It has been a while since I got out my Faber Castell polychromos for a good colouring session. I do so love pencils on kraft, in particular where there are white flowers involved. So I thoroughly enjoyed having a play with the new Drawn Daisies set which is part of the new Let’s Connect release from Simon Says Stamp. I’ve linked all supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
Naturally, I am drawn to the flowers first, hence the Drawn Daisies and if you see the peek of my card coming soon, the Summer Roses set. There’s something for the gnome lovers with the Gnome School and the Sentiment Strips Gnome School. There’s a nod to the current weird situation we have currently with the We’re Like Toilet Paper, Interactive Toilet and Cute Let’s Connect set. I can’t wait to make a rainbow card too. Finally, one I’ll be using a lot is the Card Sharing set. This set is filled with notes to include on a post-it note or similar so instead of writing on the card itself, you can write on the note and then the recipient receives the gift of the card to use at another time.
- Simon Says Stamp Drawn Daisies
- Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips Thinking Of You
- Faber Castell Polychromo pencils
STEP BY STEP HOW TO
- Stamp the Drawn Daisies set in Versamark ink on kraft card. I used Strathmore Toned Gray paper. The embossing ink gives a tone-on-tone impression as a guide to colouring.
- Colour with Faber Castell Polychromos.
- Add highlights with a Posca paint marker.
- Trim the piece to fit on a card base cut and scored from Ivory card. Add to the base with foam adhesive.
- Trim a sentiment from the Sentiment Strips Thinking Of You and add to the card with foam adhesive.
- Embellish with a scattering of pearls.
It was great to pull out my pencils and spend a wee while colouring—one thing to remember when colouring white flowers is that they aren’t all white. There are grey shadows and pops of colour which help to define the petals. A sprinkling of dark areas are a must and popping a few dark lines around the edges of the petals helps too. Finally, an opaque white to add at the end of the process helps to create some bright white highlights. I used a Posca paint pen, but a white gel pen or white gouache would work too.
Talking of gouache, I enjoyed painting these daisies with gouache on kraft. You can find the original post here which uses the Daisy Bouquet set along with white gouache mixed with a few Daniel Smith watercolours.
To celebrate the new Let’s Connect release from Simon Says Stamp there will be a two-day blog hop starting tomorrow. I’m on day two and here’s a sneak peek at what I’ll be sharing using the Gina K Designs/Simon Says Stamp Summer Roses set – a sure-fire winner!
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D