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The Old Days Series: Magical Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone, today I would like to show you a card for which I used coloured pencils on a paper that was new to me (back in the days). This paper in the Pastel White colour was recommended in the Kit & Clowder Facebook group but since I already have a white paper (Canson 1557) that I love I thought about testing some of the other colours in the same line. If you would like to try out this paper for yourself then keep in mind that you use the backside of this paper when you colour with coloured pencils! Yes, that’s right, the backside, why? because that’s the smoother side.

For today’s project I choose the pinkish/greyish colour from the Canson Pastel Mi-Teintes grey scale block. This block contains 5 different tones of paper in a grey tone scale, I used the most pinkish/greyish colour for this project.

I die cut a stitched rectangle panel in a size that I liked from this pinkish/greyish paper using a die from my stitched rectangle Crealies XXL nesting die set. Then I stamped two images on this panel using Versafine “Onyx Black“ ink and my MISTI. I first stamped the C.C. Designs “Magical Birthday Wishes“ stamp onto the top left hand corner and then I stamped one of the fairies from the ubercute Penny Black stamp set called “Fairy Sweet“ on the bottom right hand corner.

Next I started colouring the image with my coloured pencils. For the skin I used Prismacolor coloured pencils in the colours: “Creme“, “Beige“, “Light Peach“, “Peach” and “Salmon Pink“, combined with the “White“ pencil from the Caran d ‘Ache Luminance line (that I always use as my highlight colour on darker papers. As for my other colours I used: from my Holbein Artists‘Colored Pencil “Pastel Tone Set“ (available on Ebay) I used the “Rose Pink“ colour and from my trusted Faber Castell Polychromos coloured pencils I used the numbers : 103, 102, 123, 112, 187 and 250. When the colouring was done I went over some of the lines that I lost during the colouring process with a black Copic MultiLiner (0.1).

I loved colouring on this Canson Mi-Teintes paper and I’m curious about how coloured pencil will look on the other colours in this same block.

And then it’s already time to put my card together: I die cut a slightly larger panel using one of the dies in my regular rectangle Crealies XXL nesting die set from some matching bright pink colour. I adhered the coloured image to this pink panel using liquid glue and then adhered these combined panels to a white linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape.

To finish my card I adhered some matching green sequins in different sizes (from my stash) to the card using Ranger Medium Matte and I applied some Stickles in the colour “Diamond“ onto the fairy wings using a brush (wash the brush afterwards). I love the effect this gives to all my fairy cards!

I hope you liked this magical card and until the next time I wish you’ll a creative day!

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