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:
- 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.
- 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.
- I die cut the images using the coordinating dies and glued them into cluster.
- I adhered this cluster on a wonky stitched rectangle vellum die cut using foam adhesives.
- 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.
- I adhered this panel on cream cardstock base using foam adhesives. The vellum panel with the flower cluster on top centre using foam adhesives.
- 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.
- 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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