Friday, August 1, 2014

Pencil-colour Blooms...Inkspirational Challenge #62 - Designer's Choice, Paper Crafting Challenge #15: Get Krafty ; Colour Me #31: Creative, ColourQ #252


Hello and Happy Saturday! 

Today, I'm delighted to invite you to join us in the new Inkspirational Challenges #62: Designer's Choice.  Design team member, Nonni, who is ultra creative and an amazing colourist, is challenging us to put our marker and pencil skills on display.  



Joining us as Guest Designer is one of my sweet blogging friends, GretaHer ability to embrace allllll kinds of techniques and play in a wide variety of challenges, is ever so inspiring.  Check out the beautiful card she's shared with us, then head over to her blog, where you'll see the array of her talents. She's amazing!

Please visit the DT as well; they have some dazzles and delights that will *wow* you. For sure you'll be reaching for your markers and pencils....


On our recent Bend Oregon venture, I bought a set of 24 Prismacolor pencils (Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon!), so with tools on hand, I was ready to jump in and wield those newcomers. Given this was a 'first time' experiment, I made a duo of tag-note cards (a Plan B, just in case) each featuring a single flower and sentiment from STAMPlorations.  I so enjoyed colouring these big boxed blooms, and did my best to 'blend' (gamsol on the shopping list).  The Prismacolors (or as I prefer to call them: Prismacolours....need that "u"), were fun to work with 'as is.'  Maybe I'll try water-colouring with them eventually...maybe (this technique and I are on the outs at present).  For now, I'm going to focus on colouring, shading, blending...


I'm entering this one



 to Colour Me #31: Creative (my lily is a combination of pinks and yellows, blended, paired with pink/yellow cardstock)


and this one



Hope you'll add your Marker or Pencil card to the challenge; I'm looking forward to seeing your fabulous, inspired creations!

NOTE: Honoured and delighted to have my cards selected at Paper Crafting Challenge #15. THANK YOU!!

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!


30 comments:

  1. Beautiful job with the pencils!! Thank you also for your nice words about me. Boxed Blooms are great for tags and your shading looks lovely! I share your thoughts about water coloring... Water is so UNRELIABLE! :)

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  2. Wow, awesome colouring (with a u!) and blending, Carol ... love the die cut over the tag too ... deliciously crisp and texture-y! Could you let me know which die it is ... I just know there's one of them longing to come and play at my house! Hugs, Anita :)

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  3. Love that you have made a couple of gorgeous tags instead of the usual card. And your colouring looks fantastic!

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  4. Oh Carol what wonderful colouring, I just bought this set of boxed blooms but have yet to stamp them up but you have really showed them off here, they are so good as tags. I don't make tags, perhaps need to invest in a tag die and get I to it x

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  5. You did a great job with those Prismacolo(u)rs! Those tags are so pretty!

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  6. Such pretty colouring, vibrant colours, love the embossed tags too. And I have to have a u in colour too!

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  7. Ah-amazing! Love the poppin' colors, fabulous coloring and the texture puts it at another level. Well done!!!

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  8. Great colouring and two fantastic tags.

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  9. Pretty COOL, love it!!!! I'd enter this to Tag You;re it too... but that is me, I LOVE it, I HAVE to CASE this, what Die cut is that???!!!!!! I MUST have it, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Thanks for thinking of us at Paper Crafting Challenges, I AM AMAZED at the lovely details Miss C!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Wow Carol both of these tags are simply amazing!! I love the embossing you did on these tags but boy did you ever put those new Prismacolours to good use and you did an amazing job with them!! I love your coloring and your blending is awesome. Wow, wow, wow!! Love these tags girlfriend! Hugs, Brenda

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  11. Great work Carol! Your flowers look fantastic and the embossing really stands out and adds a lot. Wonderful project!
    - Shauna

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  12. Love these Carol! Great job colouring! I love those boxed blooms stamps. They are on my wish list. :-)

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  13. I'm finally finding a minute or two to do a quick visit to all my pals to see the fun I've missed these past few days!

    Gotta say a huge WOW....you are definitely making use of your summer days off....amazing cards Carol! I feel so bad about not visiting daily, but between the yard and the flip house renovations...poof - the day is gone!

    PS...your prisma pencil coloring is AMAZING...

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  14. Your coloring and shading with those Prismacolours :) is just so wonderful and shows a real artistic side of you! The background on both of these tags just has me wowed!! Way to go - these are awesome and very prettily done!!

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  15. Oh these are so gorgeous Carol! Amazing colouring and blending!

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  16. Two super pretty projects! I'd strongly suggest getting some Gamsol. Your blending results are already good, but with some gamsol, it will be so much easier. I tried it both ways and once I used gamsol, I never went back. Have fun with the pencils!

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  17. Those colours are gorgeous! Such wonderful tags! :)

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  18. What die or embossing did you use? I love this added texture!!

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  19. Adore that EF!!!! Who is it by??? Gorgeous tag and well done on the colouring :)

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  20. Excellent Carol. Very well crafted tags. Love them both. - Jim

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  21. Beautiful tags! Great coloring, and I like EF too...great background for your tags!

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  22. The colors are wonderful, Carol & so is your coloring! I've had pencils for years but mostly they sit in the drawer, for good reason--LOL! The embossed backgrounds are the perfect backdrop for your blooms! Thanks for your kind words, my friend!

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  23. Carol, as always you are amazing and I am in love with both of your stunning tags. Those flowers are simply beautiful and your coloring, perfection!

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  24. Super amazing and beautiful tags, Carol! They're so eye-catching and you colored those blooms with the Prismacolor pencils like a pro!!! Can't stop staring at these tags, and I'm salivating over the embossed background! Pinning these tags!!

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  25. Hello, Carol, I found you through Inkspirational Challenge Blog. I love your tags! I love the warm colours you chose, brown and red, and how you colored the flowers. The fake stitching on the two little squares is one of my favourite elements in all crafts. And, last but not least, the main thing I noticed in the challenge blog is the texture of the tags! I love your embossing!
    Hugs,

    Mariangela

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  26. Wow, those are some gorgeous tags! Love the colouring (coloured pencils are always fun to colour with!) and the embossing in the background. Thanks for playing along with the ColourQ this week!

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  27. Gorgeous colouring with your pencils Carol. Fabulous colors and I love the embossed texture on the tag. Loll xx

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  28. Holy, moley, guacamole!! Your coloUring (I need the U too!!) is outstanding! You've barely just started using your Prismas and you're getting results like this?!! Who needs gamsol, your blending is perfect!! Ahhhhh, exquisite, Carol!!!

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  29. Fabulous coloring!! I love the flowers and they go so well with the embossed tags!! Great way to show off your new pencils!!

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  30. CONGRATS on your top pick at Paper Crafting Challenges Miss C!!!!!! I hope you join in the current sponsored challenge "BABY"!!!!! for a chance to win a Neat and Tangled Stamp Set of your Choice!!!

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