This card was made for the Mix-Ability challenge a couple of weeks ago, but with so many extra things going on last week, I never got a chance to post it! I'm not entirely thrilled with it, but maybe it will inspire someone... you never know!
I started with a kraft matboard ATC from Inchie Arts - I haven't worked on this color much, so I wanted to try it in pencil... also, my husband bought me a set of Derwent Coloursoft pencils for Christmas that haven't seen much light, so I wanted to play with those as well.
I started by laying in my shading, and then building up layers slowly - the Coloursoft pencils are ideal for this type of coloring technique, withe their soft leads. They seem to work best with a light touch.
I kept adding in medium tones and leaving the highlight areas alone, then built layers by increasing pressure and blending the layers together. I colored in the background with an alcohol marker to add contrast. Here's a closer picture of the finished ATC...
IO products I used: Elegant Tulip, Ornate Square Frame, Maya clear set