Saturday, 27 December 2014

A bottle marked 'poison'..

Hello fellow Crafters,

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas with lots of family, great food and lovely pressies. I did.. I got this :

I was very happy to find this under the tree and today I have been playing with them. I must say it is not as easy as it looks. Copics are much easier but I am impatient and I think I will probably learn if I persevere and practise..

I did an art journal today and I used the pencils for colouring Alice and the background of the signpost.

I painted the pages with blue, green, yellow and orange acrylic paint. I then painted over the top with white gesso which I dabbed with a baby wipe. You get a bit of a faded background that way. Next I used a Crafter's Workshop flower stencil and some Distress Inks in the same colours to create a border around the pages. 
The background was stamped randomly with white, grey and black ink. (A complete list of all the stamps I used is at the bottom of this post). Next I stamped Alice and coloured her with my new pencils. I really enjoyed the process. The sentiment is from Alice in Wonderland and I hand wrote this on a piece of white card stock which I coloured also with colour pencils.  The frame and pole of the sign were made from a scrap of dark brown card stock. Alice was glued on the page on top of some washi tape to ground her. The little spider webs were drawn by me. Lastly I stamped some crows, cut them out and adhered them too. 

I used the following stamps (all from Stampotique)

I hope you like it and I gave you some inspiration....

Thanks for stopping by !


  1. Marvelous pages. Great backgrounds, try as I may, i dont have the patience. You sure put these pencils to good use. Happy New Year! Xx

  2. You have been spoiled haha!!!! Wonderful gift and already use of them Corrie, I love your page using your new pencils! Is it Derwent Inktense or coloursoft?? Or another brand yet? Anyway the result is very beautiful! Coco xx

    1. They are Faber Castell Polychromos, Coco !
      Thank you for your kind words!
      Corrie x

  3. I am so happy that Santa brought to you the number one item on your Christmas wish list, Corrie. To me, your journal spread is magnificent! New things often can be a challenge, but I know you will master this and be pleased in just a short time. Kay

  4. This is fab Corrie, and you are a very lucky girl with your Christmas present. It looks to me like you have mastered using these already. Have a very happy and creative new year xx

  5. Wow that's a fabulous set of pencils - and lovely to hear you're already playing and experimenting. I love your journal spread... wonderful background and I love the noticeboard and words!!
    Alison xx