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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Growing In Unity-Coloring on Dark Cardstock


For today's card, I wanted to show how coloring looks on dark cardstock with pencils. This is a piece of Elegant Eggplant from Stampin Up. I inked the stamp with Dusty Concord Distress Ink. The ink really won't show at all when you're done, but I didn't want to use black.

This is actually the third image I tried coloring this way. I only have a set of 12 pencils, so my colors are a bit limited. This unity kit is called Be Present, and I like the way it turned out. Trying to photograph it was another story!! I kept getting a glare!

I started coloring this the same way I would color on lighter card. Laying down a light layer, then slowly adding in shading. Her dress is done with two blues and white. Hair with brown, red and yellow. Rose is done with purple and white. And I found a Prisma beige pencil in my stash that I bought years ago, perfect for flesh tone. I shaded also with light brown.

I kept this card really simple. I did add some die cut photo corners in gold, to set off the purple panel. Cute plaid paper from MFT, a little doily, and a light yellow card base. I think that's all this needed,

One more day for me to share another Unity project during my GIU week! Don't forget to stop by and see what Sandra has made! Thank you for stopping by!


22 comments:

Mary Johnson said...

Nice job! I have never thought to color on dark paper. I think the yellow cardstock and plaid paper highlights your coloring very nicely.

briscon said...

Very interesting technique! I will try this for sure.....great thinking out of the box! Thanks for the inspiration.

Cindy Littler said...

Beautiful card. I like coloring on darker cardstock. Thanks for the tip on stamping with coordinating ink.

Selena said...

I've never thought to try coloring on dark paper. I'll give it a try, it's very pretty. :)

whitedoves41 said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful. I reminds me of a show like frozen or beauty and the beast. The coloring is fantastic, I wouldn't have thought to use such a dark color background but now I see how great it looks. I really love it. Thank you for sharing and also sharing the step by step with it. You have encouraged me to try this. Thank you for sharing. See your next creations tomorrow. Very anxious.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! This looks great on the dark paper!

Melinda Feliciano said...

I love those deep purple and blues and would never think of coloring on them. But you made this totally work. Nice job!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very pretty! I love how you added gold photo corners on the image panel and think it really adds a perfect touch.

Wilma said...

you have inspired me to "give it a try"....nice job

Dorothy Green said...

Thanks for sharing this card! I would never have thought to try coloring in dark cardstock either. It looks great!

Valerie said...

This is really good. I never would have thought to color on color paper. Nice job.

Angie M said...

Love this idea! Will give it a try...not used to coloring my cards.

Niece said...

I have a set of 12 Prismacolors too. I've been trying to figure out how to do flesh with them. Thanks for the tip on the beige one. Hopefully I can find it in open stock because I really like the effect on dark.

Meggymay said...

Great colouring Pam, the pencils seem to work so well on the darker card. Another wonderful card.
Yvonne xx

Suz said...

Love colored pencils on dark or Kraft paper. Nice coloring

genieous1 said...

Very pretty. Glad I found your blog.

Sher said...

This is beautiful! I've been afraid to color on dark cardstock, now I'm going to have to try this! Thank you for sharing!
Hugs - Sharon from dannyandpeteysmom.blogspot.com

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card. Beautiful coloring on dark cardstock. You've done a wonderful job with 12 colors.

Merika Cheah said...

I love how your light backgrounds make the girl on the purple paper really pop

Denise Bryant said...

Love your coloring on the dark cardstock! Looks fabulous!

Cara Malmrose said...

Oh wow, this looks stunning. Your card looks wonderful. I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing! (Hugs) Cara

Kathy H said...

Nice job, thanks for sharing!