Saturday 9 September 2017

Coloured on Kraft Series | ft. Clearly Besotted's "Sunshine & Smiles"

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you are having a great day.

It occurred to me that I hadn't done a colouring on kraft in a little bit, so I thought today I would do that. I mean we were dangerously close to having a streak of Halloween cards. Like in a row; and while that would be fantastic, I can't put them all out now, there would be nothing left for closer to Halloween. So think of it as like an intermission; the first of many.

To begin, I stamped the floral image from Clearly Besotted's "Sunshine & Smiles" set with VersaMark ink on 65lb Kraft cardstock. I used this particular ink because I didn't want the harsh black ink lines of regular stamping. As we all know, Clearly Besotted is fantastic at keeping their lines thin and crisp, but even still, there is a difference. Maybe I'll show you one day (foreshadowing? Probably.)

Next I stamped the greeting from CTMH's "Sending Smiles" in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I coloured in the image using Prismacolor Premier pencils. These are a soft core, wax based pencil that lay down beautifully on nearly any paper. While I have my issues with this particular brand, they remain my favourite of the wax line.

Then, as I went to line the panel up on my standard A2 sized card base I discovered that I didn't line up my stamps at all. These images weren't even a little bit straight. Like I was on a canoe at the time or something. Maybe deep into the cups. I have no idea what happened. Initially I tossed it. Then I was sad about tossing it because I was really pleased with how the colouring had turned out.

So I fished it out, layered it at an angle on a piece of blue cardstock and then adhered it to my card base. Now, no one will ever know that I had messed up, right?

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me over on the right side bar. You can also follow me on Facebook. Toss me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

This card is for:
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The Flower Challenge
(Sentiment, CAS, Colour - Blue)


  1. I love it! I'd do this on purpose. If you didn't tell anyone it was a mistake, they'd never know. And I agree, the coloring is beautifully done.

  2. Ohh!! I always love the look of flowers on Kraft paper, this card is just so beautiful, your coloring with the pencils is flawless!!!
    Thank you for sharing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you play again next time.
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

  3. It's a really striking card and honestly if you hadn't mentioned it wasn't straight I'd have never noticed... Love your colouring it's so vibrant x

  4. Awesome love that coloring on kraft you did an amazing job. Glad you joined us over at CAS on Friday.


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