Spectrum Noir and Annabel


Hi everyone, today I’m showing you another card coloured with the Spectrum Noir Colourblend pencils and a fun Lili of the Valley digital stamp, but this time I’m showing you the step by steps as well.

Step 1:

I started my card by printing this LOTV “Annabel Upside Down” digital image onto Canson Mi-Teintes Pastel paper (from the block with five colours this is the middle colour, a sort of yellow-greenish-brown coloured paper). This paper is awesome to colour on and for coloured pencil it’s advised that you use the back of the paper which is less textured.

After printing I die cut around the image using a rectangle die two sizes smaller then my card base and considering that I wanted to stamp my sentiment in the top right hand corner above the image, so I had to leave room for that.

I stamped one of the sentiments from the Clearly Besotted “Sweet Little Sentiments” stamp set above the image using Versafine “Onyx Black” ink.

Then I started colouring the image by first adding my highlights in with a light hand, using a white drawing pencil.

Step 2:

Usually I then proceed with colouring the skin or the hair, in this case first the skin and then the hair. For the skin I used the Spectrum Noir Colourblend pencils in Linen and Cream, mixing them with the white drawing pencil when needed (which I will do with the other colours as well).

For the hair I used Espresso, Cinnamon and Saddle Brown.

Step 3:

Then I coloured the clothes and the greenery: for my blues I used Vintage Blue and Twilight Blue.

For my greens I used Pistachio, Jade and Ivy.

By keeping my colour palette limited I will create a completed image that feels harmonious.

Step 4:

For the dog I used Taupe and Black and to finish the colouring I used a little Cedarwood around the entire image (it’s the coloured pencil closest to the colour of the paper).

Now that the colouring is done I can add back in some of the printed lines that I lost during the colouring process. For this I used a Spectrum Noir ArtLiner in 01.

All the coloured pencils that I used on today’s project are from the following sets: Primaries and Essentials.

Now that my colouring is done I die cut a slightly larger mat from some matching green coloured card stock. These two panels I adhere together using liquid glue. And to finish my card I only have to adhere this combination to a crème coloured linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape.

Detail picture:

That’s it for today’s project! I wish you a creative day!

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