Good morning Everyone and what an absolutely beautiful morning it is here in Upper Hutt. Not only is the sun shining but it is our eldest daughter's birthday and that is certainly a day for us to celebrate. I spent a very pleasant afternoon yesterday making the above card for her. The image is called Alura, one of my digital stamps from Lavinia Stamps. On the right hand side of the first image you can see how she started off when I printed them from my digital file. On the left you can see her after I spent several hours colouring her. The second image is obviously the finished card after I had brushed some blue( TH Broken China distress ink) over the background and mounted my image onto toning/matching card. I used my lovely Spectrum Noir coloured pencils. Yum. I bought them when I was in the UK mid year but haven't had much chance to use them . This was the perfect opportunity and I am SO glad I invested in them. I found a VERY good deal and bought all five sets (24 pencils per set) They are so gorgeous one could spend hours just looking at them. They are oil based pencils and completely blendable. I must say I am VERY pleased with how Alura looks. If you get the chance to buy some of these pencils and you can afford to then Just Do It as the slogan says. You won't be disappointed. Enjoy your day.