coloring on kraft

Hello friends!

So – fellow stampers – you set out to do some crafting and get out the markers or other coloring medium and naturally reach for the white cardstock, right?   How about a little change of pace?   Do some coloring on kraft or other colored cardstock!  Here is my sample.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black.  Then…..I colored all the images with a white prisma pencil – yes!! – a white pencil overlay to start.  I saw this technique in a magazine many years ago and never go around to trying it until today.  The white base adds just another layer and helps with the blending so the colors don’t look flat.  It’s very easy to do and you really can’t go wrong because you are building up different colors along the way.   For example, the ocean section started out white then I added three different shades of blue (dark to light) on top.   Once I was finished with the color I went over the section with a blender pencil.

The main images are from Mark’s Finest Papers and the background compass/map is from Harmonie (it was stamped in versamark).

Thanks so much for stopping by today!