Thursday, 13 August 2015

Pencils on Kraft Card

I've seen a lot of people using coloured pencils on Kraft card so I thought I would give it a go.  Its a bit out of my comfort zone as the result is quite muted which is different to what I usually do.  I was quite pleased with the effect though.

The image is from a Penny Black clear set called Belle Fleurs and I stamped it with Versamark and embossed it with white detail powder.  I used the same with the sentiment which is by HobbyArt. The image is coloured with Spectrum Noir Coloured Pencils then I added some clear Wink of Stella. The image is cut out with a circular Spellbinders die which I adhered to the base card and edged with faux stitching using a white gel pen.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - this time its to use some sort of  pens or pencils for colouring.
Penny Black and More Challenge - Summer Flowers

Both these blogs are definitely worth a visit!

I am off to my daughter Sarah's tonight for a few days - lots of cuddles with my gorgeous Granddaughter, Freya.  My son Michael will be visiting too!  I am so excited!

Thank you so much for visiting me, I really appreciate it!  Have a lovely weekend whatever you are doing!  Take care!  Christine xxx


Marina said...

I think it's turned out beautifully!

Jo said...

Wow, Chris....that's stunning! I love kraft card & the effect you've achieved is gorgeous....beautiful colours. Have fun with your family!
hugs Jo x

Mervi said...

First welcome to our challenge!
Your card is beautifully done, lovely colouring on kraft and a beautiful stamp.
Thank you so much for sharing your creativity at Penny Black and more Challenge, welcome again;-))m

chrissie said...

Beautiful colouring.

Have a fun time with your family

Love Chrissie xx

Redanne said...

This is not a technique I have tried but after seeing this beautiful card I think I may just have to give it a go! This is gorgeous Chris. Hugs, Anne xx

Linby said...

Not seen or heard of this technique before, the results are certainly beautiful so thanks for the inspiration and I must try it soon!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
Lynn x

Jacee said...

It looks lovely Chris, the colouring is great against the crafty
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Scrapmate said...

I love the effect of white on Kraft and your colouring has just made it look even better.

Ellibelle said...

Love this technique and your coloring turned out beautifully! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Penny Black and More this month! Hope we'll see you again soon!!

alexandra s.m. said...

I love your card Christine!
The kraft and the white are perfect with that stamp and I really like that folks art look.
Have fun with your GDD ;)

Anita in France said...

What amazing, detailed colouring, Chris ... this is just lovely! Hope you're enjoying your family time! Hugs, Anita :)

Jane said...

Wow, this is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
Jane x

Chriss Blagrave said...

Lovely image and beautiful colouring results!

Mrs A. said...

I love the muted colours this has given the pencils. A pretty design too. Hugs Mrs A.

Darnell J Knauss said...

You really did a marvelous job with coloring on kraft, Chris! This looks like a beautiful needlework piece of art!! Enjoy your day and take care of yourself! Hugs, Darnell

maggie said...

What a lovely effect. I must give it a go.

SARN said...

That's a very striking card Chris. Love it.

Hope you have a wonderful few days away.


Jackie said...

This looks stunning to me, Chris. So much detail and fantastically neat colouring. It must have taken you ages.
Hope you had a great time with your family. Jx

scrappymo! said...

I hope you are having a wonderful visit with your family!

Your cards is so pretty and subtle and muted...a perfect combination. I like the effect of the coloured pencils on the kraft card. It is so pretty!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Chris. Your card is very pretty. I was surprised at how much the coloring popped on the Kraft cardstock.

I hope you are having a great time with family this weekend. Thank you for your support and well wishes.

Becca Cruger said...

Isn't it fun to get a little bit out of your comfort zone once in awhile? The muted look is very pretty! I like it!

Annie said...

Your card is gorgeous Chris and I love the PB stamp you used. Your colouring is fabulous too. Thank You for the lovely comments you leave on my appreciated

Best wishes
Annie xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Yes! I've seen lots of pencil on kraft lately too! I might even try it myself one day. It is a out of my comfort zone for the same reason but still an interesting fun look. Your card came out quite nice and I'll be extra sparkly with the Wink of Stella. I never got the hang of that stuff.

Sandy said...

You hit the jack pot with this beautiful card - the colors have so much depth especially on the Kraft card. I sure would love to give this a go.
Thanks so much for your sweet comment you left me today. With a big move and a new computer, it has been quite easy to loose track of people!
Sandy xx

Sandy said...

This is one of the prettiest cards using Brushos that I have seen. I like the white stamping better than the black I do believe. Well I don't know - now I am looking at the golden flowers one and the black looks great on that.
What a beautiful lady - my heart is heavy.
Thank you Chris,
Sandy xx