Thursday, September 2, 2010

Follow Your Heart

OK, so I am trying to learn to color. A few weeks ago, courtesy of Maryann at Bella Art in Johnston, RI, I was privileged to take a class with Nathalie Metivier from Magenta Style. I learned a lot. Most importantly, I learned how much there is to learn. Needless to say, I am a beginner but I intend to keep plugging along.

This is one of the many reasons I am so appreciative of businesses like Bella Art, Stampin Up! demonstrators and Pals Paper Arts for helping inexperienced individuals to develop crafting skills. I especially enjoy participating in these PPA challenges. This is my submission for PPA58-Pretty in Pearls.

Because I need to practice coloring, I chose this large Inkadinkado design. I colored the image and then set about to find card stock and and a sentiment. In retrospect, I will choose paper first next time and then color the design.

I used Prismacolor pencils for the coloring, American Craft card stock from the Autumn and Christmas packs and the sentiment is from Stampin Up!'s Whimsical Words set. I used a sponge dauber and some pink chalk on the edges of the white cardstock on the design and on the heart and dimensionals to pop up the heart. I used some self-adhesive pearls on the little flowers, the lace and on the heart.

Thank you PPA for the opportunity and the motivation to be creative.


  1. Great job with your coloring! You have created a beautiful card! I love how you used the pearls! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

  2. You are such an expert at coloring. The rose is so beautiful. Thanks for joining us @PPA!!