Thursday, 15 May 2014

Denise and An Introduction To Inktense Pencils

Morning everyone, I am here today with one of the new images from Saturated Canary, Denise. I have recently been introduced to Inktense Pencils, so at the end of this post I am going to give you an overview of what Dena has taught me, and what I have learned colouring the 3 images I have coloured so far.

The papers are from my favourite Maja Design collection, Shall We Have Coffee? The edges have been distressed with a Tim Holtz tool and then some Walnut Stain ink.

I have also used the new Lovely View Die from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps.

Click on the links at the end of the post to go to all of the products that I have used from Live and Love Crafts.

On Saturday gone I went to LOTV, and Dena was there demo'ing the Inktense pencils, when I got home I found that I had the full collection sitting on my shelf. I had a little play on Saturday, and this is now the third image I have coloured, and I love them :)

I have found it better to make myself a colour chart, I have a blank one for you to snag too, but if you would like the PDF version drop me an e-mail and I will send you it, beckyheth @ gmail . com (with no spaces) or click the link in my sidebar.


A little really does go a long way, and your brush needs to be practically dry. Here I have used the paper suggested by Dena, but and water colour paper works OK.

The colour combo's that I have found helpful are:

Skin: Carmine Pink and Saddle brown, mixed together, then Baked Earth, then Sepia Ink.
Hair: Amber, then Oak and then Sepia Ink.

I really don't know much more than this just yet, but this is a great place to start off.

As always, if you have a question, just ask.


Becky xx


  1. There are no other words to describe your card today but STUNNING, it is so beautifully coloured, you are a very talented lady.
    Chris xx

  2. Your card today is amazing your colouring on this delightful image is fabulous. Not got any of these pencils but the results look fantastic. You have produced a perfect card .Love and Happy Crafting hugs Carole x

  3. Your card is beautiful.
    Colorization of the girl is beautiful.
    Thanks for your color chart.

  4. Such beautiful colouring and design. I love all the elements that you have included too.

  5. First saw this image over at Alyce's blog and I instantly liked her. She's sooooo pretty and you've coloured her up beautifully. Can't wait to see your results with these new pens after some more practice, but it looks great already! You're so talented.
    Oh and of course I love the card as well. :-)

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @ Live & Love Crafts

  6. Hi Becky,love this loads and your colouring is gorgeous. I bought the set from LOTV at the weekend and have ordered another 12 colours too. Love how she looks water coloured and still really pretty :) will do the chart thanks,I did buy them for flowers and scenery and might have a go at a girly.thank you for the info,hugs Lou.xx

  7. Beautiful card Becky'd never guess you've only used your pencils a few times you're a master darling
    Thanks for the chart xx

  8. WOW Becky...THAT is AMAZING colouring!!! Your work is always GORGEOUS...your have a naturally creative soul!!

  9. Gorgeous card Becky. I saw it yesterday on SC blog. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  10. Simply gorgeous is your card beautifully presented with lots of lovely detail x

  11. Such a fabulous image! Beautiful colouring too and I love the papers.

  12. thanks for the chart, trying to print it just now. Need to go look out my pencils now x

  13. Oh Becky, so pretty! Thanks for sharing the chart and your color combinations! :) Nancee

  14. Becky, this is amazing. What a wonderful job in the coloring as well as the design of the card. I am new to InkTense and so appreciate all the help you have given us here. Beautiful beautiful card!!!!!