Floral Focus in pencil

Last week I shared a card featuring the Pinkfresh Studio background stamp, ‘floral focus‘ watercoloured with Karin Markers. Today I have another card with the same stamp but pencil coloured this time using Derwent inktense pencils. At some point I should do pencil colouring on white or cream cardstock again but I am still in love with the look of pencil on kraft. Inktense pencils are watersoluble but you can also use them as traditional pencils with no water added, that’s what I did here.

I embossed the background stamp in white powder, another technique that looks great on kraft cardstock then used the inktense pencils to fill the flowers and leaves. The flowers are coloured with red violet, fuchsia and antique white. The leaves and stems I did with felt green and apple green and the small flowers are coloured with sun yellow and antique white.

To finish the card I added a strip of violet cardstock and cut letters from the same cardstock with the Pinkfresh ‘Heather lowercase letter’ dies. The little sentiment is from PF set ‘scripted bold sentiments. You might think this is an odd pairing of sentiments; I was thinking it would suit someone starting something new, some encouragement along with a reminder to enjoy the experience.


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7 Comments on “Floral Focus in pencil”

  1. I just love this look and need to give it a try 🙂

  2. Loll says:

    WOW! AMAZING colouring and shading with pencils, Heather. The images look fabulous with the kraft background. LOVE the dark cardstock strip and lettering. xx

  3. nancystiz says:

    That is some fabulous pencil artwork! Wow, those colors just pop on the kraft card stock! I’d forgotten how well pencil works on kraft and even black. You inspired me to try it again. Gorgeous card !

  4. Karen Jackson says:

    This is fantastic Heather. There is such vibrancy in your pencil colouring. I think you may lose something if you coloured like this on white. The craft card really makes the colour pop. Fabulous!

  5. Pat says:

    The pencils do work beautifully on kraft card Heather, and the Pinkfresh flower image is so pretty. A gorgeous finished result and love the large die cut letters with the stamped sentiment strip to finish. x

  6. […] I used archival jet black ink for the outline stamping, I like the way it dries quickly before I have a chance to smudge it! Having used both the inktense and the polychromos pencils on kraft I think I would say the inktense are a little brighter and chalkier, the polychromos more muted and creamier. Not sure how helpful that comparison is but you can compare the two looks if you go back to Monday’s floral card. […]

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