Thursday, 1 March 2018

2018 March House of Cards ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week going well. I’m back with my House Of Cards post today and for this month once again we have a choice for you. You can either use the colour palette or be inspired by the photograph or use both options and here they are …..

I was inspired by the theme and the colours and here is my card …

An A5 black card
No issues with posting
I love this beautiful dragonfly stamp
You can see some of the shimmer and shine

Luckily for me this also fits these Challenges
Allsorts Challenge #456 B is for Black Card, Blooms/Blossoms & Bugs
Love to Scrap Challenge LTSCB #107 Anything Goes
Papercraft Business Challenge #4 Anything Goes
Petal Lu Challenge #56 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge In My Garden: I wish!

Unusually for me I wanted to create an A5 card and as I don’t use black card very often I also figured that creating this card was going to be a learning experience. I think this was my first time colouring black card with pencils too lol! I purchased a set metallic pencils earlier this year because I knew this theme was going to be a challenge at House of Cards. Creating and colouring on black card has been a learning experience and I plan to experiment more with stamping then colouring on black with my metallic pencils and with my Polychromo pencils.

It was fun and enjoyable to create this and I’ve learnt that these metallic watercolour pencils work better if you don’t add water to them, totally counter intuitive I know. The colours are brighter and more vibrant if you don’t add water, if you do add water the colours are dull and wishy washy. Very interesting and not in the least what I expected lol! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x


Crafters Companion Leonie Pujol Entwined: Beautiful Bloom stamp set 
Crafters Companion Leonie Pujol Typography: Fly Free stamp set

Miscellaneous Tools:

MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette

Card Paper:
Crafters Companion A4 Matt Black Card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Derwent Metallic Pencils
Cosmic Shimmer: Detail Gold EP
Versamark IP
Collall all purpose glue


Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at allsorts x

brenda said...

Such a pretty card and the gold embossing looks lovely on the black, many thanks for joining in with our 'I Spy' theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap, good luck!!! Amy DT

Donna said...

This is stunning, like that you used black card stock, the metallic pencils are amazing on it, I am going to have to get the metallic pencils, I did not know they had them, thanks for enabling me! HOC teammie Donna

Susan Renshaw said...

Great colouring on the black!
Fabulous make for the House of Cards!
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Ashley Wells said...

Hi Karen! Thanks for joining us again this month, always looking forward to the inspiration by the entries!
Love the coloring, I haven't tried coloring on dark cardstock, but I love that the pigments can still take center stage.
Ashley Wells @ Proud PB DT Member
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Kath Stewart said...

beautiful card Karen and I love the shimmery effect from the metallic pencils,thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

Jeanie Ellis said...

What a beautiful card! Jeanie -Scrapbookingmamaw @ Proud PB DT Member
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Daen'Ys said...

Fabulous rendering of the gold embossing and these colors on the black background, Karen!!
Hugs, Rosi (Hoc Team)

Jessica Kaiser said...

SOOO pretty! Love the coloring on dark cardstock! Great job! Jess @ freshbyjess Proud PB DT Member

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Lisa Walsh @ said...

Hi Karen,
Love how you used the black cardstock. Something I haven't tried yet. Awesome colouring with the pencils. Great job.

Thank you for participating in our papercraft challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next one :)
XO Lisa @ Papercraft Business

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