Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Colored Pencil Hack w/Kelly ft. Modern Calla Lilies

Hello Crafters!
Recently I've been on a colored pencil kick but I get frustrated with how long it takes to build up beautiful color. I also haven't quite developed the ability to get a multi colored image - like when a flower starts out pink but the edges are yellow.

Until I can get it with pencils alone I developed a "hack" haha.

I stamped all my images in colors similar to those I was going to color in. It's not no line exactly it's just less line lol. I guess that's a thing now :)

Watch above or watch in HD at YouTube
By starting with a base wash of color, I only had to concentrate on blending in the other color with my colored pencils. This saved time and my sanity!
I hope you enjoyed today's project and are inspired to give it a try!

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Wplus9 Modern Peonies
Wplus9 Modern Peonies
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Wplus9 Modern Peonies Die
Wplus9 Modern Peonies Die
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Modern Calla Lilies
Modern Calla Lilies
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Modern Calla Lilies Die
Modern Calla Lilies Die
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Wplus9 White Cardstock
Wplus9 White Cardstock
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Last Leaf Dye Ink
Last Leaf Dye Ink
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Ocean Drive Dye Ink
Ocean Drive Dye Ink
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Sweet Nectar Dye Ink
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Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And White
Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And White
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
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Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12
Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WORN LIPSTICK
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WORN LIPSTICK
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad CRACKED PISTACHIO
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad CRACKED PISTACHIO
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Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
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Ranger Large 2 oz MISTER BOTTLE
Ranger Large 2 oz MISTER BOTTLE
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Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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Pretty Pink Posh 6MM SPARKLING CLEAR Cupped Sequins
Pretty Pink Posh 6MM SPARKLING CLEAR Cupped Sequins
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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM SPARKLING CLEAR Cupped Sequins
Pretty Pink Posh 4MM SPARKLING CLEAR Cupped Sequins
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Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS
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ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CARVED PUMPKIN
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CARVED PUMPKIN
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 8 Round
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 0.75 FLAT
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Ranger Perfect Pearls PERFECT PEARL Individual Pigment
Ranger Perfect Pearls PERFECT PEARL Individual Pigment
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Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12
Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON
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We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
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Prismacolor PREMIER COLORED PENCILS 24 Set
Prismacolor PREMIER COLORED PENCILS 24 Set
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Prismacolor PENCIL SHARPENER
Prismacolor PENCIL SHARPENER
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Prismacolor 150 PREMIER COLORED PENCILS
Prismacolor 150 PREMIER COLORED PENCILS
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Prismacolor PREMIER COLORED PENCILS 72 Set
Prismacolor PREMIER COLORED PENCILS 72 Set
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Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12
Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad SQUEEZED LEMONADE
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad SQUEEZED LEMONADE
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad CARVED PUMPKIN
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad CARVED PUMPKIN
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad MERMAID LAGOON
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad MERMAID LAGOON
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Monday, May 14, 2018

Congrats Grad With Kara ft. The Crew: School Days

Hi! It's Kara and it's that time of year again! The school year is winding down and kids are graduating. The student I have interpreted for over the past 9 years is graduating this year! I am so proud of her, but I'm sad to say goodbye.

I created this card with a mix of elements from Smart Kitty and The Crew: School Days. I started by stamping the one stack of books in the center. I then masked it off and started stamping the stacks in a pyramid formation masking stacks as necessary. In all, I needed 4 masks that I could reposition as needed to create this pyramid of books.

I created one more stack of books. This time I die cut it and popped it up on top of the center stack. I knew I wanted my graduate to stand on that stack to symbolize her education lifting her up into the clouds. The cap from Smart Kitty (now retired, but if you have it in your stash...) it was the perfect size for the girl from School Days! I love how she seems to be waving goodbye too. Off to college!

I added a sentiment from Smart Kitty stamped onto the smallest rectangle from the 4 Bar Stitched Rectangle dies.

I love this one and I hope you do too! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Featured Supplies

For your convenience, here is a list of the featured Wplus9 supplies used on today's project(s), along with links to purchase.

Wplus9 4 Bar Stitched Rectangles Die
Wplus9 4 Bar Stitched Rectangles Die
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Wplus9 The Crew: School Days
Wplus9 The Crew: School Days
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Wplus9 The Crew: School Days Die
Wplus9 The Crew: School Days Die
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