Monday, July 25, 2011

Kraftastic Retirement & New Artist

Welcome back to another Squigglefly's Kraftastic project - Challenge # 108, use Kraft paper in your Squigglefly project.

I have two cards today. Originally I made the BBQ Retirement card for this challenge, but then decided I wanted to try my hand at colouring on Kraft paper, which I have NEVER done before. We have a new artist at Squigglefly too, so what better then to showcase one of her images in my first Kraft/Prismacolour pencil attempt. This image is Secrets by LuLu Lancaster.

I have a very select amount of Prismacolour pencils, in fact I had to run out and get the colours needed for skin tone just for this project. It's a medium I haven't used, it will take some practicing on my part, but it does look lovely on Kraft paper. The pencils are nice and creamy so blend well together. If only I had more colours to have done a proper job.

Unfortunately, my one little secret friend looks like she is naked up top, it's actually a creamy yellow colour, but didn't photograph that way.

Here is a great Tutorial by Dorcas Designs on how to colour skin tone on Kraft paper using Prismacolur pencils. I followed her instructions and colours, but was not able to get all the dimension and shading she does. I suspect I coloured each colour too hard on the paper? Her KRAFT work is STUNNING.

Card #2: Squigglefly's - Kiss the Cook by Chesney Young.

For my original submission for the Kraftastic Challenge, I used SU - Manchester DP which is a perfect match for Kraft & Baja Breeze cardstocks. I paper pieced the apron and pants with coordinating Manchester paper then shaded areas with W3 and W5 Copics. Double Scallop SVG border by Life On the Lamb.
This card was made for my very wonderful next door neighbor who just retired as the Fire Chief for our local Fire Department. Now that he is The Man of the House, he'll have lots of time to grill.

12 comments:

Holly said...

Gosh Stephanie your coloring with the pencils is spectacular! I love how the hair turned out The red paired with the kraft is a great combination too.

your grilling card is too cute. I love the stitching in the corner and how you sponged inside the shape.

Super job!

JanR said...

I am loving both cards! I especially love the colouring on the first card. Their hair is fantabulous!

bumblebee creations said...

both cards are just amazing!!! Love the coloring on the craft paper--I guess I have never tried that one! What colors did you use for the faces?

acreativeneed said...

I love your coloring on the kraft! Really looks fabulous! I didn't even think to use my prismacolors, went straight to copics, but don't like the results nearly as much. Fabulous cards, both of them!
smiles,Deena

Dorcas said...

Hi Stephanie!
Thanks for the shout out. :-) YOu did really well on your Kraft coloring. I just love coloring on Kraft, it looks almost like pastels and for some reason is less intimidating to me than coloring on a white background.
I do tend to lay layers down very lightly. Mainly because I use so many layers I want to make sure the tooth of the paper will still grab the pigment when I'm on my final layers.
Doing faces like the ones you've colored just now are harder because you have to envision where the features are. All you're given are dots and a line. Tricky.
But you did awesome! And I love your paper piecing on your lower card as well!
Hugs,
Dorcas

Jane said...

I love the BBQ guy. It's such a cute card.

Dani said...

Great cards!

Rebecca said...

I think your craft coloring turned out fabulously! Your LuLu card is simply amazing and I love the BBQ dude!

Marlene said...

You did a FABULOUS job! I love both your cards....wow! Really, really great job with the coloring on kraft - and that is a challenge! Thank you for representing Marlooney's Marvels over at Squigglefly!

JD said...

Both are great cards, so nicely colored!

Heather said...

I can't believe your awesome pencil work. It almost looks like a portrait. That is my favorite of Lu Lu's images so far.

Your other card with the bbq chef is very fun- great color palette.

Both cards are perfect for the challenge. Great job.

Sandy said...

Two fantastic cards. I really like the one with the two little girls, great layout and colouring, I've been bloghopping through Squigglefly
Sandy