Monday, 16 May 2011

I've Been Experimenting Again!

 Morning Simply Sassy Fans,

Well, I have admired from afar the work done with prisma pencils on kraft cardstock and really wanted to give it a go, so I decided yesterday that today was the day.   I tried searching the internet for skin combos as I really didn't know what pencils to use, but that search was without success really.  It might of helped if I had actually coloured a whole image using prisma's on white cardstock before so at least I would of had some idea, but as I've said before once I get an idea in my head I run with it.  So anyway, my search didn't amount to much so I ended up with a multitude of pencils on my table and as such I still couldn't tell you what I used, lol, so if there's anyone out there that can help me or point me in the right direction I would be obliged.

I love the pastel effect that the prismas give on kraft so I will be continuing my practice and will get braver as I've played it a little safe, but overall I'm pretty pleased with the result.

Image: "Missing You" by Sugar Nellie at Funky Kits HERE
Medium - Prisma Pencils
Kraft Cardstock
Cuttlebug Script Embossing Folder
Stempleglede Sentiment Stamp
Doily from Bizzy Becs
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Swirl Corners are lasercut Chipboard Diecuts from Make It Crafty
Perls from stash
Martha Stewart Branch Bunch


  1. Love your card! Your coloring is amazing!! You should do more of this ;) I'll point you to what skin colors I use tonight but now off to work :)

  2. wow, this looks fantastic. I have tried colouring black and white on Kraft but have not tried colour - I must give it a go now! I also use Prismas and would also love to know what others use as skin colours (and hair colours).

  3. Wow Tracy this is amazing, you are such a talented Crafter, your colouring are just awesome,
    Have a lovely week,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x

  4. Gorgeous Tracy!! Now I want to try this too!! Just stunning! Pat Frank

  5. WOW!! For this being your first attempt.. it's amazing!! So much detail, like the white highlights on her boots and the gradient in her hair!! You should definately keep at this - you have a knack!! I love the little details on the flowers and leaves you have coloured on your sentiment too!! Lush!

    xo Lou.

  6. Got to get me some Prisma Pencils !!! Absolutely gorgeous Tracy !!

    Hugs, sandra xx

  7. Oh Tracy, just tried this on my own over the weekend and so love the effect. Your card is stunning and the coloring is amazing. Will have to copy your way of adding white highlighted areas to the image - it´s such a georgeous effect!

    If I do coloring with the Prismas I use PC927 Light Peach and PC939 Peach for the skin and PC1092 Nectar for the cheeks.

    Kathrin aka Kruemel

  8. The little grunge stamp will have to go on my wish list - here it really is picked up beautifully with your chpboard diecuts - love the combination of pink, kraft & white with the green to accent. As others have already said the shading is lovely - looking forward to seeing more of this.
    Paula (PEP)

  9. So gorgeous card Tracy,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  10. Absolutely beautiful Tracy!! Been thinking about having a go at this myself. I will probably need more than one try b4 for posting though,but bravo to you!! Love it!!

  11. Been thinking of getting these pencils myslef - but seeing this has made me decide .....yes I deffo need them now!! Stunning cards and love the look of it with the Kraftcard!!

  12. Tracy..stop being so hard on yourself..this is fabulous!! I have never tried colouring on kraft but I think I will...truly insipring!!


  13. Oh! wow Tracy this is amazing. Love your awesome colouring.

    Donna x

  14. oh wow!! this is so beautiful tracy.i love the sassy and your colouring and details are amazing ;D

    xx coops xx

  15. Hi Tracey, love your card, it's totally cute.
    I work quite a lot with kraftpaper, because I like the effect it has on colours, they look more vived. But to be honest I use the same pinky colours on kraft as on plain white paper. Sometimes the light pinks (rosy, peach or flesh pink - name depends on brand of pencils) turn out to white, than I add a very thin layer of a more brighter pink. For shadows I use warm grey or cool gray, but never black. The fun part of kraftpaper is that you can add some highlights with white, which makes the image come alive.

    hope this will help


  16. this is amazing!!! Love the use of Kraft! Hugs Juls