copics is still a struggle, largely because I do not have many pastels in my collection – yet! But also because to get the shading half way decent I use multiple layers and the more layers the deeper the colour. Having said all that I think I have managed to produce my best pastels to date – practice, practice, practice!
Sparkle N Sprinkle – Isabella
X-Press It card
Liquid Pearls – White Opal (for the necklace)
skin – E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
dress and hat flower – V000, V01, V12, V15
hat – YG00, YG01, YG03, YG06
flower centre – Y00, Y11, Y13
flower fronds and fur wrap – C0, C01, C03, C05
eyes – BG45, BG01
The image and quote are printed as one and made into a 7 x 5″ card. Don’t look too closely because you will spot the mistake. I had printed it out, coloured it and photographed it before I noticed then could have cried! With no time to do another one I have altered it as best I can in the hope that not too many will spot it. Of course now you are all looking for it!!
I do like pastel colours, there is something soft and usually feminine about them. Also Spring brings out the best pastels with the spring bulbs, crocus, daffodil, primrose and not forgetting the beautiful blossoms starting to appear on the bare trees in the orchards. Somerset is a big cider producing area so there are a lot of apple and pear orchards around and we also have a local cherry farm so more blossom to come. It’s the promise of an abundant harvest if the weather remains favourable for the year all held in a tiny, delicate flower. The wonders of creation to behold.
Our challenge at Path of Positivity runs for a month and I hope that you will join us. If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize for Most Inspirational. We’d also love to find out how this month’s colour palette makes you feel, if you’d like to share that with us. What kinds of feelings do PASTEL colours evoke in you? You can write a sentence or two in the body of your post, write a sentence at the bottom of your post next to the link up for this challenge, or simply leave a comment on this post if you’d like.
Remember, in order to be considered eligible for this month’s prizes, ALL creations must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. You don’t need to follow the optional theme if you simply want to have a chance at the Random Draw prize of a $15 gift certificate from Sparkle N Sprinkle, our guest sponsor this month. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win an additional sponsored prize of a $15 gift certificate also from Sparkle N Sprinkle, for the project chosen as Most Inspiring.
Thanks for dropping in. Take care.
Entering the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks #396 – Anything Goes
Creates and Makes #20 – Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends #64 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #56 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC#227 – Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #46 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #65 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – April Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craft Room #346 – Freestyle
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #79 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #147 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations – March Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #64 – Anything Goes
My Creative Scoop Colour Inspiration Monthly Link Up – April
Artistic Inspirations #197 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge #1813 – Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations April – One For The Girls