Saturday, February 20, 2021

Wishing You Peace

 I was inspired by Gina's latest video when she colored 
a beautiful flower with colored pencils and gamsol.  
So, I picked out some incentive stamps from her collection and started to color.

I collect patterned paper and then don't use it, so 
decided to pull out those gorgeous papers and
match them up with these pretty flowers.

I used Thank You Friend,  Garden Tour patterned paper,
Master Layouts # 2 & 3,  Peaceful Roses (sentiment) and
My Minds Eye enamel dots.

I used Peaceful Florals, Garden Tour patterned paper,
Angel Aura embellishments, Double Stitched and Single
Stitched Circles and Master Layouts #4.

I used Inspiring Poppies, Poppy Prints patterned paper,
Master Layouts #1 & 3 and Doodlebug Sprinkles.
I colored the poppy with a Zig Clean Color marker.

I used Peaceful Roses, Clear Dew Drops embellishments,
Petals & Wings patterned paper, Master Layouts #1 & 4.

The colored pencils I used were Faber Castille Polychromos.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Your kind comments are always appreciated.
Stay safe & warm!


  1. What a wonderful idea and a great way to use the pattern paper. Your coloring is lovely and I really love the poppy card. They are all awesome, Sharyn.

  2. I just love these, and now I wanna play. So fun to find patterned papers that pick up the colors of the flowers. S'cuse me while I go pull out my pencils and Gamsol. Thanks for the inspiration, my friend.

  3. These are so beautiful and your designs are fabulous! Isn't it just nice to sit and color? Especially on a cold winter's day! LOVE!!!

  4. These are all so beautiful Sharyn. The flowers and papers are all such a perfect match and your coloring is awesome.

  5. Wow Sharyn, these are all so beautiful, I can't pick a favorite because I truly love them all. I am going to have to give your idea a try, and that is an easy way to color for me not knowing much about shading etc. And I do have a "few" pp's in my stash as well!! *wink Heart Hugs! We are warm and toasty with water too now, my younger daughter lives about 1 1/2 mile from me and they are still without power, water (on a well also) and lights of course. But I think they are working on her street, it took a big hit with poles down and lots of wires. they blocked off her road at the top and bottom today, (I saw when coming home from church) so I know they are working hard on getting people their power back! Now I am going to spend the day crafting!! Heart Hugs!!

  6. What an absolutely great way to use these background papers and make fabulous cards. I have a few of these papers myself. I adore how you matched them up to make them so alluring and perfectly placed. Coloring is so relaxing even in warmer weather.

  7. You are really making fantastic use of those pattern papers. I love these cards and all the pretty florals on them.

  8. These are so pretty Sharyn! I too collect DSP and not sure I need anymore but am always drawn to it. As for these cards...your choice of papers are perfect to match your coloring. Each one is beautiful and the red one is my fav! Stay warm!

  9. Beautiful flower coloring! You are all ready for Spring!


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