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Old 10-02-2011, 07:20 PM   #1
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Hi Stampers!

It’s been a record breaking stamping weekend, hasn’t it? With World Card Making Day and the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges, the gallery has filled up with so much eye candy! I am hoping with today’s challenge, you’ll be adding more!

~ Pencil Me In ~

We all have our favorite coloring medium and some just plain do not like to color at all. Today’s challenge is pretty simple. I challenge you to use pencil in your creation (not colored pencils, but a good old no.2!). Of course you can use colored pencils, too, but make sure you use that no. 2, as well. This idea came to me a week or so ago when I saw this amazing card by lorettal (Loretta).

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~ Pencil Me In ~

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Great challenge and totally new technique for me, but it looks hard. I'll give it a try tomorrow and see what happens.
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How cool is this....AWESOME challenge, Holly!!! Off I go to find a pencil!!!!
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First time I've tried this, here's mine:
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Thanks Toy for this great challenge. I made this card with the technique. TLC345 Pencil In Santa by Holstein - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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, you obviously rate your pencils differently on your side of the Atlantic, as well as your paper sizes - I'm not sure what a number 2 pencil equates to over here, but I'll plan to get my pencil box out after work and the housework.
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thank you for the fun challenge. Was good to get the pencil out again, even if it took me like 2 hours just to decide what to finally pick and draw...lol...here is the little girl from an old card on my favorites...TLC345, " A little one's old fashioned Christmas " by wendy2512 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Love the look of this, Holly. Quick question though, do we need to seal this with something? I'm thinking the pencil lead would smudge...
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Oh, wow! I'm totally intimidated by everyone's cards! I'm not much of a "colorer" but I'm definitely going to give this a try! Great challenge, Holly~
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Love the look of this, Holly. Quick question though, do we need to seal this with something? I'm thinking the pencil lead would smudge...
I had the same question.
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This WAS a challenge, Holly. I don't even have many #2s around the house! I decided to go with a "grisaille" look. Thanks for another interesting challenge.

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Here's mine: CAS138, TLC345 Sneak Peek Christmas Owl by jdmommy - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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, you obviously rate your pencils differently on your side of the Atlantic, as well as your paper sizes - I'm not sure what a number 2 pencil equates to over here, but I'll plan to get my pencil box out after work and the housework.
So sorry Sabrina. I had not thought that regular pencils would be called something else outside the US. Can you tell us what you call a pencil that is standard (like what kids use in school)?
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Love the look of this, Holly. Quick question though, do we need to seal this with something? I'm thinking the pencil lead would smudge...
Yes. There are two schools of thought on this. My son does pencil drawings and "fixes" them with hairnet hair spray. He holds his paper at least 12" from the spray. Depending on the paper, it can cause a slight yellowing, though. Prismacolor does have a brand name fixative, but I will do some further exploration to see if I can find a cheap and effective method.
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Here's a card I made awhile ago, but hadn't uploaded. Hope to try another today!

TLC345 A Lovely Couple by summerthyme64 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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what a great challenge idea! Thanks!!
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Love the look this technique gives cards! Thanks to the challenge Holly! I had fun with it!

Here's my card. Sweet Ava Christmas.
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Loving this challenge! Off to go find my drawing pencils!!
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Thanks Holly for a real challenge! Here´s mine;

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In Canada we call them HB pencils - not sure if it's the same in the UK.
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Liked today's technique and the sketch-plan to use it again. My card:

TLC345, CAS138, Thanks a bunch by Maxell - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Okay, mine is lame, but I'm submitting it...TLC345, SUO, Booglie Eyes Penciled In by eured99 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Please be kind....the gallery is really intimidating today! Thanks for a great challenge, though.....fun to play!
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Here's my Pencil Chick. I found this to be a difficult challenge, but at least I tried, right?
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Awesome Challenge!! Had such a blast creating this! Here is my card: Merry Christmas Snowman
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Thanks for the fun and easy challenge Holly!! Here's mine, TLC345 - Daisy Message... by Luv Flowers - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Ooooo that was fun! TRY a new technique ... try is right! Looking at my stamps in a whole new way now...
Thanks Holly!

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Fun challenge Holly! Thanks. Here is my card.
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Thanks, Holly!

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Thanks Holly!! Another card for the challenge. :>) TLC345, Grateful for this time of year... by Luv Flowers - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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What a neat challenge - this was fun! Here's mine:

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Cool Challenge.

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I had a little time to play today so here's mine

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I want to keep trying this one and get better at it! Here's my first attempt: Pencil and Pearls and my second Penciled Bird back later to comment...I REALLY need to be in bed!!!
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I drew my complete image panel with pencil and also shaded it in with the same pencil.
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This was fun, I really enjoyed this! Thanks for the inspiration Holly! Here is mine:

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Don't know why I haven't tried that before...super easy and fun!

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here's mine, my first time entering a challenge here so I hope I do this right
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Here's my attempt. I didn't end up using much pencil but it IS in there! Hope it'll count.

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