Saturday, January 2, 2016

Make it Monday #235:Adding Colour to Stamped Images

Hi all. Happy New Year!
 Laurie has us adding coloured pencils to our stamped images this week, to add a little more detail and depth to the images. So I dug out my OMS (aka Odorless Turpenoid), but couldn't find my paper stumps. I haven't used either for a couple of years! So I used a Ranger Cut-N-Dry Pen Nib, which worked beautifully! The stamps sets are PTI's "Twig Wreath", "Birthday Basics", and "Choose Joy".
Adding in a little shading with pencils added that little extra "somethin', somethin'". (Although, looking at my close-up photo, I realize there are many imperfections!) I added a little Wink of Stella, Clear, to the centers of the flowers, and a little Glossy Accents to the "berries'".

I must say, I've really had more fun with Twig Wreath than expected! I've made about 10 cards with this set, and haven't even used the dies, yet.

 Here's the close-up of the added pencil shading.
 And here's another card.
Thanks for looking!


  1. What a nice combination of stamps you used on this card. Now I "need" the Twig Wreath stamps! lol

  2. Know how you feel about that stamp set, love it too! And love the gentle masking you gave your bouquet. Beautiful composition and coloring!

  3. These cards are gorgeous! You make it look so simple, as if the images were stamped that way! You should have shown us all 10 cards;) Beautiful job!

  4. This is such a pretty card! I only see perfection in your stamping and coloring. Simply beautiful!

  5. Your cluster of flowers are gorgeous!!!

  6. How beautiful!!! Adding the color pencils on top of the ink really does add depth! And the sentiment is heartwarming too! Looking forward to you posting with the added matching dies, too! Big sweet hugs ♥

  7. Both of these are SO pretty Kathryn, and I totally agree with you about the Twig Wreath set...absolutely love it too! :0)