Tuesday 22 September 2015

Flower Ballerina

There is an ATG challenge at Aurora Wings and I have been working on this ballerina digi for a couple of weeks now with my Prismacolor pencils. It has been a slow and arduous process, as I'm not usually one to use pencils, so there is a learning curve, plus there is a lot of work with pencils. It's not quite as easy as markers, I'm finding. It is a lot of fun and relaxing for my mind, although I think I am going to end up with carpal tunnel syndrome soon. I am being a bad student and skipping around the Kit & Clowder Perfecting Pencils class, and not doing the actual projects in the class, but watching the videos for "how to" advice. I think Alyce will just be glad I'm using the classes to learn, however I'm choosing to do it. 

The image I used for this is Flower Ballerina. It is very intricate, which is why I wanted to use pencils versus Copics. I thought it would give me a better chance of shading without the ink moving into places I didn't want it to. I printed it at 3.75" tall, so that is really not very big. I had to have very sharp pencils.

The colours I used for her tutu are: Black Cherry, Pomegranate, Pink, and Deco Pink.
I kept the layout simple. I feel like Mitzi's images are so beautiful and detailed, it can be a real disservice to add too much bling to the card itself.

I am entering this into the ATG challenge on the Aurora Wings blog. If you love Aurora Wings, you should head over there and check it out!

Well I hope you like how it turned out! It was a labor of love. Thanks for stopping by!! xx


  1. You did a fabulous job and the finished card is stunning.

  2. I'm even more impressed now that I know it's pencils, Myndi! I've never colored anything totally with pencils and this is fabulous! Gorgeous DP you've used as well. Thanks so much for joining our ATG Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  3. Myndi you did an amazing job on this! I keep thinking about trying pencils too...thanks so much for joining us at Aurora Wings!

  4. Myndy, you make such beautiful cards!! I love colored pencils myself and know how slowly coloring goes with a tip of a pencil, so I can totally appreciate how much work has gone into this beauty. Love your design, too. Exquisite! Thank you for playing at Aurora Wings Challenge Blog.

    Mitzi xxx
    Artist/Owner Aurora Wings