"Back to School!"
This is my very first time EVER using Inktense pencils!! I have to admit, I definitely need more practice . . . but I love, love, LOVE them! Instead of coloring directly onto the paper, as some artists do, I decided to wet the paper slightly and then pick up pigment with my damp paintbrush directly from the pencil tip! I seem to have a bit more control that way!! Next time I'll have to wet the background a bit more and then quickly lay down pigment to get a more even application!!
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed on Strathmore 90# Watercolor paper
Always Artichoke & Baked Brown Sugar cardstock: Stampin' Up
DPs: "Sugar Hill" by Farmhouse
Sentiments & embellishments: My stash
Peony Nestabilities die: Spellbinders
Inktense colors used to color this cutie . . .
Skin Colors . . .
Baked Earth (base)
Hair Colors . . .
Reds (shoes, backpack, book). . .
Greens . . .
Dress/jumper . . .
Blue background . . .
Here's a peek at the inside (which I kept very simple with space for a personal note) . . .
And . . . one more . . .
I had such fun with this card!! And am looking forward to more painting with my Inktense pencils! Now, please be sure to pop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog to check out the fabulous projects created by Tracy and the rest of my talented Design Teamies! Then, please join us for this fortnight's "Back to School" challenge!
Oh, and don't forget, Mo is awarding (selected at random) one $5.00 shopping spree at her online store for every 25 challenge participants! What an easy and fun way to get some new Mo images, right?!
Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!! Hugs . . . .