Pencil colouring

Sun flowers Heather Telford

I continue to grab opportunities to participate in the 30 day colouring challenge and have once again used the new “glee” stamp from Penny Black.  I used a combination of brusho and liquid metals on my earlier card; for this one I pulled out my Faber-Castell polychromos set. I blended pencil with pencil rather than use a liquid blender or blending pencil. I chose two browns for the centre of the flowers, a yellow and two burgandies for the petals and two greens for the leaves. To blend pencil with pencil I generally colour with my lighter shade first then over the top with my darker shade and then blend again with the lighter shade. Once all my colouring was done I shaded lightly around all the images with a purple pencil. I chose purple because it is opposite yellow on the colour wheel; positioning contrasting colours next to each other helps to make them stand out more  than they would otherwise. I stuck with the purple-gold combo when I added a mat and a sentiment,

sun flowers detail Heather Telford


Stamps: Glee, Words of Kindness (PB)
Ink: Versamark ink, Versafine onyx black (Tsukineko) 
Pencils: raw umber, burnt sienna, dark cadmium yellow, middle cadmium red, dark red, earth green yellowish, olive green yellowish, purple violet (Faber Castell)
Paper: hot pressed Fabriano watercolour paper, gold and purple cardstock
Also: gold embossing powder

7 Comments on “Pencil colouring”

  1. creatingincolors says:

    Beautiful blending, and that purple shadow does indeed work perfectly! Very pretty card!

  2. Heidi says:

    Very pretty! The purple is an unexpected color for the shadow, but it really works!

  3. Pat says:

    Beautiful colouring Heather and I love the angled cut showing the black background with the gold strip and gold embossed sentiment which are perfect with the yellow and orange flowers, and an inspired choice to use the little touch of purple which you rightly say is the complementary colour to yellow. x

  4. Micheline Jourdain says:

    Oh Gosh… what a beautiful card!!! Just you Heather can do it like that!!!

  5. Lindsey says:

    I’m finally back to commenting. 😉 This is pretty! The pencil shading is perfect.

  6. memalagene says:

    Beautiful coloring, Thanks for sharing!

  7. CM Taylor says:

    Soooooooooooooo very pretty!

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