Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Going No Lines

Last night I decided to try a new way of using stamps to make a no lines design. I stamped the image with light pink and colored it with Prismacolor pencils. I found this to be more controllable for me then markers as sometimes with my arthritis I tend to shake somewhat. I was inspired by this blog post by Kathy Racoosin. She even has a video which was very informative to me.

Now in no way can I compete with Kathy's talent but at least this was one I thought I could safely post to my blog as it isn't too awful. I used the Wild Prairie Rose image from the Gina K. Designs Stately Flowers 7 set which is illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger. With my Prismacolor pencils I was able to color the flowers and use the pencil included to blend them. I know Gamsol works too, but I am all out at the moment.

I wanted a big bold sentiment so I used one of them from A Jillian Vance Designs Simply Said: Sympathy set. When I want a big sentiment for a sympathy card I find I am always reaching for that set as it has such a pretty font and wonderful messages.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Power & Spark Challenge: Say YES to NO Lines
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Fantastic Florals

Well, our week is off to a good start. And, we have been having temperatures in the 60's for highs. Unbelievable for this time of year but it sounds like it is back to winter by the weekend. So we are enjoying it while it lasts.  I hope you have a great week too and thanks for all your visits and comments.

God bless,


  1. Hello, Verna! It's no wonder you have been inspired by Kathy R! She is an awesome lady and so talented! I think this card turned out beautifully! Great colouring with this technique!

  2. P.S. Her 30-day colouring challenge starts March 1! I'm going to try to do it this time!

  3. Beautiful! You did no line fantastic :)

  4. Oh this came out beautifully! I tried this technique 3 times, I am not impressed with myself LOL Kudos to you!

  5. Beautiful card. Love the pretty flowers. Thank you so much for playing along Simon Says Stamp Fantastic Floral Challenge. Gayatri xx

  6. You did good! This is gorgeous and the no line technique that you did is amazing. Love that you put on the big bold sentiment.

  7. Verna, I too have arthritis and believe me I know what you mean, sometime my hands shake, or just let go and drop things...
    You did a BEAUTIFUL job with this card Hon! I love the colors!

  8. You have nailed this technique, which is no small feat. I find this to be a real challenge. Your card is beautiful!!!

  9. WOW Verna...your no line coloring is fabulous .I am yet to try this out
    Dr Sonia

  10. This is beautiful, Verna! Not only is the image perfect for your no line coloring, but it's perfect for a sympathy card. Our temps are really falling here so it must be heading your way. Hugs, Darnell

  11. Absolutely gorgeous Verna. !! just into the pencil crayons and watercolour pencils here for the same reason. Hold them differently.

    Going to check out the video so thanks for sharing it as well.


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