MFT Card Design Superstar Contest – Coloring Virtuoso

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! Decided to make one more card for the My Favorite Things hosts Card Design Superstar Contest. So this is my entry in the Coloring Virtuoso category featuring the You Sleigh Me stamp set by My Favorite Things. This card was a stretch for me since I don’t usually create scenes freehand. But with some video guidance from the incomparable Sandy Allnock and a little faith, I have a card to submit for this category.

As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | You Sleigh Me by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

Today’s project features:

  • You Sleigh Me by My Favorite Things
  • Copic coloring (see marker list below)
  • Additional supplies linked in thumbnails below.

Coloring the Scene

I usually tell people that I can’t drawn a straight line with a ruler and to be honest, my ability to draw stick figures is pretty questionable as well. While planning the card, I knew that I wanted to create a night scene. Although I was pretty confident that I could create a night sky, I was concerned about drawing the landscape elements. So I turned to my creative inspiration – Sandy Allnock – and took a look at her coloring videos for night scenes and creating a frame of trees. And while Sandy’s trees are far more advanced than mine, I think I did pretty good for someone unable to draw basic shapes!

I started by drawing in the horizon line and filling in the night sky with a rich blend of bright and dark blues. Initially, I made the moon larger than necessary because I knew that I could always make it smaller if necessary. Once the sky was dry, I added the layer of trees, making sure that at least one overlapped the moon and that they were arranged in a way to frame the focal image. Next, I added the shadows for the snowy foreground.

Rowhouse Greetings | You Sleigh Me by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

Finally, I colored the focal image using the moon as my light source. Since it’s a night scene, the shadows should probably be darker and deeper, but I wanted the final image to be bright and colorful so I backed off a bit on the darker shading. I added stars and texture to the hat with a white gel pen.

Rowhouse Greetings | You Sleigh Me by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

That’s all for me today! I loved seeing all of the entries for this category so make sure you check them out!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: V20, E000, R00, R20 (skin); YR24, YR27 (hair); R24, R46, R59, C3, C5, C7 (coat); R24, R46, R59, C0, C1 (hat); R46, C3, C5, C7 (scarf); C3, C5, C7 (leggings); C3, C5, C7 (black on penguin); W0, W2, V20 (white on penguin); YR24, YR27 (penguin’s feet); R24, R46, C3 (sled); B14, B16, B18, B26, B37 (sky); E00, E30 (moon); C10 (trees); BG0000, B000, V20 (snow)

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2021 Card Design Superstar: Clean & Simple Genius

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! It’s that time of year again when My Favorite Things hosts it’s annual Card Design Superstar Contest. So this is my entry in the Clean & Simple Genius category. The overall the theme of the card is encouragement so I wanted it to be cheery and colorful. The images from the High Flying Adventure stamp set by My Favorite Things always make me smile so I thought it would be the perfect set for this card.

As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | High Flying Adventure by My Favorite Things

Today’s project features:

Step by Step for High Flying Adventure

Rowhouse Greetings | High Flying Adventure by My Favorite Things
Rowhouse Greetings | High Flying Adventure by My Favorite Things

Hope you enjoyed today’s project! I’ll be back soon with my entry in the Coloring Virtuoso category!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: R14, R24, R46, R59, C0, C1, C3, C5 (plane); C3, C5, C7 (wheels); E00, E21, E23 (rabbits); Y15, Y38, YG13, B12, B24 (flags)

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New Copic Class! PinkFresh Florals! – Photo Scraps – September 25 – 1:00PM

Join me for an new Copic class at Photo Scraps! In this workshop, you’ll complete three cards featuring the Happy Blooms Floral stamp from PinkFresh Studio. Details are below. Class size is limited to 8 students so sign up today! 

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscrapsclasses.blogspot.com/
Saturday, September 25, 2021 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Copic Markers

The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection. Please bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification.

PLEASE NOTE: Markers will NOT be supplied either by me or Photo Scraps. You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact Photo Scraps in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers or other supplies you’ll need to participate in class.

