J for Juvenile

Welcome to my crafty blog and the new theme over at the Alphabet Challenge. We’re now on to J and Caz has gone with ‘juvenile’, which means relating to young people.

I need some more new baby cards, so thought that would fit the bill. I do love this Noah’s Ark image from the retired ‘perfectly paired’ Stampin’ Up! set. I’ve picked up the colours from Color Hues together with Inkspirational‘s theme of one layer and stamping.

The first step was to stamp the image onto a 5×7 card blank, using ‘shadow grey’ Archival ink.

I then selected several Pergaliner pencils in shades of blue and purple to colour the image – I think I used about 6 different ones altogether. It’s quite therapeutic just sitting and shading an image in – the biggest challenge was trying to make sure I had the colours spread out through the image & didn’t end up with two lots of animals in the same shade next to each other!

I just added the sentiment across the bottom to finish – nice and straightforward.

As I need a few of these, I did a second one in yellow and green – some people prefer colours that are not gender specific. This one didn’t seem to take as long to colour – I’d obviously got my eye in!

5 thoughts on “J for Juvenile

  1. Two wonderful cards,love the monochromatic baby boy one I would never have thought of doing this it’s so effective. The gender neutral tones in the second are gorgeous

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  2. You did such a wonderful job of coloring! I love how you used the shades at Color Hues for your sweet card to welcome baby. Thanks so much for playing along!

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  3. I’m unable to pick a favorite, both color schemes work with this image. Beautiful coloring work!
    Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational for our “one layer stamping” challenge.

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