How far I’ve come

Today’s card is a personal landmark for me of how far I’ve come in my colouring capabilities since I started 6 months ago. I’m not celebrating the technical skills I’ve learnt, but rather the confidence I now have when I hold a pencil in my hand. The confidence to let myself go and be freer in the way I colour.

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I’m obviously still not happy with my lack of ability to colour a leaf so it bends the way I want it to, and not be swaying all over the place at the same time! I still have more shading classes to take, but overall I’m quite proud of the way I coloured this gorgeous stamp from Clearly Besotted with my Prismacolor pencils. I had around 5 different colour pencils in my hand at the same time, as I flicked them through each petal!

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Once finished, around 2h later, I stamped the sentiment from Stamplorations with Versafine black ink, cut my panel with Sue Wilson’s rectangle stitched dies and carded up my drawing on yellow card stock and finally a white card base.

I chose this sentiment for Kathy Racoosin at The Daily Marker, to say a HUGE Thank You to her, as her 30 Day Colouring Challenge was what incited me to learn how to colour with a pencil/brush in my hand. Before that, I thought I couldn’t colour to save my life, and now its become a passion! So I will be eternally grateful to her for hosting this challenge. The last challenge just ended and I can’t wait for the next one already, which will probably in January.

Well I hope you liked the card and I look forward to hearing what you think cause all your comments really make my day!


I’m sharing this card over at:

Print Simon Says Stamp World card making day

global designGlobal Design Project – Grateful

addicted to stamps n more Addicted to Stamps and More – Make Your Mark

addicted to stampsAddicted to CAS – Favourite Stamp. I don’t have ONE favourite but this is one of favourites!

Shopping our Stash badge Shopping Our Stash – Give thanks

watercooler wedWatercooler Wednesday – Anything Goes as long as its feminine



24 thoughts on “How far I’ve come

  1. Gorgeous coloring, Gwendolyn, I am totally not sure why you would think its not adequate – look at those splendid lines, just love it!! I think you have a natural talent for colors and coloring, seeing how far you have come! I love seeing each and every one of your creations..and of course, you ‘experiments’!! 😀

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  2. Gwendolyn, I’m wildly cheering and applauding your beautiful card and your enthusiastic colouring confidence! Your flowers/leaves are infused with lovely, vibrant richness! So impressive! I’m quite enjoying the Kit and Clowder monthly pencil classes (I’ve only done two so far) and have learned a great deal. Still lots to learn, for sure! You just keep on colouring; your artistry shines!

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    1. Thanks so much Carol for your enthusiastic and supportive comments and I’m so glad you’re enjoying your classes, maybe once I’ve stopped with my daily German classes and packing for our move to our new house I’ll give it a try! 😘


  3. wooow lovely coloring Gwen
    I am not good at coloring flower
    and I bought many flower stamp from the TON (gasp ooh noooo)
    I must go to your home and learn how to coloring flowers…may I hehe
    Gwen I knew this sentiment is Stamplorations remember the one from Shery Russ..
    Beautiful and sweet card my friend

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  4. Oh my, Gwendolyn, what gorgeous and vivid colours you’ve used for your flowers! This is a piece of art! Great choice of colours for your layering, too. The stitching and the yellow helps make everything pop. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

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      1. Ohhhh I didnt.. Is there a email addy? I will happily send it. LOL I am having my morning coffee and just woke up.. and your blog was first up =) but the blues drew my attention. I LOVE blue. Your card really is beautiful!.

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