Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Friends /WOYWW

Hi Guys!
 I'm in a better mood today. :-) Know why? New technique, that's why!
I wish I could say I thought of it myself, but I didn't, but that's ok.The main thing is that I have something new to occupy myself!  I found out about this technique while going through my blog updates a few days ago. A talented girl named Judy is going to be doing a class on coloring on Kraft. You can check out her blog here.

I never thought I would be buying Kraft. In fact, I've seen it for some time in the stores and thought "what is the world coming to when they want you to buy brown paper bags? Hello? This is just cardboard is it not?" Well, it is and it isn't. Its cardstock thickness (not cardboard) and its the texture of a brown paper bag. So when it comes to laying down color on it, it has more "tooth" so it can take more layers than your typical white cardstock.
 It's pretty exciting. I haven't had that rush of crafting contentment in a long time~ :-)
It almost turns your prismacolors into pastels or chalk. Its an entirely different effect than normal paper.

My recipe:
papers: DCWV and Kraft
Image: Mo Manning
Colors: Prismacolors
Ribbon: Offray
Flowers: Recollection
Sentiment: Stampin Up

A close up:

And some details:

And this part below is for the folks over at the Stampin Ground who want to see our messes today! This was my card in progress...(partially cleaned up now)

As you can see from the picture below, Ive printed out more images on Kraft so you can expect to see more Krafty goodness in the coming posts. (til I get sick of it and move on to something else!)

And as for the card, I would like to enter it in the following challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday: BFF~ Buttons, flowers, friendship
Simon Says: 3 embellies, 2 dp, 1 image (I might have one or two more...)
ABC Challenge: F is for flowers

Thanks for all your support guys, your sweet words and support mean a lot to me.


Andrea - Wales, UK said...

What a beautiful card and your desk looks lovely and creative.


Linda w said...

It's great Dorcas, and amazing how good the brown looks on the card. It does look like pastels, I wonder how pastels themselves would work on it. I'll have a look at the site you've linked. Cute image and your colouring is perfect of course. Hugs Lin

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

I must poke fun first then commend! "Why would anyone want to buy Kraft it is just a paperbag!" LOL See there are uses for it! OK that is out of my system. The card is adorable! It looks great on Kraft! Sounds fun! Glad you have your mojo back and something that makes you happy. Your cards are great no matter what!

email: said...

Aw such a cute image! I love the stitching too!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Linda w said...

What product do you actually buy. Paper bag, brown envelope box, help lol. Hugs lin

Helen said...

great cards and colouring.

Tine said...

Hi Dorcas. Why what a prolific crafter you are. No sooner is my back turned and there is another card! Fab card it is too, mind you. I had never heard of, or seen, the Kraft you mention. Sounds interesting though....
Tine :)

Annika said...

OK, firstly - your colouring on kraft is WHOA!!! So lovely I think I shall play with it when I get a chance. Secondly - at least you have a store there that sells kraft ... no such luck here. The downside of living in total sticks, I guess.

CraftyC said...

Your card is gorgeous & beautifully coloured!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is just perfect.

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this looks amazing just love what you have created and love your craft space too hugs cheryl xxxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful coloring on the kraft! Your desk looks like mine! lol Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

redwasher1 said...

WOW!!! This is gorgeous!!!!!!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends.

Carola Bartz said...

Lovely card!

CanadianScraps43 said...

I am so jealous of you Dorcas! Your colouring is like nothing I have ever seen. This is amazing and I am wondering if you can shade and highlight with this. I thought it was a sticker at first glance because it was clean, crisp, and clear. Like something out of a printed story book. You are da boom Ma Lady! Can I come over for tea and you can teach me how you do this. Lol!

Yenni said...

Wow..thanks for sharing dorcas..i guess this one worth to try! :)

Paula Gale said...

Hi Dorcas

That image on the Kraft card is stunning - it makes the colour stand out so well.

