Good morning! Today, I have the pleasure of taking part in another Hero Arts Partners blog hop. You should have arrived here from Caly Person, and your next stop is Ilina Crouse. Hero Arts is celebrating a whopping 45 years in this fantastic crafting industry, and to help them celebrate this momentous occasion and our fantastic industry in general, several different crafting companies have partnered up with Hero Arts to release collaborative stamp sets! This month, we’re pairing up with Altenew to release this absolutely stunning floral: Bloom and Grow. This stamp set features an incredible, gigantic peony bloom, as well as several fantastic sentiments. I’ve paired this beautiful flower with some no-line pencil coloring, ink blending, and white splatters, so let’s get started with the details!
Any time I do no-line pencil coloring on colored cardstock, 99% of the time, I will reach for my Hero Arts Unicorn White ink pad. It stamps details beautifully and crisply on colored cardstock, as well as blending into the pencil coloring seamlessly. I stamped the large peony image from Bloom and Grow on an A2 panel of Papaya Hero Hues cardstock using Unicorn White ink, then using some Post-It notes as masks, stamped the foliage in three different spots as well.
Once I had all of the stamping finished, I dug out my long-neglected Polychromos colored pencils (I just can’t seem to find the time to really dig in with my colored pencils these days!), because this blooms was just dying to be colored in pencils. It’s so massive that you can really dig down into the nooks and crannies and get some fabulous shading and depth. I’m not going to lie; this was not a quick process, and while some might find the amount of time that I spend on my pencil projects excessive, I find the coloring completely therapeutic and just what I needed after some really tough weeks.
Once I had finished coloring, I lightly blended some Raspberry Jam ink on the opposite corner of the penciled panel, then covered the flower up with some more Post-It notes and splattered some White Liquid Watercolor in the blended area. I added a greeting that I’d white embossed on some Palm cardstock using foam tape, then trimmed just a bit off of the penciled panel and mounted it in the top corner of an Azalea panel.
Well, that’s all for my project! Now, we have some fun giveaways for you:
There will be 3 prizes, drawn from comments left across the blog hop:
– One winner will receive the stamp set!
– One winner will receive a $25 shopping spree at Altenew
– One winner will receive a $25 shopping spree at Hero Arts
Hoppers have until Sunday, October 27th to leave their comments, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!
Your next stop is Ilina Crouse. I’ve also got the whole hop list below in case you get lost. Happy hopping!Hero Arts
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!
Cheryl Robertson says
Beautiful coloring! I don’t take the time to work with my colored pencils either. I’m so used to using the Copics.
Isabel Z says
The color choices you made are stunning.
Joan Walker says
Such a beautiful card. The colors are amazing.
This? This just blows me away; I am literally speechless. Your no line coloring is off-the-charts amazing!
Cheryl Rigney says
Those vibrant colors are so gorgeous!!
Debbi Smith says
Love the pencils on colored cardstock technique. It really makes the image pop. Beautiful card!
Sandhya Iyer says
Such a rich and bright card Em! Stunning!
Delia Wilkes says
Incredible colouring and such a beautiful card. This is a must have stamp set.
Sharon Gullikson says
Ohhhh, love the orange background.
Your use of the white pencil is very dramatic. I never think of that, I usually highlight in the lightest color of my color scheme.
Jeanne Beam says
Absolutely gorgeous card! The colors are amazing.
Thanks for sharing…
Kelsey Thomas says
Amazing job coloring! 🙂 I love your card.
I know this must have taken ages to color and your card at the end is just so pretty in those vibrant colors, Emily – this is my favorite collaboration stamp set yet!
Patt H. says
Stunning card, Emily!! Your coloring is perfection & I love the glimpse of hot pink on two sides only!!
Angela Hollins says
I love the new collaboration stamp set!!! Thank you for sharing BEAUTIFUL inspiration!!!
Carla Hundley says
Beautiful stamp and
I love your colors!
Carla from Utah
Linda Sodano says
Your coloring is amazing!
Karthikha Uday says
Oh wow!! Gorgeous vibrant card!! Love your take on the colors and fabulous coloring as always! <3
ROSALIE JOHNSON says
How gorgeous – so rich and vibrant! Beautiful card!
Meghan Kennihan says
GORGEOUS colors and coloring! I LOVE this floral!
Marisela Delgado says
Wow, girl, this card is rockin’.
Heidi Rees says
Wow Emily this is stunning!
A simply lovely card! like the colors used and the tips for no-line coloring on colored card stock. tfs
Carol Clark says
This is so different and so bold, love it!! Thanks for sharing.
