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Pencil Shading and a Big Red Valentine Flower

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I have two projects to share with you today.  I tried my hand at pencil shading the truck from my Kittie Kits Fall Harvest set. The second is a fairly gaudy red and white Valentine flower card.

Linda aka Holstein was featured artist for the Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper challenge this week. I was intrigued by her pencil shaded horse card and inspired to try my hand with the technique.

KC Fall Harvest 10 right 

I stamped the image with black Stazon and used a used a sketching pencil with soft lead to shade the truck image. I really had fun playing with this technique and definitely think I will try again.

KC Fall Harvest 10 close

I almost tried to light pencil sketch in some scenery around the truck but thought I’d better stop where I was.

KC Fall Harvest 10 left

My second card is a crazy one for me. It is one of those times where the project looked so much better in my head than how it really turned out.

KC SU Blossom Punch 1 right

I wanted to try making a flower with my new Stampin’ Up! blossom punch but got a little carried away with the size of the flower. I punched several petals, distressed them and then attached them to a punched circle used as the base of the flower.

KC SU Blossom Punch 1 close

I wanted to center to be sparkly with rhinestones but wanted them to be red so I colored clear ones with a red Promarker.  I attached the leafy flourish to try and soften the flower a little.  I was almost not going to post this as it isn’t my favorite but thought I may as well share the bad with the good.  LOL!

KC SU Blossom Punch 1 left

I hope you have a great week.  Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Rubbernecker Kittie Kits Fall Harvest
Paper: Bienfang Drawing Paper, White, Black
Ink: Stazon
Accessories: Alvin Draft-Matic Pencil 0.9mm, Sizzix Tim Holtz Brick Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Rectangle Die

Paper: White, Red
Accessories: SU Blossom Punch, Martha Stewart Heart PATP Punch Set, Spellbinder Heart Circle Die, My Favorite Things Leafy Flourish, Rhinestones, Red Promarker