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Saturday, 18 August 2012

Prismacoloured Poppies

Hi there!

This is the card I actually meant to post on ABNH the other day lol, but thats ok.

I'm entering it into the Hero Arts August challenge. It's CAS (its only one layer other than the gems) and I used the bottom right-hand sketch as inspiration. I flipped the image so the 'strip' was on the left hand side and instead of patterned paper, I did it with the flowers, then shifted the sentiment over a wee bit. Couldn't bring myself to stamp right onto (or over) those flowers.

First I stamped the HA Friend Definition using Memento Toffee Crunch ink, then the flowers in Tuxedo Black. I coloured them in with Prismacolour pencils and added a soft white outline all around the image, it helps to make the flowers reach up off the page a bit more.
Next I stamped my sentiment and added the gemstones, before adhering the whole lot onto a white cardbase!

Oh! and I wanted to mention something, the Prismacolor pencils that are in the big 72 pack, are MUCH nicer and 'more heavily pigmented' (they show up on the page better) than the smaller packs. I'm not sure if they're all made the same way, but these seem waxier too--which makes for better blending. So if you can, save up and make the investment in the big set--its so worth it! (I've linked the correct set below :))

I think I'll be making this card a few times over, I really love the effect.

Thanks so much for looking!

Crafty hugs

Linda xx




Lisa - papergrace said...

Oh Linda....this card is so amazingly gorgeous! I am in love with poppies and these just "pop" right off the page. Your coloring is stunning. Absolutely WOW card!! ♥

onecraftymama said...

So beautiful! I love the way the text shows through the flowers - your beautiful shading! - and the perfect gems :)

Laura Jane said...

Thanks for hte info on PRISMACOLOR.

Carla said...

Ohhhh this is soo pretty! Love the image and the colors and KRAFT! Gorgeous!

Leslie Hanna said...

Gorgeous. Jealous (my coloring skillz lacketh).

alicaz said...

Love it! I have the same stamp so I may steal your idea ;)

Stephanie @ A StephMade Life said...

This is absolutely gorgeous... just stunning! You are my coloring hero. :) And thanks for trying to coax me into buying the 72 pack!