Saturday, May 12, 2018

Colored Pencils On Kraft With Winnie & Walter

Hey folks!

It's Cynde and I'm back today for Take 2 with Winnie & Walter as the May 2018 Leading Lady! Today we're going to take a look at using colored pencils on kraft cardstock. I say kraft, but honesty just about any color will do! More on that in a moment.

My last card was all about masking a scene and coloring in that scene with Copic's. The idea was to build up those images with layering and color. Today, I wanted to focus on colored pencils which is another medium folks can find frustrating and intimidating. Colored pencils can be just as fun as Copics! I promise! I kept today's card super clean and simple. I really just wanted to keep the focus on the coloring and the paper. Let's get started!

If you're interested in seeing how I made my card, I have a video to share! You can see that HERE.

I wanted to use those darling kitties in the cup from PURRFECT with Evelin T Designs, but before I stamped them I needed to choose my cardstock. You can have the best colored pencils, but if your paper isn't as good, then you're still going to struggle folks. PRISMACOLOR and POLYCHROMOS are super popular pencils (They should be. They rock!), but what about the cardstock?

The beauty of colored pencils is you can color on virtually any color of cardstock, but it needs two important features in order to work the best. The first thing is it needs some tooth. Ultra smooth cardstocks generally don't work the best. For the purposes of this tutorial, lets just say if you can feel even light texture on your cardstock, you probably good go. I used Gina K KRAFT Cardstock for my card today.

The other thing I like in a cardstock (for color pencils) is I want it to feel little soft. Now this is mostly a personal preference, but I think it helps a bunch. This way I don't feel like I need to add as much pressure with my pencils right away. You should be able to feel a slight amount of "give" when you start coloring. I talk more about this in the VIDEO.

When I chose the colors for my card I purposely chose colors that would pop. I wanted colors that would stand out so you could see how they go down on to the cardstock and so you could see how those colors can really build up.

To finish off my card, I added a few hearts from the Scenery: SEEING HEARTS Stamp Set and colored those in with he same colors as the hearts on the cup. They're pretty tiny and it's always important to keep your pencils sharpened when you color anyway, but that much more when your coloring in those tiny lil images.

I had left the stamp in my MISTI Stamping Tool so After I had everything colored in, I put the panel back in it and stamped it again with Versafine ONYX BLACK Ink to get those lines nice a crisp again.

That's it! I hope you enjoyed my card today

Be sure to follow along with me this month folks! I will have a super fab giveaway (Thanks Shay!) at the end of the month. All you will need to do is leave a comment on my blog telling me which one of my projects was your fave and why!

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Until next time.

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  1. I only recently heard of Winnie & Walter and I'm so happy I did! I LOVE adorable critter stamps! I've scrapbooked for years but just started card making about a year and a half ago. What an amazing hobby! You have a nice blog, I've enjoyed reading around on here, :0)
    Hope you have a lovely day! Angela

  2. Fantastic CAS card! Love the vibrancy and texture from the colored pencil. Great tips and how adorable are those sweet kitties!

  3. Fabulous coloring and yes, the colors really pop! I love the look of colored pencils on kraft (& thanks for the tip of choosing the right kraft paper!). I don't color much myself, but the little I do, I'm grateful for any tip. I love these sweet kitties sitting in a cup. Just darling.

  4. This was fantastic!!
    I am new, new, new, to coloring.
    This video taught me so much.
    I am so excited to learn to shade with colored pencils.
    You have really inspired me.
    Thank you very much!!!

  5. Adorable card! Love the kitties in the cup! Pretty coloring on the kraft cardstock!

  6. Adorable card. Color pencils is my latest obsession. Your pencil coloring is just as beautiful as your Copic coloring. Amazing!

  7. Such a cute image & beautiful coloring with the pencils on kraft!

  8. OH, wow, you are a master at colored pencils on kraft - so much to learn in this hobby, so little time!!! Boo hoo.
    Thanks for the video!

  9. Such a cute card...Love your colouring on Kraft though I have never tried it..You are inspiring me ..😊

  10. wow--love your coloring on kraft.

  11. I rarely use colored pencils anymore but am really inspired to again, after seeing this beautifully designed CAS card. The kraft is a wonderful base for your perfectly colored kitties in a teacup!

  12. i love your little tip of stamping again AFTER you have colored the image!

  13. Oh my! How cute!!! Beautiful colors!

  14. Gorgeous card! I love the bright blue, it’s just the right color for this image. I’ve been crafting for a long time but I’m very new to coloring so your videos are really useful to me. Thanks!

  15. The liitle kitties are darling.
    Love how you colored them on the
    kraft. The colors are bright
    and vibrant. thanks for sharing

  16. LOVE your coloring on this card!!
    For me, it's only topped by your masking last week!! <3

  17. love these little kitties - such an adorable CAS card:)

  18. Those little kitties are so adorable, peeking over the rim of that coffee cup and the colored pencils on kraft looks awesome! I think I need to try this technique because it looks really different from coloring with markers

  19. So far this one is my favourite because im a big kraft cardstock fan! Plus i love the look of pencil crayons!

  20. You’ve made such a wonderful card !! The kraft color as a base is the perfect choice to go with your turquoise cup !! Your coloring is so smooth and these kitties are simply irresistibly cute !! Awesome demonstration !

  21. You've used beautiful colours on this card.

  22. So cute ! I love colouring on kraft card, I'm never deceived with the result ! Your blue cup is just stunning, it's amazing the dimension and the light you gave with your colouring. Fabulous ! Thanks for the video. x


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