Hi Debby here today. This year I really discovered my love of coloured pencils, in particular colouring on kraft. Pencils have to be up there with watercolours as one of my favourite colouring mediums now.
I do feel slightly conflicted at the moment, there is definitely a change in the air and I’m noticing the first signs of autumn but it seems especially early this year and I’m not quiet ready to give up on summer yet and so I pulled out the Summer Swirls set for this card.
This card is really simple to put together – I do love a clean design. I stamped three of the delicious images from the Summer Swirls set in clear embossing ink on kraft card. This gives a tone on tone look which is easy to see to colour but equally the lines fade away as your colour with the pencils.
After I’d finished colouring I added a few details with glitter pens and a white gel pen. I do think shimmer and shine add to the mouthwatering look of these ice creams. Then I wrapped twine around the panel and foam mounted it on white card base.
The Summer Swirls set has a variety of appropriate sentiments but I wanted to find a coordinating sentiment that I could cut in to a skinny strip to add over the middle ice cream. I dug through my stamp sets and found the perfect sentiment in the Simple Fruits set. I stamped the sentiment in clear embossing ink on hot pink card and white heat embossed before trimming down and foam mounted over that middle ice cream. As a final accent I added a trio of shiny coloured droplets.
I love how the coloured pencils really pop off the kraft card. Thanks for joining me today and I’ll see you next time.