Friday, June 12, 2015

Pencil Me In Please!

Are you ready for a wee bit of fun this Friday? Well today, Power Poppy unveiled the next Power & Spark Challenge and I just couldn't wait to play along! Here's the challenge folks....

To play along, all you need to do is use colored pencils on your creation! How easy is that? With all the Copic coloring that I do, I thought this was a fun change up! If you want to learn more about this fun-filled challenge, all you have to do is CLICK HERE to the Power Poppy blog to learn all the official details!

On to my creation! I had to dust off -- quite literally -- my Derwent Inktense pencils for this one!

I started by stamping this beautiful image from the Poppies stamp set by Power Poppy using Versafine Black Onyx ink. Even though I didn't have to, I heat set the ink just in case. 

When I use these colored pencils, I always keep a scratch pad near by to color off the extra color on my Dove Blender pen. This is how it looks when I start.....

And this is what it looked like when I finished! I color the actual image by figuring out the shading first and then start to color over the lines, coloring off when I feel like I have too much color on the pen. For my shading, I actually scribble on the scratch pad and pick up the color, coloring off until I have just the right intensity. See?

And here's one more peek at the outside of the card with it's Echo Park Fine & Dandy patterned paper, silver cording, Stampin' Up punched sentiment (also from the set) and a splash of paper piercing and bling!

I also gave the inside of the card a wee pop of color too by stamping the other poppy image from the set using Memento's Love Letters ink.....

And that, my friends, is it! Now you'll have to hop, skip and jump over to see what the rest of the Bloomies have in store!

Julie Koerber >>> you are here!

Mark your calendar for Monday! Why? Because over on the Power Poppy blog, the Instant Gardeners will help share the brand new addition to Power Poppy's Istant Garden! This image is one that will make your heart skip a beat! Think Floral Fireworks!

See you back here soon!

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