Snowflakes by Mo’s Digital Pencil

HEY FRIENDS! Got something a little different today! My friend Jill Killeen of Killeen House Studio asked me to participate in a monthly challenge with her where we would color the same image and see how we each interpreted it. So this month we’re starting off with a digital image from Mo’s Digital Pencil. As always, I’ve linked supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

This month we’re coloring Snowflakes by Mo’s Digital Pencil and here’s my take on the image!

Rowhouse Greetings | Snowflakes by Mo's Digital Pencil

SNOWFLAKES
SIZE: A2
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I printed the image on Hammermill Smooth Cardstock and colored it with Copic markers (see marker list below). If you’re unfamiliar with digital images, here is a video I did for Power Poppy illustrating how I print digital images.

Once the image was colored, I trimmed the panel to 2-3/4 x 4-3/4 inches as well as a piece of design paper from the Black & White Striped 6×6 Paper Pad by My Favorite Things cut to 3-1/2 x 5-1/8 inches. I love this paper pad and use it a lot since it seems to just go with everything. I applied craft foam to the back of the image panel, but you could use foam tape for dimension. The layers were assembled as shown above. I stamped two of the sentiments from the Christmas Sentiments by Penny Black using Versafine ink along the left side to finish off the card.

Jill’s Card

Killeen House Studio | Snowflakes by Mo's Digital Pencil

A lot of similarities in our coloring (I was one of her Copic instructors!) and we picked similar color palettes. This image just cries out for a vintage color scheme and the music design paper is a lovely touch. Check out her blog post describing her card and give her post some love!

Now if you want to play along – don’t panic because we used a digital image. Jill and I live in different states now so it’s just easier to use digital images. This particular image is also available from Penny Black so you can stamp it if you prefer. And if you do, tag your Instagram post with the hashtag #nancyandjillcolortogether so we can see it!

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

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: BV00, Y26, E50, E51, E93 (skin); E42 (hair); R32, R35, R37, R39, BV20, BV23 (hat, scarf & gloves); C1, C3, C5, YG91, YG93, YG95 (coat); B93, B95, B97, B99 (dress); E42 (underskirt); E42, E43, E44 (shoes); BV23, R32, R35 (flowers); BV00 (shadow)

[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.]

Valerie in Autumn by Mo’s Digital Pencil (VIDEO)

MORNING EVERYONE! I’m back today with another card and a new Copic coloring video. I decided to take a break from holiday cards to color up a fall image from my stash – Valerie in Autumn by Mo’s Digital Pencil. I’m a guest designer this month over on the Mo’s Digital Pencil Challenge blog and decided to feature this card for my design team project. I’ve linked the supplies for today’s project with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

  • Valerie in Autumn Digital Stamp by Mo’s Digital Pencil
  • Copic coloring (see marker list and video below)
  • Additional basic supplies linked in thumbnails below
Rowhouse Greetings | Valerie in Autumn by Mo's Digital Pencil

VIDEO – VALERIE IN AUTUMN

Watch below or in HD on YouTube.

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

That’s it for me today! I hope you enjoyed today’s project and video. Leave me a note in the comments below if you have any ideas for future videos. If you liked today’s video, I’d be delighted if you’d give it a thumbs up and subscribe. If you would like to be notified when the next video is available, don’t forget to hit the bell next to the subscribe button.

See you next time!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

SUPPLIES

COPICS: E000, E00, E11, E21, E93, V20 (skin); B34, C1, C3, C5 (hair); B91, B93, B95, B97 (jacket); BG11, BG15, BG32, R24 (dress); C1, C3, C5, BG32 (tights); C1, C3, C5, B91 (boots); R24, YR04, Y35 (leaves); BG0000, BG10, B0000, 0 Various Ink (background); BV23 (shadows)

Below I’ve listed the products used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you (see disclosure). I pay out of pocket for the majority of the products — papers, inks, dies, embellishments, etc. —  that you see in my projects with the exception of the handful of products that I receive for design team work or guest posts. I only use products that I love. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much!

Got the Wreath by Mo’s Digital Pencil

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I have a confession – I love making Christmas cards. I first got interested in cardmaking a few years ago because I wanted to make the holiday cards for that year. What I learned from that experience is that I need to start making cards much earlier than I did that year so that I’m not in a mad rush in December. I can’t say that I always following through on that lesson, but at least this year I have a growing stash of cards to send out.

So I’m back today with yet another holiday card featuring a digital stamp from Mo’s Digital Pencil. I’ve linked the supplies for today’s project with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Got the Wreath by Mo's Digital Pencil

Step by Step for Got the Wreath by Mo’s Digital Pencil

  • Print image on white Copic friendly cardstock and color with Copic markers. Marker list is shown below.
  • Trim image to 3.5″ x 3.5″
  • Adhere a piece of craft foam cut to size to the back of the image and set aside.
  • Stamp sentiments on white cardstock with a detailed black ink. Cut sentiments strips apart with coordinating die. Apply foam stripes or squares to the back and set aside.
  • Trim patterned paper to 3.75″ x 4.5″
  • Trim a piece of white cardstock 3 7/8″ x 4 5/8″
  • Adhere pattern paper to center of white cardstock as shown.
  • Adhere image to design paper approximately 1/8″ from the top of the design paper as shown.
  • Adhere sentiment to design paper as shown.
  • Cut blue cardstock to A2 size.
  • Adhere top layers to blue card stock with a strong adhesive as shown.
  • Adhere card front to card base with a strong adhesive.
Rowhouse Greetings | Got the Wreath by Mo's Digital Pencil

