Santa Bunny (again!) by Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! In case you hadn’t guessed, the Santa Bunny stamp set by Colorado Craft Company is one of the my favorite images. I don’t usually color an image more than once, but I’ve used this one to make cards (1 and 2), a tag and even did a Copic coloring video featuring the image. So for something a little different, I pulled out my colored pencils and colored it one more time. As always, I’ve linked supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Santa Bunny by Colorado Craft Company

FEATURED PRODUCTS

The Santa Bunny image was stamped on Stonehenge Drawing Paper using Versafine Clair in Nocturne. I used the multi-colored Stonehenge paper pad, selecting one of the grey tone sheets. This is actually my favorite paper and tone to use for colored pencils. I used Prismacolor Premier Pencils to color the image and applied Gamsol with a blending stump to blend the colors.

To finish, I stamped one of the sentiments from the Anita Jeram Hanging Stockings Mini stamp set using Versafine Clair in Nocturne. I trimmed the panel using one of the dies from Blanket Stitched Rectangles die set. I cut panels from Red Hot and Field Day Card Stock from My Favorite Things. I assembled the layers as shown.

That’s all for today! See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

PRISMACOLOR PENCILS:

  • Reds: PC122 Permanent Red; PC923 Scarlet Lake; PC924 Crimson Red; PC925 Crimson Lake; PC937 Tuscan Red
  • Greens: PC913 Spring Green; PC912 Apple Green; PC109 Prussian Green; PC909 Grass Green; PC907 Peacock Green
  • Browns: PC1017 Clay Rose; PC943 Burnt Ochre; PC945 Sienna Brown; PC946 Dark Brown
  • Grays: PC1050 10% Warm Grey; PC1051 20% Warm Grey; PC1052 30% Warm Grey
  • Black: PC1056 70% Warm Grey; PC1067 90 % Cool Grey

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Tiny Townie Garden Girl Daffodil by Stampingbella

HEY FRIENDS! I’m back today with something a little different. I pulled out my Polychromos colored pencils and a stamp from my stash to create a simple birthday card featuring Tiny Townie Garden Girl Daffodil by Stampingbella. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Tiny Townie Garden Girl Daffodil by Stampingbella

I stamped the image on a piece of Stonehenge Drawing Paper using Versafine Clare in Nocturne. Although I use white cardstock for Copic coloring, I prefer using colored drawing paper for colored pencil. I colored the image using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils (see list below). Once the coloring was complete, I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Clare. I think the sentiment stamp is from Penny Black, but I can’t find it on their website so it might be retired.

That’s all for today! See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies for Tiny Townie Garden Girl Daffodil

POLYCHROMOS:

  • Skin: 132 Beige red, 131 Coral, 182 Brown Ochre, 180 Raw Umber
  • Hair: 187 Burnt Ochre, 188 Sanguine, 288 Burnt Sienna, 280 Burnt Umber (hair);
  • Dress: 102 Cream, 108 Dark Cadmium Yellow, 111 Cadmium Orange, 115 Dark Cadmium Orange
  • Headband, Collar & Shoes: 171 Light Green, 112 Leaf Green, 163 Emerald Green, 159 Hooker’s Green
Rowhouse Greetings | Tiny Townie Garden Girl Daffodil by Stampingbella Color Map - Polychromos

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Jingle All The Way by My Favorite Things

HELLO FRIENDS! It’s a rainy Memorial Day weekend here so outside activities will be limited. I celebrated my birthday a couple of weeks ago and my parents and husband bought me a new bike as my gift. It’s a foldable bike so it’s perfect for my limited storage and fits easily in the back of my Mini Cooper. I’ve been riding around the neighborhood and thought that I’d get in some extra mileage this weekend, but the weather is putting a damper on those plans.

My studio is a cluttered mess so I need to spend some time this weekend organizing my space. I own at least two or three of everything so it’s time to go through my craft supplies and decide what stuff I’ll really use. I had embossing powders spanning the entire rainbow that I never use because I prefer pairing a pigment ink with clear embossing powder. I pared my stash down to the essentials – clear, white, and metallics. So giving up all of the colorful powders was an easy decision and they are now living happily with my friend Gretchen.

I’ve mentioned recently that I have three full sets of colored pencils – Prismacolor Premier, Faber-Castell Polychromos, and Caran d’Ache Luminance. I’ve been playing with the Prismacolors lately, but decided to pull out my Polychromos and give them a try. I’m still using Stonehenge Drawing Paper and I think that’s going to be my go-to paper for colored pencils.

I’ve been on a roll coloring images from My Favorite Things, so I pulled out my favorite Santa Claus image from the Jingle All the Way stamp set. This set is currently retired, but MFT regularly pulls sets back out of the vault so keep an eye out if you don’t already have this set.

Enough gabbing! Here’s today’s project!

