Challenge Day 5 + giveaway

Happy Friday. (Boy… that is music to my ears.)

It is Day 5 of my fun challenge with Joy. Today? Today we both used the fabulous Hero Arts Dogwood stamp.

After stamping the kraft card with Hero Hues White Chalk Ink and the dots background, I stamped the dogwood with black ink. I then heavily colored the image with colored pencils. (I put the coloring on so thick that you can't see the kraft background through it.) And after a bit of blending with a blending pencil, I had this…

082010 Dogwood JenMcGuire Supplies: Hero Arts dogwood, dots and greeting; Hero Arts kraft notecard; Hero Hues White Chalk Ink; Colored pencils; Blending pencil; Antique Linen Distress Stickles

Forgot to mention – I added Antique Linen Distress Stickles to the center of the flowers. When it dries, it looks like tiny flakes of fools gold. Love.

Many people ask – THESE are the kraft notecards I love. They have matching envelopes…


And THIS is the fab stamp we used…


Be sure to check out Joy's take on this stamp HERE. She is amazingly talented.

Oh – and I picked/emailed two random giveaway winners of this Tim Holtz die: Cher (who left a comment on my post) and Kelly Massman who left a comment on Joy's)…

(And a big thanks to Simon Says Stamps for donating these prizes!)

More tomorrow!

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  1. wow! your coloring is amazing, Jennifer! gorgeous card! thanks for sharing!

  2. wow you r really talented!

  3. Jennifer thank you for using color pencils. Prisma color pencils are my choice, I use them all the time to color whether with blender pencil, gamsol, or just by themselves. good job! thanks for sharing, stamping sue

  4. Sue D

    I really like your coloring on kraft–will have to try that.

  5. Sandy

    This is a gorgeous stamp and you’ve presented it perfectly!

  6. Love this card. Great use of colored pencils! I am definitely inspired.

  7. yvonne

    Love the dogwood stamp and colors!

  8. Kathy H

    Beautiful dogwoods, Jennifer. And I love that you used colored pencils instead of markers. I love using pencils over markers!

  9. scrapthat/dolly

    Love your card! I am lifting the ice cream Idea!! TFS!

  10. What a cool way to use the color pencil and dogwood stamp. I love the bold color and the polka dot background. Got to pull out mind and create something with it.

  11. katherine

    This is just gorgeous. I’ve never seen this stamp colored so beautifully.
    Would you mind letting us know your Copic colors for this?
    Would love to try it myself.

  12. Sharon D. from Canada

    Beautiful!!! I love the pop of coloured pencils on kraft!

  13. This is gorgeous! I’m in awe – can’t wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!! BTW found you via the clean and simple card making class :)

  14. What a stunning card. I attempted to have a go at this technique. Lots of fun. Thanks for the inspiration.

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