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Friday, July 21, 2017

Colored pencils and flowers

Hello friends!
I have been out of the craft room and have missed you all!
My husband and I were in Arizona for 6 days and from there we went to Coeur d'Alene Idaho, my family's favorite vacation spot for another 10 days!
I brought my prisma colored pencils with me along with a few stamped images thinking I really needed to practice my pencil coloring.  I still need to practice my pencil coloring...LOL!
But I decided to make up a few cards with some of the coloring.  I was kind of itching to get back into my studio!!

 Clearly Besotted:  Friends Forever
MFT: Textile Background (diagonal)
colored with prisma pencils, outlined with Copics C1, C2, C3
 PTI: Beautiful butterflies (sentiment)

 Clearly Besotted:   Friends Forever
Stampendous: Encouraging words
MFT: Zig Zag stitched rectangle
Avery Elle:  Floral Bouquet
MFT: Peek a Boo Square window
 Clearly Besotted:  Sunshine Smiles
 Penny Black: All great Things
MFT Single stitched line rectangle frame
Clearly Besotted Sunshine smiles;
MFT: Peek A Boo Square window
PTI botanical silhouettes (sentiment)

I have a few more colored pieces, but that is it for now...getting my stash built up!
Hope you all are having a fabulous day and will have a fabulous weekend!

Heart Hugs, friends!



9 comments:

  1. Welcome home Colleen! I can just imagine how much fun you must have had. Your cards are all beautiful! Do you use a blending solution with your pencils? The coloring and blending is just flawless. So glad you're home safe and sound and found time to get crafty!

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  2. WOW...these are all beautiful Colleen! I'm wondering like Birgit if you used a blending solution too...all your colors are just SO smooth and nothing like what I come up with when I use colored pencils! Glad you had a wonderful vacation and very happy to see you back in blogland!! :0)

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  3. I think your coloring is fabulous, Col. I love the color of the first one in particular. What colors did you use for it? So glad you are home, even if for only a short time. Maybe, we can Skype tomorrow.

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  4. You have mastered colouring with pencils, Colleen. These are all so beautiful! Glad you had a wonderful holiday. I have been to Coeur d'Alene once and it was so lovely. What a great place for a yearly family vacation. xx

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  5. Looks like you had a great time fun in the sun and great restaurants. Your coloring and blending is really pretty and the cards are lovely.

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  6. So sines like you had a great time away! Your cards are beautiful with wonderful coloring! You've inspired me to get out my colored pencils! Have a great weekend!

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  7. Oops on the spelling! Wanted to say...sounds like you had a great time away!

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  8. All beautiful cards, however that first one stole my heart. It's so soft and sweet, love the pop from the diagonal down the side.

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  9. Welcome back, Col! It sounds like you had a sensational time with the family! And I don't think your coloring need practice! These cards are all gorgeous!! Hugs, Darnell

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