Today is my second color challenge to host this month at CAS Colours & Sketches. I picked Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry and Old Olive. I bet most of the Design Team thought I was thinking flowers! Well, I wasn't - I was thinking penguins! In particular this cute little guy from Stamping Bella.
He is part of their set Penguins Bearing Gifts. Although one penguin has a candy cane, the other two can be used for other than Christmas - one is holding a present and the other this fish.
I colored this with a combination of Stampin' Blends and Copic markers color matching to the challenge colors. Then I went back over him with Prismacolor pencils.
I must say that using colored pencils is something I find incredibly relaxing. They are a "what you see is what you get" medium, unlike the markers and inks. You can look at the lead and know what color will be on your paper. I have just recently started to note the colors I use and this is for you all, not me. I constantly refer back to my records when using Copics, but with pencils I just look at what I'm coloring and think "that's about right" or "needs more of this."
Pencils provide exceptional detail and the control of being able to add just a very light touch is wonderful. They are my first love in coloring going back 30+ years. Prismacolors are my favorite pencils. I do have a full set of Polychromos that I rarely use along with a few other brands.
Enough about pencils. I hope you will join us for the challenge this week at CC&S!
- Stamps: Stamping Bella Penguins Bearing Gifts
- Dies: My Favorite Things Big Hugs Circle Frame and Layering Circle
- Markers: Stampin' Blends - Old Olive Light & Dark; Copic markers - YG21, RV10, RV17, R83, Y21, Y19, Y26, C00, N0, N1, N2, N4, N6
- Prismacolors: Cool Grays 1059, 1063, 1065, 1067, Melon Mambo 994, 993, 930, Crushed Curry 916, 1012, 942, Old Olive 1005, 1097, 989, 988, Warm Gray 1054
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