We're back in Carla's studio today to look at the beautiful cards she created using the new Cherry Blossom set, coloured with pencils. Check out the wonderful texture in each of the petals she coloured. This look is achieved by flicking the pencil tip, which gives a variation in the pressure placed on the pencil and therefore the amount of pigment that is laid down on the paper. It takes practise, but as you can see, it's worth the effort.
For her next card, Carla has added some pretty blue papers and embellishments to help bring out the blue background added around the image. Coordinating colours in this way helps to keep the design cohesive.
This final card has a kraft base, which means Carla needed to add more lighter pigments than you would if the background paper were white. Softer pencils, usually artist grade, will lay down a lot more colour with less pressure because they have oils and waxes mixed with the pigment.