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Monday, 7 September 2015

Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge 147

This time at Crafty Cardmakers and More we're challenging you to use flower embellishments. That's easy! (My problem comes when I'm not allowed to use flowers.)

I decided to try out a new (to me) techinque - colouring on dark card using pencils.

I stamped the image on black card using white ink. I coloured using a mixture of Spectrum Noir and Derwent Coloursoft pencils. Interestingly, I've discovered that the Derwent pencils are a lot softer and give much better coverage than the Spectrum Noir - despite being more robust. (I've had a  lot of problems with the colour in the Spectrum Noirs breaking.) The result is trill fairly dark - I may need to consider doing something different, like giving an undercoat of white before adding colours. I foresee some further experimentation.

The flowers were made using some dies from the Crafts Too Presscut range. I've added some patterning to the card using a fine line pen and finished the flowers with black gems.

I hope you can join us this time.

2 comments:

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful card Josephine lovely design.
Hugs Julie xxx

Sally Dodger said...

A beautiful card Josephine. Your image looks great coloured with the pencils on the dark card and your dimensional flowers are very pretty. I too find that the Spectrum Noir leads seem to break all by themselves while in their tins. Sally.x.

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