Saturday 27 February 2016

Sketchy condolences

Hi Crafters,

 today I'd like to show you a card that was inspired by a brilliant technique  video I saw on youtube the other day. Unfortunately today I don't remember where exactly that was, I've been searching the web for an hour. If anyone recognises the design, please let me know, so I can give credit.

I really wish I could draw, but I just don't have that talent, so I have to fake it.

I went to my local art supplies store an got two shades of grey Polychromos pencils, special for this technique. I already had a white one and I used the black outliner pencil from my Inktense set. With those I set out to try it myself.

I stamped one of the flowers of a Tim Holtz stamp set. Then I sketched in my shadow areas with a light grey at first, darkening the deepest shadows layer after layer.

At first I thought I didn't like it, but then I put it aside and looked at it with a little more distance and suddenly I did, so I decided to make it into a card.

I cut it down and used a border punch on the top edge. Then I cut an off-white card base and a black matte, also with a punched border.

For a sentiment I picked a German sympathy sentiment just because of the non-colour scheme. 

Have a nice week-end


  1. Such a beautiful and serene card, a perfect sympathy design! I try and pin the cards that I like for inspiration, saves hours of web search... or not lol.

  2. Wow, this is so beautiful Ela, it looks like you draw the image yourself!

    Love and hugs

  3. Super schön! (Auch wenn es eine Trauerkarte ist)
    Mal etwas ganz anderes und auch nicht so "normal spießig". Gefällt mir richtig gut!

  4. Beautiful colouring, I love how you have done this card.