Darnell is celebrating her and Mister's 46th Anniversary and her awesome djkardkreations: Blog 5th Birthday! Also Darnell has a new header to celebrate her 5th year entertaining and inspiring all of us :-)
There are prizes and 3 challenges..one a week for 3 weeks. Be sure and read all the rules. #8 is all about using Kraft CS and colored pencils and of course NBUS (never-before-used-schtuff). There are even more rules, so be sure and read all for this fun challenge.
Here is my NBUS Kraft and Prismacolor Pencils Card...
I got braver coloring this card than on my 1st card , where I used smaller images to color with my pencils and gamsol.
Yesterday I received in the mail my STAMPlorations "Good Books and Coffee" set, which had this fun coffee and books image and 4 sentiments. I cheated and went to Shery's STAMPlorations blog site to look for colored samples of this set. I loved the 5 card set that Becca (The Damsel of Distressed) made using this fun book and coffee set. She did not use pencils to color, but I loved her shading, so I CASE'd her shading design using Prismacolor Pencils and blending my colors with Gamsol (odorless mineral spirits) using paper stumps.
Since this is a technique I had not used in years I went searching for videos when I made my 1st card. I am sharing the video I found and another that my friend Susan found. Bonnie found an interesting Prismacolor Chat Thread on Splitcoaststampers forum that has info on papers to use and more.
You Tube Videos...
Colored Pencil Blending by Dina Kowal
Colored Pencil Coloring with mineral spirits by Shari Carroll
After stamping and heat embossing my main image I colored with my pencils and gamsol and then fussy cut. I then die cut my card front and stamped the sentiment using my MISTI. I popped up my card front and coffee and book image with 3M foam tape.
I felt my card front needed more so I used my pencils to color the running stitched border. Then I was happy. Enjoy and have a cup of coffee or tea with a good book! Hugs....
P.S. I would love any of your prizes...except the MISTI...I have one...a must have tool!
My card is for STAMPlorations Anything Goes Challenge too.
And...STAMPlorations CAS Challenge: optional twist Silver or Gray..book pages have Gray
And STAMPlortions January 2017 Theme and Sketch Challenge
STAMPS: STAMPlorations Good Books & Coffee. Paper: SU Crumb Cake. Inks: Black Archival Ink. Versafine Pigment Ink. Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Stumps and sanding block. SU Black EB powder, heat tool and papersnips. Foam tape. STAMPlorations "Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies."