I decided to challenge my self a bit and play along with the current Flourishes challenge. Now I know most of you are used to seeing the more cutesie images on my cards, but you know every once in a while you just might need something a little different.
I've used the beautiful "Pears" set and broke out my Prismacolor pencils. I know less about using pencils than I do about Copics and that doesn't amount to a hill of beans. LOL It was fun to work with a different medium though. I used Bristol paper to stamp the image on. I think I need to expand my greens a bit. I would have liked to have achieved a bit softer shade of green for the pears. The color fits more for apples, but I had to work with what's at hand.
The actual challenge at Flourishes is to use washi tape and I have to tell you it almost didn't make it on this card. I was so concentrated on the coloring and trying to figure out a layout that the card was almost completed when I remembered I needed to use the tape. Thank goodness that little corner was bare so I added a couple of strips and a button. The butterflies are punched from vellum and colored with a Copic marker.
Hope you're having a wonderful Saturday. Be blessed!
Paper--Crate Paper "On Trend", Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, The Paper Studio vellum, Strathmore 100 lb. Bristol
Ink-- Memento Tuxedo Black, Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits
Tools--Marvy Uchida butterfly punch
Miscellaneous--Recollections washi tape and brads, The Paper Studio pearlsWal-mart button, Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String, lace from my stash