This week's challenge, as issued by Angela (aka Inkybutton), is "Pencil Me In". We had to use pencils, but had a choice of colored pencils, water color pencils, or chalk pencils!
I was really happy about this challenge since it had been eons since I had used my Prismacolor pencils and they were getting lonely AND dusty. So, without further ado, here's my card!
I love the clipper ship from the Homeward Bound set by Bombshell Stamps. However, I wanted to create a stormy day, so I masked off the setting sun with removable tape before inking the stamp.
I colored the clouds with grays, purples, pink, yellow, and sky blue pencils. The sky was colored with gray and blue pencils. The sea was colored with black, teals, greens, and dark blue pencils. I usually use a Citrus based thinner and paper stumps to blend the pencils, but decided to try a Goo-Gone pen, which I had read about on SCS. I was very pleased with the result, but the technique is a bit stinky, so it was good that I had the window open.
I used some old patterned paper that I've had in my stash forever. I don't know who makes it. Making Memories letter stickers were inked with Distress ink and provide the sentiment. I added some hemp twine and a charm which I colored with alcohol ink. I will eventually complete the card by stamping "Smooth Sailing" from the same set on the interior.
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