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New England Stamper: Pencil Challenge

May 12, 2010

Pencil Challenge

I'm the host for the Gingersnaps Spicy Supply challenge and this month's supply is pencils. I chose this lilac image because my yard is filled with fragrant purple, white and pink lilacs - they're so beautiful! This card is a friend who I know loves lilacs too.

For this card, I dug out my Prisma pencils and gamasol to color this lilac from I Brake for Stamps. I'm not a huge fan of Prisma pencils because they're so soft and break all the time, but I do like the look you can achieve and blending them with Gamasol or odorless mineral spirits is so easy.

The blue background was created by covering bashful blue c/stock with a thin layer of gesso, running it through an embossing folder and gently sanding . The technique is called Sanded Whitewash and is from the TJ August/September 09 newsletter.

Check out the challenge and all the inspiring artwork our design team came up with!

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8 Comments:

Blogger Lynn Stevens said...

So Lovely Ali,
Wish my lilacs were blooming already. Until then I'll just admire yours!
Lynn

May 12, 2010 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger wwilloww said...

That is a beautiful card Ali and I love the use of the TJ technique!!!

May 12, 2010 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger Connie Paxman said...

Ali, saw your card on TJ and what an elegant card with the Sanded Whitewash techie...
TFS
connie paxman

May 12, 2010 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger rvlady said...

Hi Ali,
I just love your card. I keep looking at it and trying to figure out how you made the lilacs.....the blooms appear to stand out..do they?? It looks like you took a lilac branch and attached to your card. I really am curious.Just love it. Simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.
Mary

May 12, 2010 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger Gabriela said...

Ali - I'm crazy about your lilacs card. Stunning!

May 12, 2010 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger penny4thoughts said...

So pretty! Lilacs are my favorite flowers and mine are blooming earlier than usual this year. You made this stamp look wonderful!!

May 13, 2010 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger Susan Raihala said...

Amazing coloring, Ali! I really admire how you can take so much and pull it all together so absolutely perfectly!

May 14, 2010 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger Shar said...

Beautifully colored! Stunning card!

May 18, 2010 at 2:17 PM  

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