Wednesday, January 30, 2013

COF January Challenge

The challenge for this month for my Crafters of Faith Blog group was to try a new technique, while also making use of some old things in your stash and making use of something new. I had never tried this technique before, and I have to admit, I had to dig around to find those old colored pencils I had put somewhere in my stamproom. I also made use of an old stamp from a retired Stampin' Up set. Lydia had a great tutorial over on Splitcoaststampers for this blended pencils technique. First you stamp in a light neutral color (I used sahara sand), then you outline with the darker of the colors you are going to use. Then you color in with a lighter shade of that color the remainder of the image. After that I used my copic blender pen over it. Finally, you outline the image with a fine point pen. I used a new embossing folder I had gotten recently and used some new bling. I hope this little bluebird of happiness will brighten someone's day!!! Check out the others in my group and leave a little love on their blogs too:
1. Carolina -Cardolina Scrapolina
2. LizW - Right Brained Madness
3. Mary Rose Mary Rose Cafe
4. Jackie - Kreatewithme2
5. LizD - crafts4thesoul
6. Sharon - ScrappingMum
7. Jeanette
8. Darlene According to Bijou
9. Lorie
10. Carol Lost in my craft room
11. Kadie InMyMindsEye
12. Tami Blueinksdesign
13. Barb - Inkinintoretirement
14. April - April'sAlley
15. Marsha Stamping Down South
16. Kelly - Sandcastle Stamper


Olga said...

well looks like you aced it, this is gorgeous!

MiamiKel said...

Oh Li, this is beautiful! I love how you showed the tutorial with your card! Looks like a sweet image to work with and your card just has so much life and lovelieness!

Blessings to you, my sweet COF friend - love you!

marsha said...

Wowzer, this is bright and cheerful! Love the birdie and all that gorgeous blue!

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card Liz! I've never tried that technique came out great for you! Love your choice of colors & layout....awesome job on the challenge Hun!!!

Barb said...

Liz--this card is very pretty! I too have colored pencils and I need to get them out of "storage"!

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April said...

Very cool technique! I think you did a wonderful job at the technique and love how you showcased it!

kadie said...

SUCH a lovely card, Liz!! great job with that technique. Hugs, kadie

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Liz, this is such a beauty! The coloring - wow! Looks like you've mastered that technique already.

Sharon ~ A Piece Of Heart said...

Wow, Liz. What a beautiful card. The colors are so pretty. I love the technique you shared. I've never seen that before. I think you did a great job on this challenge and I'm so happy you played along :-)

maryrose said...

Such a sweet card! I'm intrigued with this coloring technique, and may have to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration! Great job on the challenge!

Carol W said...

Oh Liz, your bluebird of happiness has made me smile all over my face...wonderful card my friend...

:: BlueInks :: said...

Liz, I am trying to post a comment again. My post from last night is not here! I hope this one works.

I just love the new things that you tried! That vivid color of blue is eye catching. The embossing folder is just the perfect one for the card. I also like to work with colored pencils!

Darlene said...

Wow, Liz! What a beautiful card! I love that stamp set, it's one of my fav's and you have taken it to a whole new level. What a great technique, thank you for showing me the way! The yellow on the flower really brings out the blues of the bird and cardstock too. Very well done!