Is it just me or does everyone else feel like the days, weeks and months are just flying by? Maybe it is just me because lord help me . . . I can’t tell you what I did two days ago, let alone yesterday! What brought this up, is that I colored some images over the weekend and for the life of me . . . I can’t remember what day that was. I know that maybe Friday night, Saturday or Saturday night I went down to the studio to work and that was the only time I wandered in the door over the weekend.
So whatever day it was, I stamped a number of images and colored, mainly with my Prismacolor Pencils. Since I took that class with Karen Lockhart I’ve been meaning to use my pencils more. I’ve tried working with them recently but I wasn’t getting the look I was going after, so I’ve always thrown the images away and gone with something else. This time I started with Copic Markers, didn’t like the results, threw them away and started over with Prismacolor Pencils. Go figure!
One thing I learned in Karen’s class was how to work with the colored pencils without blending them. No gamsol, baby oil or anything other than a blending pencil, if you chose to blend a little. This fascinated me because it has always seemed so redundant to color with the pencils and then go back and blend it all out. Which is probably why I quit working with colored pencils when I got my hands on Copics. Anyhoo, it’s nice to have the Prismacolor Pencils back in my arsenal of medium.
Let’s get to my card . . . actually, since I’ve been talking about blending, etc., let me show you a close-up of my image . . .
Don’t look at the white areas . . . I honestly didn’t see them until I took the close-up on the macro setting. But I love the lines you get with using the pencils.
Here’s the full card.
Here’s something interesting! I used Soft Suede cardstock as my card base and also for the last layer of my image. When deciding on colors of ribbon, I chose to dye seam binding with the Soft Suede ink. Totally fascinated me that the ink color was so different from the cardstock. Look at the oranges in that seam binding! The leaf pin was brown that I covered with Cranberry Alcohol Ink and then wiped the excess off to leave the brown from the pin on the raised areas.
The designer paper is Memory Box Blackbird that I picked up at Papertrix on my last visit. It’s getting close to Halloween . . . I’ll have to make another trip up just to shop for a new Halloween decoration in the other stores. If you are not familiar with Nashville, Indiana, you can check it out here.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a card made by me without some type of sponging. All the edges of each piece of cardstock, including the designer paper, was sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink.
That’s all for today, except . . . thanks for stopping by, and remember . . . life is short, embrace the adventures of your day!