Monday, March 5, 2018

No Line Coloring Using Color Pencils

It is a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog.  We are giving tribute to the color of the year, Ultraviolet. 

My creation today is inspired by Yana Smakula’s post on No Line Petunias Pencil Coloring.  I gave the technique a try.  One of our sponsors for our challenge is Mari Ko.  I printed the image on gray cardstock, scaling it to cover a 5 ½” x 4 ¼” notecard.  I colored the image with Prismacolor color pencils. I created a negative mask for the shaped label which comes with the image. I blended Tim Holtz Distress ink in Dusty Concord. For the background, I temporarily adhered an Echo Park stencil over the printed/colored panel. Using a ClarityStamp stencil brush, and the same distress ink color, I brushed the ink over the stencil creating a subtle colored background. I die cut the sentiment using Avery Elle You die on a black cardstock. I created a sentiment strip by heat embossing a Hero Arts stamp on black cardstock strip using white embossing powder. I die cut a white fun foam using the You die, and adhered it to the back of the black die cut. I also adhered strips of fun foam to the back of the sentiment strip.

I really like stitched dies. I die cut the colored panel using the largest Simon Says Stitched Rectangle die. But even if it is the largest die, the positive die cut is smaller than an A2 sized panel. Good thing, I was able to center the rectangle die over the colored panel, so I ended having an equally cut stitched border. I blended ink to this border carefully.

I adhered the positive die cut to a top folding white note card, using the border as a guide. Here is where my mistake comes, I adhered foam strips to the back of the border die cut. Lining it to the the positive die cut was a struggle because of the flimsy nature of the foam. I tried my best to line it up but I think I could have done a better job. The next time I do this type of card, either I should layer die cut cardstocks for the raised border effect, or I can layer several positive die cuts then use it as a guide to adhere the border.

Adding more accents, I applied clear Spectrum Noir shimmer pen to the You die cut. I also adhered sequin butterflies to the panel. I fold the butterflies first to give it a 3D look. I applied glue to the folded end using Tim Holtz Distress Matte Collage Medium. Once the glue dried, I applied a dot of Nuvo Glitter Drops Purple Rain to cover the hole of the sequin. 

I hope you join us in this challenge at Incy Wincy Designs. Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed and brilliant day!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. Such a pretty card. The flowers are lovely in purple.

  2. Gorgeous make,beautiful image and coloring and fabulous design...thank you for joining us at AUD SENTIMENTS CHALLENGE this week,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx