Monday, August 15, 2011

Trying something new

I have been meaning to try and colour with pencils on black cardstock before and finally got around to it! The result is ... interesting. The jury is still out if I like it or not.
 I stamped Whimsy Star by Kenny K in white ink on black cardstock and coloured her is mixture of different pencils, basically just testing various brands: Faber-castell Polychromos, Derwent Inktense and Prismacolor. If I were to do it again, I'd use Prismacolour only, mainly because they gave the most opaque result.
 I used papers From Echo Park For The Record pad and Crate Portrait pad. That lush butterfly swirl is a chipboard from Make It Crafty. I did a lot of random dotting with Viva gloss gel in Sunny Yellow and Walnut Brown.

Film marker sentiment is from a brand new Whimsy set and I cut it out with a matching die.
I hope I might have given you an idea for something new to try out!

Don't forget to check out Quixotic Paperie shop for a summer sale and lots of new goodies! :)

Challenges: 
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Music (Sheet music, music notes, instruments or singing)
Crafty Calendar - M, 1E -  August: Hot Colours!
Marks Finest Papers -#68 Distressed Card
Craft Us Crazy - 2W, 3E - Anything goes in August
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - 2W, 1E, SIO - Outside the diecut
Meljens Designs - SIO - Use Black
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Anything goes
The Burtonesque Dolls - 2W, JFF - 2nd week - The Lighter side of Burton


    

Thanks for popping by!


41 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

Extremely cool!!! Good luck tomorrow!

angelwhispers said...

Annika it looks beautiful and so different! Chanelle xxx

Kellie said...

Looks absolutely amazing, WOW!

Boxofcolours said...

Holey crickets Niks!! My coffee went cold 'cause I have been studying your work intently, do you know how annoying that is!!! Seriously, your card is above AWESOME and I suspect an MIC challenge will ensue..............

Hugs
Jane

heidy said...

Stunning work Annika!
Hugs Heidy

Frea said...

Hi Annika, love your card, can imagine the jury being in doubt, I like the result on Kraft paper better if I'm honest. But this layout is great and I love that new film slate stamp and die. Gotta have it!!! If you have time do pop over to my blog and check out my Magnolia Treasure book, I'm quite proud of it (blush). Hugs, Frea

CraftyLoops said...

The jury is not out for me....I love it. It gives the image such an amazing softer looking affect but at the same time really standing out. Truly incredible, I love this card. Lee xx

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

No need for a jury!
Thats flipping awesome!!!

Shazza said...

wow!!!!!!!!!!

Tine said...

Hi Annika. Well I think the pencils on the black background gives the image a great luminosity. I like it! Brilliant card.
Tine :)

Julie said...

That is stunning!! It is good to be different!Gorgeous card! julie x

...just Barbara said...

You totally should take that saying to heart - fits you like a glove! It is different but it's so cool - love the texture on the boots and the details in the knees, elbows and bracelets are awesome! So glad you posted. ;D

Dorcas said...

Well, like Fria, I do like the kraft better but this is really interesting. It gives it a school blackboard look. Or you know when some restaurants draw their menu on a blackboard? Really cool. I suppose if you wanted to lighten it up you could do an all over color (of the image) in white before you lay down your other layers, but then you would lose the "show through" which may be the effect you're looking for depending on the image.
You're right Prismas are the most opaque, I'm finding that out.Lyras are gorgeous but are transparent. Its a good thing and a bad thing just depending...
LOve checking out your work, ANnika! Keep them coming!

Winnie and Patty said...

GREAT card!!! Love the sentiment! Perfect coloring! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Christina C. said...

What a coool and amazingly creative card, Annika! Love visiting your awesome blog ..... your cards are all works of art!

Katja said...

Thank you so much for joining our 'use black'-challenge at Meljen's! Your card is very pretty.

Greetings,
Katja (Meljen's DT member)

Archies Mum said...

Wow your colouring always amazes me. Love the film marker sentiment you've used.

ChickieChirps said...

Hi Annika,

This is definitely an interesting effect and I think I quite like it! Great card!

Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet stamps for our Outside the Diecut challenge!

Arabella

Carole of Brum said...

Annika, I just love that you do things a bit different and try out new techniques, you boundary-pusher you! lol. I think this looks amazing, really interesting result and so so SO cool. CoB

Teresa Kline said...

your coloring is amazing...super job...hope your week is fabby!

enjoy *~*

Katie said...

Wow Annika, this is amazing! The shading on this, especially the skin tones, looks more realistic/photo quality than when I see it done on kraft or white. Thanks for sharing something new with us :)
xx Katie

Alina said...

you can call this interesting, I'll call this awesome!
hugs, Alina

Mote said...

Annika your coloring is amazing on a black background:)))

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is spectacular. I love all the creative embellishments. What a really super cool card. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge. It is a pleasure to come visit and see your work. Hope you can play again with us next week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

BrigitteG said...

woww that is surely a different result but i absolutely looove it !!

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! I didn't even know it was possible to color on black cardstock! Amazing! I think you discovered a new tecnique here! I think it looks great with a radical image like this!

Patricia St Martin said...

You did a awesome job with color pencils on black card stock. I have never tried that. Your card truned out wonderful. You are a very talented young lady.

Faye said...

I'm not visiting you again! Something else you've inspired me to try. This lokks A.Mazing. I'm glad you dared to be different. :) Thanks for your visit also. xxx

Debra said...

Wow this a certainly an amazing technique with the colouring. Great card and I love that you have tried something so different from the normal thanks for joining in with Little Miss Muffet Stamp Challenge, xx

Harriet Skelly said...

I really like the coloring on black! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Jan said...

Awesome! You do a beautiful job coloring.

Jan
bearycreativecrafts.blogspot.com

Davi said...

It doesn't matter what kind of medium and paper you use it is always fabulous. I love the way it looks and all the pretty dotting is quite cool!!

Tenny Kusuma said...

Fabulous card :D Thank you for playing along with DYSU challenge this week. Tenny

Robbie said...

Oh My Stars! This is amazing....Reminds me of the old Black Velvet Paintings of the 60' and 70's. Your coloring is beyond description. Thank You for sharing your creation with us at MelJen's in our 'Use Black' Challenge.

Robin Parker said...

Wow, what a clever way to incorporate the black into your creation. Thanks for sharing on the Meljen's Design Challenge.

Carly said...

Wow!

Shelby said...

I say you rocked it! It is a different look, but I think in a good way. It kind of reminds me of those 70s velvet paintings:)! Thanks for trying something new and inspiring us

Shelby

Maodren said...

Very very nice coloring

Colleen Dietrich said...

Annika, your bio on the sidebar made me smile. I too once thought it was impossible for ME to make a straight line, even with a ruler. NOw, I don't care anymore! LOL Cute card for our distressing challenge this week. ;) Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week!

Calypso's Crafts said...

Oh my pencils!!!! You are a-MAZ-ing!!!! Everytime I see your work....I find myself staring wondering how you do it!!!

Keep it coming!!

Big HUGS!

Merry said...

So love your colouring and such a wonderful different look. Hope we get to see more.

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