Princess Tilda in Pencil!

Zoe March 9, 2012 24
Princess Tilda in Pencil!

Hello everyone!

I hope you are well. I have a little ‘play time’ project to share with you today.

I have been picking my pencils up and down over the past few months and having a play with them here and there, but I would always give up too easy, find an excuse why they weren’t working for me and run straight back to my comfort zone – markers! hehe

BUT!!!  For the last couple of nights I gave myself a little talking to and sat down to colour with my Prisma pencils once again. This time I wasn’t allowed to throw away the image half way through, and had to complete it, just to finish it. So… I did!

The image I have been playing with is one of the new adorable Magnolia Stamps – Princess Welcome Tilda from the Princes & Princess collection.


Overall, it’s OK. I’m upset with how dark the legs got. I really wanted more highlight on the right hand side but it kept getting darker each time I tried to fix it, so I have decided to ignore them! lol

I’m reasonably happy with the choice in skin colours (you should have seen my experiments!!) and I love the colours of the dress.

I left the background ‘scratchy’ to show it was coloured in pencil. I guess it was my touch of ‘artistic flair’ – LOL

I didn’t use any solvent to blend – mainly using a lighter colour to blend and then blend with the white, and finally I smoothed it out a little using a paper stump.

A close up to prove it is pencil – but don’t look too closely!!  haha

The DP is also from Magnolia – Cloudy Purple Hearts – “Sweet Crazy Love collection”. I think it is one of my favourites actually. I don’t do very well with DP, but the nice small pattern and muted colour works nice!!


Thanks for popping by!! I hope you have a fabulous weekend.


Big Aussie Squeezes


Zoe xo


  1. Maria Therese March 9, 2012 at 11:24 am - Reply

    Oh Zoe your Coloring is Amazing!!

  2. Christina C. March 9, 2012 at 11:35 am - Reply

    WOW, WOW, WOW……absolutely spectacular!!!!!

  3. Francy March 9, 2012 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Hi Zoe, I love you card and the coloration of the stamp is stunning. I’d like to learn this coloration but I think is very difficult. Have you a tutorial for this coloration?
    I love in your card the piece of texture and the blings.

    • Zoe March 9, 2012 at 12:46 pm - Reply

      Francy, I’m sorry I don’t have any tutorials on colouring with pencils. I am still only new to it myself so wouldn’t feel worthy of offering advice yet! xxoo

  4. Franz? March 9, 2012 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    Hi Zoe! Your colouring is magic; you can color with markers or pencils or anything else, it’s always stunning!

    Hugs, Franz.

  5. Danielle March 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Zoe, your coloring is beyond beautiful, prisma is the medium I have used longer and am most comfortable with, and I am still taming my Copics… LOL. It is not that easy to fell at ease with a medium… Your card is just beautiful, and we are always very hard on ourselfves, when it comes to judging our work…
    be kind to yourself, your work is awesome. Hugs.

  6. Sylvia March 9, 2012 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    Hi Zoe, wonderful coloring with the pencils. I am a big fan of you and watch you copic video’s over and over. And yesterday i have bought a background digi stamp. But i had a lot of trouble to color it, But you are a great artist with coloring no matter what for pencils/markers you use. Your card is extraordinary beautiful, totally gorgeous.

  7. Regina March 9, 2012 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    Zoe!!! You are the absolute master!! I also love my prismas!!:))) One thing I admire in you as an artist is that you always try new techniques !!! This is amazing!!!
    Have a marvellous weekend.
    Big brasilian hugs!!

  8. Cathy Lee March 9, 2012 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    WOW, Zoe this is awesome. Hard to believe that you used colored pencils instead of Copics. You did an awesome job with the colors and blending. I just love the new collection and your Princess is adorable on this sweet card.
    Cathy Lee

  9. *Vicki* March 9, 2012 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    WOWZER!! The coloring is just amazing here!! I love the effect it gives the image!! Thanks for sharing!! HUGS 🙂

  10. Panagiota March 9, 2012 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    Zoe,a-m-a-z-i-n-g !!!Your coloring are always stunning!!

  11. Rene March 9, 2012 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    Wow Zoe…this is absolutely AMAZING! Seriously gorgeous…your coloring is just off the hook (oh jeez, does anyone actually say that anymore? I’m so 1996). I love the layout but honestly, your coloring is so amazing I can’t even focus on it for more than a few seconds!
    Rene 😀

  12. Carolyn Carter March 9, 2012 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    Wow Zoe, your card us just gorgeous!

  13. Debbie Pamment March 9, 2012 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    So you are a master at pencils too – am so jealous – LOL. Another AWESOME job lovely Zoe!

  14. Cathy-Lynn March 10, 2012 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Zoe this is amazing!!!! WOW Fantastic coloring! You did a fabulous job!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  15. Frea March 10, 2012 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Hi Zoe, I just love the way you coloured her, that dress looks awesome, love the colour too. Hugs, Frea

  16. Elle March 10, 2012 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    What a great job on your coloring! I love your card.

  17. Linda J March 11, 2012 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    Wow this is just amazing and stunning!!!! Wow you really do outstanding work!!!!! I love this creation!!!!! Wow!!!!!

  18. Monique March 11, 2012 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    Wow Zoe. What an awesome card !! Your colouring is wonderfull.

    Hugs Monique

  19. Jean Hempel March 11, 2012 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    Oh Zoe, I am so sorry that google took you away from us as I miss you, but I will sign up on e-mail.. I do love this card and love you doing with prismacolors.. don’t be so critical of yourself.. you are great no matter what you use.. Love the layout and the coloring.. Another beautiful job.
    Hugs, Jean

  20. janine March 18, 2012 at 6:40 am - Reply

    love it
    looks 3d
    amazing work…i want more iwant more,ahahah

  21. Julie P March 20, 2012 at 5:17 am - Reply

    She’s beautiful Zoe, I love the colour of her dress, Awesome colouring as always
    Hugs julie P

  22. Sandie April 4, 2012 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    Absolutely stunning!

  23. Pulpo April 10, 2012 at 9:35 am - Reply

    Wow! The colouring is really awesome!!! I love the card!

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