Made with love


We are continuing with our Random Act of Cardness challenges at Scrap'n Stamp, and today is day 19, which is me. My challenge word for today is Pencil Crayon. I don't have any of the crayons as of yet, but they work with water and layering can also be done using them. For my card I am using Prismacolor Pencils along with Zest It for blending.

I am working on Stonehenge White paper, which has a bit of tooth and is wonderful to use for colour pencils and I have stamped the image using Memento Ink. As I have a bird and only natural smells can be around her, I use Zest It instead of Gamsol. Here I have put down the colours for the leaves and am on the second colour for the flower. I work in tiny circles with medium pressure, and I don't add the Zest It until I am nearly done adding colours. 

The colours for this card starting with the leaves in order are Chartreuse(989), Light Green(920), Kelly Green(1096), Olive Green(911), and Dark Green(908). For the flowers I used Blush Pink(928), Pink Rose(1018), Rose(929), Magenta(930), and Orange(919). Added to the flower centre is Deco Yellow(1011). I used 2 layers of Crimson Red(925) for the berries.

Once I added all the layers, I began to use the Zest It, and added further layers as needed. I apply this in a circular motion as well until I have a good blending.

I like to have the layers show up a bit. The lighter pinks, the darker pinks and the magenta all blend so nicely. And I love the way the orange has played so nicely.

When I colour I am wearing on my colouring hand a XP Pen Glove. This is so helpful as the natural oils from my hands are not added to the card and the colours are not dragged by my hands either.

When I want to lighten some colours, as I did on my leaves, I will often add white pencil(938) lightly over, then blend with the Zest It. I also use paper stumps for my blending, as this is what I have used for years. There is the option of buying the blending pencils, and also the option of buying one of Tim Holtz Empty Alcohol Ink Blending Pen and fill it with either the Gamsol or in my case the Zest It. But I like to stick to what I know works with the way I colour.

Once all the colouring was done I die cut the piece using the coordinating die that came with it. 

I then cut Neenah card for my card base along with the top panel. To the top panel I taped off an area on the top panel. Using A Colorful Life stencil I added Fired Brick Distress Ink to the top side of the stencil, then applied the Distress Crackle Paste over it, dragging the colour with my palette knife and set it aside to dry. 

Once all was dry, in my original Misti I stamped my sentiment using Wendy Vecchi Make Art ink in Red Geranium. I then did splatters with the gold from my Kuretake set, and added some Midas Touch Gold splatter to the die cut flower. Again, I waited for all to dry. 

I then added foam tape to the back of the panel and affixed it to my card base. I styled and added the flower using foam squares, then applied several Studio Katia Gold gems.

I am happy with the way my card turned out, and I hope you have enjoyed this card as well. I thank you for your visit and your support.

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xoxo, Kia