Friday, May 24, 2013

FM111 Hey, Get the Lead Out!!

When I was taking art class in junior high, pencil drawings were my favorite.  My ex-husband made me a pencil drawing of chocolate-chip cookies for his college course that I had framed.  I may even have that around here somewhere...  Anyway, I still like to draw and shade with pencil.  So my challenge for you today is to use pencil in your project, as well as use a splash of color.  You can tell what neutral color I'm aiming for with my challenge.

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Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  1. Create a project using "your choice of a Neutral & a Splash of one Bright Color".
  2. Create a project "using a Pencil (regular graphite #2)".
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a project "using pencil & your choice of a neutral & a Splash of a Bright Color".
So how does one use pencil in a stamped project?  Well, my immediate thought is to stamp your image in black or gray ink, after stamping off one or more times, and then fill in your image with pencil shading.  You can use your finger or a blending stump to smooth your pencil lines.  If you can think of an alternative way to use pencil in your project, I can't wait to see it!

*Please see the Challenge Guidelines above and remember to provide a Link back to the Friday Mashup or use our challenge graphic within your Post. The Linky will close at 6pm EST on Wednesday May 29th.*


  1. Brilliant idea for a challenge....I'm just sayin'!!! :)

    1. Thanks Nancy.. We're glad you enjoyed the Challenge.


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