Today I made a card for Darnell's Blog birthaversary Surprise NBUS Challenge! She is celebrating so many things you will just have to check it out here to see what all the hubbub is about.
Anyhoo - the bottom line is that she would like us to use an NBUS while using colored pencils on kraft card stock (jump on one foot and twirl around at the same time too!? just kidding!!!......)
Here's what I made:
and here's what I used
The flower stamp is my NBUS - it's from a stamp set called Artful Life by Wendy Vecchi - I've used other stamps in the set (such as this sentiment) but not this particular flower. I used colored pencils and Gamsol - a technique that you can find on YouTube and Splitcoast stampers.
I black embossed my flowers and the Gamsol seemed to melt it a little so there are some dark smudges as well as the colors - but I kind of like the shadowy look! I laid a Check Mate stencil over the panel and colored in some of the squares randomly with a colored pencil - trying to ground the flowers a bit. Then I just added 3 sequins.
I haven't used the Gamsol colored pencil coloring technique in many years but did have all the supplies in a drawer in my craft room! You can see other cards I have made using this technique here. I need to practice it more - but this will do for now!
Some come and join us over at Darnell's NBUS challenge - she's running one every week for 3 weeks for her special celebration! See it all here. Thanks for making stamping so much fun Sis!
Stamps: Artful Life - Wendy Vecchi Studio 490/Stampers Anonymous
Paper: Kraft - PTI
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Versamark
Accessories: Gamsol, paper stump, Fantasia Color Pencils, Check Mate Stencil - Wendy Vecchi/SA, black embossing Powder, heat tool, sequins - Neat and Tangled.