Paula x x x

Lynn McAuley said...

What gorgeous work with this Mo Manning image on kraft paper!! Absolutely divine!!

Thanks, Dorcas, for sharing this delightful card with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's stripes challenge!!

NGCARDS said...

Lovely card hun, Great work with my sketch :) Thanks for joining us this week at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

Rica said...

Hi Dorcas - a fabulous card - so pretty with those gorgeous paper and wonderfully coloured cute image.
It is fun stamping and colouring on Kraft cs isn't it?
Thanks so much for joining us in the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
hugs Heather xx

Adria (I now have 3 Copics!) Slauterbeck said...

This card has inspired me to invent a new word: "ADORBEAFUL!" Thats "adorable" and "beautiful" mashed-up.

lovely color contrasting. just magnificent...Thanks for joining the rest of the "BFF" gang at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

p.s. I use A LOT of kraft colored papers and card stock. Much of my work is nature inspired and kraft is very "natural." I'm sure someone as creative as you will most likely find OODLES of ways to use it!

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Hey Dorcas!!! this is just lovely!! Your card looks amazing and I know it will look even better in real life! :)) I am glad my work inspired you to give it a go! I keep trying to think of some more ways to use my kraft!

Wonderful work and thanks so much for the mention!
Hugs Judy x

dj1952 said...

This is sooooo cute! I'll have to check her blog out. I also love new techniques. TTYL. dj

Sprytebyrd said...

Lovely card! Such a wonderful image and great colors!
Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday this week! Good Luck on our BFF challenge!
Dee (Spryte)♥
Sprytebyrds Spot

Anonymous said...

Now thats what a crafters desk supposed to look like!

thank you for coming by my blog to have a peak!
coffee can or not, i think your desk looks lovely!

have a great day!

Heidi said...

Lovely card. I love the sketch! Thanks for playing the ABC F is for Flowers challenge

Karita said...

What a cute friends you have there on your card! :) Very cute :):)And I just love your card design, looks so beautiful and you have done great job for our BFF challenge ;)

Thanks for joining us at SSC and hope to see you again :)


Neet said...

Now I know why someone on one of my Yahoo groups was asking about kraft card. Thanks. Will be off for a look at your link but in the meantime thanks so much for showing us your lovely card - and you desk. #142

Spyder said...

Lovely card, love the shape and a very tidy desk too! Happy WOYWW

Ashley said...

what a stunning creation! love the image u used and all of the beautifull colours! well done! thanks for joining us at stamptacular this week! also i'm giving away a blog candy hop over to my blog!

Carolyn said...

Dorcas, this is stunning. I just love everything you create. I would never think to stamp on kraft paper, but I'm now going to be trying it. Your card is gorgeous as usual. Such a perfect card for our BFF Challenge. Thanks for sharing it with us at SSC.
Hugs xx

Leonie said...

O wowsers!! Totally loving the effect of the pencils on the kraft..hmm a new technique is calling!! Gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining us this week at SSC for our BFF challenge.
hugs Leonie

Elizabeth said...

The card is beautiful - I like how the image looks when coloured on Kraft - and your desk looks productive:) Elizabeth #87

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow- fab colouring, whatever the technique. I've always liked Kraft, but end up being a bit formulaic with it - you know - naturals and ginghams, so to see you incorporate it like this is marvellous. Viva you and WOYWW!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I have no idea what the technique is you used, but your coloring is lovely. I've also never used Kraft, but sometimes use old paper bags from the grocery, which look very much like that. I was actually here earlier, but got that dreaded 503 error. Just came back to wish you a happy belated WOYWW (#2).

Victoria said...

fab mo card
love the desk
thank you for joining us on ABC this challenge



Marcea said...

wonderful card and details - so pleased you could join us this week on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

Cardmaking Galore said...

Utterly awesome! i love the colour effect on Kraft! This is the first time I've seen it and am smitten, well done

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