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Good afternoon  everyone ,and welcome to my blog this sunday afternoon,Tonic studios have a brand new launch tomorrow with Paula on Hochanda at 6pm launching the brand new water colour pencils which are fabulous there are 2x sets available Hair / Skintones & Brilliantly Vibrant beautifully presented in  a case, there are 12 pencils  in each set and water colouring with these pencils couldn't be easier .
If you have never coloured before these are the perfect way to start on the colouring ladder as water colour pencils are so forgiving if you go over the line or your colour isn't right apply water with a water brush  and take the colour away they are really great if you want a pastel effect but if you let each layer dry and go back in and add depth and dimension, added shadow and depth to your work but equally  someone who has coloured for yrs and has experience these pencils are just the  ticket.
I must admit I havnt water coloured with pencils for many years but I had a blast and found it very relaxing and thoroughly enjoyed making some of the  samples for this show.

To create this card you need:-
Nuvo Water colour pencil sets
Nuvo Water brush
Tim Holtz stamping platform
Victorian layering die set
Marmalades world stamp sets
300gsm white base card
Bright White Craft perfect
Oyster grey craft perfect
Craft perfect water colour card
Blossom Pink Craft perfect 
Nuvo Hybrid black ink pad
Nuvo Hybrid grey Ink pad
Congrats -Banner die set & Stamp set


The base card was created cutting two of the largest dies in the Victorian layering die sets and putting a hinge in the back piece of card and using the Nuvo craft  deluxe Adhesive glueing the front to the back then with a pair of scissors just snip the back part of the card at the bottom straight this is So the card can stand on its own but Still the perfect shape to the front of the card. Then add the layeres to the card using wet glue and 3D foam pads to add dimension to the card.
Now die cut the water colour card and place on your stamping platform place the stamp  onto your card where you would like it positioned and then bring the platform lid down and it will then grab your stamp, now gentle tapping to the stamp with the Nuvo Black hybrid ink pad so you have an even coverage to your stamp then bring the platform lid down and press over the area lift the lid and your image should be stamped now don't worry if you don't have an even stamped image you can go back ink the stamp again and go back and repeat until you are happy.
 Now it's time to play by gently shading the elephant I coloured this wee chap with the Hair and skin tones set using Wild mushroom and then for the darkest shading  Heather dusk the pink shades I used strawberry Milkshake and then from the Brilliantly Vibrant set Cotton Candy
I went in with light shades and then went back and added shadow and blended the colours out from light to dark, once dry I went back and added more colour until I was happy with the finished image. The bow was coloured in shades of pink from both sets and blended out then die cut the shape as marmaldes world is a stamp and die set, this was then added with 3D foam pads.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today your support means an awful lot.

Until next time xx



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