Adding Shading With Colored Pencils - Altenew’s 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hey everyone!  I'm so glad you stopped by today.  I have some really fun projects for you today featuring products from Altenew.  In fact, Altenew is celebrating their three year anniversary.  This post is a part of their 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop.  Be sure you check out the information below for information on the blog hop, a discount code and giveaway information! 



When I saw the Simple Flowers stamp set from Altenew, I knew I wanted to use these fun and funky flowers.  With bold, solid images like these, it's easy for them to fall a little flat when stamping them using just one ink color.  I'm going to add a little shading and dimension to these flowers with some colored pencils. 

I stamped lots and lots of these flowers in different colors.  I chose some colored pencils that are just slightly darker than the ink colors I chose to add shading.  I'll add the darkest color around the edge of the flower and then lighten my stroke as I move in to create a soft fade of the colored pencil into the stamped ink color.  I'm using Prismacolor pencils today, but you can try this with any colored pencils you may have. 

Once I had colored all of my images, I used my scissors to cut them out. 

I arranged these pieces on top of some card fonts I stamped using the Halftone Circles stamp set.  This is another set that I just knew I had to have. 

All of the ink colors I'm using today are from Altenew.  They have a fabulous line of inks and some of my favorite!  Current favorites are Mountain Mist and Volcano Lake.  LOVE! 

I'll walk you through the creation of these cards in the video tutorial below.  Be sure you check it out. 

I created a total of ten cards when I sat down to create these cards.  And they're perfect for any occasion! 

Here's a look at some more of these cards. 

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***Giveaway Information***

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Be sure to leave comments by Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 21 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 28th, 2017.

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