Thursday, 30 July 2020

Mushroom Houses!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and having a good day. We've had rain on and off today, not as cold as yesterday, but certainly not summerlike. Tomorrow though has to be scorching over the whole UK.....for one day, really what's with this weather this year???? 

Thank you for your kind comments on my last card and for the good wishes that the pain in my hands eases. It has somewhat so that's good, don't know why it flared up, but I guess that's the nature of arthritis.

No card today but another finished page from a colouring book;
and here's the book it's from
I began colouring this on the 24th July and completed it today. I think I'm getting faster lol. I spend a couple of hours a day, in bursts of half and hour at a time, got to get up and stretch and walk around or else the old knees seize up, this getting old sucks.

I've used Prismacolour pencils and a little bit of Stickles , and the background has been done with DI and I added some little dots at the base of the houses. Not sure I like it as I'm not all that great at laying it down, but hey ho, it's done and it is what it is.
I'm very pleased though with the colouring of the little houses. I do love my Prismas and I'm only short of 9 out of the largest 150 set. I've been collecting them over the last few years, but it's getting a bit difficult to get them in open stock here as they come from the USA and because of  Covid the online shops are not managing to get them other in dribs and dabs.

Anyway, that's me for today, time for dinner and Alistair has just phoned to say he's just got off the mountain and will be another hour and a half before he's home, so I'll just have mine. Take care, and keep safe,


meg said...

Beautiful page Kate your colouring and shading is stunning

Diane said...

Fabulous coloring Kate, your houses are so cute.

Hugs Diane

Chrissy said...

FABulous colouring on your mushroom houses Kate what a beautiful colouring page..makes you want to step right in and live there..


Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a gorgeous image and so beautifully coloured, your best yet. Too hot here today and tomorrow will be worse, I would rather have your weather for a couple of days, hate the heat.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

That is adorable and I think your coloring is fab! I love the shading. I am sorry I haven’t been around more often. I am hoping August will come with more time for blogging. Have a good day!

Jules said...

Hi Kate

What a stunning picture. I love the colours very much.

Are type of pencils you use available here .... ...

It looks like some are out of stock at the moment but should be available soon.

Hope this helps. Nothing worse than being a few short of a full set!

Love Jules xxx

brenda said...

It's a delightful page Kate and with such a magical feel to it as well. Apols for the no show for so long, took the stuffing out of me a bit this time. Please your hand ate improving, as you say the nature of arthritis.


dutchess said...

Lovely colouring Kate...hope you are going to make a card with it....
It’s already 26c here this morning going to be a scorcher and then hopefully back to normal...take care xxx

Lorraine said...

Your colouring looks fantastic Kate - a lovely page.
Lorraine x

aussie aNNie said...

wow brilliant colouring Kate, love the details and gorgeous result.xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Great colouring on this page, Kate! Love the mushrooms!
Hope you get well soon!

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! Kate, that is fabulous colouring, love the image.
I agree about the weather, we had it scorching hot this morning, then about 2pm the clouds came over and now it's warm with threatening skies. I spoke to my niece in Bury St Edmunds and she loves telling me how hot and sunny it is there. Grr LOL.
Take care
Faith x

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Kate I am loving these mushroom houses. The colours you have chosen really enhance them and they pop of the page.
Linda xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh WOW, your colouring is amazing!!! What a great page. Hope the arthritis eases up a bit soon. Have a super weekend, Hazel xx

Pop's Cards said...

This is just beautiful, hugs Pops x

Mac Mable said...

What fabulous colouring and shading on that wonderful image Kate x. Sure was a hot one today and as you say just for one day...x.

Jennifer Johnston said...

This is stunning Kate, your colouring of this picture is superb and I like the dots at the base of the houses, they ground the houses. Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Mrs A. said...

I concur that getting old SUCKS! Can only managee about ten minutes typing and even less using a pen without my hand cramping up. I bought a special pen made by Yoropen for left handed people and it has eased the strain of holding a pen in my hand a little. I am still not seeing any improvment in the Frozen shoulder and totally fed up with the pain it is causing. Shoulder clicks when I get out of bed of a morning and when I went to the dentist she made a note on my files to say that I now had a clicky left jaw so I definetly think my left side is on the blink. I mention the pen as it might be a suggestion for you to try. It can be used by right handed people as well. Hope the pain in your hands subsides. I love your colouring page. I am still following Barbara on You tube but not doing any of the doodling or colouring myself. Sorry any spelling mistakes in above will have to stay.
Keep well and safe. Hugs Mrs A.

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
this is perfectly coloured and so brilliant.
I love it and your work is very stunning.
I see that you can recommend those pencils.
So glad you are now out of pain.
Who nows why these things flare up.
I often wonder if it was the job I used to do when my children were little so I could make some extra money coming in.
I used to use those horrid polishing machines in offices on evening shifts after hubby came home.
You would have to hold on so tight to handles to stop them going all over the place.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful coloured pages. Enjoy.

Dortesjs said...

Fabulous coloring Kate, I colour to and have loads of great colouringbooks mainly Johanna Basford love her books at the moment I knit, which you have noticed lol lol thank you.

cotnob said...

A fabulous colouring page Kate and beautiful colouring. I'm so pleased to hear that your hands are a little better.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Karen Dunbrook said...

wow...looks amazing
xx Karen

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Love the image Kate and your colouring is fabulous

We do suffer with pained hands if we have rheumatoid disease and I've also osteoarthritis, the weather plays a big part with me as I'm sure it will with you dear lady

June x

Sue said...

Kate, I love your mushroom houses, and the coloring is spectacular!! Awesome shading and highlighting!