Sweet Centrepiece

I’m really enjoying pencil on kraft cardstock right now; the colours pop more than you might think on a brown base. This line image from Penny Black is called ‘sweet centerpiece’, cardstock is Bazzill kraft and the pencils are Derwent inktense.

I stamped the image off to the side of the panel in archival jet black ink and coloured with a mix of purples and purply-pinks. Some flowers have a base of white with pinks and purples over the top, others have pink first with white blending over the top. The large daisy is a mix of deep red with shading of burgandy. I used three different greens, blending two at a time to get variety on the different plants.

I used a black micron pen to redraw a few lines that were muted by the coloured pencil and also drew a dots & dashes frame around the panel with the same fine tip pen (I used a rectangle frame die as a guide). I splattered some hydrus white paint over the panel before adding the sentiment from PB ‘magical friendship stamped archival jet black.

Wishing you joy and hope this Easter.


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9 Comments on “Sweet Centrepiece”

  1. Patricia Rowe says:

    This is one of my favorites. Something appealing about a fresh container of flowers. You did a marvelous job of colors on the Kraft paper.
    Spring is certainly in the air.

  2. Pat says:

    The Inktense Pencils work beautifully as is on kraft card and I love the PB pretty vase of flowers and the colours have come out so vibrant and beautiful Heather, and using a base of white makes them even more intense. I love your fantastic doodled edge too…a brilliant card! x

  3. Jackie says:

    So pretty. I need to give this technique a try again.

  4. Bonnie says:

    WOW! What beautiful rich colors, Heather! A wonderful contrast with the kraft background!

  5. nancystiz says:

    I would have never guessed this to be Inktense pencils! Wow, what vibrant color! That jar is so well done. Love this. This one is worthy of framing.

  6. Loll says:

    LOVE your pencil work on kraft. This bouquet is so gorgeous Heather. Love the addition of micro pen doodling. xx

  7. Cathy R says:

    Beautiful card Heather, your colouring looks amazing and the jar, wow! Cathy x

  8. swanlady21 says:

    So pretty – the glass vase is wonderful with this technique. Must give it a try.

  9. Sylvia D. says:

    Heather, I am surprised by the color on kraft. Lovely card. Have a great Easter. Sylvia D.

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