Thursday, July 14, 2016

Don't Faint--I Colored 2 Cards!

Generally speaking, coloring is not in my repertoire. However, I have the supplies to color--go figure!  
First up is my card for MFT Camp Create Coloring on Kraft.  I stamped the branch from MFT Spring (my first MFT purchase) with Versafine Vintage Sepia to fill the corner of my card front. Then I found my unused Faber Castell colored pencils & used 3 shades of pink.  It wasn't so intimidating to have small areas to color & I did have fun doing it!  I didn't have a white pencil in my stash (now I do!) so I used a marker replacement nib with white pigment ink to make the dots.  The sentiment is from the same set & I finished off with PPP sequins.  I'm also entering ATSM & The 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

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My second card is for the SSS Flickr Challenge #49 which is to color.  
Since I got some of the Zig wc markers, I have started to do some coloring & recently got Bristol smooth paper at the suggestion of several friends.  It does work great when you don't want to use wc paper.  I stamped images from SSS Spring Flowers in Versafine Onxy Black & colored with several Zigs.  Think this is my first try at doing a light blue background, also with a Zig.  Wish I'd skipped adding some white dots with a gel pen.  I sponged the edges with Distress Ink Peeled Paint & sprayed the panel with Shimmer Spritz.
Foam tape mounts it to the WP9 Lattice die cut. Don't you love the cute little sentiment from SSS Card Exchanging Friends?!  I added glitter to the tiny heart & finished with sequins.  I'm also entering The 30 Day Coloring Challenge (via Flickr) & SSS Monday. Thanks so much for stopping by.

26 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards! And kudos to you for putting those coloring tools to use!! You did a fantastic job! I especially love the look of the colored pencils on kraft! So pretty!!

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  2. Lovely colouring and an elegant design. Geesh you are productive. I am impressed! I LOVE the subtle colouring on kraft!

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  3. Gorgeous first card and good idea to stamp in the sepia colour first. Pretty colours and your colouring is gorgeous. The second card is so pretty with the spray, the cute sentiment and that beautiful flower. Great job on colouring...again x

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  4. wonderful coloring Greta on both cards - love both of them! aren't you glad you bought the Bristol paper - works so well with Zigs

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  5. ok...now I have picked myself up off the floor, these are both simply beautiful and from the looks of it you should be coloring more often. Simply fabulous my dear!

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  6. You should color more often, these cards are lovely! I especially love coloring on kraft. It is unexpected and turns out so pretty.

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  7. Both cards are gorgeous, Greta! I agree with Cat that you should color more often more the result is so pretty! I think I colored on kraft maybe once. I need to give it a try again! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!:-))

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  8. Two gorgeous works, great coloring on BOTH. Love the pink shades of this pretty floral spray against the kraft, and good tip with the missing white pencil. Also loving the zig coloring, and the shimmer spray shows up very nicely. This looks very fresh with the green of the lattice background too. TFS

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  9. Beautiful cards Greta. Your color turned out awesome.

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  10. You should color more often Greta because this is beautiful!! The pink looks wonderful on your kraft card base!! The flower on your second card looks fantastic in the lattice frame!!

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  11. Beautiful colouring Greta. You did an awesome job with both cards. I've just bought the SSS spring flowers - arrived yesterday so will play tomorrow.

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  12. Beautiful cards and colouring, the Kraft paper at the top is fantastic. Take care, Shirleyxx

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  13. Hi Greta! How beautiful are these! Love the kraft and your gorgeous coloring. PS. if you find a blog writing genie, sent it my way! ;0

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  14. both cards are just beautiful, greta!! I think my favorite is the first one... the coloring is amazing!

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  15. Sorry... I'm trying to catch up... Beautiful cards! You are really good at colouring so add it to your repertoire! Love the delicate flowers on your first card!

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  16. Only one response (aside from swooning, of course): colouring looks amazing on you! Both of these are marvelous! Your skill with the Zigs is impressive; I still wrestle with them, even though I have the bristol paper. Oh well!
    Hugs~c

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  17. These are so pretty, Greta! The kraft one is so striking and absolutely gorgeous!

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  18. Well, for someone who doesn't colour often, you did a fabulous job!! I've never coloured with pencils on kraft and keep seeing amazing cards just like yours, so much do it pronto!! Such a pretty image and your genius idea on how to add the white dots really does make a difference. Your second card is just as beautiful and love the soft colouring. So keep colouring and hope to see more of your coloured cards again soon at ATSM!!

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  19. Both cards are lovely. I really like the lattice look for a matt. Your coloring is so pretty. I can't seem to get good coloring with pencils but yours is bright and happy.

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  20. OH MY, Greta, what gorgeous cards you've created!
    Fabulous coloring & beautifully designed!
    YOU ROCK!

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  21. Way to go! You used two different mediums to color and both cards look fabulous! I love the kraft one especially and it reminds me to use kraft again and maybe even color on it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. What a treat to see two gorgeous floral cards! I liked how they were so different, yet each one had a wonderful look to it. This is a tribute to your versatility as an artist! I loved the way you arranged the sequins on the kraft card-- as if they are blowing off the flowers-- and I adore the glitter and Springtime palette on the second card. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  23. You should color more often. You are very good at it. Love the pink coloring on kraft. You've knocked it out of the ballpark.

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  24. WOW! Beautiful coloring with your pencils on Kraft, and I love how you colored your 2nd card with your Zig markers! So many lovely details, too! Two gorgeous cards, Greta!

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