Make it Mondays - Colored Pencils

Happy Tuesday! During naptime I made a card for the Papertrey Ink Make it Mondays Challenge, using colored pencils and baby oil. I'd rather be working on other projects, but I couldn't resist the technique. I have been longing to use my sweet peas stamp set for weeks now. Inspired by my own sweet peas in the garden:

I've been enjoying bunches of these for weeks now. They are blooming and blooming and blooming this year! The more I get, the more they grow. It makes me so happy! First I started with little bunches like this:

But now I can get one like the first every day. I wish I could share the wonderful scent! In case someone is interested, here is what I built for them to give them hold:

But enough of proud gardener's blahblah :) Let's get to the card! Here it is:

I had some difficulties finding something to use the oil with. I ended using paper pencils. To create more depth, I created a shadow around the image. Here is another view and the closer look:

Such a great technique! You can find the video/challenge here.

Have a beautiful day and thanks for visiting!

Hugs and Love,

Cardstock: PTI, Core'dinations
Patterned Paper: Echo Park
Stamps: PTI
Ink: Tsukineko
Pencils: Faber Castell
Pearls: Prima


Barb said...

Oh, those sweet peas are GORGEOUS! Wish I could smell them! Beautiful card from your inspiration, Vanessa. . .love your shading! :)

Marybeth said...

Wow, you did a wonderful job blending and the slight shading is perfect. Beautiful card. The sweet peas from you yard are beautiful I can almost smell them.

Dotty Jo said...

What a little piece of perfection you've created here Vanessa! Jo x

Lin said...

Oh you lucky girl to have REAL sweet peas in your garden - your pictures are heavenly! And so is your card - what beautiful shades of purple!

Linda said...

Beautifully shaded sweet peas. Purple is one of my favorite colors.

Kara said...

very pretty!

Lindsay said...

Gorgeous Vanessa! Very well done!

Anonymous said...

This is so gorgeous Vanessa! Love those sweet peas and the way you coloured them! :)

donna mikasa said...

Simply gorgeous, Vanessa! You do all mediums so well! I just love this!

Jeanette Marchand said...

Beautiful colouring, Vanessa! Thanks for the link to Colored Pencil video.

Suzanne Russell said...

Wow, Vanessa, this is gorgeous! Great job on the coloring!