Clematis in Colored Pencil

How about something bright and cheery now that Valentine’s Day is over?  In my mind, that means winter is over too (yeah right!) and these pretty blooms decided to burst through my kraft card front when they heard the news.

I used my Misti to stamp the clematis image from Sheena Douglass on kraft cardstock in Versafine Vintage Sepia ink.  Then, I took my time to layer plenty of color using my Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils until I had achieved a smooth blended look (colors listed below).

Since stamped line art tends to fade a bit under the pigment in colored pencils, I re-stamped the flowers directly on top of the first impression when I was finished coloring and added clear embossing powder to make the whole image pop.  An olive green mat, tiny yellow hello die-cut, and twist of twine finished off this simple card nicely.

Colored pencils have always been one of my favorite ways to color and I especially love how they look on dark or kraft cardstock.

What’s your favorite coloring medium?


ColourBlend pencils used:

  • Flowers – Clementine, Honey, Daffodil
  • Leaves – Fern Green, Sage, Pear Green
  • Torn Paper – Bark, Copper, Maize
  • Sky – Royal Blue, Denim Blue, White