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 (*) which were provided by a store or design team. I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

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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 (*) which were provided by a store or design team. 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 (*) which were provided by a store or design team. 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)

Little Elf Mim by Mo’s Digital Pencil

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m still on a roll coloring holiday images. Although I’ve only been coloring a few years, I’ve already accumulated quite a collection of stamps. Recently, I realized that like many crafters, I actually have two hobbies: one is collecting craft supplies and the other is actually using them. So last night, I decided to look through some of the images that have been waiting patiently in my stash to finally make it onto a card.

I’ve long been a fan of Maurie Manning and I have many of her digital stamps as well as those sold as rubber stamps by Penny Black Stamps. Her series of stamps featuring the elves Mim, Finn, Kin and Pippa are among my favorites. Although I’ve colored this image before, I decided to try my hand at it again with non-traditional holiday colors. 

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

Again, I kept the card design simple so that the image could take center stage. It’s getting close to Christmas and I just might have cards ready to mail if I don’t waste time agonizing over layout!   

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

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) which were provided by a store or design team. 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 Copic
Stamp: Little Elf Mim by Mo’s Digital Pencil; Seasons Greetings by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Inks: Distress Oxides by Ranger in Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Festival of Lights Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21, E93, V20 (skin); RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99, C1, C3 (clothing); BG10, BG11, BG23, BG13, BG15, B21, B34, C1, C3, C5, BV23 (ornament); G20, G21, G46, R56 (holly)

Frost!

Another holiday card using one of the newer seasonal images from Mo’s Digital Pencil. I nearly scrapped this one while I was coloring it. I started coloring the clothing with BG10, BG11, and BG13, but couldn’t get it to blend well. I was getting discouraged and it was getting late, so I left it on my desk and went to bed, figuring I’d start over in the morning.

In the morning, it still looked as bad as I remembered it. I loved how the face and hair turned out (which is saying a lot because that’s usually my downfall) so I really didn’t want to scrap the effort. Figuring I had nothing to lose, I started reworking the clothing with B02 and suddenly the colors blended like magic! So I added BV20 and BV23 to get some depth in the folds and voila! We have Frost!

Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Frost by Mo's Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Frost by Mo’s Digital Pencil

SUPPLIES

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Let it Snow 12×12 paper pad by Love Nicole; Bazzill Basics in Purple Palisades and Avalanche
Stamps: Frost by Mo’s Digital Pencil; Believe by Penny Black
Dies: Stitched Borders I by Pretty Pink Posh; Snowflake by Paper Smooches
Copics: E000, E11, E21, E93, BV20 (skin); C1, C3, C5, B41, B45 (hair); BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, B02, BV20, BV23, C0, C1 (gloves, shoes, jumpsuit); C0, C1, C2, BV20 (shirt); B0000, B000, B00, BG10, BV00, RV00 C0, 0, Sakura Gelly Roll pen in white, Atyou Spica pens in Clear and Silver (background)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.