Since I've lost my ability to use my Copics, what with the lung sensitivity to the alcohol ink, Mike has decided to gift me with a a new set of coloured pencils. I've been coveting the Caran d'ache Pablo pencils for a while now. Year before last it was a choice between them and the Polychromos, but the Faber-Castell Polychromos are the "second best rated pencils in the world", behind the Caran d'ache Luminance pencils and above the Pablos. But, as I found in using them, there's a few colour holes and it's FUN to blend.
And honestly, I HAVE to tell you that these pencils are gorgeous! I mean, they're incredibly pretty in the case (the big 120 set metal case), but they're just a dream to use. They sharpen perfectly in my X-Acto School Pro sharpener (the most recommended for high quality coloured pencils - especially by me, it's awesome) and they colour like BUTTER! Gorgeous pencils. Wonderful colour. Couldn't be happier. I mean, there's not a whole lot going on with a white owl, but I'm loving it.
For the card itself I just used scraps, a base from the holiday cards that I'm making, and some Stickles. Easy peasy. But I think the effect works, you know? Anyway, I hope you like it, and if you want "the third best rated pencils" definitely buy the Pablos. They're totally worth the money.