Tuesday, 13 April 2021

I Want to Ride my Bicycle!

 Hello Everyone, hope all is good for you and that your weeks got off to a good start. After all the strange weather over the weekend, we have now settled down to some lovely sunshine, albeit, in the minuses during the night, in fact it's warm enough for Alistair to sit outside and chew the fat with our neighbour, I can hear them now sorting the world out. 

We will loose our neighbours in a few weeks, as they are going into sheltered housing, having been on the list for years, they are delighted to have been offered one, all on the one level and with a little garden. We will be sad to see them go, but so pleased that they have somewhere that suits. The houses we are in are no good for anyone in the elderly age group and or with any sort of poor physical mobility, and it's something that we will have to be thinking about for ourselves.......eventually.

So Alistair is going to miss his political conversations with Donny, and I'll miss their beautifully tended garden, but nothing stays the same for ever.

My Son and his wife finally got their first vaccine on Saturday, I was so pleased for them, not that they are out and about much, as Moreen still works from home, but Damian has had to start going into his office a couple of days a week, but thankfully, they're stay at home bods, so will still take precautions.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my CCC post, I appreciate your visits and every comment.

I have my first finished page from Johanna Basford's new colouring book;

This is a beautifully illustrated book, such wonderful drawing to colour, and Johanna put it all together during lockdown, and she was telling us on one of her videos that her the books sales are 3rd. after Michelle Obama and Piers Morgans' book, although why anyone would want to buy his book is beyond my understanding, anyway no accounting for taste in my opinion, and Johanna's book was only launch on April 1st. 

So what did I use to colour up this wonderful cycle, Derwent Softcolour and Procolour pencils, I used a petal stencil and DI in the background, I kept the background simple so as not to detract from the picture. I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

Well, that's it for today, remember to keep yourselves safe and see you soon,




 

20 comments:

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is a beautiful image and your colours are gorgeous Kate. this would look amazing in a frame on the wall.
We would love to see you joining in at Passion For Markers in the future, changing it to just Markers has opened it up to lots of people now that there are so many other markers on the market now.
Lorraine

Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning result Kate, love the image and your colouring is gorgeous. You're right things don't stay the same, in some ways thankfully, and in others sad or downright inconvenient hahaha. The move will be Lovely for your neighbours.
Keep safe
Faith x

Dortesjs said...

love her books, got them all...lol lol and is now full speed colouring in her new book.. your drawing it great, i have not colour this one ...yet lol lol

meg said...

Beautiful image and colouring Kate,the floral details are so detailed,absolutely stunning page

Jannet said...

Another beautifully coloured page Kate. Good news your son and daughter in law have now had their vaccine. Stay safe xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Kate your colouring is gorgeous. I am sorry that your neighbours are moving but it does sound like it is the right move for them. I wish my parents had done that. Enjoy the rest of the week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

JD/ Jill said...

Cute image and you did up so nicley!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

It seems a really pretty colouring book. Lovely bicycle with those flowers and your stencil! The sweet colours are just perfect for Spring!
Hugs

Pat said...

More wonderful colouring from this lovely Johanna Basford coloring book. I love the flowery bicycle and the softly stencilled back looks so pretty too. x

Valerija said...

What a beautiful image. Great colouring.
Valerija xx

cotnob said...

A beautifully coloured page Kate, Johanna's books are always wonderful - I always get them for my Mother in Law.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

aussie aNNie said...

Such a beautiful and cheery card, absolutely fabulous.... xxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A lovely card Kate and I love the subtle stencilling in the background x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is gorgeous, what a lovely card that would make. Well done on her sales too. Michelle Obama I understand, a lovely lady but can’t abide Piers Morgan, like you I don’t know why anyone would wang to read his book

Sally H said...

Such a beautiful image, perfectly coloured and so well complimented by the stencilling! I love it!

MiamiKel said...

Oh sweet friend, I'm finally coming up for air and catching up! So much to read here and first, this bicycle is gorgeous! I love the wheels and you've colored it perfectly! I'm glad they got their first vaccines - us, too except my husband already has both. It sounds like your neighbors are going into the best place for them and I'm sure they will miss you as much as you will miss them. We grew up in the military adnd we had to move every 2-3 years! Never in the same place long enough to really miss someone but we sure did! Hugs!

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Well, I'll be singing that all day now! Love this bike. Lovely colour job x

Anet's Crafting said...

Your colouring is beautiful Kate. Love the stencil effect you created behind the bicycle image. Anet

Diane said...

What a beautiful colored image and fun design.

Hugs diane

Karen Dunbrook said...

really beautiful image...so perfect for Spring mf.
blessings,
xx Karen