Sunday, February 22, 2009

social butterfly...

The other day I mentioned the new pencils that I was experimenting with, Koh-i-noor woodless pencils. On the other card, I blended the colors with a blending stump and baby oil. For todays card I used a different method of blending them. After stamping my image in Stazon, I colored in sections with pencils, using white to blend the colors. The leads are so soft in comparison to the crayola and kids pencils that I've used in the past. The colors blend beautifully. I lay down a bit of white, go over it with a light color and then blend those out with white. Next I would add in a bit darker color at the edges, again blending that color in with either the white or the light color. For the lines that looked a bit to hazy from the colored pencils on them, I simply went over top of them with a black marker.


High Hopes Stamps has a cool sketch up on their blog as a challenge for a GDT call. I'd keep my fingers crossed but its kinda hard to stamp that way. Would love to get the chance to play with their stamps...cute, cute images! This is the sketch I used for the card. Instead of the bottom panel, I added the outline of stitching. This allowed me to follow the layout without covering up too much of that pretty pattern paper.



supplies used:
stamps: Rubbernecker
pattern paper: Kaiser
sketch: High Hopes
rubon: Melissa Frances
other: Koh-i-noor pencils, watercolor paper

I promise thats it for posts for today, LOL! Have a great weekend and stay warm! We're getting more snow and rain. ick, double ick! Bring on spring!!!

8 comments:

Elena said...

I am so impressed with your coloring, Wendy! If I understood correct, you first color with light colors in areas, than add some darker colors and then blend with white pencil? I LOVE your coloring!!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is spectacular Wendy! What beautiful shading and coloring. Truly wonderful!

Kim Burmeister said...

Wow! This card is fabulous! I love your coloring. Great job!

Shelley said...

OMgosh...that is a gorgeous card - I love it! You are so talented!

Fink said...

What a fantastic job coloring!

Andrea Amu said...

Social Butterfly... how cute!

Adela said...

Hey, is this for real? Awesome!

Stacy said...

This is precious! I'd love to get together and stamp with you some day!!