Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mod Squad Challenge - May - Let's Color!

Time sure has been going fast and I find that I am busier than ever. We will have some traveling to do this spring and I an trying to work ahead with these posts.  For this challenge, I am going to make it easy for you and for me as well.  I am challenging you to make a project and put some coloring on it. Not stamping in color, get out your colored pencils, paints, crayons, what ever you color with and join in.
Here is my example for this challenge.

I challenged myself to do a new technique for coloring.  I used just the two colored pencils that you see in the photo and blended them with Gamsol.  It was so easy and I am sure that I will be doing this often.  I was able to get the blue/green colors that inspired my with the patterned paper.  Power Poppy by Marcella, designs such beautiful flowers and plants, that they are so easy to bring to life.

    Here is another view of the card.

A close up of the succulent. I actually added some dew drops, but they are impossible to see.

Ingredients: Power Poppy Succulent Singles  stamp set
                    White card base, Gina K designs
                    Patterned paper by Recollections - Green Brush Strokes
                    Die-namics Stitched Round Rectangles
                    Textured dark green paper from The Paper Studio 
                    Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
                    Wink of Stella - Clear

Thanks for much for stopping by, your comments brighten my day. Hope to see your entry in the challenge.


  1. Beautiful card design and I love the colors. Sounds like an awesome challenge.

  2. Barb, this is gorgeous, and I agree that Marcella's images are amazing! Your coloring is beautiful, and I love the layout with the frame. Did you not add this to the "Frame It Up" Power Poppy challenge? It fits. Love it! Hugs! xoxo

  3. LOVE your frames, and that patterned paper is perfect for that image. Your coloring is fantastic, isn't Gamsol fun to work with? Amazing how the pencil just melts and blends. This is a really great example of that. Great challenge too, you should get a lot of takers. Super pretty card!!

  4. GORGEOUS! I love the colors and shades! That succulent is amazing, you did bring it to life! I also adore that background and your pretty frames! This a fantastic creation! FUN Challenge!

  5. Love how you used the frames for this card. They really make the flower pop off that pretty background paper.

  6. Hi Barb - the comment thingy is not working on the blog as you know so I am leaving a message here - lovely card you colored up - nice job - I deleted the creation I did with the road colored with Grey Spectrum Noir Markers, as that is not what is expected - so I will get something else created and upload soon - thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week

  7. Beautiful coloring and lovely card!