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Tuesday 23 February 2021

Treats on Tuesday with Christine

Hi Everyone, it's Christine here with a little pencil colouring on black mixed media card.
This card was made by taking black mixed media card and spraying it with Distress Oxide sprays, (mixed media card will stand up to the water based sprays better than regular black card stock). Once it was dry I stamped the bird image on the card and used pencils to colour the image.

The distress sprays give a great mottled effect on the black and adds so much visual texture at the edges, closer to the image I used some pencil colouring to soften the background.

Christine Alexander - DT Magenta


Produits Magenta utilisés:
Magenta products used:
Watchful Goldfinch
Watchful Goldfinch 
Words to Live by
 Words to Live by 


Mac Mable said...

What a beautiful card and the prettiest of goldfinch stamp, beautifully coloured. Tons of inspiration, thank you Christine x.

Ellie Knol said...

Love yours as well Christine.. thanks for your comment on mine yesterday!

Loll said...

I did not know that DOX sprays worked so well on black mixed media paper. Thanks for that tip! LOVE the mottled background ... it's beautiful. And so is your pencil colouring of the bird and branch. Amazing card Christine!

Susan said...

Wonderful shades of blue and a beautiful bird. Great mix of sprays and pencil colouring.

Bonnie said...

I love the layering of the blues! Nice to know the Distress Oxide sprays work so well on black mixed media! Love this pretty bird!

nancy littrell said...

You make me want to get my black MM paper out, Christine. Your DOX sprays over the black MM paper added so much beautiful texture and a very natural nature look. Your stamped bird and branch are so beautifully colored with your colored pencils. Love your beautiful card with your Magenta products, my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Miranda said...

Beautiful Christine!

Trina P. said...

Can’t believe it’s black mixed media paper. The mottling looks so cool. Your card and pencil coloring is beautiful.

aussie aNNie said...

AMAZING, So pretty and the results of the sprays are gorgeous. That texture on the tree is incredible.

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love the fabulous background and the beautifully pencil colored bird, Christine! I'd love to try using DOX sprays on black MM card!
Hideko xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is fabulous, Christine! The DOX sprayed black MM card background and the beautifully pencil colored bird and branches are simply gorgeous! Love all the different colors mixed in.
Hideko xx