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

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: BV0000, BV000, BV00, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99 (hat); B91, B93, B95. B97, B99 (jacket); BV20, BV23, BV25 (pants); BV20, BV23, B91, B93, B95 (shoes); R24, R35, R37, R39, R89 (ribbon); YG03, YG17, YG67, YG99 (wreath); R24, R39 (berries); BV000, BG000, B000 (snow & background)

Below I’ve listed the products used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you (see disclosure). I pay out of pocket for the majority of the products — papers, inks, dies, embellishments, etc. —  that you see in my projects with the exception of the handful of products that I receive for design team work or guest posts. I only use products that I love. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much!

With Tree by Mo’s Digital Pencil

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Just a quick post today because I have a day full of tasks and errands to check off my to-do list. But I just wanted to show you a card I made recently featuring With Tree by Mo’s Digital Pencil. It’s one of the free images that I received for being a patron on Mo Manning’s Patreon Page. I’ve linked the supplies for today’s project with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

  • With Tree Digital Stamp by Mo’s Digital Pencil (available only to Mo’s patrons on Patreon.com)
  • Pine Forest Stencil by My Favorite Things
  • Copic coloring (see list below)
  • Additional basic supplies linked in thumbnails below
Rowhouse Greetings | With Tree by Mo's Digital Pencil

Step by Step for With Tree by Mo’s Digital Pencil

Rowhouse Greetings | With Tree by Mo's Digital Pencil

That’s it from me today! See you soon!

Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: E000, E00 E04, E21 (skin); RV55, RV63, RV66, R89 (scarf, hat & boots); BG11, BG32, BG15 (jacket); BV000, B000, BG10 (snow and background)

Below I’ve listed the products used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you (see disclosure). I pay out of pocket for the majority of the products — papers, inks, dies, embellishments, etc. —  that you see in my projects with the exception of the handful of products that I receive for design team work or guest posts. I only use products that I love. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much!

Sing Joy by Mo’s Digital Pencil

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! It’s Labor Day here in the US and we’re having a quiet day at home. I decided that I’m going to take time today to work on my colored pencil skills. That’s assuming I have any. Coloring with Copic markers came easily to me but I really struggle with colored pencils. And I’ve tried a lot of different brands. I have a full set of Prismacolors and partial sets of Polychromos and Luminance pencils. But still I struggle. So I signed up for Sandy Allnock’s jump start class for colored pencils and I’m going to work on some of the exercises today. I can’t say enough good things about Sandy – she’s a fabulous artist and I love her coloring videos. If you’re not familiar with her work, check out her YouTube channel.

Today’s Project

Rowhouse Greetings | Sing Joy by Mo's Digital Pencil

Supplies for today’s project are linked to multiple sources at the end of this post. Product links may also be displayed in the brackets following the product name. Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you for your support!

Today’s project features:

  • Sing Joy by Mo’s Digital Pencil
  • Winter Window by Mo’s Digital Pencil
  • Copic coloring (see marker list below)
  • Additional basic supplies linked in thumbnails below

Coloring the Image

I created the scene by merging two digital images by Mo’s Digital Pencil: Sing Joy and Winter Window. The compiled image was printed on Hammermill Color Copy Cover [AZ] and colored with Copic markers.

Yes, I used a lot of markers because the image had a lot of different elements – skin, hair, clothing plus architectural elements such as bricks, windows, etc. But if you look closely at the Copic list below in the supplies, you’ll see that I repeated several markers across the image. The skin tones reappear in the fur of the cat and the bricks. The colors from the dress are repeated in the mittens and the window frames. The colors in the window panes are used for cast shadows. I did this so that the color scheme has an overall cohesiveness rather than a bunch of random colors jumbled together.

Finishing the Project

Once the coloring was complete, I used the Antique Frames die set by Penny Black to trim the image. I selected one of the stamps from the Christmas Cheer stamp set by Penny Black [AZ] as the sentiment using Verafine Clare in Nocturne [SBC] and heat embossing it with Nuvo Crystal Clear Embossing Powder [SBC | SP]. Since there were already a lot of colors in the image, I mounted the image on Grout Gray Card Stock by My Favorite Things [MFT] using craft foam for added dimension.

This card has been entered in the following challenges:

OK – that’s it for me today! See you soon.

Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: E000, E00, E11 E04, E93, R20 (skin); E23, E29 (hair); B91, B93, B95, B97 (jacket & hat); N0, N1, N3, N6 (shawl); YG61, YG63, YG67 (dress & mittens); E11, E13, E07 (bricks); YG61, YG63 (window frame); Y11, BV00, BV23 (windows) E00, E07, E11 (bricks); E000, E00, E11, BV00 (cat); BV00, BG000, B000, BG10 (snow); W00, W0, W1 (background); BV00, BV23 (shadows)

Below I’ve listed the products used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you (see disclosure). I pay out of pocket for the majority of the products — papers, inks, dies, embellishments, etc. —  that you see in my projects with the exception of the handful of products that I receive for design team work or guest posts. I only use products that I love. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much!