Saturday, September 17, 2011

Hello + Work in Progress!

A simple one-layer mini card to make it just under the wire for this week's Wee Memories challenge to make a one layer card. Susan from Simplicity wants us to colour our one-layer cards, and I'm also playing along with CAS-ual Friday's challenge this week to create a mini card.

I'm all about the mini cards these days and I love one-layer cards, so these two challenges were made to be combined in my opinion! Here is what I came up with:

Hello (1)

I printed the flower from Mujka Chic's Contemporary Design Elements from myGrafico on thick lightly textured cardstock (I can't remember the brand) that measured 4" x 6". I eyeballed it to come up with the correct placement of the flower on the cardstock and ran it through my printer.

Hello (2)
 I stamped the sentiment from Simple Messages by Hero Arts in Versafine Black Onyx ink before doing any colouring just in case I had a mishap (it happens rather often unfortunately...)

I then coloured the flower using a combination of Prismacolor pencils (Lilac, Lavender, Salmon Pink, Parma Violet, Canary Yellow, Spanish Orange and Burnt Ochre) as well as Light Orange to accent the polleny bits in the center of the flower. For blending I used a stump sponged with Zest-it blending medium. I took pictures as I went (fun!) and put them together in a collage:

Hello (WIP)

Click on the picture above to see it a bit closer!

Thanks for looking, and I hope you've found some inspiration in this week's challenges! I might go and brave the heat outside and tidy up the garden a little bit.

Enjoy your day!


  1. This is beautiful, and it is always neat to see work in progress. I have prisma pencils too, but can't work them nearly as great as you! Thanks, too, for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Very pretty! Love all the pictures.......... I am jealous of your skill with the pencil. Never been able to use those right! Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories.

  3. this is lovely - what a great post to share for the OLW challenge ... now I want to color with my pencil crayons too!! :-)

  4. LOVE your CAS card and your collage of your coloring provides me the eye candy of the day. Thank you!!! SO glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. Lovely Jess...great job with the coloring on your pretty bloom!

  6. This is FABULOUS--your coloring is amazing! :)

  7. Your coloring on this card is crazy gorgeous! I love Prismacolors. They are so fun to work with.

  8. I LOVE your collage that shows how you colored the flower. I would've never guessed that was coloring pencil. Amazing results! Thank you for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays this week.

  9. Hello, beautiful!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  10. Gorgeous coloring on this beautiful CAS card! Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!


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