mojo: bright bday

hi everyone!

i don’t usually post at night BUT my day kind of got away from me.  it has been dull dreary rainy dreary BLECH here in northern VA.  pezza and i just hung around at home and got some stuff done here and played.  I have been working on a website re-do that is nearly ready to unveil for a friend and it has turned out incredibly cute.


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my colored pencil 1 class has gotten off to a roaring start and everyone is really excited and loving the lessons so i am THRILLED!  we’d love to have more folks join in the fun!  Head over and check it out!


i used this week’s Mojo Monday sketch.  i have been working on a new paper (new to me) that i am really liking from the Paper Temptress called Deckled Brockway.  It has a nice roughness for layering colored pencil.  i decided to use this super cute lilly of the valley – Rosie with Cake:

I absolutely love the bright colors of this patterned paper. i am SO ready for spring – can you tell????

Pezza picked out what colors i would use on different parts of the image.  i also tried out some new blending pencils by Derwent.  I rarely use Gamsol/OMS/etc.  i have always blended using the pencils themselves or a prisma colorless blender pencil.  The Derwent set I got has two types of pencils – a blender and a burnisher.  The burnisher is a harder lead similar to the prisma blender.  the blender pencil is much softer and really does a nice job of blending.  i quite like them!

and now i am off to fold laundry – yee haw!



2 Responses

  1. Stunning card!

  2. How cute, Marti, so sweet with that cake!!! The coloring looks great!!! Glad to hear the class is doing so well. May have to check it out when I get done with the copics……

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