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Friday, November 13, 2009

Bloggers Challenge Happy Fall Ya'll

  This week I took a beginners class with  Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol at The Cottage Stamper in St Charles, Illinois. It is not a huge store, but there is ALOT of great stuff packed into their space.

   I have had a set of the pencils for 10-12 years, and they have been dusted off finally!  This is my fall card we created in the class with a stamp by Northwoods.

  A couple of things I love- the leaves of the sunflower are outlined with a glue pen called Quicky Glue by Sakura and glitter sprinkled on.  I love this look- and I have a lot of glitter to use.  In the centers of the flowers, we applied glue and then used Barbara Trombley's Elements- this is a great earthy look- I love it IRL.  There is some applied to the wheat stalks as well.
  I am starting to work my way through the book  Masterful Color Vibrant Colored Pencil Paintings Layer by Layer by Arlene Steinberg. The first exercise I am going to work on is taking Prismacolor Pencils and make my own color wheel.  Once I do that, I am going to figure out a chart (like my Copic chart) by color for the Prismacolor pencils- I have not found one yet, so may have to create one.  It will help me in the long run to learn which pencils will look good together as well.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy a wonderful fall day!
Shelly

21 comments:

Lisa Bohler said...

Lovely coloring and love the extra sparkle with the use of the glitter! Pretty!

Robin Merriman said...

So soft and pretty - your coloring looks great! I'll bet that was a great class!

Selene Kempton said...

Great job, I love your coloring!

Ida P. Krause said...

Beautiful card. Love your Cornucopia and you've colored it beautifully. The glitter looks wonderful. Enjoy those Prisma's

njburk said...

Very pretty--love all the colors you used!

Connie Paxman said...

the gamasol technique is one of my fav's..love the job you did on coloring image..nice warm fall colors.
connie paxman

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Great card--your coloring is awesome. Love the DP you used too.

MJ said...

Beautiful!

Katie said...

What a gorgeous card- beautiful coloring. I love the glitter accents you used.

Betty said...

Very pretty card. The sparkle is nice. It looks like you took a nice class.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Beautiful card Shelly! What a terrific image! Your coloring is just lovely! :D

Juliet A said...

Color chart - that's a good idea. Should I make one for every type of paper I use? The color comes out differently, depending.

Nikki Bond said...

So pretty! {SMILES}

Paige said...

wow, what a beautiful card! great image!

Cindy said...

What a pretty fall card!! Wonderful coloring!! I also love the snowmen card from your previous post!!!

TesaB said...

It's beautiful. Fantastic coloring, sounds fun to learn a new technique like that. Looking forward seeing more. Have a lovely Sunday!

Connie said...

Pretty card...perfect for Thanksgiving/fall!

Vicki said...

Wow! I love mt Prismas but have never been able to create this look!
Beautiful work! Happy Fall to you too and blessings to you!

Karli said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I have a ginormous set of Prismas that are way too neglected :( You've inspired me to whip 'em out again & play!

Tiffany Bauer said...

So pretty and soft looking!! Great job!!

jimlynn said...

So very, very pretty!