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Friday, July 21, 2017

Colored pencils and flowers

Hello friends!
I have been out of the craft room and have missed you all!
My husband and I were in Arizona for 6 days and from there we went to Coeur d'Alene Idaho, my family's favorite vacation spot for another 10 days!
I brought my prisma colored pencils with me along with a few stamped images thinking I really needed to practice my pencil coloring.  I still need to practice my pencil coloring...LOL!
But I decided to make up a few cards with some of the coloring.  I was kind of itching to get back into my studio!!

 Clearly Besotted:  Friends Forever
MFT: Textile Background (diagonal)
colored with prisma pencils, outlined with Copics C1, C2, C3
 PTI: Beautiful butterflies (sentiment)

 Clearly Besotted:   Friends Forever
Stampendous: Encouraging words
MFT: Zig Zag stitched rectangle
Avery Elle:  Floral Bouquet
MFT: Peek a Boo Square window
 Clearly Besotted:  Sunshine Smiles
 Penny Black: All great Things
MFT Single stitched line rectangle frame
Clearly Besotted Sunshine smiles;
MFT: Peek A Boo Square window
PTI botanical silhouettes (sentiment)

I have a few more colored pieces, but that is it for now...getting my stash built up!
Hope you all are having a fabulous day and will have a fabulous weekend!

Heart Hugs, friends!


  1. Welcome home Colleen! I can just imagine how much fun you must have had. Your cards are all beautiful! Do you use a blending solution with your pencils? The coloring and blending is just flawless. So glad you're home safe and sound and found time to get crafty!

  2. WOW...these are all beautiful Colleen! I'm wondering like Birgit if you used a blending solution too...all your colors are just SO smooth and nothing like what I come up with when I use colored pencils! Glad you had a wonderful vacation and very happy to see you back in blogland!! :0)

  3. I think your coloring is fabulous, Col. I love the color of the first one in particular. What colors did you use for it? So glad you are home, even if for only a short time. Maybe, we can Skype tomorrow.

  4. You have mastered colouring with pencils, Colleen. These are all so beautiful! Glad you had a wonderful holiday. I have been to Coeur d'Alene once and it was so lovely. What a great place for a yearly family vacation. xx

  5. Looks like you had a great time fun in the sun and great restaurants. Your coloring and blending is really pretty and the cards are lovely.

  6. So sines like you had a great time away! Your cards are beautiful with wonderful coloring! You've inspired me to get out my colored pencils! Have a great weekend!

  7. Oops on the spelling! Wanted to say...sounds like you had a great time away!

  8. All beautiful cards, however that first one stole my heart. It's so soft and sweet, love the pop from the diagonal down the side.

  9. Welcome back, Col! It sounds like you had a sensational time with the family! And I don't think your coloring need practice! These cards are all gorgeous!! Hugs, Darnell


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