Thursday, June 30, 2011

All the coloring tools

I think the colored pencils were spared.  Everything else was drafted to make this card from Stampin' Up!'s Elements of Style set.  The hummingbird is stamped in Versamark and chalked with Rose Red, Garden Green and a little Old Olive chalks.  Then I stamped the flowers in Staz-on and colored first with watercolor crayons.  I wasn't getting enough color variation so I added some marker and went over with a blender pen.  I'd never tried that before - adding the marker over top of watercolor crayons but I loved the effect.  The marker ink stays wet and you can really blend it in good - a little goes a long way.

For the background, I used Ranger Distress inks in Mahogony, Tea Dye and Rose but that gave me too much orange.  So then I pulled out the chalks again and added a little Rose Red over the slightly still damp background.  Finally I used the Tea Dye to stamp the flourish.  Whew!  For me this is a lot of coloring but I love how it turned out.

Thanks for visiting today!  A new month is upon us with lots of challenges so I hope to get in some scrapbooking this weekend.  Oh and I'm tickled; one of my Two Peas entries was a  random draw for a prize!  Love it when the mail man brings a treat.


  1. Beautiful painting. This post reminds me of the day when I met one person who used to paint in his legs and thats too awesome as because he was not having hands.

  2. Wow, this is gorgeous, Lisa! All the effort was definitely worth it; the end result is just so lovely!

  3. Your card is stunning.
    I love the colours.I don't think I could recreate this though, as much as I would love to :)
    Oh goodie I have that stamp :)

  4. Wow! Your card turned out so very beautiful Lisa!! I love the effect of your different coloring techniques....very nice Hun & TFS!!!

  5. Beautiful card. Your coloring is just great and I love the colors you used. Very special.

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