• Tag Archives Prismacolor Pencils
  • Buzzin’ By

    An adorably happy little bee buzzing by to say hi card. The chubby bee was black embossed & lightly colored w/ pencils & is backed up by a couple of stenciled backgrounds. Easy to make and easy to customize the colors.

    For the Inspiration Challenge we are visiting Liz Marie Blog & her Pinterest Board. I came across THIS picture of a bee on a gray background & used it for my inspiration.

    It may not look exactly like the shirt, but that’s where i started. As we all know, things sometimes do not go as planned. After I black embossed the bee onto dk gray & used pencils to lightly color him, I just didn’t like it that much. So time to rethink. I tried it again on a lighter, heathered gray w/ violet undertones & I liked it much better. The smaller white & larger weathered backgrounds were lightly stenciled using  pale blue & pale lavender inks. The lower section of the white was cut w/ a tattered edge circles die, the bee & flowers were die cut & added on top along w/ the black embossed greeting.

    I realized the colors of the Prismacolor pencils aren’t readable in the top pic so the numbers/colors are from the bottom up:
    PC949 Metallic Silver
    PC938 White
    PC934 Lavender
    PC1026 Greyed Lavender
    PC956 Lilac

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Buzzy Bees set
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, gray/lavender heather
    Ink: VersaClair nocturne 
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Stitched Rectangles, Buzzy Bees set, Tattered Holes dies, Daisy Bloom Stencil, Detail Blending Brushes,  MISTI, Prismacolor pencils, black embossing powder

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  • Tropical Paradise

    A colorful, tropical card easy to make w/ these fun dies, some ink & a few colored pencils. Sure to brighten someone’s birthday, vacation or retirement.

    It’s my turn to host the Inspiration Challenge (IC926) and we’re visiting The Classy Home & their Pinterest Board where I found THIS picture to inspire me.

    To make my tropical card, I die cut the palm tree frame out of grass green & stacked it a few times to give it a little depth. I used green, brown & blue-green inks to sponge on top of it, then added some details w/ Prismacolor pencils. I also used the pencils to color in the water on the white layer behind it. The grass, sand & little hilly island were also die cut & shaded w/ inks & pencils. I added the other elements to the white bg before attaching the palm tree frame on top.

    The small flowers were die cut, shaped & added at the bottom of the frame. The coconuts were made using a small hole punch then colored in.

    Thanks so much for stopping by! 




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: none
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, grass green, scraps of yellow, pink, red
    Ink:   Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks:  set #2, set #3, set #9, set #10
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Palm Tree Frame,  Rainbow & Clouds, Tabbed Mountains, Slimline Hills, Classic Grass, Seagulls, Sm Flowers #5 dies, Prismacolor Pencils,  white gel pen

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  • Thank You Flowers

    A flower thank you card, stamped onto dk grey & colored w/ Prismacolor pencils & a white gel pen. Be sure to check my post for hints & colors used..
    A big congrats to Amber, the newest Featured Stamper (FS836)! She has a beautiful gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the layout & flower thank you theme, but used different images, dies & colors. Instead of using the white wash like she die, i used Prismacolor pencils on my flowers.

    For my card, I die cut the dk grey panel using the 2nd largest mini slimline die. By coincidence, it is just the right size for an A2 card. I used my Misti, both flowers & a pair of leaves from the stamp set along w/ the masks for the flowers (comes w/ the set), to stamp the images using gray flannel ink. Prismacolor pencils & a white Signo pen were used to color them. I die cut a pale grey & dusty pink panel to layer beside the dk grey.

    The single flower was stamped onto a piece of the pale grey & again, colored w/ Prismas & a white Signo. This flower was die cut & popped up on foam. For the greeting tag, I stamped it w/ versaclair & clear embossed it. I used the smallest tag to die cut it. Then I moved the die a couple of times..both up from the bottom & in from both sides to make a much smaller tag.

    Here are the Prismacolor pencils I used (listed on the pic in order from left to right). The pencils to the right of the white pencil are the ones I used on the single flower. The others were used on the flowers on the grey background. Those colors were too peachy to match when I colored in the single flower on the very light grey paper. Colors usually look totally different depending on what color you use for your background. For the bright white edges of the petals, I used the white gel pen & immediately softened it a bit w/ a water brush. The gel ink is pretty much water soluble (until it dries) & I wanted it to look a little softer & blend in more. 

    Thanks so much for stopping by!




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Warm Sunset w/ mask set
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, dk grey, pale grey, dusty pink
    Ink: Memento flannel gray, Versaclair morning mist (for the greeting tag)
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Warm Sunset, Stitched Mini Slimline, Holiday Tags dies,  Prismacolor Pencils, Crossover II, Misti, clear embossing powder, white signo gel pen, water brush

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