Yippee for Yana: Pencil Coloring on Smoke Gray Cardstock
Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! Welcome to the latest edition of Yippee for Yana with the super talented Yana Smakula! Be sure to watch the video for the full tutorial and enjoy!
Hi everyone, this is Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp! Today I’m using a stamp set from Simon’s August Card Kit – the Beautiful Mandy’s Flowers set. I thought it would be a good idea to create a simple pencil colored card using one of the images from this set.
I started to work on my card by stamping image in Simon’s Fog ink onto a piece of Smoke Gray cardstock. When it comes to colored pencils I always think it’s a good idea to color on non-white paper (as I can always use my Copic markers to color on white).
To color this image I used Polychromos pencils from Faber Castell. I used the following pencils:
● #167 Permanent Green Olive, #166 Green Yellowish, #170 May Green;
● #274 Warm Grey V, #270 Warm Grey I, #101 White
● #109 Dark Chrome Yellow, #108 Dark Cadmium Yellow, #107 Cadmium Yellow
When I color with pencils I use the pencils themselves to blend the colors, I burnish with my pencils. I start with a light hand and as I get to the final layer of color I apply heavy pressure to burnish my coloring. The burnishing action smoothes out the tooth of the paper and prevents it from accepting more pigment or more color on top. So that’s why you don’t want to use a heavy hand right away when you just begin your coloring or you’ll flatten all of that tooth that the paper has and you will not be able to apply more color.
Once my initial flower was colored I created a mask and stamped another flower along with a few leaves to build up my image and colored it in the same way as before.
After my coloring was done I stamped sentiment that reads “Thank You For Your Love” in Smoke ink. I also added a few more stamped images – a little heart, a little branch and a few clusters of tiny dots (and again, colored those with colored pencils). To color the circle frame I used my white pencil along with a light and a dark gray to create shadows from the florals.
I also hand drew a few additional branches here and there to fill this image in. I could have stamped those, but I didn’t want the top flower looking exactly like the bottom one. I stamped “For Your Love” sentiment part in smoke ink onto white paper, I cut it into a little strip and foam mounted onto the card. I also added a few little enamel hearts that came in my August kit and adhered this panel onto an A2 white card base.
Have fun stamping!
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Yana’s coloring over colored cardstock is amazing! These flowers are beautiful!
It’s gorgeous Yana, thank you so much for this lovely card with this awesome stamp set. Great idea to put a second flower in the circle, love that you showed how you did that and that the circle lines in the flower didn’t bother you at all.
Ohhhh absolutely beautiful!
What a beautiful card, I love the yellow against the smoke gray cardstock!
Always enjoy watching your technique and try to apply the tips to my own coloring. I have prisma pencils and do like them. However when it comes to replacing them I think I will try a set of the Polychromos. You and several others I watch like them. As always, nicely done.
This is so beautifully done! Thanks for a great video of techniques.
Lovely card and great coloring. Thanks for sharing.
What a beautiful card! Thanks for the explanation about burnishing and tooth – I had no idea colouring was so technical!
What a gorgeous card Yana–I’m going to have to try stamping and coloring on some toned paper, I believe I have the toned tan, it would be fun to try.
Yana you are the Queen of coloring, so gorgeous. I already follow by email.
So pretty on grey.
This is so pretty! :) Love how the coloring looks on a light gray background.
Beautiful work, Yana!! You are so inspiring!
The pencil coloring on the flowers of today’s card is gorgeous.
Love the stamp set & your gorgeous card!
What a beautiful card! I love coloring on colored card stock too and if it’s not watercolors that I’m using, it will be colored pencils. I think they are so versatile. Thanks for a great video.
How gorgeous your
card is, love the
Carla from Utah
Such a pretty card.
Thank you Yana for the inspiration of another beautiful card. Your tips for using colored cardstock and instructions on soft touch and burnishing with the pencils will be extremely helpful in my attempt to start trying to use pencils.
Such a gorgeous card! Thanks for the inspiration.
Lovely color pencil coloring. The flowers look amazing.
This is so bright and pretty
I love the yellow and grey color combination! Very beautiful card.
Yana’s cards are always just gorgeous!
Gorgeous. Love the yellow against the grey. Hugz
Wow, such a beautiful card!
Beautiful coloring Yana.
Lovely coloring! Such a pretty card!
Love watching you coloring with your pencils, I always learn something!! Slowing down the video to show us the motions was such a great help! I don’t do circles and I can never get mine to turn out like yours, so now I’ll try the circles and see what happens now :) Thanks so much for the great tip!! Love the card, it’s beautiful and no one would have known you put the second flower on top, LOL!! Thanks for sharing the wonderful tips and tricks along the way!!
What a lovely and elegant card design! Yana, you always do such beautiful colored pencil work.
SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Inspiration!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing!!
Such a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.
FABULOUS!!! What a beautiful card!
Very sweet and pretty.
So sunny and reminds me of the garden from our neighbours in my childhoud…
Beautiful colouring, Yana! Love your gorgeous card! Congrats to the candy winners, especially happy to see my friend Gail’s name! Yay!
Sooooo Beautiful!!! Congrats to all the winners!!
Absolutely gorgeous!!! It’s amazing how vibrant the yellow is even on the gray!
So beautiful – great job colouring!
Coloring on grey looks so very elegant.
Yana – you do the best pencil coloring. Great job.
What an amazing card !! Your coloring is so delicate !!
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