Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Seeking Inspiration

I have been totally lacking in inspiration for a while now and I'm looking everywhere for a mojo boost. I did find one from Darnell, who suggested trying colored pencils on kraft for her new NBUS challenge.
It's a technique I've wanted to try, so I found this never-been-inked image from Inpression Obsession and stamped it on a pale kraft paper. It might have been a little more dramatic with a darker paper, but I think it works.
The layout is a sketch from Bugaboo's current birthday bash. There's some  grosgrain ribbon and a half pearl to add to the festive quality.

This card is for these challenges:
NBUS#8 -- NBUS stamp, new technique
The Ribbon Girl -- any image
Catch the Bug -- birthday bash Day 2/sketch
Word Art Wednesday #266 -- anything goes


  1. Such a beautiful card! I love the design and colors and your colouring is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  2. Pretty card Sandy, lovely colouring on the flowers and vase.

  3. Beautiful image & coloring--lovely card!

  4. I'm so glad I inspired you, Sandy! (And I'm secretly so pleased to discover that I'm not the only one in our community who had not used colored pencils on kraft, lol!) I love your beautiful bouquet and how you have showcased it! Just for fun, you should now inspire your own self to color it again on a darker kraft and see what you think! Feel free to share it with me if you do! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #8! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Count me in as not having tried colored pencils on kraft either (or if I have it was so long ago I forgot). I like your image and the shade of kraft you used. I hope you find your mojo soon. I started on some ATCs last night more because I had to, not that I felt inspired to. Maybe that will get me going.

  6. Your colouring od the image looks lovely using the pale kraft card. Hugs Mrs A.

  7. Your colouring skils are wonderful. I can see so much shading here. Lovely card!


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