Can You Pencil Me In?


Hello friends! I've been quite busy coloring today and this may come as a surprise to you...with pencils!  I know.  Totally not me since I've been colored with just copic markers.  But there is a new challenge over at Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley - The Blog that's ending in a few days!  The theme is "Can You Pencil Me In?"  Thus, I'm using pencils...simple good old rubber stamping colored pencils. I just love all of Marcella's gorgeous blooms and really don't want to miss out of this challenge fun.  

This breathtaking arrangement of blooms is calls Arranging Roses.  I paired it up with the sentiment "Precious and few are friends like you!" from the Gerbera Daisies set because this card is going to our wonderful good neighbors Kerk & Anna.  They're such sweetheart!  Whenever we're away, they would take in our mails, put out our trash and watered our garden for us.   We are very fortunate and so blessed to have them not only as neighbors but also friends.  

Layering Technique: The die frame is Spellbinders Nestabilities A2 Card Creator Dies - Divine Eloquence, which I cut out 3x for added depth.  For an easy clean adhesive of each layer, I used Elmer's spray adhesive.  

This challenge was truly a challenge for me.  Having just self-taught myself intensively the last 6 months and getting comfortable coloring and blending with only copic markers, I wasn't sure if I was able to pull off with color pencils.   But I figured the basic coloring method should apply to all coloring mediums.  Right?  So I applied the same method I learned coloring with copic to colored this gorgeous blooms with pencils - start with coloring in lightly the entire bloom, go back and filled in the shades (with the same colored pencil) by coloring over and over again until I got the desire shade in mind. Then blend with fingers. 

I was truly inspired by this "Can You Pencil Me In?" challenge and hopefully I have inspired you too to pick up and try out a new coloring medium.  Even if it is out of your comfort zone.  Who knows? You might actually get "hook" onto it. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your day with me.  May you have a wonderful rest of your week!


Digi Stamp: Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley's Arranging Roses & Gerbera Daisies
A2 Card Creator Dies Divine Eloquence - Spellbinder Nestabilities
Floral embossing folder - Memory Box
Rubber stamping coloring pencils
Elmer's spray adhesive
Floral pattern paper from my stash
La La Land Heart die 


  1. This is so soft and lovely Christina! Love the pastel colors! Love how you added the sweet little heart with the twine too. charming!

  2. You are as good with pencils as you are with Copics! This is just beautiful! I love this pitcher of roses, especially filling up the card front like this. So lovely with the sentiment and perfect for your neighbor friends. Good neighbors are such a blessing. We have the perfect next door neighbors, too. A young couple, and we just love them! I'm so glad you found time to join in our Pencil Me In challenge, Christina!

  3. Thanks for stopping by my Blog Christina! I love this card ... I use pencils most of the time so I really love the soft look you created for your flowers!

  4. Just beautiful! Those flowers and your coloring are gorgeous!