Monday, July 7, 2014

One Layer Thank You

This card started out as a way of trying out some gorgeous green and blue Faber-Castell pencils that my friend Trinh had sent me - thanks again Trinh:)

I had never used Faber-Castell pencils before and I have to say I love them. They blend so well and I love the triangular shape and grip dots which make for a very comfortable and firm hold. Lol even thought I'm not, I'm beginning to sound like an ad for Faber-Castell - I just like to say when I find a product that works really well.


Stamps (Hero Arts) - Large Petal Background & Type

To start with I stamped the Large Petal Background on kraft card, drew a frame around it with a fine tipped felt pen and then stamped the sentiments around the image as another frame. Then the colouring fun began. As with this card, I did all my colouring while watching World Cup matches the other evening. I didn't set out with any particular colour scheme in mind so just added in colours I already had to the greens and blue that Trinh had sent me. Then I added white gel pen to parts of the image. The black ink seemed to fade a little into the kraft card so I again used my fine tipped felt pen to go over most of the outlines and also the sentiment.

I'm submitting this card into Hero Arts One Layer Challenge and A Blog Named Hero Color It In Challenge.

12 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

beautiful Heather. It looks stunning.

Milla said...

Oh wow, stunning card! Such gorgeous stamp and wonderful colouring.

Monika Reeck said...

oh My GOD this is really a STUNNING creation dear heather...first you have no colored all on your post at 29 June and now oh myyyyy I think I want to buy this large petal BG stamp cause you made it soooo adorable..like a room in India Restaurant here in Munich they also have similar like you paint here great using of the Faber castell. I ADORE your card...hugs...

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Gorgeous! . A winner!

Lin said...

This really packs a punch, Heather! Love the colors against kraft, and the white touches, too!

Pam W Merwin said...

I saw this in the Flickr Hero Arts group and one word ~ WOW! Love your color choices. This is absolutely gorgeous!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Oh Heather - how amazing! You put your World Cup watching to good use with your pencils, I must say! Just love all the colors and the sentiment around the border!!

P.S. - loved the additional Russborough House photos in your photostream! I won't comment on each and every one but you have some beauties in there!!

Trinh said...

This is a stunner, Heather! Your coloring is gorgeous and you make me want to buy that stamp.

CinnamonSally said...

Oh my goodness Heather this is stunning, so much detail here, I love it!!!

Sue McRae said...

This is a beauty Heather! Love your selective colouring and how the white pops against the kraft and other colours.

Nancy said...

Your card is so gorgeous Heather! Outstanding coloring!

Maya said...

WOW! I love love love it! All those pretty colors! Thanks for playing at ABNH :)

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