Colouring with Zigs & Prismacolor

I made these 2 cards late one night when inspiration hit me just before I was going to bed. I get most of my inspirations at night so I end up sleeping too late and then I’m tired the whole day and lose my mojo… Why can’t I wake up in the mornings and cry “Eureka! I have the perfect idea for a perfect design!” and then I’ll have the whole day to do it.

watercolor heart zigs

This first one was with my Zig watercolor brushes. I die cut a heart using a Xcut die, to use as a mask and stamped the sentiment from Penny Black’s Hug set, first with Versamark before adding Wow embossing powder on it, to create a resist when I started colouring with my Zig clean color real brushes.

watercolor heart zigs cu

I love how the Zigs create such luminous colours!

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

AAAcards AAA Card Challenge– Resist technique

Simply-Irresistible Simply Irresistible Challenge – Just make a card with the Resist technique to enter this challenge!

my creative scoop My Creative scoop – June color inspiration

stempelgarten Stempelgarten challenge – CAS

HLS watercolour.png Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge – Anything Goes with the masking option

My next card is completely different as you can see, but it didn’t take very long for me to make it either and I really enjoyed colouring with my Prisma color pencils. The colour doesn’t get absorbed by dark coloured paper and really stands out against the black card don’t you think?

silver embossed flowers

I used Penny Black Delicate Florals stamps for this which I stamped in Versamark and then added silver Wow embossing powder before heating it with my heat gun.  I then went in with my color pencils and just coloured the edges of the flowers.

silver embossed flowers day

To create some extra sparkle, I went over all the flowers with my  Spectrum Noir clear sparkle brush and I love how they shine! I stamped the sentiment from Stamplorations also with Versamark and then heat embossed using Wow embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed looking at my cards. Leave me a comment to let me know what you think!


This card is playing along with:

penny black Penny Black and More-Anything Goes June challenge

addicted to stamps n more anything goes Addicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes

ssswchallenge Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – Emboss it

the flower challenge The Flower Challenge – My 3rd entry to their Anything Goes theme

Wow Embossing Powder – Summer





16 thoughts on “Colouring with Zigs & Prismacolor

  1. lovely blend of colours in the heart card and beautiful embossing and colouring with black background. Thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps & More.
    Shylaa DT@ATSM


  2. Love both of these cards, the floral done on the black card stock is so elegant and that heart is just so wonderful, the colours all coming together perfectly. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge Aileen DT


  3. Your heart is gorgeous, Gwendolyn! The colors are vibrant (happy) and work well together. The embossed white sentiment really pops too. Thank you for playing with us at AAA cards.

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  4. Fab cards here Gwendolyn, just love the black one with the pretty embossed flowers and super details. Thank you so much for sharing with us over at ‘The Flower Challenge’ and we hope to see you again soon 😉 Viv DT xx

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  5. What beautiful cards Gwendolyn! The blending on the heart card is absolutely breath-taking and has real depth – it’s amazing that you achieved this with Zigs (I need a LOT more practice!!). The black card is so elegant – I love the sparkle! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards this week!

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  6. Two beauties Gwendolyn. Love the pretty mix of colours on the first and the black background of the second really makes those pencil colours pop. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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