I've been doing quite a bit of drawing lately... and sketching and shading with pencils made me think of perhaps trying out how some of my stamps would look shaded in just pencil rather than coloured with e.g. Promarkers. So I decided to try it out with this gorgeous stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps:
This digi stamp is called Silent Cry and is by the fabulous Ching-Chou Kuik. I printed it and coloured it in with just a simple HB pencil. I think it works really well on this image - the grayscale colouring seems to fit with the melancholy of the image. :)
I teamed the finished image with a hand-made inky background using muted shades of Distress Inks and added some delicate die-cuts:
To finish things off, I also added some dots of black Stickles and a few highlights of Stickles on the leaves.
This image is available in red rubber or digi format from the Sweet Pea Stamps store.