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Monday, 1 March 2021

Turtle in Lead Pencils

Hi all.  I have joined the Pink Inkers Group on Facebook and their challenge this month is colouring using just pencils with minimal added colour.  I luckily have a range of pencils which I have had for years but haven't really used them as a colouring medium with a stamp.

 


I used B, 2B, 3B and 6B pencils to build up the shading having first stamped the images from the Sea Turtle set using Versafine Smokey Gray ink and then added a background using a Sweet Dixie stencil called Splash, and using a stencil brush I managed to frame the turtle without getting the blue ink on the image itself.  I made sure I didn' t make it too dark so as not to overshadow it, starting darker around it and gradually fading it out using Adirondack Stonewashed ink.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope to see you again soon.





I am also entering the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - Week 613 Feminine.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge - No. 399 Any Occasion.
Krafty Chicks Challenge - No. 548 All Occasions Week.

19 comments:

  1. Your turtle card is fabulous Pat..love your stencilled background he really does look like he’s swimming underwater

    Anne

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  2. PI have some fabulous images and you have showcased this lovely Turtle beautifully Pat. Confess I don't own a single one though, they are large and with the need to be coloured send me running as I'm just not a colourist.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts 'Feminine' challenge this week.

    B x

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  3. Lovely work with the pencils - very effective.

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  4. Beautiful and great job. I love to work with pencils and your turtle looks amazing!!!

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  5. What an amazing image and gorgeous creation!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week where it's all about feminine creations!!
    Ellie
    Ellibelle's Corner

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  6. WOW Pat this is absolutely stunning, you've used the pencils amazingly, and of course it's a fabulous image, I just love this, Kate x

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  7. Stunning card Pat, you are so good at colouring. I love the subtly stencilled background for your wonderful turtle. xx

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  8. A really super image with fantastic colouring. lovely background too. Thank you for joining our 'Feminine' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

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  9. Your lady turtle is awesome, Pat! I love the minimal coloring and how you did a sublime job with that Splash stencil coloring! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. wow Pat, amazing pencil colouring. I have a set of H and B pencils. wonderful inspiration for me to pull them out XX

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  11. What a super stamp and beautiful colouring Pat! The background is just perfect for that guy..

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  12. This is fab Pat! Love the stencilled background for your turtle who is amazing!x

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  13. Gorgeous image and fabulous card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

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  14. AMAZING card Pat! I LOVE the turtle coloured with pencils. So cool. LOVE the splashy, stenciled background --- it's just perfect with your image. Great work! xx

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  15. Beautiful card with amazing coloring and a great background! Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks this week.

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  16. What a fabulous tonal card with great shading/colouring with the pencils. I like the subtle stencilling in the background and what a striking turtle Pat x. A real stunner of a card x.

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  17. I remember this turtle from an earlier card. This card with her (must be e her because of her long lashes) is so beautiful, the soft background is perfect and I love the whole scene, Pat!

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  18. wow...amazing...love the look
    xx Karen

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous, Pat! I love it!

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