Flower Power: Colored Pencils

The great thing about paper crafting is being able to color! Now, staying in the lines is a must but not so hard when you have beautiful floral stamps (Heartfelt Creations.. swoon) and matching dies.  So for this Flower Power segment I played with colored pencils. Not quite the Crayolas from my childhood but a selection of Prismacolor artist pencils.  My amateur Copic abilities have been highlighted on more than one occasion on the ole blog. Practice definitely makes perfect when blending with Copics. Colored pencils with the magic of gamsol is an altogether different story, even I can come across as a blending professional. A couple of swipes with the colored pencils in two shades blended with gamsol really set off the flowers in this layout. Another great effect of colored pencils is the more muted effect  that works better with the color profile and cream tones of the Fancy Pants Design papers in the As  You Wish collection.

This layout is one of my favorites- it is the perfect pairing of floral prints, stamping and paper layering.

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Thanks for stopping by. More to come. Celia

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Title: this is my destination. Cardstock: Stampin Up (Primrose Petals), American Crafts (Ocean, Evergreen). Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants- As You Wish (Dreamer, Today, 6×6 paper pad-Dictionary, World Travels). Stamps: Heartfelt Creations (Striped Sun Kissed Fleur, Flowering Carnations 1 and 2); Stampin Up (Petite Petals); Kelly Purkey (Let’s Go); Impression Obsession (Cover a Card Fluff). Die Cut & Punches: Heartfelt Creations (Sun Kissed Fleur); Spellbinders (Carnation Creations); Studio Calico (Heart Geotag); Stampin Up (Petite Petals, 3/8 circle punch), Silhouette Studio Design (8-petal flowers #17645, 3d chrysanthemum #43491); EK Success (Scalloped Scallop; Mini Punch Flower; ½ Circle punch); Marvy Uchida (5/8 Circle punch). Embossing Folder: Quickutz. Embellishments: Fancy Pants- As You Wish (Sticker Fundamentals); Studio Calico (Wood Veneer); American Crafts (Mayberry- Chalkboard Stickers); Basic Grey (What’s Up- Flair, Basics- Enamel Dots); My Mind’s Eye (Cut & Paste- Enamel Dots); Twine + Ink (Enamel Dots); October Afternoon (Woodland Park- Tidbits); Simple Stories (Snap Collection- DIY stickers). Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Pine Needles); Momento (Tuxedo Black); Prismacolor pencils.

 

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Color Challenge: Color Story Inspiration (CSI Case File # 107)

Shock and Awe.  If you follow my blog, besides the shock of me blogging this much, you should also be awed for me doing this many challenges in a row.  This one was pretty hard for me. I do not mind going out of my comfort zone- trying new things to take my creativity to the next level. However, after this layout I admit to a sticking to my “style” kind of gal.  And in some ways, admitting that about scrapbooking is coming to grips about my take on life.  With that said, lets get into it.

CSI Case File No. 107: With the CSI challenges, you must use all five colors in the scheme, at least 2 elements in your layout from the evidence list and at least 1 element from the testimony.

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Case Solved- The Layout: As soon as I saw this color scheme I instantly thought of the My Mind’s Eye The Sweetest Thing Honey Collection.  So I started with that beautiful collection coupled with my favorite shot of the Grand Canal in Venice and got to work.  I started off trying to do a grid layout with the reverse side of the chevron paper and no matter how many bits and pieces I cut and moved around it just would NOT work to my eyes. Then I flip the paper over and that pink chevron framed by the spirograph print just made sense. Here is the lesson for today folks- Your know when you see it. Creative aesthetics is what your eye beholds. If it just does not look right to you – don’t force it. There is nothing wrong with being true to your style.

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The Evidence: I went for it this time and tried to hit as many elements as I could from the evidence list. I did not hit super start level but not too shabby coming in at 5. Count ’em baby- Flowers (Utilized a floral print and did you notice me working the floral embossing on the color scheme yellow horizontal feature); Badge/Flair (the pretty pink flair on the focal photo); Heart (There is just love all over this layout with heart punches, heart paper clip, geotag with heart and heart flair sitting on top of  round heart die cut); Mini brads (this was a bit of a free spot for me since I generally incorporate brads in just about every layout); Long title (I was not sure if this qualified or not but my title is abut six inches in length).

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The Testimony: This was a bit of a doozy for me. The design of this layout really only worked with tucked away journaling. So I added a vellum envelope tucked behind the picture of Brad and I. To bring attention to the journaling I overlapped the envelope flap onto the picture and added some embellishment. The pictures that I scraped was not conducive to most of the testimony prompts but I was inspired by the word “awesome” because this was an awesome vacation and seeing the Grand Canal for the first time leaves you with nothing but shock and awe.

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Thanks for stopping by. More to come. Celia

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Title: highlights.  Cardstock: Project Life (Midnight Collection 4×6 cardstock).  Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye- Sweetest Thing Honey (Doily, One of a Notable, 6×6 paper pad- Cheerful, Damask, Fond, Peppy, Bouquet)  Stamps: Technique Tuesday (Are We There Yet, Leaving on a Jet Plane); Two Peas (exclusive).  Die Cut & Punches: Silhouette Design # (Geotags 47796, 3 tabbed borders 19323, heart viewfinder 53828); Martha Stewart Crafts (Heart Confetti); EK Success (Double Embossed Dotted Lace); Die-Versions (Missy Micro); Cuttlebug Embossing Folders (Swiss Dot, Floral). Embellishments: My Mind’s Eye- Sweetest Thing Honey (Brads Recollections (Washi Tape); Freckled Fawn (Washi Tape); Basic Grey (Letter Stickers); Studio Calico- Kit Club (Tags); Peebles (Heart paperclip); Chic Tags- Jan 2014 Kit (Tag, Tab, Flair Badge); Misc. (Vellum Envelope).  Inks: Distress Inks (Tattered Rose, Pumice Stone).