Today's share is a page I've shown before. It was nice "as is", but I decided I needed to add something to it.
I rarely use colored pencils (not to be confused with Inktense pencils you see me use, which are "ink" pencils) but when Hermine told me that she uses colored pencils on her cards (which by the way are small works of art, check out her blog here), Her colors seem to sit right on top of the background without the background showing through. I had to try it for myself. I'm using an inexpensive set of color (color, colour, tomato, tomahto) pencils. They are woodless, meaning, color all around!
Using my handcarved sea nymph stamp, I outlined the stamp with Tim Hotlz Distress Ink, Antique Linen. This ink is very light and is just slightly visible on the page, leaving no harsh outlines.
Hermine, says she works in layers,son that's what I did. Continuing to build up layers until I was satisfied. I didn't ask her what brand of pencils she uses, but I imagine she uses a better quality set then the one I have that gives her better coverage.