Friday, June 12, 2015

Pencil Me In Challenge!

Hello Friday!  I’m so happy it’s here, it’s our day off and I hope to spend it with my hubby....we’ve had so little time for anything together lately.  So today is date day :)  

Welcome to a new challenge this month at Power Poppy!  And, I’m your happy hostess!  I thought it would be fun to have a challenge where you pull out a different colouring medium, Pencils!  So, we’re calling it Pencil Me In! Today I used Prismacolour Pencils, but you can use watercolor pencils, or your 8 year old’s coloured pencils, you could even shade with that old 3B pencil in your stash, like way back when in junior high art class.  And if you play along, you’re entered to win a free Power Poppy stamp set!  

I pulled out the new set Poppies to play with again.  After stamping it onto some Cougar White cardstock in Memento Black ink I went to work with my pencils.  When I’m doing pencil work, I like a bit of a thicker cardstock.  Working with Prismacolor Pencils is really fun, they have such a smooth colour lay down, and you can build up colour as you go.  The poppies and leaves are coloured and then I used a blending stump (no Odorless Mineral Spirits) to blend a bit.  The background is also done in a soft purple pencil, but I did use my OMS to blend with the blending stump, I wanted it to have a softer, almost ethereal blend for the background.  

For the finished card I stamped the poppies in orange in the background, added some periwinkle embossed paper to accent and also embossed the sentiment circle.  

Here’s a closer look at the colouring, a flower gem, white lace and a satin polka dot ribbon finish it off.  

Hope you can pick up some pencils and play along!  

Here’s the Bloom Brigade playing along today...

Christine Okken
 (you are here)
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan


Cheryl W. said...

Your coloring is so gorgeous! I'm definitely going to give this a try today.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous as always Christine, love your flower cards
Gr Karin

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card and pretty color combo.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, this is gorgeous, and you've used a beautiful color combination! Your pencil coloring is exquisite, and I love the soft background for such wonderful depth! Stunning card, sweet friend, and a great challenge! Hugs, and enjoy the day with hubby!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, I have noticed that now that I have a good marker supply I have been using that for everything I do, I really need to change it up every now and then, lovely coloring, especially love the background

Kathy Jones said...

Absolutely Stunning Christine - you truly are a master of all mediums!!

Pauline said...

Christine this is gorgeous! Love your colour combo, excellent colouring with those pencils, Great finishing details - love that bit of lace and that sparkly button to finish this off. Great challenge this month!

Leslie Miller said...

Simply fantastic, Christine! I've never tried using the stumps without OMS. Interesting! I'm so glad you challenged us to get out our pencils. This was fun!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Christine! I have to admit pencils are fun yet I have the hardest time. However.... you can seem to pull off any medium you pick up. Wonderful springy colors.

Juliana said...

So very very beautiful!
I love the coloring on these poppies and the leaves!

905lovestostamp said...

Oh my goodness, Christine--I think this is my favorite of your cards, just so vibrant and your coloring is gorgeous! This takes my breath away! :)

Beautiful!!! I'd love to be able to color like this!


Joanne Lowe

Lisa Lara said...

Unbelievable pencil coloring Christine.