Monday, January 13, 2014


Hi Everyone
Saturday I taught a class at Simply Said Rubber Stamps in Loveland Ohio. My class was a techniques class that focused on using colored pencils to color . I love coloring with colored pencils. Using gamsol and stumps to blend the colors is such an easy way to color and I wanted to teach the students how easy it really is. You can even layer colors which can add additional interest and depth to your image. Have you ever tried coloring that way? If not, give it a try. Let me share with you one of the cards that I used as a class sample.

Here is a closer view of the roses and the coloring.

There are so many coloring agents available today and this is just one of them, one that is such an easy way to color. Try it, you may like it.

Supplies I used:
Stamps - Just Rite Stamps With Sympathy
Pencils - PrismaColor
Pearls - Fab Scraps
Spellbinders Die - Octagon 
Punch - Fiskars
Bow Maker - Craft-Dee BowZ

I am submitting my card in the following challenges-

I will be back soon, have a great week.


Eret said...

Absolutely stunning coloring, Barbara! Such a beautiful card. Those sparkling hexagons are really pretty on the background.

Ingrid Mason said...

Oh my word Barbara, what wonderful colouring of your roses ... They look as though you have picked them out of the garden with all the observation of Nature's colours you have replicated. Keeping the background of the card relatively simple shows your talent to such beautiful effect. I imagine that your class was very well attended ...well, I hope it was.

Thank you for sharing this lovely card in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

Shona Erlenborn said...

Your coloring has brought those roses to life Barbara! How pretty and of course the bow is gorgeous as usual!

Donna Maligno said...

Beautiful! Those students must have been tickled silly to see how easy a technique it is, but you make it all look so easy and natural.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love this card. Great coloring on those roses and thanks for the reminder to use my colored pencils and gamasol a lot more. My Copics are not too good anymore, but I do have my pencils which will make fantastic art too. Thanks as always for sharing your talents.

Laurence said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Robyn's fetish Challenge.

Laurence DT

Brenda said...

great job on the coloring, Barbara - beautiful card :)

fiona mctiernan walker said...

A great card love how you have coloured the rose. Thankyou for taking part in the challenge at challenges 4 everybody this month.
Fiona dt. x

Josephine said...

This is just stunning! Love how you've coloured those roses.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Absolutely beautiful coloring on these roses!! Thanks so much for joining us at our first challenge at Dragonfly Dreams, Elizabeth (DT)

sammi said...

Very pretty. Love the added sparkle.
Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Lacy Sunshine. We're so happy you joined us! Please visit us, again! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member for Lacy Sunshine.

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
Love and Huggers ~ Lady Anne xx
Dragonfly Dreams
Lady Anne's
Lady Anne's Friends

Unknown said...

Adorable card! Love the bow! Thanks for playing at One stitch at a time. Good luck. Hope to see you next time.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sunday Stamps we sure hope to see you back again soon!!!

Kathya said...

Amazing coloring! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps.

OttawaMom said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for sharing with us at Sunday Stamps!

Margaret said...

Wow! This is so beautiful. You did a fabulous job with your coloring. I haven't used my pencils so much since I started using Copic markers, but this says I should get them back out again. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Good luck. Maggie - DT

Ria Zonnestraaltje said...

Stunning flowers :) thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine :)
hugs Ria

Mish B said...
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Mish B said...

Beautiful card! Love the sparkle! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog!

hollybeary creations said...

Very pretty.. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps.

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Beautiful roses and very nicely arranged. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps this week--please join us again soon!
:) Marie