Happy Black Friday weekend and Bellarific Friday! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to celebrate good food and great memories with your family and friends. This week's Bellarific Friday challenge was a sketch challenge. I wanted to do something very fall like so I chose an adorable little stamp called Tiny Townie Patricia Loves Pumpkins.
This time I switched up my MO and grabbed Prismacolor pencils. I stamped the image in black ink onto a piece of Neenah Dessert Storm 110 pound card stock. I love the look of colored pencils on kraft paper. It's definitely very fall like! I did quite a bit of color layering starting with lighter colors first and adding darker colors for shadows. You also have to use a light hand and really layer it up. In the end, I did use some Gamsol with a blending stump just to ensure my colors were well blending. I'm still getting a hang of colored pencils and after making this card will get them out a bit more.
I let the following sketch inspire my background. I grabbed a bunch of different patterned papers in fall patterns and layered them up. After adhering them all, I secured my image piece and added a few coordinating enamel dots. For the final touches, I added Spica glitter pens and glossy accents to some of the elements. Here's a closer look at the little details I added.
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Next week's Bellariffic Friday challenge is to use holiday colors. Hope you join along and create something with us! Have a wonderful day and I'll be back soon!