Soooo you might have noticed that I’m creating an homage to coral this spring. (HA… spring… who am I kidding with the snow we got today? Come on, spring and sun!) I can’t seem to get enough of coral and peach and blush and rose gold and all of the other synonyms of that pretty pinky-orange shade that is just perfect for spring. It’s so fresh and clean. I love it. And I particularly love pairing it with black or gray… just something about that combo that seems interesting and not overdone…. though the jury might still be out on that once you see the new projects I have for you haha! Today, I have a project using a stamp that’s new to me from Studio Katia: Japanese Peony.
I have a thing for peonies. In practically any form. (I think there needs to be a club/help group for people like me.) And this peony from Studio Katia is stunning… and just perfect for practicing my no-line Polychromos shading. I started by stamping the peony image using Altenew Rouge ink onto some Pale Rose card stock. I have discovered that Bazzill card stock is fantastic for colored pencils, because it has a very nice tooth to it. I then used my Polychromos colored pencils to do some no-line coloring. I’m still learning the Polychromos, but I am SO loving the results! Nice and smooth, and no waxy buildup like the Prismacolors. (I love the results that I can get with the Prismacolors, too, but I like to have lots of mediums at my disposal haha!)
After I had finished coloring the image, I die cut the friend from Studio Katia’s Spring Bouquet coordinating die set from Ellen Hutson’s new Slate card stock. I cut it three times, then adhered them together using liquid adhesive. I then heat embossed the greeting from Japanese Peony using Rose Gold embossing powder onto some more Slate card stock. I trimmed a little off the top and bottom of my penciled panel, then added some strips of rose gold glitter washi tape peeking out from behind, then mounted the penciled panel onto an A2 sized panel of Slate card stock.
I added the die cut greeting using dimensional and liquid adhesive, then, for a finishing touch, added a few crystals from Pretty Pink Posh for some sparkle!
Well, what do you think? No-line pencil coloring may not be the fastest medium available, but I can’t help loving the results! Totally worth it to me. Thank for visiting! Have a marvelous day!