Monday, March 28, 2016

Kraft Tulip ATC

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 TulipOrnate Square Frame, Maya clear set

I'll be working on finishing up a batch of fall/winter stamps for Impression Obsession this week, followed by a Splitcoast tutorial for next week, so if I go missing, that's what's up. One day I'll get ahead enough to think about designing stamps during their season for the next go-round, but I haven't made it there yet. It's hard to get in fall or winter mood when spring is just beginning!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. You are so blessed --in so many ways--but to have this drawing talent is so wonderful. We get to enjoy your beautiful artworks and become inspired. Working in the season for next year sounds like a plan. If we ever had enough time...

  2. Ms Linda ( 11:51 PM

    Gorgeous. You have been given an eye for beauty and display it well. When I see a new post I am always amazed at the talent in its production. Jealous, yes I am for me, not you for your inspirations keep me trying. Thank you so much for sharing.

  3. I loVe it. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.
    Crafty hugs,