I did it! No line colouring with Prismacolor

After a week of intensive daily online drawing lessons, I decided it was time to try colouring those beautiful flower stamps I have… and I did it! I managed to colour a flower and make it RESEMBLE a flower! Woohoo! I am so happy and proud of myself. I now truly believe that anyone can draw and paint if they just put their minds to it. I still have a long way to go and still loads of lessons to learn, but I now have more confidence in my colouring skills.

Purple orchid cu

To make this card, I first stamped the orchid from the beautiful Hero Arts Color layering Large Orchid stamp set on 170g sketching paper, using a soft lilac ink from Momento to give me the outline of the orchid. I then drew in the rest and coloured them with my new Prismacolor pencils. I tried to shade it in a way as to give different views of the same stamps, but I’m not at that level yet…! As I don’t get my blender pencils till Tuesday, I used the white colour pencil to burnish it to get a more uniform colour. ( A week ago I didn’t even know what “burnish” meant…). I cut the panel using MFT Blueprints 20 scallop rectangle and proceeded to splatter black ink over it.

prismacolor purple orchid

To make the ink splatters, I first roughly masked the finished coloured orchids and mixed a slightly wet brush with black watercolour paint. I positioned my brush over the card and tapped it on the side of my paint tray. I should have changed positions when tapping though to avoid just streaks in one direction! I am explaining this process cause the first time I tried it, I just flicked a wet brush with distress inks on it, and all I had were awful wet smudges! Lol! (Oh and don’t forget to cover your work area when doing so, I forgot once and I now have red ink splatters on my wall! ) I then stamped the beautiful “Just Blossom” sentiment from Stamplorations, in black Versafine ink.

Purple orchid

I cut a strip of paper with my fancy scissors and stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts on it. I adhered everything onto a Kraft card base, stamped a striped banner on the left from Winnie and Walter, threw in a few sequins, and the card was done!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you liked my card. For those who, like me, thought they were useless at using colour pencils, I hope I have encouraged you to try again. You can find in my previous post, the drawing lessons I am following, which helped me to achieve this. I am also following the Colored Pencil Drawing class by Mathew Fussell.


I am playing along with:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Layer it Up, I’m not sure how many layers of colours I have added to each orchid…but there are tons!

Addicted to Stampsaddicted to stamps My 2nd entry to their Clean and Simple challenge

Winnie and Walter W&W Mood Board Color combo challenge

The Card Conceptcard concept.png Rich texture. I hope my orchids have a rich enough texture on them! I never know how to define my styles but maybe this one is clean and graphic?

CAS(E) this Sketch – case this sketch


17 thoughts on “I did it! No line colouring with Prismacolor

  1. Beautiful floral card,and stunning coloring,you did awesome job in no line coloring…thank you for sharing your card with us this week at ATSM challenge,hope to see you again
    Željka DTxx

    Liked by 1 person

Your comments are like little virtual hugs to me, so thanks for the love!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.