Coloring with Pencils on Navy + Simon’s Gina K. Designs STAMPtember® Exclusive

Coloring with Pencils on Navy + Simon's Gina K. Designs STAMPtember® Exclusive

Hello everyone! I am back with you today, sharing some more colored pencil inspiration! This time I am working  around I am working with the Simon Says Stamp and Gina K. Designs STAMPtember® exclusive stamp set, Joy of the Season. And instead of coloring on gray paper, like I did in my most-recent colored pencil tutorial, I’ll be using Gina K. Designs navy cardstock!

Watch the Video
How I Made It
Coloring with Pencils on Navy + Simon's Gina K. Designs STAMPtember® Exclusive

For this technique, I made use of white pigment ink to be the base for my coloring. I love the look of pencils colored directly onto dark surfaces, but because I wanted things to really pop off the navy, I opted to work on the white ink. Plus, it’s super easy to see while you’re coloring over it!

Coloring with Pencils on Navy + Simon's Gina K. Designs STAMPtember® Exclusive

I also did a bit of tone on tone stamping in the background of my scene, using some of the large snowflakes included in the Joy of the Season stamp set; these are stamped with Simon’s watermark embossing ink. Around the snowflakes are some dots of both Tonic Studios White Gloss Nuvo Drops and Signo white gel pen.

Coloring with Pencils on Navy + Simon's Gina K. Designs STAMPtember® Exclusive

The teal cardstock used as the card base, as well as the navy I used for my coloring, are both from the Gina K. Designs Winter Rainbow Cardstock collection that she created exclusively for Simon Says Stamp. Gina’s cardstocks are among some of my most favorites!

There is a supporting sentiment from Simon’s Fa La La stamp set, white heat embossed onto Schoolhouse Red cardstock. I cut it down with one of the new Sentiment Labels dies, giving myself a perfectly trimmed banner.

Why I Love It
Coloring with Pencils on Navy + Simon's Gina K. Designs STAMPtember® Exclusive

My most-loved parts of this card are where I created unique blends of colors… on the ornament, there is a bit of green serving as the darkest color on my ornament. Check out how beautifully the green and turquoise blended together!

And speaking of blending, how about the way the myriad of colors blended  together for the ground under the mugs? By working with the darkest color first, and then softening the blend with lighter colors, I acheived a variegated effect that I simply love!

When doing an effect like this, make sure you use colors that are not completely opposite of each other. You’ll notice that even though I used a reddish tone in the ground alongside green, the red I chose has a purple undertone. Purple and green complement each other, so that helps the red blend better without turning  “muddy”.

I hope today’s video has inspired you to create and that you will try some of these ideas out on your next project! Be sure to check out Simon’s Joy of the Season stamp set in collaboration with Gina K. Designs; it is so pretty!

Supplies Used

Gina K Designs Clear Stamp and Die…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamps And Dies FA LA LA…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Clear Stamps FA LA LA…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp FA LA LA Wafer Dies…
[ SSS ]
Prismacolor 150 PREMIER COLORED…
[ SSS ]
Prismacolor PREMIER COLORED PENCILS…
[ SSS ]
Tombow Mono DUST CATCH Eraser 2963
[ SSS ]
Tombow Mono LIGHT TOUCH PLASTIC…
[ SSS ]
Tonic SURFACE SWEEP Synthetic Brush…
[ SSS ]
Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE Two Pack…
[ SSS ]
Tonic GLOSS – SIMPLY WHITE Grande…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Pigment Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
[ SSS ]
Gina K Designs WINTER RAINBOW 24 Pack…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
[ SSS ]
MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
[ SSS ]
Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder…
[ SSS ]

4 Comments

  1. Linda H September 7, 2018 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    Absolutely love this! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Karthikha Uday September 7, 2018 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    Wonderful card!! :)

  3. Barbara Smith September 7, 2018 at 8:35 am - Reply

    Great video! I love the vibrancy of the colors on the navy. That is a charming card.

  4. Teresa Doyle September 7, 2018 at 7:00 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness Nina this is outstanding! How stunning. This is such a beautiful technique, I really must try using pencils on dark cs. Beautifully done!

Leave A Comment