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Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Harvest of Wishes

Hello everyone! Today's card is one where I used one of my favorite coloring techniques: Prismacolor pencils and OMS (Odorless Mineral Spirits). The "twist" for the Anything Goes challenge at The Outlawz this week was to use your favorite technique and this is the one I chose for my Design Team project.

I stamped my image (GKD Always Autumn) in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white card stock. Next, I colored the image using several different shades of Prismacolor Colored Pencils and OMS. (For anyone interested in how to do this technique, here is a link to a video tutorial).

After coloring, I cut my image panel using Sue Wilson's Innsbruck die and sponged around the edges with Memento Tangelo ink before removing it from the die. For my sentiment, I used a stamp from GKD's Harvest of Wishes stamp set and cut it with a small die from the same Sue Wilson die set. 

My base card was created from white card stock and layered with warm cocoa card stock. An orange layer was embossed with a Cuttlebug Gingham EF and adhered to my base card. My focal panel and sentiment were then popped on with dimensionals and a bow made from jute twine was attached to the sentiment for a finished look.

Hope you enjoyed this post and will check out the tutorial. If you've never used colored pencils and OMS, I think you'll find it a fun technique. Just make sure you have quality colored pencils and card stock. It makes a world of difference.

Until next time............make it a great day! 

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
613 Avenue Create  - Challenge #93 - Anything Goes
TTCRD  - Challenge Oct 14-20  -  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #154 - Anything Goes
Sister Act  - Challenge #78 - Anything Goes 
One Stitch at a Time  _  Challenge #221 - Anything Goes with color Orange 
Fantastic Tuesday  - Challenge #57 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #40 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Challenge #117  Week Two - Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers - Challenge #139 - Fall Colors


Verna Angerhofer said...

That is gorgeous. Great image and love the colors too. You make such great designs.

CG said...

What a stunning Autumn card! Just beautiful. Thank you for joining us at One Stitch at a Time! Best, CG

Diane Noble said...

A beautiful...simply stunning card!
We at Word Art Wednesday thank you so much for participating in our challenge this week. We are delighted to share you artwork and know it will inspire the people who come to your blog from our site. Thanks so much for your support. That means so much to us!
Diane Noble (DT-WAW)

Peggy T. said...

What a darling card. Great coloring. Thank you for joining us for the TTCRD challenge.

Peggy T.
TTCRD Design Team

Marie said...

Really nice and lovely! Thanks for joining us over at AUD sentiments this time around.
Love n hugs

Sandy How said...

A wonderful card, love the embossing and lovely image. Great colouring.
Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight.