Thursday, January 7, 2021

Fairy of Spring in Prismacolors - Molly Harrison Digi

My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, 
who made mistakes, but recovered from them. Bono

Molly Harrison digi, Prismacolor pencils, gold leafing pen, Spellbinders frames,
beaded swirls, assoirted flowers, yellow glitter card stock

Hey there,

I was thrilled when Santa brought me the whole gigantic set of 150 Primacolors and I couldn't wait try them on one of my girlie digis.  Although I am obviously obsessed with my Copics,  I was excited to try a new medium and learn some untried skills. Kit and Clowder classes are the way to go for me, because I can watch a step-by-step video and learn visually.  I chose  THIS gorgeously detailed Molly Harrison image for my first attempt because, well, she's so pretty. 

Pencils are literally a whole new ball of wax for me.  They take much more time and patience than Copics but I love all the amazing detail I can achieve.  I was in the "zone" for hours trying to smooth out the tooth in my paper after lightly applying endless layers of color.  I didn't think I needed to brush the flakes off my work periodically, and I was sorry I didn't heed Alyce's warning.  Who would think pencils could get messy and out of control!  But, in the end, I'm happy with the results of my first venture and I'm ready to give it another go.  

It's exhilarating adding  a new tool to my artistic arsenal and I feel energized now to push my boundaries.  I'm determined to practice with my pencils until they become second nature to me...however long that takes! 😊

Thanks for visiting,
Go forth and expand your horizons with a new skill.
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  1. She is gorgeous! WOW, Santa was so nice to you, he must REALLY LIKE you! You framed her nicely. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas, you Diva!

  2. She is a beauty! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene CT

  3. This is so stunning - a piece of art for certain. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  4. Hi this is a fantastic card. I love that beautiful image. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for challenge #83 which has the theme Anything Goes. The sponsor is SheepSki Designs. Hugs Jackie DT xxx

  5. This is beautiful Nancy! I am so excited that you have entered the pencil world and I look very forward to seeing more masterpieces.
    Hugs Monica

  6. You have done an amazing color job on this beautiful image. Thanks for sharing with us at Die Cut Divas :)

  7. Stunning card. I love your coloring and choices of colors. Stunning image and design. So glad you shared over at Make my Monday.

  8. Hi Nancy
    This is gorgeous, beautiful colouring and I love the design. You've done a fantastic job with your new pencils.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. Wow Nancy, your colouring is beautiful. Your design compliments the stunning image perfectly.
    Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  10. WOW! Gorgeous creation, so elegant and beautiful. The textured background compliments perfectly that gorgeous image. Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM.

  11. Stunning coloring on this gorgeous card! Love it! Enjoy your pencils!! Thank you for playing with us at Make My Monday Challenge and hope you come back soon.

  12. Great job with the colored pencils. It's hard to believe that this was your first creation with your Prismacolor pencils. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas.

    sue n.

  13. Wow fabulous design! Thank you playing along at Make My Mondy Challenge.

  14. Youre card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing with us at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT