28 April 2012

What's chocolate and pink with a touch of ink?

Well it could be me eating a strawberry creme from the box of Quality Street in my studio as I am always wearing ink!!

On the other hand it could be this creation below:

I thought I would try my hand at colouring on an uber dark cardstock, chocolate brown to be precise, but I could not resist adding a shot or two of pink.

Products used:

Make it Crafty digital stamp - Adele
Faber Castell Polychromos
Daler Rowney Murano Pastel Paper Pad - Cool colours
Dotty paper from stash

If you colour on Kraft cardstock you will have noticed that the colours do tend to stand out more than when using a paler background.  Now with this chocolate I found that the darker pencil colours blended into the background whereas the pale colours really jump out at you!

A word of warning, although I could see the black printed lines to a degree, it is a challenge and it is best to have a clear printed version to hand to save your sanity when you get to a tricky area.

Try it and see what you think ........are any of you brave enough to go dark?

Thanks for hopping by, see you again soon

Crafty Hugs


THERESA said...

WOW WOW WOW , absolutely amazing!!!
Sorry but i am not that brave, lol, have difficulty when an image prints light on white, not even going to the dark cs.........hehehehe
This is really so stunning, girl, you've got serious talent!!
lotsa luv

Exclusively by Mel said...

WOW this is wonderful! so dramatic and beautifully coloured! love it.
Mel. xxx

JLJ Designs said...

Wow, Jane, this is gorgeous! The pink is perfect.


Joey said...

WOW Jane this is amazing and so effective, stunning card. Joey xx

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Wow Jane this is great! It is really dramatic and effective. I love the splash of pink too...looks fantastic! :)

Kathleen said...

Hi Jane, I found your blog through the blogger of the month in the magnolia ink mag, congrats! I have to say I am loving what I see, I have become a follower and now I am off for a good nosey around the rest of your blog ;-)
Love the effect of pencils on the dark cardstock, very dramatic
Kat xx

Cam Grant said...

Simply Beautiful. I can't say I've seen anything like this before. Thanks for sharing.

Delphine said...

So gorgeous, Jane! I love the look on dark paper! Fantastic colouring and colour combo and your layout is simply perfect! You make me feel like going dark, I will, as soon as I can... BIG hugs Delphine xx

Sara said...

Simply stunning, you make me want to get out my polychromos and have a go, I haven`t been brave enough to use dark cardstock yet, hugs Sara xx

Dorcas said...

Funny you should ask GF! I have just been coloring a pile of sheep on a dark charcoal paper. I keep putting it down cos like you say, while the colors look great on it, it does your eyes in trying to see the lines.
I love how this came out and I think the punch of hot pink really adds the wow factor!

Sherry said...

WOW! LOVE IT! You are so talented. I love seeing your creations-you inspire me:0)

Unknown said...

Hi hun I only found your blog yesterday and I'm so glad I did! Your work is fantastic! I'm so going to try my prismas on dark card, I wonder if stamping in white ink might help with seeing the lines - just a thought, thanks so much for sharing your fabby work xx cara xx

Viv said...

WOWWWWWWEEEEE! Jane, this is FABULOUS! And scary ....don't know if I'm ready to go dark! Hehehehe! Love the pink of the background.

Viv xx

Liza said...

Wow Jane, fabulous work. I'm not brave enough to try something so bold!!!

Liza x

Carole of Brum said...

Wow and double wow! gosh Jane, this is fabulous, how great those pencils look against the dark cardstock. I'd love to have a go at this sometime. CoB

Mary J said...

Oh my - that is simply STUNNING Jane! Just love the highlights and your amazing touches of pink!

Anonymous said...

WOW Jane! Absolutely stunning my friend! She is beautiful! hugs, Angela

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Wow Jane! Look at your incredible shading on this one! She is just so stunning :D

Denni said...

I am definitely not as brave as you, lol! What an amazing look though - incredible!