Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year! Bonne Année ! poodle card—using colored pencils to color stamped images

Here's wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!!! Bonne Année ! I thought at first my little poodle stamp from Docrafts Pampered Pets collection was a prissy Parisian poodle. But the more I looked at her I realized she was actually quite Bohemian and what better to suite her than Graphic 45's Bohemian Floral paper.

I stamped the image on a piece of paper from a vintage 1939 French Marie-Claire magazine. I love old paper. It has such nice texture; you just can't get that from new. I like stamping on unexpected surfaces where the background comes through, it's like creating a transparency, but without all the fuss. The tag is also vintage paper.

I've had some questions about how I color my stamped images so I thought I might answer them here. I use colored pencils. I like their transparency and blendability.  I've drawn with colored pencils in the past and when I started stamping and cardmaking I reached for the tools I had on hand and that's pencils.

You can get some very nice results with inexpensive pencils, you really don't have to spend much, but my favorite (and what I use) are Caran D'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils.

See ya' next year!


Paper—Vintage 1939 magazine paper, Graphic 45 Bohemian Floral, Folia, cardstock.
Stamps—Docrafts pampered pets poodle, Toga Bonne Année and swirl.
Dies—Die-namics rectangles and squares, Artemio tag.
Embellishments—Flower, ribbon, stick pins, metal corner.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a gorgeous card. The poodle with an attitude. Showed it to my brother who also likes it. He says you're very talented. Keep them coming.

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