August 12, 2017

B. terrestris

Coloring. That's what my husband calls it when I'm working in my craft room. Today his description is very accurate.

I took a vintage image (Graphics Fairy), transferred it to kraft-colored card stock with gel medium (an image transfer) then used colored pencils and distress inks to give it some color.

For me, the biggest challenge when working on kraft-colored paper is making sure I have enough value changes (lights and darks). In this case, the addition of white on some of the long grasses helped.


  1. Wow, this is gorgeous! It always amazes me the results you can get with kraft card and such a lovely image. What would we do without the graphics fairy!? Just lovely xx

  2. Wow wonderful as always, great job and thanks for the link to Graphics Fairy I didn't know the website and once I've seen it I love it, I think it's going to help me a lot in my future projects. And again beautiful tag. Hugs.

  3. This is wonderful! Truly looks vintage, Bee! I always love the look of coloring on kraft. You had me at the scientific name! 💛

  4. I always love your tags and am the proud winner of one! The are so unique and beautiful!