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~ Pencil Me In ~

Happy Sunday, stampers!

Well, it’s been quite hectic here this weekend.   We have a new baby in the house.  His name is Samson and he’s a 9 week old kitten.   For months now, my doctor has been urging me to get a small pet so that I have someone with me when the house is empty.   He’s also very good for my blood pressure!  It’s been awhile since I’ve had a little one in the house, though.  I had forgotten how much attention they demand and how they keep you up at night! Ha!


This week’s Technique Lovers Challenge is called Pencil Me In.   The object is to use pencil (not colored, regular old no.2) in your card or project.

I used pencil to color my image.   Since I didn’t want bold black outlines, I first inked up the image and then stamped off twice before stamping the image to color…. that way, the outlines are faint and look like a pencil drawing.

Here are my details:

Stamps:  There She Goes’ Blossom by Blossom and There She Goes’ Just For You

Papers: GP White, Basic Black, PTI charcoal gray, Pretty in Pink

Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, copics

Accessories: 1/2″ pink satin ribbon, lattice border punch, sticky tape, dimensionals, pencil, fairy tale rose, Aleene’s clear gel glue

Here’s a little close up:


Thanks for stopping by!   If you get a chance, stop over in the challenge forums on SCS and play along!


5 Responses to “~ Pencil Me In ~”

  1. on 02 Oct 2011 at 20:25Anne-Marie

    This is so nice and so effective. I hope to have a try at this sometime soon.

  2. on 02 Oct 2011 at 21:16Ann

    This is just beautiful!!!!

  3. on 02 Oct 2011 at 21:41Marisa

    What a wonderful idea to colour in pencil and love the soft lines you created. Brilliant idea, Holly, and a great card. LOVE your kitty’s name 🙂 Hope he isn’t a holy terror at night running around and making noise or chasing things LOL. Our kitty brought me back 3 pressies this week…two birds and a mouse. Mouse was played with first and it just about broke my heart…couldn’t watch…just walked away and came back later to find him half eaten… Little rotter isn’t acting his 16 years of age!

  4. on 04 Oct 2011 at 08:39Joan Ervin

    This was such a wonderful challenge, Holly, and your card is fabulous!!!!!

  5. on 05 Oct 2011 at 04:38Jackie

    Love this technique! It goes well with the soft feminine look of the card.

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