Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Concord & 9th and the Mini Misti

***This giveaway is now closed***

Hi all!  Welcome to my stop on the Hop!  For my card, I wanted to try something newish that I've had in my head for a while.  My last post used the sketched look with an outline stamp image.  I wanted to try doing the sketched look with solid images.  Here's what I came up with:



I used the Toned Gray sketch book paper again, as well as the Grout Gray ink.  This time, instead of using just black and white pencils, I used 3 different colors and the black.  Also, I used Luminance pencils instead of Prismacolor pencils, and the Flourish stamp set from Concord & 9th.

I stamped the first step of all the images with the gray ink using the Mini MISTI to help line everything up perfectly, and then traced over them, using a very sketchy motion, with the different colors.  For the second step for the leaves and smaller flowers, I just added some detail with the black pencil.

For the bigger flowers, I actually used the Mini MISTI to help me stamp the second steps with the same gray ink right over the colored pencil.  I then traced over that second step with the same pink, but pressing harder, on the largest flower.  And for the second step on the larger blue flowers, I traced over with black.  Finally I added some black detail on the bottom of the pink flower.

I also stamped the Hello sentiment from the same set with the gray ink, and "sketched" over it with black.

I really like this look and had a lot of fun with this technique and this stamp set!

For the Hop, we're giving away a Mini MISTI!!  Woohoo!  The winner will be randomly drawn on Friday from everyone who leaves a comment on every hop post.  Here's the full list:

Maureen (You're here!)

I hope you like my card and now you're off to the awesomeness on the Concord & 9th blog!  TFL!


119 comments:

  1. It looks really cool, such a great new to me technique! Will have to try it out! :-) thanks for sharing!

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  2. Very pretty!

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  3. I luv the sketch looks you've been making. A great technique!

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  4. That's such a cool technique! Must add to my 'must try this asap' list!

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  5. Thanks for inspiration, great card!

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  6. Oh wow!!! What a beautiful card! Love this technique....perfect for this set!

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  7. LOVE the sketch - it's gorgeous!!!

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  8. Cool look love the sketchiness of it. :-) so fun

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  9. Really nice card and it looks like it is inspiring all of us to give it a try! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Gorgeous! Looks like a pro hand sketched the gorgeous flowers - would never know it started with a stamp!

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  11. Beautiful!! Looks like it's embroidered.

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  12. Oh wow, it looks hand-drawn. Fabulous!

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  13. Ooh I love this sketchy look! What a great idea! I never would've thought to try that. Now I will :)

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  14. Beautiful. Love the sketch look.

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  15. Such a uniquely beautiful card! The sketch technique you used looks amazing! I love that it looks like you drew it by hand! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  16. Such a beautiful card, Maureen! I love the soft pastels with the gray background...so unique, and really stunning effect!

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  17. Love the look of this on that paper! Stunning!

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  18. Beautiful card ! I love this technique, gonna give it a try ! Thanks for sharing !

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  19. That looks like a lot of fun! And it looks so natural! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. oh great; another must have is that grey paper! love what you did with this stamp set and the chalky nature of it all!

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  21. I love the Flourish stamp set. The gray card stock gives such a soft effect.

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  22. Wow!!! Awesome technique:))) thanks for sharing

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  23. Your sketch technique worked out beautifully! Love the look!

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  24. The use if the colored pencils was lovely.

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  25. I've never seen this technique with colored pencils before. It is beautiful!

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  26. Wow! Beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  27. This is beautiful - what a different look. I can't wait to try this technique!

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  28. Beautiful soft look on your card! I love Concord & 9th and have always wanted a MISTI. Fingers crossed :) and thanks for the opportunity

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  29. I really must try this sketch look. You make it look so awesome!!

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  30. I had to repost because I thought you used prisma but you used Luminance. This card looks completely hand done! Beautiful! TFS!

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  31. Love the sketchy look ... very cool.

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  32. Very neat idea for the sketch look!

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  33. So soft and gentle. I love it. Thank you for providing such inspiration.

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  34. Wow! I need to try this technique!

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  35. Gorgeous card, love the kraft background!

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  36. Aww, such a soft sweet pretty card! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  37. Love this technique - very nice card

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  38. Great card......I have got to try this out just as soon as I can get the supplies I need........one of them being the MISTI. Got to wait until it fits in the budget OR MAYBE I will be blessed and win......LOL

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  39. Love this card, this is a interesting technique.

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  40. This is awesome! Love the sketchy look ♥

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  41. Love the soft colors on your beautiful card! Gorgeous stamp set and an awesome cardmaking tool! Fabulous hop!

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  42. So unique! Love the sketchy look!

