Thursday, February 21, 2019

Sketchy Rose

Hi friends! I know... it's been ages since I've posted. Life has been busy, and involved some travel again this month. Once again, I traveled with just a couple of stamped images and my colored pencils. I'm really loving them more and more, as I get comfortable using them. I stamped this gorgeous rose image using pink and green ink, second generation, for a very light outline. I then colored the image using my pencils for a no-line look, and I'm thrilled with the way it came out.

The challenge from The Flower Challenge is to use your latest stamps or dies. Though I think this set is retired, I purchased it recently from a crafty yard sale, so its new to me and the first time I'm using it. 

I'm also playing with the Inspiration Challenge at Altenew. I love how the two grays create such a soft background and combine with the pink.

Stamp sets: Sketchy Rose (Altenew)
Card stock: Solar White (Neenah), Smoky Slate, Basic Gray (Stampin' Up)
Patterned paper: Glistening (Authentique)
Ink pads: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Basic Gray (Stampin' Up)
Colored Pencils: Prismacolor

Thanks for visiting today, and I love reading your comments!


LeAnne said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! So soft and're becoming an expert at coloring and shading!!!

Darnell said...

You should be thrilled, Sandy! I'm bookmarking this gorgeous card for CASEing! It's a stunning noline work of art. I wish I had this talent with pencils!! Hugs, Darnell

Nancy Farrell said...

Very pretty Sandy. The colors are so soft and realistic.
Have a blessed day.

Rachel Vass said...

Absolutely beautiful! Your colouring is fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at The Flower Challenge.

Bobby said...

Your pencil coloring is marvelous, Sandy. The rose is so soft and pretty. Thanks for sharing your card with us at The Flower Challenge.

Aileen said...

Sandy I have been away and not commenting on The Flower Challenge but was just looking through the gallery and wanted to say what a stunning card this is. Your colouring of the rose is just amazing and I cant get over the beautiful pencil work. What an inspiration, well done. xx Aileen

Nancy said...

This is incredible!!! We need and want more and more! So happy I stopped in to check on you! It appears life has you quite busy! HUGS!

Wendell said...

So life like Sandy your colouring is magnificent 🤗

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