Friday, January 10, 2014

Friends with Flair - Thinking of You



Yesterday I pulled out my new Inktense pencils and tried them out.

I thought this Unity image would be the perfect one for my first project.

I first added a soft wash to the background by applying water to the base piece and then adding some very watered down color.

The image was stamped in Versafine and then colored by just pulling color off of the pencil tips with a brush.  Once that was done I added the horizon line and stamped the sentiment.

I do love how bright the colors are, can't wait to use these again!

Have a great weekend!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Watercolor paper from Target; Avery Elle - Silver Fox Cardstock
Stamps:  Unity - Country Side Blooms Itty Bitty; WPlus9 - Fresh Cut Florals
Ink:  Versafine
Other:  Derwent - Inktense Pencils; Tombow - Stamp Runner

32 comments:

  1. Oh, this is gorgeous, Miriam! What a cool technique!

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  2. Dude this should be framed somewhere

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  3. This is very pretty! So nicely done!

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  4. This is beautiful... Love the wash of color for the background!

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  5. this is really really beautiful. the background makes the bright flower vase really pop. i love it
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.com

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  6. Very pretty! I love the background you created for the pretty blossoms. Lovely!

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  7. Gorgeous card. Love the colours that you have used.

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous card. I love that background wash - so soft against the bold image.

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  9. WOW! This is so beautiful! wonderful coloring and bg. Love it! Have a wonderful week-end, hugs, Karin

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  10. Wow! Looks like a painting! Gorgeous!

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  11. This is lovely. Really, really beautiful!

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  12. Lovely design with your technique. Looks like a painting. :)

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  13. Miriam, you did a GREAT job with those pencils! I love the coloring.

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  14. It looks like a 'true" watercolor painting. The horizon line was a nice touch. Just gorgeous.

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  15. Gorgeous!!! Love how you colored that image!!!

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  16. Wow...gorgeous, Miriam!!!...love my pencils, too...I need to pull em out!

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  17. Gorgeous card! Beautiful water-colored look! I just received my pencils this week, hoping to play with them this weekend!

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  18. Your project looks beautiful, Miriam!! Thanks for sharing about Inktense cos mine has been sitting on the shelf for 6 months :) Your colouring is gorgeous.

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  19. This is simply BEAUTIFUL!! LOVE it.

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  20. Wow, love the intensity of the jar bouquet AND the water colored bg. I need to pull this image out and play!

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  21. so very pretty, this would be a great sympathy card

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  22. Love, love, love this, Mim! You will soon be a spokeperson (paid, please!!) for Inktense Pencils! This looks like a painting!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

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  23. Sooo gorgeous, Miriam! Those pencils look fab on your card (well of course they did, you were using them!!)

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  24. I love my Inktense pencils! You did an amazing job on the card!

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  25. So in love with this card. I love the gentle wash of the background--in addition to the beautiful color of the jar of flowers. Very artistically done. Do you ever do art on a larger scale? I could see something like this framed......... :-) -B

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  26. Well done on the coloring! Sometimes it's nice to get back to the "basics"!! You sure make this look easy! So artistic and pretty!

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  27. You are still the best and most creative color-er in the family!

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  28. Absolutely stunning and I love your watercoloring effect you've created. This is so amazing!

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  29. so so beautiful Miriam!
    Love that effect and the placement of your elements is genius too ;)

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