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  43. I love that sketchy look you used. What a great set and such a beautiful card! TFS!

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  44. Wow. What a gorgeous creation! So soft!

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  45. What a fun way to use your pencils. Using the MISTI keeps all the details in exactly the right place but coloring over the lines with the pencils gives it a very distinctive look. Love it!

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  46. Love your card....looks like a pencil sketch. Beautiful!!

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  47. Oh I love that sketchy look... fantabulous! thanks for sharing

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  48. Great card! and so easy using the MISTI

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  49. Never think to use colored cardstock to stamp on. Obviously, I've learned something new. The results are lovely.

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  50. Very pretty! It looks like hand drawn art!

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  51. Well done. I like the hand drawn look that you achieved.

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  52. Wow, what a cool technique! I don't use my colored pencils very often, but I really want to try this. TFS

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  53. very sweet card like your colors!!!

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  54. This is a wonderful look. Not sure I could recreate it but might want to try. Thanks.

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  55. Oh Maureen, your card is so pretty. I love this stamp set!

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  56. What a cool set of images and I love the beautiful card you made too.

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  57. This is a great technique. I love the card, and will have to dig my colored pencils out to give it a go. Thanks for sharing and waking up my muse.

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  58. I love this sketched technique!

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  59. Before reading how you made your card, I would have said it was all pencils...how clever to use the Misti for your layering....really like the look!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  60. Whoa! That totally looks like you just sketched it. Absolutely beautiful. Looooove this technique! TFS! :-)

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  61. Your hard work is evident in this beautiful card. I have not seen this technique before. Thank you for sharing!

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  62. Really like the looks of this card, I really like the technique. Want to learn to do something like this.

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  63. Your sketched look was a success in my humble opinion. Love it!

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  64. Love this sketchy look you gave to the new Concord and 9th set! Beautiful!

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  65. Love how you gave this stamp set an entirely different look.

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  66. Very lovely and looks like needlework with this technique!

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  67. What a great technique! Beautiful card!

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  68. Love your card! What a great technique.

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  69. Wow!! I love the notebook edge you added - such a lovely touch to your nature inspired palette!

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  70. It looks like a water color painting so soft and lovely. Love all the ways you all show how to use the Misti

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  71. What a cool way to use these stamps...for us people who can't draw

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  72. Beautiful card...the colors and light seeming to flow. Wow, a Mini MISTI would be super.

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  73. Gorgeous! I love how it looks with the pencils.

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  74. I love this card. It is my favorite. The coloring is awesome!

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  75. Simply beautiful!! MISTI + Stamps = A very happy crafter ;)

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  76. Very interesting technique. It doesn't look as if any stamping was done at all. It really looks like a great sketch.

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  77. Pretty Card - interesting technique

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  78. Great card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  79. This set looks wonderful hand sketched! What talent! Love the notebook edge at the top to set it all off perfectly :)

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  80. Oh my goodness, I love this technique. It is so fun and sweet. Thank you for sharing. I may just step out of my box and try this sometime.

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  81. I've never seen anyone do this with pencils before, what a fun technique!! I love my pencils so must give this a go, so thank you so much for sharing!

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  82. Great technique! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  83. Something new to try.... thank you.

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  84. I love this look. It is a great technique to get more out of your stamps and works perfectly with this fabulous stamp set!

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  85. What a fun technique! I'm going to have to try this soon. Your card is beautiful!

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  86. I love how you used the pencils, what a great look!

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  87. Inspired technique and design for the use of this stamp set. Great card!!

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  88. Great technique. Going to try it out soon.

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  89. Simply beautiful. I love the technique you used!

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  90. Love the softened colors against the gray background and pencils. Just lovely!

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  91. How beautiful! I really love this flower stamp set and the way you colored it!

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  92. Beautiful card, love all the possibilities with this stamp set!! I love and need a misti

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  93. Great looking card. The Misti has made making cards a lot less stressful.

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  94. Sweet card, love the stamp set and your colouring. And thanks for all the tips and triks you have shared to use Misti. It's really a genial tool!

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  95. Love the colored pencil coloring, and the tip for coloring with sold stamps? Great card!

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  96. what a great look. thanks for sharing the technique.

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  97. Hi, thanks for all your wonderful tips and ideas and in particular in regards the misti :)

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  98. I love your watercolored floral beauty Maureen. TFS. How did we ever stamp with our MISTI ?

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  99. Fabulous technique, great tips, beautiful floral colouring and all round beautiful card, Maureen! :)

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  100. Such a soft and Beautiful card!

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  101. Beautiful card and video. Thanks for sharing so generously. I'd love to win a mini Misti. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  102. Love love love the card and the colors. Hope to win the Mini MISTI!

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