Thursday, 30 July 2020

Getting Krafty with Colour

Morning all. New challenge day for you over at Cardz4galz. Shell has chosen 'stamping on kraft' for this week's challenge.  Thank's Shell! Not something I would choose to do normally. So, just to make it even more of a challenge for me I also decided to create a one layer card for my design.  Was I really feeling well! This was never going to go right.  

Firstly, having chosen my stamp, I had to stamp it upside down in my stamping platform with the card stuck to the top side.  My stamp is a very old red rubber one that won't stick to a block.  It was given to me years ago by a friend. I stamped it twice for a clear outline and, miracle of miracles, it didn't smear or move and stamped perfectly.

Secondly, alcohol markers don't work well on kraft card so that meant I had to resort to my inktense pencils.  I've never had very good results with these. I much prefer alcohol markers.  Wow, second miracle of the day, I used a damp paint brush once I'd laid down my colour and I really liked how it turned out.  

This can't be right.  Something has to go wrong.  What if I add a sentiment up the side of the image.  I really was tempting fate.

And there it is.  Don't ask me how I managed it.  I bet I couldn't do it again.  The stars must have been in alignment or something.  I can't tell you how pleased I am with the result.  I can't believe I pulled it off.  Can you tell I'm a bit chuffed?

Anyway, now it's your turn.  You don't have to make it one layer but you do have to stamp on kraft.  I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


  1. I've tried colouring on Kraft with little success Dawn, the colours here are bright and intense, well done a great card

  2. Gorgeous card, the magic with inktense pencils is always when the water is added, its turned out beautifully. Emmax

  3. I fabulous card Dawn, a great stamp and super colouring - your colours really stand out against the kraft, I can never manage that!
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  4. this is such a pretty card and the image stands out so well against the kraft

  5. I might try this challenge. I have my kraft paper out on my desk, does this count? Let's see how I do? LOL

  6. Gorgeous card Dawn. I love stamping on kraft card, something so totally different.
    Janice x

  7. This is beautiful Dawn, I love that image and how colorful it turned out against the kraft cs! I've never colored on kraft, I need to give it a try :)
    Tammy x

  8. Gorgeous, the stars were indeed aligned! I don't often colour on kraft but I will need to have another go as this is so lovely. Jenny xx