Potted Pretties in Pencil

This is the new ‘potted pretties’ stamp from Penny Black; it is pretty isn’t it? Although I love the soft blends of loose watercolour I also find pencil colouring very satisfying too, especially on kraft cardstock.

I use Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and chose a dark and a light pink along with white for the petals, two greens for the leaves and a tan with white for the pot. Once I had almost finished I added some more shadow to the centre of some flowers and the shadows of the leaves with a dark burgandy pencil – a trick I learned from Kathy Racoosin, colouring wizard.

If no-line watercolour is more your thing then I am colouring the same image in that style too. I’ll post it on the blog soon.

Don’t forget to check out my new online course if you haven’t already. The discount TEAMBLOG10 is still valid for a 10% discount at checkout. Thank you to those of you who have joined already. I am excited to hear from or see some prints once you’ve had a chance to dive in!

And another event you might be interested in if you are local is the Community Paper Crafting Garage Sale on June 10.

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4 Comments on “Potted Pretties in Pencil”

  1. nancystiz says:

    Outstanding work with pencils which can be both challenging and time consuming but so relaxing too. Love your highlights using the white pencil and shadows are perfect. Gorgeous card!

  2. Pat says:

    Pencils on kraft is a wonderful look..seeing this beauty I am inspired to use some of this card with pencils again which I haven’t done for ages. I think this flower stamp is really pretty and look forward to see it again using watercolour Heather. x

  3. Loll says:

    Amazing pencil colouring on kraft, Heather! Your pot of blooms is so pretty! xx

  4. That’s just gorgeous – fabulous colouring!

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