Find the freebie and a new way to color!

Hello Folks, well it is Thursday again and time to find the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff Hidden Freebie, which DT member will have it today I wonder? If you like free stamp be sure to play along with Tuesday Morning Sketches this week and you could 10 Lindsay Stamp Stuff Stamps! You can see a list of all DT members at the end of this post! Today I wanted to share a fun technique with you using supplies you likely already have on hand, and it is an easy one too: Colored Pencil on colored paper.

Digital Stamp: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, PP: MME, Cardstock: SU!, The Paper Co., Font: Lettering Delights
Digital Stamp: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, PP: MME, Cardstock: SU!, The Paper Co., Font: Lettering Delights, Tool: Scor-Pal/Scor/bug (for faux stitching)

On this example I used the Cherry Preserve Digital stamp printed on creamy yellow (so saffron: Stampin Up!) and I printed my digital stamps right on the colored paper, before printing I went under layer in pant shop pro and chose properties and reduced the opacity to 60% because I did not want the design to show much after I colored it. Then I put down my white highlights and deep red (black grape) shadows very thickly with colored pencil. Then I added a bit of the black grape lightly to the jar and cherries, I burnished (colored firmly) over the light layer if black grape with crimson red mixing the tow colors together. Then I used light blue to color the gingham fabric with a layer of white on top of that to blend. I used cream, gold, bronze and dark brown pencils to “paint” the gold band on the jar and apple green and dark brown to color the stems. A grey shadow under the objects finishes the design.

This is the way we blend the pencil early in the morning! See how opaque and bright the color is when applied thickly to cardstock! If the color get a dull waxy film ontop (bloom) simple rub it with a tissue or soft cloth to remove it and your colors will be bright and shiny!
This is the way we blend the pencil early in the morning! See how opaque and bright the color is when applied thickly to cardstock! If the color get a dull waxy film ontop (bloom) simple rub it with a tissue or soft cloth to remove it and your colors will be bright and shiny!

Remember I said that I would show you what I was going to do with the crocheted cherries yesterday? Well here they are on a button box.

I used Tacky Glue to adhere the crochet cherries to the box, I place an acrylic stamp mount ontop to hold it flat as it dried.
I used Tacky Glue to adhere the crochet cherries to the box, I place an acrylic stamp mount ontop to hold it flat as it dried.

If you missed the pattern you can snag it here.

Here is the set, I may give it to my MIL for her birthday Sunday, I figure everyone could use a little box to hold stray buttons, paper clips or safety pins ;)
Here is the set, I may give it to my MIL for her birthday Sunday, I figure everyone could use a little box to hold stray buttons, paper clips or safety pins 😉

Be sure to visit all of the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff Design Team Members Blogs to see their fabulous work and find the freebie (it’s a sweet one!)

Tamara

Margie

Melissa Craig

Lisa

Row

Katt

Melissa Bove

Janet

Olena

Kim

Tracey

Erin Bailey July Guest DT

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

12 thoughts on “Find the freebie and a new way to color!

  1. Hey Lindsay,

    Wow, I tried with my colored pencils last night, but couldn’t get it to come out. I’ll keep at it though. Your card is absolutely awesome. !!!!!!

    PS: I finally got a chance to create with one of your images (I’ve actually got several of your images colored – just not incorporated into cards)….. thanks for the tutorial.

    hugs

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  2. The jar looks so real! I actually had my eye on that stamp, but I didn’t think I could make it look too good. I’ll have to follow your instructions to try and get a pretty outcome. Great job!!!!!

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  3. Wow! I never would have thought you could get this kind of color intensity with pencils on colored cardstock. This is really amazing! It looks like one of those old-timey store front signs or something. Just gorgeous!

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  4. This is too adorable! The card is just so cheerful… and you know I just LOVE the color combos! AMAZING work on coloring and those crocheted cherries are just too cute.

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