January 22, 2014

From just a pencil ...

Hi Everybody,

Todays card is  a stamped  Bebunni image from Crafters Companion 

It  has been achieved with the Spectrum Noir ... CR4 CR6 CR11    to get the shading on the heart ... and then a plain and simple HB pencil.

Just a pencil ... and we all have those lying around.

By varying the pressure on the lead the different shades can be added and then with a paper stump I blended the shades.

I lightly went around the image with the pencil and then used  my finger to simply smudge the shadow.

The result is quite pretty and I made it into a card using some papers that came free with a magazine.

But after all this coloring and a distinct lack of flowers on yesterdays card I think I shall have to revert back to my comfort zone and get busy

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx 


  1. Hi Christina another lovely card ,I wonder if i would have more luck
    in colouring if i used pencils ,might give it a try.
    Marion H

  2. Hi Christina,
    Such a cute and beautiful card today love the colours and such a great idea with the pencil it looks wonderful.

    Love Sheila xx

  3. Just shows you don't always need special tools, nice work with the pencil. Look forward to tomorrow though!!

  4. Great result using a pencil Christina! Lovely image & pretty card. Pat x

  5. So beautiful is your card what a lovely image and gorgeous layout too!

  6. Oh my he is just adorable and such sweet hearts!

  7. Wow, beautiful card! The image is darling and love all the fun layering! Fantastic card!
    Sherrie K

  8. Hi Christina,
    Great use of a pencil it's fantastic. Love it.

  9. Wonderful card! Quite amazing that you achieved that look simply from a pencil!

  10. Hi Christina. I watch your lovely videos all of the time. You are so inspiring. I love the background music and you voice is very calming. MI believe your card are the most beautiful I have ever seen. I have made several and would like to have all of the dies that you have so I could make them all. Just amazing. My question is. Could you tell me where you get your tiny sentiments that you put in the small tags on your cards. I have tried to find them online but to no avail. I love all of your small sayings that you stamp on the tags and small spaces on the cards. Thank you for everything you do for us. I live in the USA. is there any from here



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