This bunch of sweet pea flowers comes as a digital stamp with the flower image and a sentiment. I place the sentiment with the flowers to be able to print this at A2 size.
COLOURING THE OUTSIDE
I colour the whole of this Bristol card with Polychromos coloured pencils, but used a circle mask to do spotlight colouring.
The Simple Blend circle stencil comes with two parts. I place the circle mask over the part of the florals that I want to be in colour (use a rolled up piece of purple tape to hold it in place), and use 233 to colour around the circle. Keeping the pencil flat to the card to use the whole length of the lead. and use long strokes to be able to cover as much card as possible without adding too much colour. I don’t mind the texture from the card showing through.
COLOURING THE INSIDE
I place the outer stencil over the circle and tape it in place at the back of the card. I start by colouring the circle area around the flowers with 140 colour. The petals are a two pencil colour blend – 136 and 102.
I start with the purple pencil, adding some of the pale yellow pencil at the tips of the petals and lightly mixing the shades together near the top of the petals. Adding more of the purple pencil at the base of the petals and where the petals overlap.
For the leaves and stem, I use just 168 and use a light hand to keep the highlights. Once I remove the circle stencil I use either the blue pencil or the grey pencil to cover any area of uncoloured card.
FINISHING THE CARD
I adhere this coloured panel to a card base to finish.
Find These Supplies
Sweetest Pea Bunch of Flowers Digital Stamp – Sunshine Bee Designs
Simple Blend Circle Stencil – Brutus Monroe
Bristol Smooth – Strathmore
Pre-Scored Card base – Catherine Pooler Designs
Purple Tape – iCraft
Tape Runner – Xtreme Tombow