Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Another Retreat Card

Hi everyone.  Sharing more pieces from my recent craft retreat.  This is colouring with pencil crayons (not watercolour pencils).  Susan led a session layering colours on our images with pencil crayons and then blending using a paper stump dipped in gamsol.  Oh my goodness ... I LOVE this technique.  It's so fun!  Thank you so much for teaching us this technique Susan!!

I used one of my favourite stamps from Simon Says Stamp, colouring the flowers in oranges and reds on watercolour paper.  I added a few details with a white gel pen and stamped a sentiment to finish.  Also rounded both top corners for something different. :)

Here's a close-up ...

I am also sharing photographs from our retreat if you are interested in taking a look.  I have added a tab at the top of my blog "2018 Retreat" or you can click HERE. 

My son-in-law Alex came over for a couple of hours one day during the retreat and took photos of us working on stenciling projects.  Thanks Alex ... your pictures are wonderful!  xx







Stamps:  Bouquet of Thanks (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Watercolour paper (Arches 140 lb. hot press)
Ink:  Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  pencil crayons, gamsol, paper stump, white gel pen, corner rounder

23 comments:

Sue said...

Beautiful card, Loll. Wonderful colouring technique.

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful bright colors achieved with this fun technique Loll! and the photos are awesome!!

Mac Mable said...

Yey to Alex and Yey to your stunning card. Great technique and the colours are glorious. Amazing card Loll x

MaryH said...

Just beautiful. Love these hot colors, and the technique worked superbly for this lovely card. I'll be checking your photos. Just tried the suggestion to check the 'notify me' at the bottom of the commenting. Hope it works! Big hugs and so glad ya'll had such a productive and fun time.

nancy littrell said...

I loved this technique too and will be posting a tag using my piece. Your gorgeous flowers are even more stunning IRL. TFS Loll. Hugs...

Lee-Anne said...

Another technique you’ve mastered beautifully, Loll. Wonderful colors on that image. I can see why you love it!

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, beautiful colouring with pencils, I love the pinks and oranges such a beautiful card.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Fabulous coloring, Loll! Love the beautiful and smooth color blending of oranges and reds. The white gel pen details are a nice finishing touch too. Hideko xx

Susan said...

Your colouring turned out beautifully - and it made for a wonderful CAS card! I had a good time looking through all the retreat photos again - good idea to set them up on a new tab!

Maxine D said...

This is stunning colouring and blending Loll - a fabulous card!
Blessings
Maxine

Bonnie said...

This is one of my favorite stamps too and I love how it looks colored this way! What kind of pencil crayons did you use? The term pencil crayon is new to me. I have some Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils and wonder if that's the same thing?

Jeanne said...

Wonderful card, Loll! Your blending looks fabulous. You learned that technique well. Thanks for sharing the photos of the retreat. You all look as though you are having a marvelous time. Your projects look fantastic as well. So happy for you to have been able to participate with good friends. :)

Daffodil Cards said...

So very beautiful.
Faith

Kara Lynne said...

That blend of red and orange is beautiful, Loll, and the white gel pen detail shows it off all the more. How fun to play with yet another medium! So nice that Alex could take photos for you while you were all busy in your work!

Nancy Stislow said...

Your color blending is so beautifully done and I just love that stamp! Not sure what a pencil crayon is but you've already mastered it. Gorgeous card, Loll!

HJ said...

Another pretty card, Loll. Enjoy your day!

Marcia HIll said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card Loll!! I love the vivid color you achieved from the pencil crayons and gamsol...those flowers look so real!! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Anita in France said...

Bold and beautiful, Loll ... these gorgeous blooms really pop! How fabulous to have a photographer in the family ... so enjoyed seeing you ladies at work creating all that magic! Hugs, Anita :)

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Gorgeous!!! Love, love, love how this turned out! I actually have this set and to my knowledge, I've not yet inked it up. That needs to be remedied!!! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

Trina P. said...

Just beautiful, Loll! Stunning results with this technique. Gorgeous colouring as usual. xx

BożenA said...

Your mixing of colors is so perfect, Loll. Gamsol is only a tool, but it's your merit, that the technique of coloring and layout of the card is perfect. An amazing, beautiful card!
BożenA xoxo

Susanne Vargas said...

These flowers are so vibrant and beautiful! Just checked out the photos from your retreat and it was great to see you all having fun! Thanks for sharing!

Bobby said...

Gorgeous, Loll. The color is so vibrant.