Saturday, March 04, 2017

Kraft & Coloured Pencils

In an effort to post more regularly the blog, I've found challenges to be particularly motivating. I saw this week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday featuring Pencil Crayons and Kraft Cardstock and the first challenge was to find my pencil crayons... I hadn't unpacked them with the rest of the craft room boxes for some reason.

Next, to find a stamp set that worked with colouring. I know I could highlight a solid image, but I wanted to use some line art. I really like the Daffodil from the Year of Flowers collection, and with spring almost around the corner, it seemed appropriate.

I stamped the larger flower image onto Kraft and got to work colouring. I stamped a second image and coloured the middle part only and cut that out and popped it up with foam tape. I didn't want to do my standard layout, so I changes things up ever so slightly and put it on an angle (if you know me, you know this is so not what I normally do!). But it's good to try different things- I ended up really liking it!

The greeting comes from Out on a Limb Sentiments and I jazzed up the background by stamping one of the polka dot backgrounds in white onto the yellow card base.

Finishing touches included a slight layer of Wink of Stella on the flower, white satin ribbon, kraft baker's twine, and a wooden button.

Supplies: (all by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise stated)

Stamps: Year of Flowers: Daffodil, Polka Dot Basics, Out on a Limb Sentiments
Paper:Harvest Gold, Kraft, New Leaf
Ink: Black, Fresh Snow
Accessories, etc.: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor), Satin Ribbon, Baker's Twine (Michaels), Wooden button, Wink of Stella


  1. Such a beautiful card Natasha. Your colouring is simply perfect. Cheers.

  2. This is such a beautiful card. I love your daffodil. the coloring is perfect. I think the polka dot behind it in that cheery yellow is also such a nice complement.

  3. Oh this is lovely Tasha! Fabulous coloring on kraft. And I like the tilted LO too:)

  4. I love this! It is so bright and cheery!