I got a little bit of time today, so figured I would tackle the newest Make it Monday Challenge on Nichole Heady's blog! Jenn Ellefson did a great tutorial on using colored pencils, something I've never really experimented with. I thought that the boys had some cheapo colored pencils in a big art set that they have had for years, so I went to find them, and lo and behold - found a 24 box of Prismacolor pencils instead! WOOHOO! I don't have any of the little blending tools that Jennifer used, so I improvised: I cut a Q-tip's cotton tip off and trimmed the stick a bit so that it came to sort of a dull point, and dipped that in Baby Oil to blend the pencils. It wasn't perfect (I'm sure the proper tool would work better), but it definitely did the job!
I used the flowers from Summer Jar Fillers in shades of pinks and purples with the stems from Daydreamer and a Little Label for the sentiment. I added a teeny little dot of Liquid Pearls to the center of each flower.
Thanks for the great video, Jenn and PTI! I still love my Copics, but I think I will be reaching for colored pencils again from time to time! :)