Friday, October 16, 2015

30 Day Coloring Challenge 3 - Day 16

Hello Friends! I'm so glad it 's Friday! For today's color share, I tried something new again. These coloring challenges not only bring new crafty friends, but they also provide lots of inspiration and motivation for trying new techniques.

Today, for the first time, I colored on Kraft card stock using colored pencils. Coloring with colored pencils on Kraft is not new, I've seen it done for years, I just hadn't tried it. Recently, I've seen a few videos that really piqued my interest and I decided it was time to give it a go.

I was dead set on coloring these pumpkins on Kraft. Don't ask me why, as I have NO idea. What you are seeing here is my third and final attempt. I did so want to love it, but I don't. I think it's okay. I definitely need more practice. I embossed the image in gold and then colored it using my Spectrum Noir pencils. I truly love they way they blend. After I finished coloring, I decided to add some dots around the image. Everything was going great, until I had a little accident underneath the pumpkins, which resulted in me having to add that strip of grass. That was not part of my original design. But, I was not going to color this image a fourth time! LoL!

I was tempted to share all of the other ways I colored these pumpkins, but I thought better of it and just pitched them into the trash. I tried it with embossing, I tried it without embossing. I tried Prismacolor pencils, Inktense pencils, Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens, and Copic markers. I was just not happy with any of them. I will not give up on coloring on Kraft, though! I have a few other ideas I'd like to try.

I stamped the greeting, added a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins and some ribbon before I adhered the focal panel to the card base with a piece of fun foam. Overall, it's not a bad card. Just not what I had envisioned. Back to the drawing board! Because I really do like the look of colored pencils on Kraft.

That's it for me today. Thanks for stopping by.


stamp set: Tall Oaks(Verve)
card stock: Kraft, Fresh Asparagus(GinaK Designs)
ink: Versamark, Memento Espresso Truffle(Tsukineko)
dies: Grassy border(Lawn Fawn)
bling: 4mm Espresso, 4mm Mossy Green, 4mm Pumpkin sequins(Pretty Pink Posh)
coloring media: Essentials, Nature colored pencil sets(Spectrum Noir)  gel pens(Fiskars)
other: Metallic Gold Rich Regular embossing powder(WOW)  Double Stitched Dark Chocolate ribbon(GinaK Designs)


Jeanne said...

Oooohhh...good for you for trying the coloring on kraft. I've seen some beautiful images using this technique! I think yours looks amazing! I completely understand not being entirely happy with it, since you say it doesn't quite look the way you envisioned(I have many many of those moments). Those pumpkin sections look hard to color, especially after heat embossing. They are not very wide. You definitely would need a super sharp pencil tip to fit in that space. But, I still think they look absolutely wonderful. Love the detail dots, too. :) I can't wait to see the next one using this technique. Hugs!!

stampmonkey said...

What a bummer to have to color an image three times and still not be very pleased with the end result...I've done that more times than I can count. That said, I think your card came out beautifully! More gold --I'm really loving it since silver has seemingly been "it" for the longest time. And the dots and sequins you added are fun and their colors complement nicely and help to lighten up the overall look. Great card, Barb!

I would leave you another virtual hug, but I think I've already hugged you twice in the last few minutes...might seem a bit weird. ;P