Monday, January 26

Tryin' something new with Hedgehog Joy

Yep - I tried a couple of new techniques on this card. I bought this little guy on eBay for just $5. The stamp had a little bit of ink stains, but StazOn cleaner got it all squeaky clean! Once I got him stamped, I let him sit for awhile. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with him. I could use markers (but I'm not crazy about my marker set) or watercolor him (but I stamped him on cardstock, not WC paper) or I could use colored pencils.

In the end, I decided to try my hand at using my Prismacolor pencils with OMS. I've tried blending the pencils with just a dry stump, but didn't like the effect. I watched a couple of tutorials as refreshers, then away I went. Ta da!

This card will be entered in two challenges: Viva La Verve's Week One challenge sketch {with hardware!} and Penny Black's Frame It challenge.

The flower is actually a white Bazzill paper flower that I painted. I didn't have a flower this size in a color that matched the card, so I pulled out my Pearlescent Watercolors from Yasutomo. I picked these up cheap to supplement my Twinkling H2Os, which are WAAAAAY more expensive. I started with pink, but it was too bright for the pinks in my card. So, I painted over it a second light coat of cream (at least I think - no color labels on the case or packaging). Then I popped a silver brad in the center along with a bead cap.

After trying the pencils & OMS, I think this will become one of my favorite ways to color. I have a pretty basic set of 36 Prismas, but it's a mix of Verithin and Premier pencils with most colors duplicated. If you know how to blend colors you can get more bang for your buck. I muted the pink in the flowers with some light brown, colored his fur with white first then a light layer of black to get the gray, and mixed pink and peach to get a subtle rosey colored cheek.

That's it for today, folks. I have more cards and challenges to complete this week if I have enough time, so watch this space!

8 paper smiles:

Beth said...

Such a pretty card! I love the papers you've used and the cute image! Thanks for joining the PB challenge this week!
Beth xx

Kath said...

beautiful card Cheri and I love your colour work on the cute image and great work recolouring your crafters are very versatile when we have to be......thanks for playing along this week at PBSC..Hugs kath xxxx

Barbd said...

What a beauty.. I love how you did your flower!
Dont you just love watercolor pencils...
Thanks for letting me enter your world up north

Nicole said...

DID YOU NOT SEE THAY YOU WON MY BLOG CANDY, GIRLFRIEND???? HAHA, you commented on the next one, but didn't even comment about winning! Send me your snailmail!!

Donnas Den said...

Lovely, lovely card, Cheri. BTW got my blog candy prize a couple of days ago. Thanks very much it all looks great.


Pauline C said...

Beautiful card Cheri - great minds think alike .... I got this stamp last week and used it for my DT card - love it!! Love your coloru work, colour scheme and lovely papers. Thanks for joining in the PBSC this week.
Pauline x

Sally13 said...

I love the hedgehog. You make a wonderful card.


Sally13 said...

Oh, you card is so cute.

Hugs Petra

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