Thursday, February 19, 2009

Colored Daffodil

Every Friday on the Flourishes Newsletter blog, the Design Team will take turns showcasing their favorite tips and techniques!  This week, Julie Koerber steps up to the plate with one of her all time favorites - colored pencils.  Check out the Newsletter for her tutorial, but first here is my card.  I used the new Signs of Spring stamp set from Flourishes, and stamped up that beautiful Daffodil.  I have some Koh-i-noor Woodless Color Pencils, that I chose to color with.  I don't have any Gamsol or Odorless Mineral Spirits, so instead I used a PrismaColor Colorless Blender.  With this tool, you can blend, layer & soften edges of colored pencil artwork.
Before you all start making comments that my card is really bright and bold, well I know that it is, but let me explain.  It was almost 80 degrees yesterday, and I was driving across a bridge and the water, trees and sky were so beautiful, literally signs of spring were right before my eyes, so it put me in a bright bold mood >"<.   Spring is coming!  Sorry to my northern friends who have a little while longer still of winter...but thats why I live in Florida, winter and I don't play nice together.  If it was up to my son, we would be in Maine with his favorite Miss Chris, so that he could play in the snow with Brock and Quinn.  
"spring daffodil"

materials used:
Kraft, White, Kiwi Kiss (i think) card stock
Jenni Bowlin designer paper
Labels 1 Spellbinders die, Fiskars punch, Spellbinders tag die
button, twine, may arts ribbon
Koh-i-noor pencils, PrismaColor colorless blender

Be sure to visit these ladies to check out their beautifully colored in cards using Colored Pencils


Robynccgirl said...

Beautiful! I love the giant daffodil! Great coloring!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Very pretty! I love the bright and bold color! Visiting Chris might be fun, but the snow gets very annoying after a while! I would rather come to Florida!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful Latisha! Love your bold bright colours and the colourless blender pencil works magic! Your colours are gorgeous!

ronee said...

I love spring ish setting in!

Julie Koerber said...

Beee-uuuu-tee-full Miss Latisha! Love this bold layout and you rocked it with the colored pencils! ;-)

ChristineCreations said...

This is so gorgeous Latisha...I LOVE the warm color...boy I wish we had some of that spring weather way up here!

Anita said...

Beautiful card! I love the brightness of your card.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh wonderful wonderful! Great coloring and the ribbon just sets this off!

Leslie Miller said...

I just love your Spring colors, Latisha! Not too bright for me--we've got flowers in bloom here on the Oregon coast, too. Wow, it's so awesome that you're able to use the colorless blender with the pencils. I'll have to try it, for sure. Your card turned out just fabulous!

Norine said...

love the card the edges are so nice and your coloring is perfect

Chris said...

gorgeous!! you did a nice job with the pencils! >"<

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