Guest Post: Alissa from Will Run for Stamps

I met Alissa on She has a great sense of humor, she's an inspiring runner and a very talented papercrafter. Along with beautiful layouts, Alissa makes STUNNING cards. She is amazing at using colored pencils--not just any colored pencils, but she works her magic using watercolor pencils. She's sharing a really cool tutorial today about how to color images using Loew-Cornell pencils. We're excited have her, please check out her blog, Will Run For Stamps. Take it away, Alissa!

Be sure to check my labels on the left for more tutorials, examples, and ideas.

Step by step with Loew-Cornell pencils.

Digital stamp by Natalie for Whimsy Stamps. Simply adorable!

Started with a nice yellow, light pressure all over.

Same yellow, more pressure at center.

Create more shadows with a darker color.

A bit of orange all over, the center and petals.

Create shading in the center with darker color.

A bit of brown but I don't like it so...

I use my handy dandy eraser!

Trying the center again.

Used these two colors.

My newest favorite trick. Using a weird color like Ultramarine in the darkest corners. Only a little bitty bit.

Good enough.

Good stuff. Digis are compatible with everything, pencils, watercoloring, Copics, chalk. Love my Prismacolor pencil sharpener. I have two good erasers. The plastic one by Derwent and the Artgum is also outstanding.

Finished images with Loew-Cornell pencils. Both are digis by Natalie for Whimsy Stamps.

Cards featuring Loew-Cornell pencils.

Digi by Meljen's Designs for Whimsy Stamps.

Digi by Beccy.

Digi by Natalie for Whimsy Stamps.

Thanks for guest posting, Alissa!


Boden said...

Great tutorial! Your cards are beautiful. Jen @

Cheryl said...

Wonderful tutorial! All your cards are beautiful!

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

Lovely, great job.

Lesley Paige said...

Beautiful cards! I love watercolor pencils! said...

Beautiful! I am so not artistic, but I think I have some pencils like these and you are inspiring me to pull them out and try!

Brave Brooke said...

Those are gorgeous! I am surprised all the time by the creative ways people dress up paper crafting.

Beccy said...

What a wonderful selection of beautiful cards! You've done a fantastic job putting them altogether and what a very inspiring tutorial.. thanks!

Tracy said...

Your cards are beautiful. thanks for the tutorial

KrissyClarkMcKee said...

Very well-done, detailed tutorial!

Delaney said...

These are so pretty!

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Those are really pretty! Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party.

Mallory said...

So pretty! Makes me want to get out my stamps that have been sitting for far too long.

We must have been posting at the same time, because here I am again. I found you via TT&J Weekend Wrap Up. My post is one before yours.


Maria Matter said...

so beautiful!

Jill said...

Some lovely cards there!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

btanders said...

Thanks for the tips. I have trouble with shading, so it's always nice to see examples of how to do it!

Unknown said...

So adorable! Love the whimsical look of all of her cards! Soo pretty! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

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