Saturday, 5 February 2011

Prismacolor on dark card...

Following on from yesterday, I decided to sketch some grasses in white Prismacolor onto SU's Rose Red cardstock.


Here was my inspiration...


This photo was taken in a lane close to my home. These beautiful grasses grow near a stream all year round and change colour with every season. I really really have a thing for grasses.


Here is my artistic interpretation of the photo...

grasses 1

Although they were easy enough to draw, I would like to get a couple of these stems made into a stamps as I think they would be quite versatile. Having said that, as I look at them again I think I can improve on them and will continue to refine my drawings.

The white Prisma really shows up beautifully on dark cardstock, and for some reason the Glamour Dust looks amazing dusted over the Prisma, it really shimmers.



I have yet to actually colour an image with Prismas, I'm just experimenting with individual colours. I'm enjoying discovering what I can do with them, so if it's OK with you I may do some more li'l sketches before moving on!

26 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

I found your blog today and all I can is WOW...your cards are both stunning and elegant, I shall become one follower. Any news on your stamp being available yet that you designed?

ANne

Elaine Stark said...

Stunning card. Thanks for taking us through the story of how you made your card. You have given me some inspiration. Elaine

Vicky said...

This is stunning Sarita! The white prisma looks beautiful on the rose red, and again I am loving the sparkle. I love the sentiment you've used too, I just adore this sincere salutations set! So versatile!! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Steph said...

Beautiful, Sarita. I love the glitter on it and the colours are gorgeous x

Sharon said...

STUNNING! Once again you're 'knocking our socks off' Sarita. What amazing talent you have. This is such an elegant and classy card.
Hugs,
Sharon xx

Kerry said...

Keep them coming Sarita, love them all.

I am just in awe of you drawings, so talented.

Love Kerry xxx

Sue said...

It is defiantly all right with me if you do some more sketches. I love your work and just wish you would convert your sketches into stamps to sell. As I have said before I have my own little craft shop and would love to sell your stamps. ( but then again I think I would want them all to myself....LOL )Your work is very inspirational keep it up.

Regards Sue

Pauline said...

STUNNING!! The glamour dust just sets it off.

Grenouille Greetings said...

The stems do look ultra striking against the darker background. Lovely, Sarita! Hugs, Lesley

Lee said...

STUNNING.xx

Carol Q said...

more stunners, so delicate and feathery Sarita. the glamour dust is a perfect finisher.

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Sarita, love the overall effect!
Clairexx

Lynne said...

Another stunning creation Sarita. Please carry on and do as many sketches as you can. And please follow up on the stamp front.
Lynne xxx

Erika said...

Wow I'm loving your interpretation. Stunning card.

Tina said...

I have no idea how you do this, but i kind of feel the wind blowing through the grass. Wonderful!!!

Hugs, Tina

angelwhispers said...

This is awesome you really have a real talent for drawing and being so individual!!! I'm loving how you are using te prisma's think I may have to have some of these! Chanelle xxx

TAM said...

Yet another amazing creation - thanks for giving us all so much inspiration.

sheila said...

I really love your blog-you do such amazing work! I have noticed that you use alot of "glimmer dust"...what is this exactly and how do you apply it? I am in the States and am using a product but it seems to flake off and was wondering if you have tips on how to keep your glitter adhered....also, you seem to achieve sparkle in very fine, detailed areas....could you also share your trick for that? Lastly, is this "dust" the same color as your ink or do you use an all purpose sparkle....I know this is alot of questions but you seem to be such a pro at this :) Thank you sooo much.

Andrea said...

Another stunner! I really do get the feeling that the grass is moving.
Love, Andrea xx

Crafty Katy said...

Your cards are always stunning... but I have to say... this one is fabulous!

Rufus said...

Sarita, looking forward to the answers to Shelia's questions, hope you post 'em so we can all learn. As for doing more sketching, you do anything you want to, just be sure to let us come along for the ride! This is an awesome card.
R/

Paper Pixie Wedding Invitations and Handmade Cards said...

wow I would never have thought to use my prismas like this what a fab idea, I love your cards and your sketches keep them coming..............K x

Juls said...

stunning!!!! Lovely to see your inspiration....this design looks fabulous on the red...lving all the sparkle!! Hugs Juls

Georgia said...

This is so gorgeous Sarita and I love how you've taken inspiration from the stunning photo - the white with the pink and black is lovely, I LOVE it!! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Sharon said...

Hi Sarita. Just me again. I hope you see this before you see my blog tomorrow. I'm just letting you know that I've CASEd one of your cards and it'll be posted in the morning.
I hope you don't mind. You are such an inspiration to me. I also hope that a) I've done the style and layout justice and b) you see it in the spirit it is intended - sincere flattery.
Bug Hugs and thanks for the inspiration.
Sharon xx

Nicole Aspinall said...

wow this is amazing stuff!