Monday, 18 October 2010

The Winners are........................................

Firstly, thank you all so much for throwing your name in the hat for the 'best of both worlds' blog candy. Those who didn't win, I am putting another couple of blog candy prizes that you won't want to miss on here tomorrow, wonderful goodies from Polkadoodles.............................
and at the end of the month, I have a prize that will make you all sit up. Someone will have a fabulous early Christmas present.... hint, it involves colouring. I may drop another hint later in the week
I went through the list, printed them all out, deleted any duplicates to be totally fair, and used to pick the numbers. I took screenshots, but the flash bleached it all out.
So the two lucky winners are
from the UK
congrats Leigh, you will get the parcel of Martha Stewart goodies. Email me with your address

and the winner of all the Best of British goodies,
from the USA
Congrats Shari, email me with your address and I will send your parcel on it's way
If I don't hear from the winners before Saturday 23rd October, I will draw another name
So on to today's card. I used a Kanban stamp, from a clear set called 'the best of friends'
I decided to do a step-by-step for you on colouring a horse, as always I have to say I am no expert...........
Here is the finished card...
All colouring done with Promarkers

I stamped the image with memento tuxedo black ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock from Walmart (office supply aisle)


I coloured the lightest parts of the horse (imagining that the light is falling from the right)
with sandstone


I coloured the rest of the horse body with cinnamon, then went over the whole of the coloured area with sandstone to blend the edges


I added Umber to the darkest areas - under the mane, around the ears, along the jawline, and blended it all by going over it again with sandstone


I coloured the mane with vanilla,

Then added shading to the mane with sandstone and tan - looks a mess at this stage doesn't it? The ink is still very wet, and the colours blend and fade as it dries.

and here is my finished horse. You see how the ink blends perfectly when it is dry. I added white pen (Signo) highlights to the eye and mane
I coloured the little rider in similar subtle shades, I always find that keeping a fairly tight colour palette when colouring an image looks far more effective in the end than multi colours to distract the eye. The fence was left uncoloured, I just added some grey shading with ice grey 2 to add definition to the planks of wood. The two greens I used were pear green, marsh green and just a touch of apple

Gosh, this has been a bit of a marathon post, I need to go and sit with a gin and tonic!
Take a peek on my sidebar, my boys got together with their families yesterday, here are the children having their tea. How I miss them.
See you tomorrow with details of how you can win the cutest stuff from Polkadoodles


  1. Congrats to the winners!
    Great card and thanks for the walk through tutorial you gave. Very helpful.

  2. Congrats to the winners. That is some sweet candy! The coloring on that card is so beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial, because I have no clue about coloring-haven't even ventured there-but am always wondering how people get the shading they do.

    It all looks great.

  3. Congratulations to the winners! Enfys this is a beautiful card I love th horse. Your grandchildren are absolutely adorable.

  4. Congrats winners!
    Your card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your coloring tech. I really enjoy seeing how its done. So pretty!

  5. Congrats to the lucky winners!!!
    Pretty card En...thanks for the tutorial!

  6. Congrats to the winners!!!

    I love your coloring!!! TFS!

  7. Oh my goodness, I'm so excited, could you hear me screaming? I can't believe you picked me to win these awesome goodies. I'm looking forward to checking out your British goodies I can't get here in the states. Thanks so much Enfys, I'll e-mail you now.

    Oh I almost forgot, your card is so pretty, I hope I can figure out how to color with the promarkers after lots of practice.

  8. Happy for the winners...this tutorial is just perfect Enfys...thank you for sharing!

  9. Congrats winners! Thank You or the step-by-step. Your card is just wonderful! The new photos of the Grands is awesome! They are so very adorable!! :)

  10. Hi hun
    congratulations to the winners,
    aww gorgeous card, fab image thanks for the tutorial hun, need help with colour work, sue,x

  11. Congrats to the winners!
    Your card is again so wonderful and your coloring really fantastic.
    The image is so cute.

  12. congratulazioni alle fortunate vincitrici e grazie!

  13. Congrats to the winners and thanks for the giveaway Enfys.

  14. So wonderful card Enfys,I love the image and the colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

  15. Congratulations winners! I went out and bought the mouse punch. It is very cute!
    Thanks for the details in your coloring. I appreciate it.
    Beautiful children - looks like a fun tea party!

  16. Congrats to the winners! Thanks so much for the step by step Enfys, love that image and the card turned out great too! The pics of the grandkids are so cute, fun to see them grow on your sidebar. ~Diane

  17. Hi Enfys congrats to the winners, you lucky people, and your tutorial is fabulous, thanks for that. With love an dhugs Shirleyxxx

  18. What sweet pix of the little ones! They grow so fast! You'll be seeing them at Christmas won't you?
    Thanks for the tutorial on coloring. I have watched a lot of how to color videos. But I've never really gotten much from them. I did, however, get a lot from your tutorial! It was simple, and right to the point. Thanks so much!

  19. Congrats to the winners.

    Enfys, your coloring is fantastic. Thank you for the step by step tutorial.

  20. Congrats to the winners! [Tears in my eyes that it wasn't me]LOL
    Love the tutorial so helpful.

  21. Congrats to the winners! Love the image on your card. So sweet! Thanks for the step-by-step too. Your grandkids are just too cute for words. That little Monty looks like such a character. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Congrats to the winners....maybe next time :)

    Cute card...

  23. I am here from Linda's blog and Oh..I love your cards..I love how you showed us how to color it all in...this is my first visit but I will be back!!

  24. I love the horse and so wish I could color like you do! The coloring is perfect! Thanks for the lesson.


  25. Congrats to the winners! Thanks for the tutorial Enfys I always have trouble with animals and you gave a very helpful walk through. Fantastic card and great colours.
    Hugs Linda

  26. Congrats to the winners! Your
    step by step tutorial was helpful

  27. ongrats to the winners. You are going to have so much fun with your prizes. I have a coworker whose little girl would absolutely love this card. She is plumb horse crazy and this card is just beautiful.

  28. Thanks Enfys ........... Wooh! Wooh! Martha Stewart stuff is theeee best x I am so very very pleased x I am very spoilt x thanks for the colouring tutorial too x I am not good at colouring and this helps a great deal... Off to email you now x Leigh x

  29. Congrats Leigh and Shari, enjoy your goodies.

  30. You are so talented, I wish that I could do half as well. Thanks for the great tut.

    Donna C.

  31. Love this colouring tutorial!! I need more like this. Thank you for sharing.

    Congrats to to winners

  32. love the coloring horse tutorial ...hope i can buy promarkers soon.gonna try your


  33. Holy Moley what a giveaway. Soneone is going to be very lucky!


I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x