Saturday, October 13, 2012

Humphrey on Kraft

The weather is changing and the days are getting shorter; I am loving the cooler days.
Cold weather=more snuggle time, scarves, warm blankets and more coffee!

 I am so super excited to share today's project that I have made for Crafter's Companion because seriously I had a blast creating it and it is something that I had in mind for quite some time now. 

I am sharing a one layer card embossed and colored on kraft. So here it is...
CAUTION: Picture heavy post:0)

 Here is a closer look at the image Hello Rudolph from the Humphrey Collection.
 Here you can see a little bit better the embossing and what a pretty texture it gives this card. This is the 6x6 Regal Frame.
 Here is a little tip for when coloring on kraft. Jot down color on a scrap piece  of your kraft to get a good idea of how your colors will show up. 

Here are a few things that I have noticed:
-Coloring on kraft is more forgiving; hence easier to blend and harder to see mistakes= more fun!
-Bright colors look best
- Color will bleed faster, so be sure to not put too much color down
-As the alcohol evaporates(ink dries) the colors will start to look brighter. It is like magic seeing those colors show through!
I got my inspiration for coloring this image from the packaging:0)
 Skin: BGR3, BGR1, Blender
Reds: DR7, DR1, CR10, CR5
Greens: DG3, CG4
Rufolph: TN7, GB8, GB1/ TN8, TN7
*White is Tim Holtz Picket Fence Distress Marker

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Little Miss Muffet Challenges -  One layer or CAS
Paper Play -Simply cute
Pixie Dust Studio - Full of Fantasy
Addicted to Stamps and More - CAS 
Crafts and Me - #105 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a chance to try coloring on kraft I promise it is FUN!




  1. Awesome one layered card and you've done an amazing job coloring up those cuties


  2. Too cute, this is a wonderful Christmas card! Thanks so much for playing along at ATS&M! xx

  3. Such a gorgeous card - you just have to love Humphrey eh? Great colouring and so effective on Kraft card. Another great method is using watercolour pencils. If you lay down a layer of white first then the colours blend and pop really well........thanks for joining us at ATS&M!

    Karen x

  4. So adorable. Beautifully coloured. Great tips and ideas. Thank you for joining in the ATS&M challenge this week.
    Regards Florence x

  5. This is super super cute! Amazing coloring. Thank you so much for sharing with us ATSAM this week, hugs, Nonni.

  6. It's such a sweet card you've created! The embossed frame looks lovely and your coloring on kraft is wonderful!

  7. I love it on kraft - beautiful card. Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge this week at Paperplay.

  8. Very sweet, love the kraft paper. Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust Studio.


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