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


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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