March 9, 2016

Coloring with Recycled Color Pencils

Hello everyone!!  Happy Hump Day!!  Why isn't Friday here already!!  I'm a bit tired and need the weekend to recuperate.

They only thing pulling me thought this week is the weather!!  Its pretty nice here in NY.  70 degree weather today and tomorrow.  I can take that.

In any case, thats get down to business!!

First let me say I love this month's release.  Suzy did an amazing job with these stamps.  I'm not a flower person because I never know what to do with them, but these flowers are calling me and I want to play with them.

That's big for me!!

So without further ado, here is my card:

Oh my, coloring this Rose Bloom flower was so much fun!! It was easy to layer the colors and create highlights.

Here's how:

I stamped the image using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.

Then I used Tombow Recycled Color Pencils to color in my image.

I started with the leaves.  There are three green color pencils.  I started with the lightest one, yellow green, I took my time and added that color very lightly.

Then I added the second color, green, and applied this color to the edges and veins of the leaves. Adding just a bit more pressure then the first color.  I went back over with the yellow green to blend out the darker green.

After that, I used the Deep Green color pencil, add the last bit of shading. I added this color to the edges of the leaf.

Then I moved on to the actual flower.

This set of pencils only had one red pencil so I took my time and layered this red color.

I started off really light at first.  Then I increased my pressure where you see the marked lines.  I went over the flower again with light pressure to blend the two shades of this colors out.

For the last swipe over, I increased my pressure even more to had some more in-depth shadows.

When I was pleased with the coloring, I used Towbow's Sand Eraser to create the highlights.  I took my time and erased some of the colors where I wanted the highlights to be.

Then I die cut a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock with My Favorite Things Stitched Circle Scallop Frame Die four times.

I used Tombow Mono Liquid Glue to adhered them together and to attach the die cut to the card base around the flower.

To finish the card off I stamped So Suzy Stamps Never Grow Up with Versafine Black Onyx Ink.

I loved how this card turned out.  I was so excited to color the flower, I forgot to take pictures of my process.  Sorry about that. I will next time.

So what do you think?  Any question? Please let me know below. I would love to hear what you think.

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Thank you so much for stopping by!!


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  1. Very much enjoying your colored pencil creation

  2. Beautiful coloring, Kymona. Great card!

  3. That is one gorgeous stamp and you have colored it absolutely beautifully Kymona! ^__^ Thank you so much for sharing! *Big panda hugs to you my friend* <3


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