Rowhouse Greetings | Jingle All the Way by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

I’ve noticed that I tend to simplify my card design when I use colored pencils. Just the image and a sentiment. Stonehenge Drawing Paper has a beautiful, subtle texture that enhances the image so my inclination is to let the paper, image, and pencilwork shine on its own.

That’s all for me today!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

Faber-Castell Polychromos

Reds: Orange Glaze #113, Dark Cadmium Orange #115, Scarlet Red #116, Deep Red #223, Dark Red #225, Permanent Green Olive #167
Greys: White #101, Warm Grey I #270, Warm Grey II #271, Warm Grey III #272, Warm Grey IV #273, Warm Grey VI #275
Skin: Beige red #132, Coral #131, Cinnamon #189


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Picture Perfect by My Favorite Things

MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back with another project featuring the Picture Perfect stamp set by My Favorite Things. I was laid low yesterday by a migraine so this post will be brief. Today I’m playing catch up to get things done around the house.

I’m still playing with my Prismacolor pencils, so today’s project is another colored pencil project. I’m hardly an expert at this, but I am enjoying playing around with color combinations and techniques.

Today’s project features:

  • Picture Perfect by My Favorite Things
  • Colored pencils featuring Prismacolor Premier (colors listed below)
  • Additional basic supplies linked in thumbnails below.
  • Supplies linked with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
Rowhouse Greetings | Picture Perfect by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

I’m still using Stonehenge Drawing Paper with my colored pencils, but I did learn the hard way (i.e., after messing up my first attempt at this image), that one side of the paper has more tooth than the other. The smoother side didn’t work for me. So now I know that I need to take a closer look at the paper before I stamp it to make sure that I’ll be coloring on the right side.

That’s all for me! I’m running off to get on with my day. See you soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

SUPPLIES for Picture Perfect

Prismacolor Pencils

Blues: Light Cerulean Blue (PC904), True Blue (PC903), Copenhagen Blue (PC906)
Greens: Chartreuse (PC989), Spring Green (PC913), Apple Green (PC 912), Olive Green (PC911), Tuscan Red (PC937)
Browns: Lemon Yellow (PC915), Canary Yellow (916), Spanish Orange (PC1003), Mineral Orange (PC1033), Light Umber (PC941), Black Grape (PC996)
Greys: Warm Grey (10%), Warm Grey (30%), Warm Grey (50%), Warm Grey (70%), Warm Grey (90%)


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Old Festive Friends by My Favorite Things

HEY FRIENDS! I’m back today with something really different for me. If you saw my recent post on the Power Poppy blog for Inspire Me Monday, you’ll know that I’ve been bore with Copic coloring lately and more than a little overwhelmed with all of the new card making products that come out every month. As a teacher, I have to keep up with new products and there are so many new releases every month that sometimes it feels like I’m accumulating more stuff than I’m actually using.

And having full set syndrome doesn’t help. In addition to having a full set of Copic markers, I also have three full sets of colored pencils – Prismacolor Premier, Farber Castel Polychromos, and Caran d’Ache Luminance.

So I’ve been experimenting with my Prismacolor pencils more lately. I recently purchased the Old Festive Friends stamp set from My Favorite Things, mainly because I wanted to make a card for my brother’s upcoming birthday. He’s seven years older than me so my birthday cards for him usually reflect one of three themes: how lucky he is to have me as his sister; the fact that he’s my OLDER brother; or just the fact that he’s old. Yeah – the latter may be a little harsh, but he’s come to expect it from me!

So today’s project features:

  • Old Festive Friends by My Favorite Things
  • Colored pencils featuring Prismacolor Premier (colors listed below)
  • Additional basic supplies linked in thumbnails below.
  • Supplies linked with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

I kept the overall design simple so that I could just focus on the coloring. I’m relatively new to colored pencils so I’m still working out technique and color blends. It helps that I’m experienced with Copic markers though because I didn’t have to put as much thought into color selection or shading since I followed the same concepts as if I were using my markers.

Rowhouse Greetings | Old Festive Friends by My Favorite Things

I won’t say that it was quick to do because coloring with pencils takes longer than markers, but once I blocked out the shadows and the highlights, the rest fell into place.

That’s all for me today! Hope you enjoyed today’s project! See you next time!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

SUPPLIES

PRISMACOLOR:
Skin: Cream (PC914), Light Peach (PC927), Beige (PC997), Lilac (PC956)
Blue: Powder Blue (PC1087), Non-Photo Blue (PC919), Electric Blue (PC1040), Indanthrone Blue (PC208)
Green: Deco Yellow (PC1011), Chartreuse (PC989); Spring Green (PC913), Apple Green (PC912), Olive Green (PC911), Crimson Lake (PC925)
Red: Permanent Red (PC122), Crimson Red (PC924)
Brown: Burnt Ochre (PC943), Chestnut (PC1081), Black Raspberry (PC1095)
Grey: 20% Warm Grey (PC1051), 50% Warm Grey (PC1054), 70% Warm Grey (PC1056)

[Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.]