Friday, August 9, 2019

Gettin' Krafty on a Friday!

Hello all and happy Friday! How is your week wrapping up? I tell ya, mine sped by. It seems summer has a way of doing that, eh? This week was a tough one for me because my firstborn, who I still consider my baby boy, officially flew the coop. This was a picture of him just before he pulled away en route to Portland -- new city, new job. Meanwhile, I was truly testing the strength of my waterproof mascara. Ugh.... doesn't matter how old they get, they are still your babies!

Needless to say, I decided earlier this week to spend a little time in my craft room -- after all it is kind of like the comfort food of rooms in my home. Don't you think? I had fun ushering in the Creative Confetti Challenge earlier this week and urged everyone to Get Krafty! You can check out all the deets HERE but the long and short of it is that in order to play along, you just have to use kraft colored cardstock on your creation or, in my case, as the base for my main image!

So... on to my creation! 

For my challenge card, I decided to color up the floral vase grouping from Power Poppy's Fortune of Fall stamp set! It's just such a warm and inviting illustration that I think it will be great to have on hand for cards this upcoming fall.

I started by stamping on my kraft cardstock by using Versafine Black Onyx ink and then heat set it before I dove in and started to color with my Prismacolor pencils. Here is a trick that I did to start. I used my MISTI stamping tool to stamp my initial image. Then, I took time to color. You can see with the image below, some of the crispness of the image was lost. You can really see on the white petals and white vase....

That's why I love the MISTI stamping tool folks! Because, I just lined up my image again right up in the corner, inked up my stamp and stamped right on top! Look at those crisp lines emerge once again!

I will say that because I was using pigment ink, and I had a waxed base medium with my colored pencils, I did have to lay a scrap paper overtop to rub off some of the ink that was just sitting on top of my image. See?

It ended up picking up quite a bit of ink. I thought that If I didn't do this, I might actually have enough ink laying on top that it could either muddy my image or smear. Neither one is a good thing! After that, I layered everything up, keeping my layout simple. I added a little sentiment flag as well using one of the sentiments from the set and... tada! Fini!

Here's a closeup of the coloring for you all!

And that, my friends, is it! So, let's see what you've got in this little "krafty" challenge! Remember to click the link above for all the details. Hope you join me!

Julie Koerber >> you are here! 

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time, happy stamping! 



Stacy Morgan said...

My goodness he has grown, and a new job and in Portland. I bet you were testing the mascara. I am sure he will be amazing there and you will be just as proud. Big hugs sweet friend... Your card is very pretty and I love that it is on Kraft paper.

Camille Short said...

Very cute! Love the kraft background, and those lovely flowers!

Henriƫtte said...

You are so right Julie, it doesn't matter how old they are, they are your baby!
I never have seen my craftroom as the comfort food of rooms in my home but you are right again, LOL!
Your card is sunny, happy orange coloured and beautiful!
Thank you so much for sharing, I can't colour for a few weeks but I can enjoy all the beauty of the examples.
Have a great weekend.

ChristineCreations said...

Oh Julie! Such a significant time for you all! I know you’re probably both proud of him and missing him already. Hugs and my prayers for you friend. He’ll do awesome, you raised him so weel and he’ll grow into who God made him to be :)

Love your krafty creation. Beautiful pencil colouring and the crispness of the second stamping really helps it pop!