Thursday, April 12, 2018

Colored Pencil GIngko Leaves

Hey everyone!  I'm up over on the Neat & Tangled blog sharing this card today featuring my new Have Courage set.

I so love the look of coloring on kraft, so I stamped the small ginkgo leaf sprig three times on kraft with white pigment ink.  Then I proceeded to color the leaves in with my Prismacolor pencils.  Really easy here, just two colors, I went in first and filled in with the light and then added details with the darker color.  

You can get a wonderful texture from colored pencils that I think really adds a lot to foliage images.

Once the coloring was done, I die cut the springs with the coordinating dies and arranged them around my sentiment.  The sentiment is from the Calathea set and was embossed in white onto a circle.

I fiddled a bit with the placement of the sprigs.  My original plan was to create a circular frame around the round sentiment piece, but I ended up pulling the sprigs out a bit to create a more organic arrangement, plus I like the bits of white that peek through amongst the leaves.

That's all for me today.  Hope your week is going well!

*Affiliate links in text to Neat & Tangled and below to Ellen Hutson