I did it! No line colouring with Prismacolor

After a week of intensive daily online drawing lessons, I decided it was time to try colouring those beautiful flower stamps I have… and I did it! I managed to colour a flower and make it RESEMBLE a flower! Woohoo! I am so happy and proud of myself. I now truly believe that anyone can draw and paint if they just put their minds to it. I still have a long way to go and still loads of lessons to learn, but I now have more confidence in my colouring skills.

Purple orchid cu

To make this card, I first stamped the orchid from the beautiful Hero Arts Color layering Large Orchid stamp set on 170g sketching paper, using a soft lilac ink from Momento to give me the outline of the orchid. I then drew in the rest and coloured them with my new Prismacolor pencils. I tried to shade it in a way as to give different views of the same stamps, but I’m not at that level yet…! As I don’t get my blender pencils till Tuesday, I used the white colour pencil to burnish it to get a more uniform colour. ( A week ago I didn’t even know what “burnish” meant…). I cut the panel using MFT Blueprints 20 scallop rectangle and proceeded to splatter black ink over it.

prismacolor purple orchid

To make the ink splatters, I first roughly masked the finished coloured orchids and mixed a slightly wet brush with black watercolour paint. I positioned my brush over the card and tapped it on the side of my paint tray. I should have changed positions when tapping though to avoid just streaks in one direction! I am explaining this process cause the first time I tried it, I just flicked a wet brush with distress inks on it, and all I had were awful wet smudges! Lol! (Oh and don’t forget to cover your work area when doing so, I forgot once and I now have red ink splatters on my wall! ) I then stamped the beautiful “Just Blossom” sentiment from Stamplorations, in black Versafine ink.

Purple orchid

I cut a strip of paper with my fancy scissors and stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts on it. I adhered everything onto a Kraft card base, stamped a striped banner on the left from Winnie and Walter, threw in a few sequins, and the card was done!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you liked my card. For those who, like me, thought they were useless at using colour pencils, I hope I have encouraged you to try again. You can find in my previous post, the drawing lessons I am following, which helped me to achieve this. I am also following the Colored Pencil Drawing class by Mathew Fussell.


I am playing along with:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Layer it Up, I’m not sure how many layers of colours I have added to each orchid…but there are tons!

Addicted to Stampsaddicted to stamps My 2nd entry to their Clean and Simple challenge

Winnie and Walter W&W Mood Board Color combo challenge

The Card Conceptcard concept.png Rich texture. I hope my orchids have a rich enough texture on them! I never know how to define my styles but maybe this one is clean and graphic?

CAS(E) this Sketch – case this sketch