Little Elf Tippi by Mo’s Digital Pencil

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with a new card and a new video featuring another digital stamp from Mo’s Digital Pencil. This time it’s Little Elf Tippi, also available as Beaming from Penny Black.

Rowhouse Greetings | Little Elf Tippi by Mo's Digital Pencil

In the video, I show my favorite technique for coloring alternating stripes like those on Tippi’s shirt and hat. This technique is great for coloring candy canes too.

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Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Digital Color Copy 100#
Stamps: Little Elf Tippi by Mo’s Digital Pencil (also available as a clear stamp as Beaming by Penny Black); Christmas Sentiments by Penny Black
Die: Zig Zag Rectangle by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: White Gel Pen by Sakura
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21, R21 (skin); BV00, BV02, R24, R37, R59 (hat, shirt & stockings); BV00, BV02, BG11, BG32, BG72 (overalls & shoes); Y38 (star); Y38, BG32, R37, BV02 (lights); BV0000, BV000 (background)

Little Elf Kippa by Mo’s Digital Pencil

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m on a roll right now coloring holiday images. I found that the best way to keep moving along is to keep the layout simple so here’s another where the image takes center stage.

I’ve long been a fan of Mo Manning and it just isn’t holiday card making season until I’ve colored one of her elves. This is one of her latest images – Little Elf Kippa – which is available as a digital stamp from her website. If digital images aren’t your cup of tea, the image is also available as Bauble Balance from Penny Black.

Rowhouse Greetings | Little Elf Kippa by Mo's Digital Pencil

I found that the best way to have highlights on the ornaments was to draw them in first and color around them. I don’t usually make circular highlights, but I saw that’s how the artist had them and it really was much easier so did the same thing.

Rowhouse Greetings | Little Elf Kippa by Mo's Digital Pencil

I used BV02 and BV04 to accentuate the curvature of the ornament. I could have added a fourth marker to any of the colors combinations used for the ornament, but using the BV markers added some depth without adding an even deeper color. I doubt I would have gotten the same effect with a deeper color – afterall, the shadow of a red object is a muddy gray color, not a darker shade of red. When we buy markers, we all tend to pick the pretty ones, but this is where investing in some of the muddy colors (which seems like most of the BV markers) really pays off.

That’s it for today! I have a few more Mo Manning images coming up next so stay tuned!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Digital Color Copy 100#
Stamps: Little Elf Kippa by Mo’s Digital Pencil; Sweetest Moments by Penny Black
Ink: Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangles by Lawn Fawn
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21, R21 (skin); BV04 (hair); BG11, BG32, BG72, BG75 (overalls); R24, R37, R59, BV02, BV04 (shirt, patch & hat); Y26 (buttons); BG11, BG32, BG72, BV02, BV04 (teal ornament); Y21, Y26, Y28, BV02, BV04 (gold ornament); R24, R37, R59 (red ornament); BV02, BV04 (ornament hooks); BV0000, BV000, 0 (background)

Katie and Bear by Mo’s Digital Pencil

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with a card that had me coloring outside my comfort zone. I don’t usually create background scenes — mainly because I can’t draw — so I usually depend upon stencils or ink blending for my backgrounds. However, when I saw the Katie and Bear digital stamp by Mo’s Digital Pencil, I knew that I wanted to create some sort of night sky.

Before coloring the image, I checked out a couple of tutorials. For the night sky, I took a look at this card by Mindy over at My Creative Scoop. On Mindy’s card, she was coloring a lantern reflected against the night sky. I followed her colors, but created a moon in the night sky as my light source. I had to adjust slightly because my Y00 marker had cracked and dried out so I substituted Y000.

For coloring figures in a night scene, I followed the suggestions in this post by Sandy Allnock. I colored blocked my figures as she suggested. However, when I started to color the shadows, I wasn’t daring enough to go as dark as W9 for the shading, so I substituted C6.

Rowhouse Greetings | Katie and Bear by Mo's Digital Pencil

When coloring a night sky, it’s really important that your markers are full. Coloring a background like this requires a lot of ink to saturate the paper and blend the colors. If your markers are dry, you won’t be able to get enough ink down on the paper to blend and the results will be streaky.

That’s it for today! Thanks for stopping by and see you soon.

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Digital Color Copy 100#
Stamps: Katie and Bear by Mo’s Digital Pencil (also available as a clear stamp as Sweet Sledder from Penny Black); Cozy Cupfuls by Power Poppy (for sentiment)
Inks: Versamark in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Embellishments: Gel pens in white and silver glitter by Sakura
Copics: Y000, Y11, B00, B21, B99, BG05, BG07, BG09 (sky); E53 (skin); YR27 (hair); R35, YG45 (clothing); YR27 (sled); C3, C6 (shadows); W0, W1, W3 (snow)

Maggie with a Penguin by Mos Digital Pencil

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’ve done a lot of craft shopping lately and my house is a wreck with piles of new stamps, stencils and other products waiting to be organized and put away. I’ve also been putting some thought into future classes so I have stuff piled up all over the dining room table. But yesterday, I pushed all that stuff to the side to make a just for fun card to start the inevitable stash of holiday cards.

Today’s card features a digital image from Mo’s Digital Pencil called Maggie with a Penguin. This image was at one time also available in rubber from Stamping Bella, but I think it has since been retired. You can still find the rubber stamp in a few online craft stores as well as Amazon.

Rowhouse Greetings | Maggie With A Penguin by Mo's DIgital Pencil

For the background, I used the Holiday Knit Layering Stencil by Tim Holtz with Dreamweaver Embossing Paste. The image was printed onto Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover and colored with Copic markers (see list below). I added a sentiment from Christmas Sentiments by Penny Black stamped in Versafine ink.

One holiday card down. Don’t want to think about how many to go!

In the meantime, I’m entering this card in Challenge #282 – Pets/Animals with a Mo Manning image.

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover 100#; Bazzill Cardstock in Date Swirl
Stamps: Maggie with Penguin by Mo’s Digital Pencil; Christmas Sentiments by Penny Black
Ink: Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Stencil: Holiday Knit Layering Stencil by Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz
Embellishments: Dreamweaver Embossing Paste by Stampendous; Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear by Ranger
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21, E93, V20 (skin); BG70, BG72, BG75, BV25 (sweater); R22, R24, R35, R46, BV25 (hat, mittens & boots); BV25, C3, C5, V20 (penguin)

Little Elf Finn by Mo’s Digital Pencil

THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY! Even though I’m retired, I’m still happy to see the week come to an end. No plans for the weekend so I’m looking forward to a few quiet days before the holiday rush of the coming weeks. 

So here I am! Another day, another elf! This time my card features Little Elf Fin by Mo’s Digital Pencil. Lately, I’ve been avoiding coloring images in the traditional reds and greens of the holiday, but decided it suited this cheeky elf. 

Rowhouse Greetings | Little Elf Finn by Mo's DIgital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Little Elf Finn by Mo’s DIgital Pencil

That’s all for today! I’m heading off for a day of catching up on errands! Hope you get to have some craft time of your own!

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamp: Little Elf Finn by Mo’s Digital Pencil; Season’s Greetings by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Inks: Ranger Distress Inks in Festive Berries and Candied Apple
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21, E93, V20 (skin); E53, E55 (hair); R22, R24, R35, R46, R59, C1, C3, C5 (clothing); G21, G24, G28, G43, G46B21, B23, B24, B28, BV23, BV25, C1, C3, C5 (ornament)