I hope you are all well. As seems to be customary for me in December, a non Christmas card today! I know I have a little halo shining above my head as my Christmas cards are done, but I do start very early so I don’t have a mad panic at the end. And I hope this post gives you a little break from all the red and gold, blue and silver and any other colour you want to throw in the mix.
But, I do have gold in this card 🙂
I have seen a lot of cards recently using navy as a background so wanted to have a go at colouring on navy myself. I heat embossed the “Make A Wish” stampset from Clearly Besotted in gold onto some navy cardstock and got stuck in!
I used Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils, on the leaves I didn’t lay any white down first, I just coloured directly onto the card with three different greens. But for the petals, I used a white Caran d’Ache Luminance pencil under the purple colours. So it was kind of like a light base to start the colouring from. And I tried to leave some highlights – in fact I added some additional white after the purple was finished to try and achieve this.
As always, I worked in layers and it did take a little time. But pencil colouring rewards you in a different way to other mediums I think.
The finished colouring was die cut with a stitched rectangle from Simon Says Stamp, mounted onto some gold cardstock and then onto another layer of navy and then finally a white A2 base card.
The sentiment is from Mama Elephant Organic Blooms and was heat embossed in gold onto a strip of the same navy. A few gold sequins finished it off.
Thanks for coming by, I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend and it’s not too crazy for you.
I will be back soon with another card. Happy crafting!