Creative Confetti: Get Krafty!

EDITED TO ADD: Oh my gosh! I forgot to choose a winner for our $25 Gift Certificate for July! Check back next Tuesday for the official announcement! Sorry to keep you waiting! 

Hello all and happy Tuesday! With most of us out enjoying all that summer has to offer, I have been trying to keep our weekly challenges, well, not too challenging! I want to keep things on the simple side so that you can enjoy the process without blowing brain cells along the way! Hehe! When there's nice weather to be had, we need to be out enjoying it too as well as all our creative pursuits!

So, this week's challenge is almost as easy to play along with as last week's! Check it out sweet peeps!

What inspired my challenge was actually seeing the beautiful coloring that Amy Shulke showed off yesterday on Inspire Me Monday! If you didn't check that out, goodness, when you are done here, click on over HERE and see what I mean! She gave some really wise advice on coloring glass as well as adding texture to images as you color. It's good stuff!

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! Simply create, post and then link up using the linky below! As we always say, if you get those fingers inky and play along, each and every link is an opportunity to win a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop!

Until next time, happy stamping! 


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1 comment:

Henriƫtte Creatively Happy said...

Gorgeous colouring Julie, I love the card.
The kraft cardstock always gives such a soft look at a card,
I like that, although I always forget to use it, LOL.
Thank you so much for your great inspiration, unfortunately
I can't colour for a few weeks so I can't participate in the challenge.
Have a great week.