Sunday, 3 June 2018

Floral Panel

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I decided to play with my Spectrum Noir Colourblend pencils from Crafter's Companion but I thought I would try them on black card for a change.

At first I stamped with a Versamark ink pad and embossed in white but I found that the result was too bold against the black card - so I discarded that attempt and tried again.  This time I used a Brilliance pigment ink pad (Moonlight White) without the embossing powder and it gave me a much more muted result.  Good so far!  I then began colouring in my image. To start with I laid down a base of white very lightly, using my Spectrum Noir pencils and then chose a selection of coloured pencils to overlay on top of the white. When I had finished the stamped outline had become too faded. In order to bring back some definition I used a Sakura white gel pen and sketched in some of the lost detail.

It probably took me a lot longer than if I had chosen to colour on white card but isn't it all about the journey and not just the destination? I had a lovely time sitting in my craft room colouring to my hearts content, with the window open listening to the birdsong from the garden - such a lovely day!

To finish the card I mat and layered with black and white card; stamped, coloured and fussy cut an extra butterfly from the floral panel and finished with a black embossed sentiment and a few gems.

The stamps I have used are from Stamp Addicts:
Birthday Greetings SA-5033 and
Floral Panel SA-7071

It's good to be crafting after a few months absence and I hope to be back soon with another card.

Thank you for visiting me today, your company and comments are very much appreciated.

Bye for now


  1. Love the card. Hope all is well with you.x

  2. A great end result and I'm sure you found the colouring very mindful and therapeutic.

  3. What a beautiful result Anne - well worth the time and effort, and so glad you enjoyed the process.