Whimsy Autumn Swing

There is a new digital release at Whimsy Stamps again and this time I’ve used Autumn Swing. I coloured up a little scene for her rather quickly, but it gave the effect I wanted. Proper autumn colours were needed for this card and what is better than a big tree to swing from?

Copics used: BV23, BV25, BV29, E00, E02, E13, E15, E31, E35, E37, E39, E29, YG63, YG67, G21, G43, G46, R32, R35, R37, R59, YR04, YR09, YR15, Y13, Y17, N0, N3

Sleepy dragon

I have another card made using pencils on kraft today. This time the image is by Lee Holland and I’ve used Prismacolor Premier again to colour it up. I wanted the card reasonably simple, but with a fair bit of white, so I cut the panel down to pretty much a square and found some twine. Thankfully I had some that matched very well and I tied on a charm by Tim Holtz that I’ve had forever. A Mathia Design sentiment embossed onto black card stock and three enamel dots from Altenew finished off my card.

Blossoming tree

Simon Say Stamp has some pretty cool stamps and dies of their own brand, and this is one of those in my opinion. I love using this tree for sympathy cards as I can colour the blooms in whichever colour suits my mood. This time I opted for orange, which I very rarely do. I think it works well.

I used a sentiment stamp from Mathia Design which means “thinking of you” together with dies from MFT Stamps and La-La Land Crafts, and some enamel dots by Altenew.

RAM Christmas Tree

I have another card to share where I’ve coloured up one of the adorable stamps by Rachelle Anne Miller. As it’s August already, it might be time to start slowly with the Christmas cards. It would save you having to do loads in November and December! That’s my goal at least, to have quite a few done before then, and I think I’m on track for it. This stamp is called Christmas Tree.

As for the rest of the card, I coloured up a matching background, and then die cut the coloured panel. I used various paper scraps and dies to make a cluster and then used a Norwegian text stamp for the Christmas sentiment.

Copics used: Y35, Y38, YR18, BV000, BV00, BV02, BV04, BV08, BV20, BV23, RV63, RV66, RV69, B12, B14, B16, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, BG90, BG93, BG96, BG99, G21, G24, G28, E00, E02, E13, E15, E21, E25, E29, E41, E42, E43, E44, E71, E74, E77, N0, N2, C0, W0, W2, W5

Pencil flowers on kraft

Here is the very first colouring I did using pencils. It made its way onto a card thanks to Elin who suggested this layout, inspired by a card made by Colorfulcluttereddesk on IG two years earlier, and mostly remote-controlled the making of this card. That is a very fun way to make a card, by the way, and I suggest you give it a try!

It was during one of the 30 day colouring challenges that I decided it was finally time to dig out my Prismacolor pencils and give them a try. I didn’t even have a pencil sharpener… but thankfully my other half hurried to the shop once I was done with the big flower as it was no way I was going to finish the rest of the card without sharpening a single pencil!

The gorgeous flower is a stamp by Power Poppy. The polaroid die is by MFT Stamps, the big letters are chipboard by Make it Crafty and the sentiment strip is made using Mathia Design stamps. The text means “hi, we’ll miss you”.

If anybody has a particular interest in knowing which pencils I’ve used, then I have written that down somewhere, so just pop me a message.