Happy Saturday! Today's card was sent to a VIP and has been received, so I can share it with you. The card was made with a kit from Sparkle n Sprinkle - the August technique of the month club to which I subscribe. There's a nice video showcasing this month's set.
- image stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with Faber Castel Polychromos pencils. All the cardstock and card base were part of the kit, as was some embossing power and glitter - which I did not use on this card. I added the ribbons, sentiment and the ladybug (a MB die- more about that further on).
This is what the 60 pencil set looks like. Dick Blick has the individual pencils available, so if I develop some proficiency with this particular brand, which did blend a bit more smoothly for me, then I may add to the set over time. The colors are very rich and vibrant. Also the nib did not seem to 'wear down' as much as some of the other brands I have. I'm told by folks who have been using them, that the lead doesn't break as easily when they are sharpened. I'll let you know how it works for me.
The sunflower colored quite easily and I felt that the shading was ok. Decided to use a light blue to color the background. I didn't get the strokes blended as nicely as I'd wished, so hunted up the Dove blender pen - which was rather dry. I didn't know how to open the end of it to add more blending solution. Had to find a video first! LOL. The cardstock base on which the image had been stamped began to pill up just a bit with the blender pen. I stopped when I saw this happening. The MB lady bug was stamped with a white snippet, colored with copics, added some glossy accents, and I think it covered up the little problem area quite nicely. If I practice, I think I'm going to like these pencils a bit better than the other brands I've tried to use. My next effort will be using some mixed media or watercolor paper, as I want to see how the Dove blender handles the color on the right kind of cardstock. (that's one of the things in progress - but not ready to share just yet).
This will be a scheduled post as I'm trying to catch up on some things: housework and finishing up some commitment cards. And hopefully a little more gelli play. So happy Saturday. Thanks for your visit and Big Hugs.