Thursday, 4 June 2020

Nuthatch!

Hi there, how are you all doing?  I hope everyone is well and continuing to manage the lockdown, well it's more of a lockdown in Scotland than South of the Border. Anyway, we are doing fine thankfully, and so far all our friends are too.  I really have to say that we are so lucky to live where we live, so far up North, that and that we live outside the town and we have some lovely places to go for our wee walks, and we have a garden. I just wonder how the country will be if and when it's opened up, so many businesses going under and so many people out of jobs. And don't forget the other debacle BREXIT. Such worrying times.

Anyway, I've finally finished my picture I was colouring;
 It's from one of the books of postcards from Clarity, and it's what Barbara Grey has been colouring on her You Tubes videos. She did this one a good few weeks ago, so I was late to the party. However, the  good thing about You Tube is that you can catch up. It took me around 10 days to colour it, doing a few hours each day. I really enjoyed loosing myself in the colouring.
I've used a selection of Faber Castell, Prisma, and Craola pencils. I've tried to follow Barbara's colouring, but I didn't have all the colours so just used the colours I had, hence the mixture of pencils.
It hasn't photographed well, the colours are more vivid in reality.
There are three books of postcards, so I've got plenty to keep me going.

Well, that's me for tonight, thank you for your lovely comments on my last cards, I do appreciate them and love to receive them., glad you keep coming back.

Take care of yourself and keep safe,

31 comments:

Diane said...

Wow Kate, gorgeous coloring and what a lovely image.

Hugs Diane

cotnob said...

This is lovely Kate, fabulous colouring - it is so nice just to loose yourself doing something you enjoy.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful colouring, Kate. Well worth the time and effort! Sounds like a great class.

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous colouring and glad you enjoyed doing it Kate x.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kate
Stunning colouring ... lovely work...
Hugd Sylvie xx

meg said...

A beautiful colouring page Kate the detail is amazing

MiamiKel said...

Oh Kate, and add in the worries of Coronavirus and it's just one more thing! Thankfully you have good family and neighbors and online friends and lots of cardmaking, right! Oh my friend, this is a such great coloring and your attention to detail is super! The colors are so rich and really stand out. Be safe! x0

Wendy L said...

It looks great Kate. I started doing the ducks this week but colouring really hurts my fingers so a very slow process. Xxx

Christine Harrop said...

This is really lovely Kate. I can't get away with pencils I'm afraid. My work just ends up like a child coloring in a colouring book. John and I are continuing with our lock down until we feel it is safer to emerge. I just feel I need to be much more careful for his sake. It doesn't actually feel like a hardship because we have plenty of ground to move around in and fabulous walks round us. I go out on my bike a couple of times a week and that really is exercise - if I'm being kind I would say the countryside around us is undulating!!! In a car you don't even notice the road is climbing but try cycling!!!! TAke care. Hugs Christine xx

Crafting Queen said...

Lovely colouring.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

You've done a beautiful job on this piece Kate x

Marlene Atkinson said...

We are so lucky here, beautiful walks and such beautiful scenery.

This is a beautiful scene, love all the different colours. Love it. Marlene

dutchess said...

It’s so relaxing to colour Kate as you say the world goes away and all it s troubles can be forgotten for a while...love the design on the card..
We are staying safe and at home as are most of the folk around here....only going out for our weekly shop and following all the government guidance on social distancing...our garden has never been so tended .....take care xxx

Pop's Cards said...

This look so good, I love to see what people are colouring, hugs Pops x

brenda said...

Beautiful colouring Kate. I so wish it was something I enjoyed or could even do as so many tell me it's therapeutic.

B x

Jules said...

Hi Kate

Your colouring is amazing and you have a beautiful finished picture.

Will you putting it into a frame? I certainly would if I had created it.

Hope you have a good weekend when it arrives.

Continue to stay nice and safe.

Love Jules xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

How pretty

Daffodil Cards said...

Good for you for sticking with the colouring Kate, a wonderful result, you must be very proud of yourself.
Take care
Faith x

pam said...

Beautiful work Kate, love the colours
Pam x

Pat said...

Gorgeous colouring of the nuthatches Kate and she went on to do the chickens a couple of weeks ago, and then this week the mandarin ducks which you must have too. You probably already know but just in case you haven't seen those. I love the night sky and the moon too. x

aussie aNNie said...

Great COLOURING and loving that image Kate..hope all's good.♥

DIMI said...

Hello dear Kate!
Glad to here you are all ok!
Lovely coloring! Like the colors and the image with the birds!
Stay well and safe!Enjoy your weekend!
Dimi...

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Kate, the colours and colouring is wonderful.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

This is super, what a great make, Love your colouring. I like being in Scotland too since we are slower with our unlocking!!! Also the scenery is always fab. We had a walk to the beach today, not even a mile from home!!! Hazelxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow this is gorgeous, sounds like a great class to follow.
Lorraine

Valerija said...

Very beautiful Kate!
Valerija xx

rachel said...

Wonderful colouring Kate - I adore the nuthatch - we have one who visits us on occasion in our garden - so pretty. Glad you are managing the lockdown too - things here are okay - but like you say, worrying times. Hugs rachel xx

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

That is so pretty! That is great that you can sit down and color it in parts. So much more relaxing that way. Be well!

Jannet said...

Beautiful colouring, glad you are staying in a stricter lockdown much safer for you. Stay safe xx

Sue said...

I love the image and your coloring is wonderful. House mouse also came out with a postcard coloring book and they are great for cards, loving them. Need to look at the Clarity ones, thanks for the heads up!!

Hugs
Sue

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

This is stunning Kate, love the colour combo and must check out Barbara's postcards

June x