Monday, April 16, 2018

Black, White, and Chartreuse

Have you checked out this color combo on the Power Poppy blog?  When I saw it, I had to play along!  Black, white, and chartreuse...what a dramatic color palate!  For this challenge I tried something a bit different.  I used colored pencils on black cardstock!  While the process was a tad more involved than usual, the results are worth the effort.

Printing the image, Bubbles and Fizz, on plain paper was the first step.  Next I cut a piece of white graphite paper and attached it to the back of the printed image (fyi, make sure you place the graphite paper with the correct side facing, I goofed on my first try).  Then I taped the image and graphite paper to the black cardstock, and traced the main lines in the image with a pencil.

After tracing the image, I removed it and the graphite paper to reveal a white image "stamped" on the black cardstock.

Let the coloring begin! I used 50% Warm Grey, Cream, and White for the spheres.  The leaves and stems are colored with Chartreuse, Olive Green, Apple Green, Spring Green, and Prussian Green.

A black and white stripped patterned paper, chartreuse card stock, white card stock, and a white die cut "hello" were all that was needed to complete a card.

Not sure what happened to the color in the card photo, it looks washed out, but the former photo shows the true colors.

Until next time...


  1. Awesome. Love how you colored on the black, it looks amazing. And the background paper is perfect. Nicely done.

  2. Woah... that is brilliant! I have never transferred an image before but you did this with absolutely amazing results! Just gorgeous!

    1. Thank you for the compliments, Julie! I too think it worked out well, especially for a first attempt.

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