Other Supplies

Please bring:

  • Scissors
  • Thin foam tape such as the Foam Sticky Strips from Taylored Expressions.
  • Tape runner
  • Liquid glue that dries clear (such as Multi Medium Matte, Gina K., etc.)

Class Cards

Rowhouse Greetings | Happy Blooms Florals by PinkFresh Studio
Rowhouse Greetings | Happy Blooms Florals by PinkFresh Studio
Rowhouse Greetings | Happy Blooms Florals by PinkFresh Studio

Happy Day by Colorado Craft Company

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! It was a busy weekend for us. We spent Friday night at the emergency vet with one of our cats who suffered an eye injury. I’ll spare you the photo and gory details, but after 6 hours at the ER, Cutie Pie seems to be on the road to recovery (she has a follow up visit with her vet tomorrow). On Saturday, I went to the Stamp Scrap Art Tour, the first craft convention that I’ve gone to since 2019. I didn’t really need anything, but that didn’t stop me from buying some new stamps and other supplies. So yesterday, I cleaned off my desk and got organized so that I can play with some of my new goodies.

While I was straightening up, I came across stamps that I had forgotten were in my stash. I was far enough along in my clean up that I felt justified in stopping for a few minutes to craft. Never know what might turn up when you clean the craft room!

As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

  • Happy Day by Colorado Craft Company
  • Copic coloring (see marker list below)
  • Additional supplies linked in thumbnails below.
Rowhouse Greetings | Happy Day by Colorado Craft Company

Coloring Video

Step by Step

That’s all for today! See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

This was also a weekend of remembrance. Please remember not only the souls we lost on 9/11, but the national pride and unity we felt on 9/12.


Supplies

COPICS: E50, E51, E53, E55 (bear); YG11, YG13, YG17 (grass & leaves); R30, R32 (flower)

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Jone Hallmark Stamps from RubberMoon

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’ve actually spent a few days coloring images that aren’t holiday related! I’m currently working my way through my stash of Jone Hallmark stamps by RubberMoon. These images are so sweet and easy to color. So today I have two cards to show you.

As some of you know, RubberMoon Stamps aren’t available just anywhere! You have a couple of options. The entire catalog is available to subscribers to Kae Pea’s Patreon Group where for as little as $2.00 a month you can:

  • Access the RubberMoon Catalog for all of your RubberMoon purchases, including thousands of art stamps. [Once you are a member, you’ll receive the passcode to access the full catalog.]
  • Access the Private Facebook comMOONity
  • Access the Morning heART daily mix media videos.

It’s really quite a bargain for $2.00 a month. You can also purchase RubberMoon stamps through local craft stores such as The Queen’s Ink. If your store doesn’t carry them, be sure to ask them to contact Kae Pea for details.

Card 1

Rowhouse Greetings | Jone Hallmark - Ring Around the Rosie by RubberMoon

Features:

The image and card design are really simple, but I used A LOT of Copic markers because I was trying to color the clothing as a rainbow. I’m not usually a rainbow person, but it was the perfect color combination for this image. I listed the various marker combinations below by color.

COPICS: E00, E11, E21 (skin); E53, E57 (hair); BV00, BV01, BV04 (purples); RV11, RV13, RV14 (pinks); Y02, Y15, Y19 (yellows); Y15, Y19, YR04 (oranges); YG000, YG00, YG01, YG03, YG17, YG67 (greens); BG11, BG32, BG15 (teals); B60, B63, B66 (blues)

Card 2

Rowhouse Greetings | Jone Hallmark Fairy Garden Stamp Set by Rubber Moon

Features:

For some reason, I was having trouble blending the colors for the dress – some days the Copic gods are just not on my side! I was on the verge of scrapping the card but decided that just like the sentiment, I would add some sparkle. So I pulled out my gel pens and got to work with some pointillism. By the time I was done, my blending woes were hidden and my garden fairy had a beautiful sparkly dress.

COPICS: E000, E21, V20, R20 (skin); E55 (hair); BG10, BG11, BG32 (dress); B0000, B000, BG10 (wings); G00, G02, G05 (leaves); BV0000 (petals); Y15, Y18, Y38 (flower center); V20 (shadow)

That’s all for today! See you soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.