Friday, August 5, 2011

Coloring on Kraft.

Are you as excited as I am that it's Friday?  The major week after week long heat wave has finally broken!  Now we still have awful humidity, but it's not 112 anymore :)  This means we might actually see some of our neighbors this weekend.  Haha!

Today I want to talk to you about coloring on Kraft cardstock.  I've seen people use colored pencils and that's what I initially tried.  It looked great, until I colored my second card with my markers.  Then it put my colored pencil card to shame!  I think I just need to go back over my colored pencils with some mineral spirits to even the color out a bit, then it will look just fine.

I used my Bic Mark Its on this and really love the way it turned out!  I added a bit of twine and stamped my sentiment and the card was finished!

What do you have planned this weekend?  We are taking it easy for the most part.  My cousins birthday party and then dinner afterwards on Saturday and I think that's about it for us!  I'm hoping to get some crafty time in, as usual :)  Have a wonderful Friday and an even better weekend!  See you later and thanks for coming by today!


  1. This looks fantastic. I never would have thought to color on kraft paper.

  2. I see kraft is making its rounds this week :)
    I love your card. I haven't coloured on Kraft paper yet, but I see it turns out perfectly.

  3. I love using kraft as a base. I hadn't done much coloring on it though - I love that you used bic mark-its. I'll have to give this a try! No big plans for the weekend. Just some movie watching and some good old crafting time! :)

  4. Adorable card! I haven't done any stamping on Kraft, but love the look! I have been meaning to get mineral spirits to use with my prisma's but haven't yet. What kind do you use? Oh, and the tag in your previous pretty!

    My plans for the weekend involves a lot of driving to go to my husbands family reunion. Not looking forward to spending most of it in the car...ugh! HOpe you have a great weekend!

  5. I love the card! I haven't tried coloring on kraft yet, but I'm definitely going to break out the bic mark-its and try it out!