Creative Coloring with Erum: Pencil Shading on Cattleya

by Erum Tasneem

Hi there everyone! Erum here today, and I'm sharing a pencil-colored card with you featuring the Build-A-Flower: Cattleya Stamp Set.

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Cattleya | Mandala Die | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0To begin, I stamped the Build-A-Flower: Cattleya with Permanent Black Ink onto a regular white cardstock. Next, I used my writing pencil to color the image. To increase the intensity of the shading, just press the pencil a bit hard on paper. In order to add light shading, I worked with a very light hand.

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Cattleya | Mandala Die | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0After I colored the image, I added fine black dots on the petals with a black pen. I love doing this! I think the flowers look beautiful and very different after I add the speckles.

Next, I die cut the image and set it aside.

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Cattleya | Mandala Die | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0I die cut a window out of my card front and another same sized panel out of Create-A-Wreath Die Set. I also die cut the Mandala Die and sandwiched it between the two layers to make my lacy window. On the front, I adhered the image that I colored with foam tape.

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Cattleya | Mandala Die | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0I also adhered a sentiment which I heat embossed on black cardstock with Pure White Embossing Powder. In order for the adhesive to not show through from the inside, I used some Glue Tape.

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Cattleya | Mandala Die | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0To finish, I added a few black paint splatters and adhered a few silver sequins.

To watch me create this card, please check out the video below or on YouTube in HD.

I hope you liked my card and enjoyed the card making process. Pick up your writing pencil and give pencil shading a try!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Build-A-Flower: Cattleya
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Create-A-Wreath Die Set
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Mandala Die Set
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Permanent Black Crisp Ink
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3 Pack Glue Tape
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Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder
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BrendaLea January 21, 2019 - 10:25

It is a beautiful card. I love how you have the Mandela die cut behind the floral image and the ink splatters really is the final touch.

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Erum Tasneem January 22, 2019 - 04:12

Thank you!

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Cindy C. January 21, 2019 - 10:27

It’s GOR-GEOUS!!

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Erum Tasneem January 22, 2019 - 04:18

Thank you!

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Sandra W January 21, 2019 - 10:35

This is absolutely gorgeous!

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Erum Tasneem January 22, 2019 - 04:18

Thanks!

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Jan Castle January 21, 2019 - 11:57

WOW – this looks GORGEOUS!!!! Will certainly give this a try….thanks for sharing Erum!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

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Erum Tasneem January 22, 2019 - 04:19

Thank you!

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Pooja January 21, 2019 - 12:03

Such a beautiful card and I loved the pencil shading a lot !

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Erum Tasneem January 22, 2019 - 04:19

Thank you!

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memalagene January 21, 2019 - 12:15

WOW! Beautiful, I never would have thought to color with a writing pencil!

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Erum Tasneem January 22, 2019 - 04:32

Thank you!

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Patricia Wilson January 21, 2019 - 12:36

Wow! Once again you made a beautiful card. So, the lead pencil doesn’t smudge if touched after it is adhered to the card. Loved your mandala cut out in the card, so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing your techniques with us.

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Erum Tasneem January 22, 2019 - 04:34

Thank you! I apologize I forgot in all my excitement to mention that one does need to use a fixative on the image, after the colouring is done.

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Janet Swanlady21 January 21, 2019 - 13:14

What a beauty! I’m going to have to make one of these.

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Erum Tasneem January 22, 2019 - 04:35

Thank you! Please use a fixative after you are done colouring.

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Maureen Reiss January 21, 2019 - 13:19

Wow!! Stunning!!!

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Erum Tasneem January 22, 2019 - 04:35

Thank you!

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Henriëtte January 21, 2019 - 13:51

It’s a gorgeous card, but I don’t understand that you coloured in gray and on the end of the video aswell as here in the post the card is blue. Thank you for sharing.

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Erum Tasneem January 22, 2019 - 04:37

Its just the way the photographs came out, sorry about that. Whites are hard to photograph. Thank you for stopping by!

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Betty Aaron January 21, 2019 - 16:22

I saw that one of the comments was about the pencil lead smudging, I as well wondered about that. Did you use a fixative to seal it a;so was that a hard lead or soft lead pencil? It is lovely and an other example of how talented you are.

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Erum Tasneem January 22, 2019 - 04:43

This was a soft pencil, I had to google that. And yes, you will have to use a fixative. It has been a while since I used a graphite pencil to colour, so in all the excitement I forgot to mention and also apply it!

