Saturday, March 15, 2014

Pears in pencils


     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!

Supplies:
Paper--Crate Paper "On Trend", Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, The Paper Studio vellum, Strathmore 100 lb. Bristol
Stamps--Flourishes "Pears"
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

35 comments:

Amanda R said...

I love the elegant look of this card Tracy and I think your pencil coloring is fabulous! The Flourishes line always intimidates me as they are so beautiful but you have done a lovely job with this one.

Nancy said...

Beautiful card, Tracy! Your pears look scrumptious! Have a wonderful weekend! :o)

Pauline said...

Beautiful Tracy, your colouring is fabulous. Flourishes is one of my all time fav stamp companies, love their images. Great layout and finishing touches. Hugs,

Anja said...

Great coloring with pencils, my friend! And I totally agree - once in a while it's fun to try something different. Your beautiful card is just the perfect example that there's no reason to only use cute images on our creations.

Have a nice weekend!
Anja

KimCreate said...

Hey girl, you pulled out your pencils! Great job with the shading! Ive always liked these pears.
Very nice card

Sassy Raggedy said...

Tracy I think your pears are just lovely...Your coloring is perfect...Very nice card. Hugs, joann

Becky said...

You did a fabulous job on the coloring of these pears! Gorgeous card.

Sanja Grdinić said...

So pretty... Simple and sweet! :)
Have a great day, Tracy!

Kathya said...

Wow, Tracy...That's all that came to me when I looked at this card. Girl, you do great in any medium you try! You colored this image beautifully, including the shading around it. And such a great idea of cutting the image paper in an angle to set on the DP, simple yet elegant.

Hugs,
Kathya

Sarah said...

Wow! Tracy, it doesn't matter what you color with, it's always stunning! Love the deep, rich color of the leaves, they look like velvet. Hugs!

Linda R said...

Such a beautiful car my friend! Your coloring always amazes me!

TLady said...

WHAT A LOVELY JOB you've done with your card!!!!!!!!:) Your Pears look FABULOUS!!!!!!!!! AND that little bit of Washi Tape WORKS for me!!!!!!!:)

Davi said...

A beautiful card!! I love your fabulous coloring of the pears, the cool wooden background and the quote is perfect for it :)

Geri said...

Oh, Tracey…this is just stunning! It just don't seem to matter what you color with…your colorin' is just plain GOOD!!! And if I wasn't just talking in my redneck voice…it would sound more like…'Your coloring is just simply divine!';) Love the placement of your butterflies and the sentiment…the angles…the trim...Just love this, my dear!

Ira Huberts said...

Oh just look at these scrummy looking pears! They're even better than the real thing! What's that you've got inside your markers Tracy? Magic ink? Lol! Love this! Hugs, Ira
Ira’s Crea Corner

Katie Sims said...

I got quite a laugh because that same thing happened to me....I almost forgot the Washi!! I don't know what you are talkin' about...your coloring looks A-mazing!!! But...I love everything you do, so big surprise, right? ;) Simply gorgeous, Tracy!!

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Wowee Tracy! You never cease to amaze me with your crazy colouring skills!! This is so stunning - I absolutely love it :)

Pam said...

Gorgeous card! Your coloring always amazes me. It's gorgeous.

tilly's crafts said...

stunning card Tracy and fabulous colours. love it
Kim x

Ros Crawford said...

O My Goodness!! This is so beautiful ... amazing colouring ... gorgeous design and perfect paper

Geri Neumann said...

Another gorgeous card, Tracy! Wonderful coloring and I look forward to every post to see how you embellish your cards. Fabulous! Hugs, Geri N.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is absolutely fabulous!!!!

Heidi said...

This is beautiful!
Your colouring is amazing:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Jennifer said...

This is pearfectly delightful! I love the slant you've used and the ribbon and button are very sweet with this!

julie said...

I love your card Tracy, And I think your colouring is great, The pears look ready to eat. Julie x

Audrey Pettit said...

Does not matter what coloring method you use....your images are always stunning, and so expertly done! I really love this! The soft shading around the image makes it look so lifelike and dimensional. LOVE your card design, too. Slanting the main image panel like that is really different and eye catching. The vellum butterflies are adorable. Love the bit of washi, too!

Kathlene Clark said...

What an eye you have Tracy...these pears are so juicy looking I want a bite. Beautiful design and color choices and the touch of crocheted lace gives it a divinely vintage-y feel. Hugs, Kathy

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

For challengeing yourself this is awesome. Your pears are good enough to eat girl. Love it

Angela Treasures said...

Love your work , I have joined your blog. Would love you to join mine too if you can. Ange:)

http://angetreasures.blogspot.com/

TLady said...

Tracy! DO YOU WANT TO KNOW what is going on with FLOURISHES? CHECK OUT MY BLOG AT: TLadyDesigns.blogspot.com! BE WATCHING NEXT WEEK ON MY BLOG for a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!!!!:

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous
luv
Debby

Trudy said...

Beautiful card!

Lisa M said...

The angle of this card is classy and wow do I love that green washi tape to compliment your wonderful pencil coloring on the pears. I LOOVE that you colored vellum for the butterflies too. This layout is BEAUTIFUL!!

Nonni said...

This is STUNNING. What a fab modern layout and i love these colors.

Dilyana said...

Wow, this shading is beyond amazing! Great job, Tracy! :)