I love all the beautiful work that so many people are able to produce with colored pencils, but I have a hard time with them. So, when I was away for my girls' stamping weekend, I spent time practicing with my Prismacolor pencils. The pear image on this card is one of the images I worked on, and it was perfect for this week's Color Throwdown (CTD233) palette.
The card design is from a sketch at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog. The challenge this week is to choose one of two sketches for your card. I'm a huge fan of tilted panels, so deciding which sketch to use was easy for me. And, since my favorite technique is distressing or any kind, I was more than happy to make this card work for the Simon Says Stamp & Challenge: Chic to be Shabby, too.
I followed the sketch, without any changes, distressing the layers with ink, water, and a Distrezz-It-All. The background layer has a straight stitch around the perimeter and I pulled out the stitches on one corner and along a small part of the left side. The gingham strip has zigzag stitching just on the top and bottom. I matted the vintage advertisement layer and the two pieces are stapled together with mini staples. After all the layers were attached, I added pink Pearl Pen pearls randomly on the background dp, and green ones on the image panel.
I'm leaving the inside blank for a personal message.
Thanks for stopping by!
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #211: Go Green! (FTTC211)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Choose a Sketch
Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge: Chic to be Shabby
Color Throwdown 233 (CTD233)
Stamps: Classics #1 (Stampers Anonymous)
Paper: Follow Your Heart (My Mind's Eye); Vintage Marketplace (Bazzill Basics)
Ink: Distress; Memento
Dies: Decorative Labels One, Labels One, Classic Squares Lg (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils; Gamsol; Mini Staples; Pearl Pen; sewing thread
Size: 4.25" sq.