March 14, 2018



Oh hello everyone,  I have been playing with colour pencils and trying to practise no line colouring. It takes a LOT of patience and I do not have any. I am learning so I tried it on kraft cardstock. The kraft cardstock is a bit forgiving than a white cardstock because of its dark background and less contrast. Also I love colours on kraft for its muted look which also disguises mistakes ;). Anyway, I used Simon Says Stamp‘s More Spring Flowers stamp set and coordinating dies to try out. I did share some photos on my instagram. I die cut those images using the coordinating dies to make this card.

Here is how I made this card:

  1. I stamped the tulip and leaf images from More Spring Flowers on kraft cardstock using Tattered Rose and Shabby Shutters distress inks. I used the Tattered Rose for the flowers and Shabby Shutters for the leaves.
  2. I coloured the images using Faber Castell’s Polychromos pencils. I did two orange flowers, two pink flowers and one red flower. I gave highlights to the images using white pencils and used two shades of each colour to colour. I did like how it turned out for the first time doing no line colouring.
  3. I die cut the images using the coordinating dies and glued them into cluster.
  4. I adhered this cluster on a wonky stitched rectangle vellum die cut using foam adhesives.
  5. For the background, I stamped the same images on kraft panel using kraft ink for tone on tone effect. But I felt it still needed more than just that. So I used the brown Polychromos pencil to shade the images. I die cut the panel using Wonky stitched rectangle die.
  6. I adhered this panel on cream cardstock base using foam adhesives. The vellum panel with the flower cluster on top centre using foam adhesives.
  7. The sentiment is from Big Greetings 1 which I stamped on cream cardstock strip using kraft dye ink and coloured using the same colours as the flowers. I trimmed fish tail ends to the strip and adhered below flower cluster using foam adhesives.
  8. Finally lots of clear droplets to embellish and white dots on the centre of the flowers using sakura white gel pen.

Here are some closeups of the card.

I just love the whole muted look on this card. Although I am a bright coloured girl, I am pushing myself out of my comfort zone to try new things. And I am enjoying it. All supplies used to make this card are listed below.


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