Thursday, January 19, 2017

Colored Pencils on Kraft

Darnell is back with a super duper NBUS celebration!  The first week's challenge is to use colored pencils on kraft.  I own a few good quality pencils & I have plain & metallic cheap sets. Most of you know, I don't do much coloring--although I do love using the Zig Clean Color brush markers. PTI Botanical Blocks IV called to me the first day I saw it, but it didn't get opened last year.  
I needed something not difficult to color & decided to try the holly block. The sentiment is from the same set & everything is stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia.  Actually, it was fun to do some simple coloring & came out good enough to post, I think--haha!  
Didn't want to cover the colored pencils with glitter, but needed some pizzazz. Thought copper Perfect Pearls might be pretty & oh my goodness--it's so beautiful on kraft!  I'm also entering Christmas Card Challenges & Word Art Wednesday.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

  

23 comments:

Mrs A. said...

The copper perfect pearls do look good against the kraft card. Love your simple holly spray which is all the card needs. Hugs Mrs A.

Betty said...

your card is lovely Greta - I have never colored on kraft - maybe will give it a try this weekend.!

Sandy said...

Nice use of this technique.

Maria said...

Gorgeous Christmas card and so pretty with the perfect pearls!!

Linda said...

Beautiful card, Greta.

Aileen said...

Beautiful Greta, the perect pearls just right to finish it off

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Such pretty coloring on kraft, Greta - love this! And the perfect pearls look amazing!!

JennyH said...

Wow, the perfect pearls looks wonderful on the kraft . . . might have to get me some : )

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful card Greta...love your amazing use of colored pencils, what a gorgeous look you created.

Rosemary said...

your coloring on kraft is just gorgeous, greta!! beautiful card!!

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

I love the look of coloring on Kraft! Great card! Thanks for linking up your project with us at Christmas Card Challenges.

Stacey
Stacey’s Creative Corner
Christmas Card Challenges, DT Member

Barb Ghig said...

Your coloring turned out beautifully, Greta! I love how you added sparkle to your design, too...especially the Copper Perfect Pearls...WOW!

Alanna said...

What a beautiful card. I love all the sparkle. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges. Also, your card has been featured on our Facebook page -- https://www.facebook.com/christmascardchallenges/

Cat Craig said...

I love coloring on kraft...its so warm. YOur holly is fab and you're right the Perfect pearls add a wonderful touch.

Lisa Elton said...

Beautifully done Greta!! This stamp finished off with colored pencils look perfect on kraft. Love it!

Helen Wallace said...

Kraft lends itself to so many projects and this is another one that takes my fancy. The copper pearls is the perfect finishing touch.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a lovely card Greta!

Brenda in IN said...

This is a beautiful kraft card and a jump on Christmas cards - a twofer! I like how you got shading on your holly leaves and the addition of the copper is just stunning.

Darnell said...

You chose wisely, Greta! That stamp is simply stunning colored on kraft! And the copper must be sensational in real life!! (AND you have a Cc for the stash!) Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #8! Hugs, Darnell

Susanne Vargas said...

The shimmery holly leaves look gorgeous on kraft! A great idea I'll have to remember! I thought you had used your metallic pencils which I also own and always forget to use...

scrappymo! said...

This is so shimmery and beautiful, greta!

chanya13 said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for playing along with CHristmas Card Challenges. Agnieszka DT

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Great, I love your card, I am a big fan of pencil on kraft!Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday! Ginny M, DT