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blue blossoms

Here is another example of stamping on colored cardstock then using prisma pencils to color in the image.

blue blossoms

I colored the blossoms with a white pencil, then used a light and dark shade of blue over the white. Prisma pencils in Powder Blue and Copenhagen were used.  I used a “spatter” stamp in white ink to add a little detail to the main panel.  The sentiment is from Papertrey and was stamped and embossed in white.  The pearls started out white and I used a copic marker to color them to match the blue used on the card.

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Azaleas in Vase

Yes – another azalea card!  This time in a more traditional shade of pink.


The image, from Power Poppy, was colored with prisma pencils and came out looking more like watercolors.  I did watercolor the background with shades of blue, pink and green and added the grounding with a mix of watercolors and pencils.   To finish I “spattered” some pink ink on the main panel and the card base.

The lower right hand corner has a letter pressed sentiment – here is a closer look:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThanks for stopping by today!!  Hope all is going well with you!

coloring with white

Hello crafty friends!  I’m back with a quick and easy technique.  For stampers sometimes it gets a little boring to stamp on white cardstock then color in the image with whatever medium you happen to be using.  What about if you want to stamp on some colored cardstock?  For some products (like copic markers) the color shows through. Other markers just don’t blend well or look right.  In my simple card below I stamped the image on green cardstock and colored the flowers with prisma pencils starting with a white pencil.


Here are the simple steps to achieve this look:

I used prisma pencils in white, blush pink, pink and process red.  First coloring in the stamped image with white.


Next, I used blush pink and added in some color over the white:


Added more color with pink:


Added some depth with process red:


Finally, I used all three shades to blend, add color and to “fine tune” the overall look.


To finish the card I stamped a sentiment (from Tim Holtz) and a “spattering” of white on upper left of the main panel.  The “spattering” stamp is also from Tim Holtz.

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pink and green

It seems everything here is in shades of pink and green.  The azaleas are at their peak here – from the palest pink to the deepest magenta they provide a burst of color for a couple of weeks.  Since we have had some warm temperatures and rain everyone’s grass in green and each Saturday you can hear all the lawn movers going full speed.

Here is my pink and green springtime card.  The image is from Technique Tuesday’s Greenhouse Society series.  I colored it with prisma pencils but did not keep track of which colors.  The background is just a light blue watercolor wash.  I added some lace and designer paper from Memory Box to complete the card.

Hope you are enjoying spring wherever you are!


roses are red

…and pink, orange, yellow and white.   Roses come in a rainbow of colors and shades and all are beautiful.  It’s the one flower that I get to enjoy in spring, summer and fall.  Our front yard rose bushes are full of buds and I can’t wait to see them burst with color.  Many of our neighbors have similar rose bushes and it seems we all have different ways to contain them.

Like many of our neighbors our bushes are on the side of our mailbox and we keep them trimmed.  Other neighbors have them in containers, and still others let the vines grow unencumbered where they take over the entire mailbox.   In all cases they look great and add so much color to the front yards.

I did this card to practice my coloring with pencils.  I recently took a class on this subject and found it to be very helpful.  I’ve taken classes before ranging from just “ok” to downright bad and I was reluctant to spend the time and money only to be disappointed once again.  However the class by Dina Kowal was just the right blend of information and technique – not to mention her fantastic coloring skills.  So, if you want to improve your coloring I would recommend her class.

The image ( a digital image from Digi Desigb House) was colored with  prisma pencils:


I used these colors:  Blush pink, Mulberry……Chartreuse, Limepeel and Kelp….Powder Blue and Blue late…Cool grey 20%, 30% and 50%

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