Cindy C. says
A striking beauty! Love the warm rich background, and your coloring is impeccable!!
Marisela Delgado says
You are a rock star!
Marci Villanueva says
I just love the beauty in this card!
Marci Villanueva says
I love the beauty of this card!
Dee Earnshaw says
OMG this is gorgeous – love the coloring
Wonderful coloring, exquisite card!
Patty A Eifert says
OMG!!! This card is stunning and I can’t believe you used colored pencils!! I thought for sure it was colored with copic markers!!
barbara lassiter says
Your coloring on the papaya card stock with the pencils is just awesome! What a beautiful card! 🙂
Rema DeLeeuw says
Wow! What a stunner!
Mindy Moore says
Lauryne Cunningham says
Wow! I love the bold, vibrant colors! Your pencil coloring is amazing!
I just can’t stop looking at this card-the colors just grab me! Thank you!!
Stef Perry says
I’m so glad you dusted off your colored pencils because you are truly skilled when it comes to this medium! Just a stunning result and thank you for taking the time to create this gorgeous card!
Annette Reed says
Wow! This is stunning! The flower is gorgeous and your coloring is exquisite. Love all the details.
Heather Nelson says
WOW!! Stunning card! Amazing coloring!! LOVE your orange background with the pretty pink flower!!! Thanks for sharing!
Surekha Galagoda says
when i saw your name on the blog hop my heart started racing as i know that i will see a super beautiful creation from you. Love your coloring and i wish that i could learn from you one day. It is well worth your time as u hv created a very valuable creation. Blessings to your family from mine.
This is beautiful! Love the colors!
Ivana Stastna says
Och wonderful card.
Susan b says
What an unbelievable card! Your coloring is magic on this big beautiful stamp! Great collaboration with 2 great companies.
Theresa Petermann says
beautiful coloring on a great stamp. thanks as always for sharing.
Ginny K. says
What a beautiful card, so dramatic in color. love it! Thanks for sharing.
Really gorgeous card – the way you coloured that flower is stunning
Nana Griffin says
These colors are gorgeous together. Beautiful card.
Stunning! Love the rich colors together!
Wonderful stamp and gorgeous coloring!!!!
Teri S. says
I am almost speechless at the beauty of your card Emily. Never would I have put that much orange with the pink, but it works! Nice to see to great companies collaborating.
Bonnie Eng says
Stunning card – love your bold tropical colours and the depth and texture is amazing!
Kerry myers says
This card is gorgeous!!! I would LOVE a video of how you did that. I never thought of using white ink for no line…. or using on colored card stock! I love the added color blended into card stock. Really nice job!
Rita Childs says
I love the bold colors for this card, you did amazing card.
So very rich! Glad you brought out your pencils.
Carol Mc says
Amazing! I wish I could color with my pencils that well,
Savannagh Kacey says
I would have never thought to combine those colors. The result is stunning. You’ve given me ideas about how to up my game – thanks a firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandra Owen says
What a card! A smack-in-your-face card with the bold color combo. Very lovely indeed.
Robin Buchholz says
Wow, the vibrant colors on your card are stunning!! Thank you for the inspiration!
Ann HG says
Thank you so much for the Unicorn White ink on colored card stock tip. You image just pops off the page!
Your card is absolutely stunning, Emily! I love the orange background with the pink shades! Very striking! I appreciate the helpful hints. I hadn’t thought to use HA white ink on the coloured card. Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Teri S. says
My goodness – the depth in this flower! <3 Gorgeous!!!
amy bishop says
I would never have thought to do no-line coloring on colored cardstock but will definitely give this a shot. Thanks for sharing your stunning card!
nancy f says
Heather Mills says
Wow!! This is so gorgeous!! I don’t know which I like better, the fabulous background or beautiful flower!
Dana M says
WOW! Amazing coloring and such fabulously vibrant and striking colors. Awesome card!
Cyndi Morris says
Gorgeous card. I love the vivid colors and I love this stamp set.
Laurie Fleuette says
Great cards! I love those bright colors on the azalea.
Beth Merrill says
Stunning colors on this card! What a beautiful, gi-normous flower stamp! Love the possibilities! And the sentiments are lovely!
So pretty! I love the colors you choose! That background color really makes that flower pop! Thanks for sharing!
Connie Johnson says
Hi there Emily 🙂 Your pencil coloring is a wonder to behold!!! It is therapeutic indeed! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂
Marisela Delgado says
Absolutely stunning! I have never tried colored pencils on colored cardstock and could never have imagined it would look so beautiful! Thanks for some very wonderful inspiration!