Snarky Sisters Challenge #155

B is for Booze

Happy Thursday to all of you. I apologize for my spotty posting. Life has gotten a bit in the way. Lately I have been experimenting and taking some online classes with colored pencils. Most of you know I love to add Prismacolor pencil to my Copics for added depth and shading. I have found I do not like to color with them by themselves, due to the wax bloom. I have also found I like the Spectrum Noir pencils, but alas they have a breakage tendency. So, my go to at the moment that I am liking are the Polychromos. There is another set that gets great reviews, Caran D’Ache Luminance. I am still looking for those on Facebook Yardsale! I scored my Polychromos 120 set for $100!

Snarky Sisters Challenge has a fun Booze themed challenge right now, so I grabbed my Polys and colored up a cute girl with a drink in her hand from Stamping Bella and paired her with a Sassy Sentiment from My Favorite Things.

I really love how you get all this great texture with pencil. You can use different things like solvents to smooth it out, but I can color smooth with a marker. I am loving all this cool texture.

I did use a product called Gamsol on her face to lighten the colors a bit. You can apply it many ways, I filled up an empty Copic marker with it and used it that way.

When I colored this girl up I thought I would leave her on a larger sheet and not cut her out. So I added some shading all around her, which is why you see grey all along the edges.

I love learning a new medium. Hopefully you will see more cards done in pencil as I practice and learn more.

Polychromos Pencil List

  • Hair: 179, 180, 182, 268
  • Shirt: 125, 128, 129, 119
  • Belt: 280, 178, 176
  • Buckle: 251
  • Jeans: 247, 151, 143, 120
  • Flip Flops: 181, 255, 254
  • Skin: 102, 132, 189, 188

Card Details

  • Card base of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb
  • MFT cotton Candy layer cut with Whimsy Stamps Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles (retired), adhered with Kokuyo tape runner
  • Petite Plaid layer cut with nested Rectangle die, Sentiment stamped with Versafine and heat embossed with clear embossing powder, adhered with fun foam and 1/4 inch double side adhesive
  • Stitched Oval cut from Cotton Candy paper, adhered with tape runner
  • Image stamped with Gina K Amalgam ink in black on Strathmore Colored Pencil paper, colored with various Polychromos Pencils, cut with Brother Scan n Cut SDX125, adhered with foam squares
  • MFT iridescent bubbles adhered with Tonic Deluxe glue
  • Envelope embellished with matching patterned paper and 6 inch double side adhesive

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6 months ago

Fun card, love that image and sentiment combo. Thanks for playing along with the sisters, Jo x

Lindsey M-P
6 months ago

This sentiment may just become my new motto! 😀 Gorgeous colouring and love the card design. Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Julie Peddicord
Julie Peddicord
6 months ago

Your coloring is amazing! So much depth. You’ve inspired me to practice more with my Polychromos. Awesome card. Thanks so much for boozing along with us at the Sisterhood!

6 months ago

Cute! I love using my colored pencils….but I can color an image faster with my Copics. I have both, Prismacolor and Polychromos. I like them both and have had very good luck with both. I have taken classes with Kit and Clowder. She does a great job teaching you how to use the pencils. I don’t use any blending solution, just the pencils. Prismacolor does make a blending pencil that you can use the help with some of the blending. She has a great class called Perfecting Pencils. She teaches you how to use them so you don’t get the… Read more »