Saturday, March 7, 2015

Poppies day 3

These are the last of the poppy cards in the set. I had fun doing this so I may make another set using rose stamps.

Thursday, March 5, 2015


I have a few poppy stamps so I decided to make a set of cards for a friend featuring poppies. I made 3 cards with each of the stamps coloring them in different colors and using different sentiments. I took artistic license with the colors on some of the cards.

Monday, March 2, 2015

A challenge

The challenge on my Yahoo group this week is to make a card with stripes. the theme can be anything but the card must have stripes on it.this is the card I made for the challenge. The stripes are hard to see until you click on the picture but they are vertical embossed stripes around the image.

The image is Himalayan Poppies and is colored with Prismacolor pencils.  

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Vellum coloring

I am still using the same stamp form the previous two posts. This time I colored on vellum card stock still using colored pencils. On both cards I colored on the front of the vellum. I stamped the image on white card stock with black ink and then traced the image onto the vellum with a white gel pen. I did try coloring on the back of the vellum but it was very pale and hardly showed on the right side. The vellum was probably too thick.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

More experimenting

Again I have used the same stamp as before. This time instead of coloring on white cardstock I used colored cardstock. I stamped with Versamark which leaves a darker stamped image. Then I colored with white before using the colors. Do not color the whole image with white at once or you won't be able to see the outlines! Color one petal and then move on to the next one.

Monday, February 16, 2015


One of my favorite stamp companies is WPlus9 Design. I found a tutorial using one of the stamps from a set that I and just purchased. Watercolor and I do not get along but I did love the way Laura used the stamp so I used it to do some experimenting with pencil coloring. Over the next few posts I will be sharing my experiments with you.

For this experiment I stamped with gray ink on white card stock so that I could do the no-line coloring technique. These are colored in layers and blended with the pencils. I used Prismacolor pencils.

 For the second experiment I again stamped with gray ink but this time I colored very lightly. The picture shows the color a lot darker than it actually is. In person it is much more pastel. The outline on both cards was done with pencil and blended out with OMS.