Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I'm having a little break from the normal "Stampin' Up! only" transmission, to share some of the results of my weekend away, armed with my Prismacolor pencils and some cute stamped line images.  I have always loved colouring .... as a child, I was never bored if I had a colouring book and pencils, and I still find it therapeutic and relaxing.

Here is this week's challenge at The Color Throwdown:

I have chosen to pair Night of Navy with Real Red .... I was inspired to use this kind-of-nautical colour combination, after colouring my little subject's top in red and white stripes.  Here is the simple, but I think pretty cute, card I came up with:

Stamps: Trendy Trees, Sugar Nellie Stamps "Day Dreamer"
Card: Night Of Navy textured, Real Red, Whisper White
DSP: Celebrations Designer Series Paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Night of Navy stampin' pad
Other: Square Lattice embossing folder, Pinking Hearts border punch, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Prismacolor Pencils and Odourless Mineral Spirits, paper snips, stampin' dimensionals


  1. Oh how CUTE is this!!! You've done so well with the colouring too! I have a complete set of prismacolour pencils that I got for my birthday a few years back and I can't colour to save myself with them! I sooooooo wish I could though!

    Luv K

    PS - just cracked up laughin' at your facebook comment regarding my spending so much $ on Maddys jewellery!

  2. What a lovely card, that image and your colouring look great...so cute!

  3. This is just toooo cute I love the little birds hanging at the window! and your a bit of a pro at that colouring ;o)

  4. Gorgeous image Christine! and you did a fabulous job of colouring her. I've got to learn more about the whole odourless spirits thing! The card is just lovely!

  5. Love the nautical theme, I was wearing just those colours myself yesterday. You have been a busy little bee with all your posting! I am enjoying your break with SU, great little girly images with the added flourish of your talented colouring in.

  6. This is a beautiful card Christine. Your colouring is great. I particularly love your colour combinations. You are so good with all these challenges!

  7. A very sweet card Christine, love the colour combo you've used.

  8. Hi Christine,
    This card is just totally adorable!! Your colouring is amazing and this is another reminder of why I want to splurge and buy some prismacolour pencils!!

  9. Woohoo and another! Simply gorgeous. I too love colouring, and always have. Unfortunately I'm not terribly good at it *pout*


  10. She is such a cutie, and I love how you layered it all and the blue birds too!

  11. This is so cute Christine :) Love that image...looks fab popped up on the background. I'm with you on the colouring...it's very therapeutic and relaxing! Hubby tells me I'm going through a second childhood since I started lol

  12. Perfect Christine! Love the colours, image, design & sentiment - it's all so absolutely perfect. Your colouring is fantastic too. Hugs :)