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Betty Aaron January 22, 2019 - 15:26

Thank you for your come back. One question i forgot to ask was the pencil an every day type or an artist type. what hard a number 2 or 3 ..
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Erum Tasneem January 22, 2019 - 15:29

Everyday regular pencil. It says #2 on the one I used.

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Victoria January 21, 2019 - 22:50

I have never seen this done with a pencil before. It is absolutely beautiful!!! You inspired me to give it a try. My husband was impressed. Thank you for sharing all your talent.

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Erum Tasneem January 22, 2019 - 04:48

Thank you Victoria! Say thank you to your husband as well :)
Please use a fixative on the image once you are done, I forgot to mention it in the video.

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Hamutal Shafrir January 22, 2019 - 01:46

Wow, amazing! Thank you for sharing this coloring technique!

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Erum Tasneem January 22, 2019 - 04:49

Thank you for stopping by!

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Cathy Lillie January 22, 2019 - 02:34

So beautiful! This is a technique I’ve not seen before in card making. It’s a gorgeous flower and the mandala window is lovely with it.

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Erum Tasneem January 22, 2019 - 04:49

Thank you very much!

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Bev Page January 22, 2019 - 06:54

Beautiful card – fabulous colouring – love the whole thing.

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Erum Tasneem January 22, 2019 - 07:51

Thank you!

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Annette Reed January 22, 2019 - 09:07

I’m going to try this. I’ve never used a regular pencil to color with and this looks really nice. I’m wondering about smearing though. Do you spray the finished product with a fixative so it doesn’t smear later? I really like that mandala die and the additional spatters and sequins. Very pretty!

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Erum Tasneem January 22, 2019 - 15:30

Thank you! Since it has been a while I used a graphite pencil to colour, I forgot to mention this. Yes, definitely use a fixative.

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Hussena January 22, 2019 - 11:26

This is just jaw dropping gorgeous.Thank you so much for sharing your creative process.Your coloring is beyond amazing ??

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Erum Tasneem January 22, 2019 - 15:31

Thanks Hussena <3

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Judy Sander January 22, 2019 - 23:27

Beautiful! And different. On my computer it looks light blue. LOL

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Erum Tasneem January 23, 2019 - 05:02

Everyone is saying that LOL its like the blue and black/white and gold dress all over again!

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Cathy McGuire January 23, 2019 - 20:57

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love what you did with a writing pencil. Thank you so much for sharing this, I want to give it a try!

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Erum Tasneem January 25, 2019 - 14:41

Thank you for stopping by!

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Betty January 26, 2019 - 11:22

love everything about your card, Erum – have never seen coloring with just regular pencil and am definitely going to give this a try. thank you!

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Erum Tasneem January 27, 2019 - 02:17

Thank you Betty <3

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Helen January 26, 2019 - 21:12

Such a lovely card, Erum. I’ll definitely be trying this pencil coloring. The die cut mandala setting works so well with the color results from the pencil. tfs

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Erum Tasneem January 27, 2019 - 02:17

Thank you!

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Teresa Doyle January 27, 2019 - 05:48

WOW Erum. You are so clever to think to do this with a writing pencil! I never would have thought to do it!) It is truly an amazing card, I love the open front with the doily behind it, its such an elegant card. Very well done as always!

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Tracey Landt January 29, 2019 - 21:14

This is spectacular Erum! I am going to give this a try. The blending stump really made all the difference. Thank you for sharing.
T x

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Linda BL January 30, 2019 - 09:56

I have always loved the look of a plain old pencil on white paper. Your card is so pretty! The flower you did for your card could be framed as a work of art. The detail is amazing. I also have been meaning to mention how much I like the music in your videos. I love watching you color and that music makes it extra special.

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momentsofcrafting February 2, 2019 - 05:26

Your flowers are just stunning Erum as is that amazing card! Thanks so much for sharing your pencil colouring! I have played but never really considered colouring a whole image with an ordinary pencil! So very inspiring! I must try it soon! I could watch your colouring for hours!! :) :)

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Diane Oliver February 7, 2019 - 09:25

Beautiful! I never knew you could use a regular writing pencil to color this beautifully. Hugs

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Winona W. February 8, 2019 - 11:14

I loved this idea! wonderful and Love the card!!

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