Accenting Stamped Images With Colored Pencils

by Debby

Accenting stamped images with colored pencils by Debby Hughes. Find out more about this card by clicking on the following link: https://altenewblog.com/2017/03/05/accenting-stamped-images-with-colored-pencils/

Hi, Debby here. I'm very much enjoying using my colored pencils at the moment. Sometimes I use them to color a whole image, sometimes just to add a few details to a watercolor. For today's card I'm accenting stamped images with colored pencils.

Accenting stamped images with colored pencils by Debby Hughes. Find out more about this card by clicking on the following link: https://altenewblog.com/2017/03/05/accenting-stamped-images-with-colored-pencils/

Beautiful Day Stamp Set has to be up there as one of my all time favorite Altenew sets! I love this set as it has beautiful leaves and sprigs which I always think look nice just lightly stamped. You also have the lovely flower which is just the right size to make an impact without overpowering everything else. I stamped three sets of leaves, two sprigs and one flower in Silver Stone crisp ink and then die cut with their matching dies. I then turned to my Altenew inks to give a base layer of detail. For the lines of the leaves I used Moss and Soft Lilac for the flower.

I used Faber Castell pencils to accent the stamped images. For the leaves,  I just added light green over the main body of the leaf with a few dark green flicks here and there. I spent more time on the flower and with Kathy Racoosin and her amazing coloring skills in mind, combined purples, yellows, blues and greys.

Accenting stamped images with colored pencils by Debby Hughes. Find out more about this card by clicking on the following link: https://altenewblog.com/2017/03/05/accenting-stamped-images-with-colored-pencils/

I kept the rest of the card clean and simple. On a rectangle of white card I stamped the Hello from Amazing You Stamp Set in clear embossing ink. So that it would stand out nicely from the white, I embossed with an Antique Gold powder. I gathered the flower and leaves around the white panel and then adhered them to a kraft panel on a white card base.

Have a great day and I’ll see you next time!Altenewfooter

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Vicki Finger March 5, 2017 - 09:20

Gorgeous, Debby!

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Debby Hughes March 6, 2017 - 06:03

Thanks Vicki!

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Dana M March 5, 2017 - 10:26

Gorgeous! Fabulous technique.

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Debby Hughes March 6, 2017 - 06:04

I’m having such fun with my pencils Dana :D

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Teresa Doyle March 5, 2017 - 10:32

So beautiful Debby.

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Debby Hughes March 6, 2017 - 06:04

Thanks Teresa :D

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Em March 5, 2017 - 10:37

Beautiful coloring of the flower and leaves, Debby, but it is the design of the card as a whole…the small white panel on the kraft cardstock that really stands out to me and provides a lovely vehicle for presenting the Beautiful Day diecuts.

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Debby Hughes March 6, 2017 - 06:05

I’m so glad you liked the design too. I like to keep things simple when there’s a lot going on with the focal point :D

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janet March 5, 2017 - 10:40

Absolutely gorgeous Debby! I agree about the “Beautiful Day” set, it is one of my favourites too! I hope to find a bit of time today to try your technique :-) Thank you.

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Debby Hughes March 6, 2017 - 06:05

Oh I hope you had time to play today Janet!

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Trina P. March 5, 2017 - 10:40

Stunning! Love ❤️ the colours and colouring.

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Debby Hughes March 6, 2017 - 06:05

Thanks Trina :D

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Julie March 5, 2017 - 10:59

So lovely!

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Debby Hughes March 6, 2017 - 06:06

Thanks Julie :D

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Renee Cassidy March 5, 2017 - 11:33

Very beautiful card. I never think of stamping things in any other color except black, so need to broaden my horizons, thank you!

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Debby Hughes March 6, 2017 - 06:07

I often like to leave out the black for no line coloring or white embossing – it’s nice to switch things up a little :D

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Tasnim Ahmed March 5, 2017 - 11:40

Oh this is SO beautiful and elegant!! Love the way you colored the flower, beautiful unique colors :)

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Debby Hughes March 6, 2017 - 06:08

Thank you Tasnim!!

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Janet Swanlady21 March 5, 2017 - 12:13

So soft and gorgeous.

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Debby Hughes March 6, 2017 - 06:08

Thank you Janet, I do love the softer style :D

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Harriet March 5, 2017 - 12:16

Gorgeous….your talent shines!

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Debby Hughes March 6, 2017 - 06:09

You’re too sweet, thank you Harriet :D

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Holly Saveur March 5, 2017 - 12:47

STUNNING!!!!!

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Debby Hughes March 6, 2017 - 06:09

Thanks Holly!

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Debbie B March 5, 2017 - 13:08

Love this stamp set! Have it but it’s in my NBUS!

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Debby Hughes March 6, 2017 - 06:10

Hope you have the time to pull it out and use it Debbie, it’s such a lovely set :D

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Debbie Peysen March 5, 2017 - 13:46

Awesome card. The stamp set is so lovely. I love how you put ink and pencils. Colored pencils are my favorite

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Debby Hughes March 6, 2017 - 06:11

I too am loving coloured pencils too Debbie :D

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Anne Sturgeon March 5, 2017 - 14:35

Two mediums together, wonderful. This set is really wonderful.

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Debby Hughes March 6, 2017 - 06:11

Thanks Annie and yes truly one of my favorite sets :D

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Susi March 5, 2017 - 16:35

A lovely card, as usual, Debby. I especially like how you placed the flower on the stitched centre panel, while the greenery was tucked underneath.

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Debby Hughes March 6, 2017 - 06:12

Thanks Susi, I do love the greenery of this set as well as the flower so had to get some leaves in :D

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treen March 5, 2017 - 16:41

Debby, this is so fresh and so pretty. I love it. I have ignored my colored pencils for so long. lol once again you are influencing me lol. Just the touches of color are lovely. I will want to try this soon. Its so good to be coloring again. hugs, treen

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Debby Hughes March 6, 2017 - 06:12

Hope you have the chance to pull out and dust off your pencils Treen!

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Megan Harp March 5, 2017 - 19:17

As always, stunning card!! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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Debby Hughes March 6, 2017 - 06:13

Thanks Megan :D

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Helen March 5, 2017 - 19:49

Such an elegant card, Debby. I like the way the sentiment “card” is tucked into the flower piece. It reminds me of an antique “calling card”–perfect for your sentiment. Thanks for sharing it.

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Debby Hughes March 6, 2017 - 06:13

Oh I love the idea of a calling card Helen! :D

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Gail Plaskiewicz March 5, 2017 - 22:45

I love how you colored this card. It’s so pretty. I can see how you copied what Kathy does. I love colored pencils but then I love to color. Great card!

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Debby Hughes March 6, 2017 - 06:14

Oh I love to color too Gail! Hope you have a great week :D

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Tara Prince March 8, 2017 - 15:50

Just gorgeous!!

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