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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Kraft and Coloured Pencils

Darnell has a new NBUS Challenge starting this week HERE.  If you've never heard the term NBUS before, it stands for 'never-before-used-schtuff'.  Pop over to Darnell's blog to find out more and join in this fun challenge.

So..... onto my card. The optional theme this week is 'Use Colored Pencils on Kraft' (or 'coloured' pencils if you are in the UK, like me. LOL!)  Hmmm.... I think I've only used Kraft card once,  a long time ago, and I only possess a small box of cheap, children's, coloured pencils which definitely don't blend, so not a good start.  However not wanting to be beaten by a challenge, I managed to find my pack of Kraft card and coloured pencils and here's what I came up with.

The image is a NBUS stamp from the Sweet Dixie 'Zendoodle RTG Flowers' set, stamped on Kraft card and coloured with my cheapy pencils.  The image is attached with foam tape to raise it up. The result turned out to be not too bad, but luckily I got away without needing to blend the colours with this particular image.    I used an old wood mounted Hobby Art stamp for the sentiment.  The background is Kraft card, embossed with an Embossalicious e/f.  I've had the folder for quite a while and I think it might be discontinued now,

I am joining in the following challenges:
Darnell's NBUS Challenge #8 ~ with the optional theme of 'Use Colored Pencils on Kraft'
Penny Black and More January Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Country View Crafts January 2017 Challenge - Anything Goes

37 comments:

  1. Love the look of this Liz and your colouring looks fine to me! very pretty and the embossed background and the pink really set it all off.

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  2. Your card is lovely Liz. Like you, I only had cheapie pencils and didn't need to do blending on my images : )

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  3. Wow, this is amazing!!! Love,love your use of kraft cardstock!! The embossing looks great and love the combo with pink! Fab colouring too!!!

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  4. Lovely card Liz, your colouring looks great on the kraft, love the pretty embossed background and the stitched details too, Cathy x

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  5. Beautiful. The kraft and the embossing go beautifully and no-one would know you'd used cheap pencils. I've only got cheap ones having had to draw the crafty line somewhere!

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  6. I think that you have done a fabulous job with this card, it is really lovely.
    I have some kraft and after a huge search I have found two pencils, one yellow and one green one that needs sharpening, so goodness knows how I will go on. Oh I love that embossed background.

    Kath x

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  7. Hi Liz,
    what a very wonderful card and your colouring is fab.
    Such a very pretty embossed background too.
    great design as well.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  8. Gosh Liz you have been a busy bee lately and this flower is so prettily coloured and looks great against that embossed background and with the pretty soft pink used with it. x

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  9. This is a lovely pretty card, I love the embossing folder you used.
    Jean x

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  10. I love your pretty flower, Liz! The layout and embossed background are so pretty with it!

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  11. Great idea to emboss the kraft, it looks really good

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  12. This looks great, Liz. I started with cheap pencil crayons and gamsol but now have a few (a very small few) of better ones.

    Thanks for sharing about this challenge. Will have to get my mojo working...

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous, and the colouring certainly doesn't look as if it was done with cheap pencils!
    Jane

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  14. Such delicious background texture, Liz ... and lovely colouring ... your single bloom is just so pretty! Thanks so much for coming by for a visit, and for your sweet words! Anita :)

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  15. A lovely card Liz and a beautiful flower stamp, far too pretty to be NBUS!
    Kath x

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  16. This is gorgeous Liz, You have got some great colour going on there even if they were cheap pencils. I love the textured background.

    Sue xx

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  17. Awesome result! Really like your pencil coloring on the Kraft, you've inspired me to give this a try! Beautiful embossed background too!

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  18. A really lovely card Liz. The colouring looks beautiful. It certainly doesn't look as if you've used children's pencils. Barbxx

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  19. This is beautiful Liz...gorgeous texture too x

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  20. A fabulous card Liz, such a pretty flower and lovely embossed background.
    Pauline
    x

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  21. This is so beautiful, Liz!! I love the embossing!! The flower is so gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  22. What a fantastic and beautiful take on the challenge! I love how you colored this!

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  23. Just popped back to reply to your comment about the ink blob incident - I hate it when that happened but usually save the bits to use on some other card where a strategically placed embellishment can save the day. Hence I have a deep 12x12 box crammed full of mistakes waiting to be rectified.....
    Jane

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  24. I love the pink and Kraft together Liz! A pretty embossing folder and image. You've made a gorgeous card.
    Janice x

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  25. What a very pretty card Liz. Your flower looks lovely and I like the pink mats with the Kraft card.

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  26. You've shown what I love about coloUred pencils on kraft, Liv, even cheapy ones: the contrast between the color and the paperbag brown is just so lovely I think. Especially with flowers like you done here (beautifully matted with the banner sediment)! I used a 45 + yo set of 12 Berol colored pencils that the Mister had from his college days on my card. I have never done the stumps and Gamsol blending thing, but really do want to give that a go someday. Anyway, I applaud you and appreciate you for playing my NBUS Challenge and tackling the optional technique, too! Hugs, Darnell

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  27. this is awesome! I love that embossed background as well as that well-colored flower. Great take on the challenge!

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  28. Beautiful card Liz....What a pretty image and fab background...Joolsx

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  29. Great card Liz,love the pretty flower and the Kraft colouring 😀 Viv xx

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  30. Very pretty Liz. I love the simplicity of the flower. Hugs Mrs A.

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  31. Your kraft card is beautiful. I'm sorry to hear that embossing folder may be gone because it is lovely and so perfect with the flower stamp you chose. The card has a soft shine to it. It may be how the photo was taken, but it is so pretty. Your coloring is great.

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  32. this is really lovely - great embossing!Thanks for joining us at CVC and goodluck! Hugs rachel x

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  33. You really did a beautiful job of coloring and designing this card.

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  34. Bravo! You've done a splendid coloring on this bright flower. It looks just gorgeous against the pattern of the embossing. I find kraft c/s extremely difficult to blend (and I'm rubbish with pencils anyway), so I really love what you've achieved with this! TFS & Hugs

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  35. Oooo good on you for stamping and colouring on kraft, gorgeous embossed background too and thanks for joining us at Penny Black And More, Luv Sam x

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  36. Gorgeous card for our challenge this month Liz, thanks so much for joining in at Penny Black and More.

    B x

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