Happy New Year to All
For the first Challenge of 2014 we have a theme of
and our wonderful Sponsor is Heather Valentin from
We were able to choose our own stamps for this challenge and I chose
Maggie Springtime Flowers from the retiring section. I used my new Spectrum Noir pens. I had been collecting the sets over the months and then treated myself to the sets I needed to complete the full set for Christmas and my MIL gave me some money towards the pen racks too so I now have a lovely, colourful set of pens to look at and hopefully use ;-).
I used an 8 x 8 card because I printed my image larger than I wanted but instead of worrying about it I went with the flow and used a bigger card base. The green card I used for the base is from a Papermania pack, the mats are from DCWV Stack 6, the ribbon I bought about a year ago and never used until now. All edges have been distressed with DI, Old Paper. I've been trying to get more shading because I have all the SN pens and I like the dress but still can't get the hair but I think this image is a wonderful one which to practice shading on.
Sketch Saturday #291 - Sketch by Vanessa
Our Creative Corner - Shopping Sins (pink ribbon bought about a year ago and never used. Mat paper bought 5 years ago still have loads left)
Creatalicious Challenges - Wishes (to spend less time worrying about what might happen and spend more time enjoying what is happening)
Allsorts Challenge 240 - Free and Easy
Challenges 4 Everyone #37 - Anything Goes