Sunday, July 15, 2018

Pencil Colouring on Kraft Cardstock | Create A Smile Stamps

Playing at colour challenges often means going out of my comfort zone, but not this time.
Pencil Colouring on Kraft Cardstock
My today's card is inspired by Color Throwdown #501. I really like the suggested colour scheme, but I do not own a broad collections of coloured cardstock or inks.

I decided to find my way with a help of my favourite colouring medium - coloured pencils.

Yellow and grey colours led me to an idea of using a cute set of stamps - Create A Smile SUPERPOWERS* ( SSS | CRT ). There is an adorable Super Mouse image.

I stamped a mouse image in kraft dye ink onto a rectangle kraft card stock mat and coloured the impression with coloured pencils.
Pencil Colouring on Kraft Cardstock
Modern coloured pencils have very good blending ability and give a perfect coverage on non-white cardstock.

To create cheese slices on the background mat I used confetti pattern Create A Smile SWOOSHES Clear Stamps Set* ( SSS | CRT ). It is also stamped in kraft shade ink and coloured with pencils.Pencil Colouring on Kraft Cardstock
To assemble my card I glued a soft grey mat to a white card note and raised the kraft mat with a fun foam.

These sentiments are part of Superpowers stamps set by Create A Smile. I stamped them in black onto yellow stripes and popped up with a super thick foam tape.
Pencil Colouring on Kraft Cardstock
I would like also to remind you that the current challenge at Create A Smile is about making a card for a Special Day. 
I hope my card will inspire you to play together with us and I will see your creation in our gallery. You can take a look at my DT card for this challenge HERE, by the way, it was also coloured with pencils.

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I am also linking this card to the following challenges:
Color Throwdown #501
Addicted to Stamps And More #300 - Happy Birthday!
Inkspirational Challenges #165 - Word Prompt
HLS July CAS Challenge - Animals
TIME OUT Challenge #113 - Smile. Say "Cheese"! And smile.
Always Happy Birthday Challenge - July - Anything Goes

Would you like to see more pencils coloured cards made with non-white card stock? Please click the images below to go directly my posts.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great Sunday!
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  1. What a fun birthday greeting! So glad you joined us in the challenge at Color Throwdown!

  2. This is amazing, Ksenija! So beautifully colored. And I had to look at the stamp set cuz I couldn't believe those cheese slices weren't cheese slice stamps! Fantastic.

    1. Thank you, dear Maria :) This is what pencils are made for - to colour any impression the way we want it to look. Who would think of designing a cheese slice stamp? Lol!

  3. Adorable! I need to work with colored pencils! So happy you joined us at CTD!

  4. Amazing colouring Ksenija! And how adorable is your flying super mouse! Thanks for playing at the HLS CAS Challenge.

  5. wow, your colour is sensational Ksenija. What a brilliant use of the kraft card and pencils. Very, very creative. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  6. Totally awesome coloring, Ksenija! And cool design too :)
    Thank you for sharing at ATSM!

  7. Oh Ksenija you are always such a source of inspiration. Your pencil coloring is swoon-worthy! Absolutely love this. Such a fun card too with an unique design. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

  8. Wow you colour with your pencils the way I wish I could!! Absolutely stunning card, the softness of the pencils really adds to the design. Love how you have the 'pieces of cheese' in the corner and that mouse is too adorable. Always wonderful to see you at TIME OUT!

  9. A fun, fabulous, incredibly creative birthday card, Ksenja!! The little mouse, the clever background cheese slices, your amazing colouring...absolutely charming! So thrilled you shared this gem in the Inkspirational gallery!