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)

Skating

Today I’m over at the Passionate Paper Creations blog with my latest holiday card featuring one of my favorite images from Mo’s Digital Pencil. I’ve teamed Belle and Bronte with a couple of Creative Basics dies to create this winter holiday skating scene.

Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Skating by Mo's Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Skating by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Mistletoe & Holly 12×12 paper pad by Love Nicole
Stamps:
Skating by Mo’s Digital Pencil; Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches
Dies: Basic Cutting Edge Borders I and Fancy Rectangles & Layers Die Set by Creative Basics; Snowflakes by Paper Smooches
Copics:
E000, E00, E11, E21, E93 (skin); YR24 (hair); C1, C3, C5, R17, R46 (Belle’s scarf); C0, C1, C3, C5, R46 (hat); BV01, BV02, BV04, R17, F24, F46, R59 (coat); E40, E41, E42 (dress); C00, C0, C1 (fur trim); C3, R17, R46 (stockings); BV01, BV02, BV04, R17, R24, R46, R59 (coat); C1 C3, C5, BV02 (Bronte’s scarf); W1, W3, W5, RV10 (Bronte); C00, C0, C1 (ice skates); B0000, B000, BG10, BV000 (ice)

Soldier’s Shoulders

Yesterday I showed two cards from a special request that I received for Veterans Day cards. Today, I’m highlighting the last card, but it is extra special because Maurie Manning created the image by request. If you are familiar with her digital stamps, you know that she had the image Soldier’s Shoulders Boy already available from her website, but the corresponding image with a girl did not exist. So I contacted Mo directly through her Facebook group and she graciously (and quickly) made this image available. Thanks Mo!

SUPPLIES

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Old Glory One by Authentique; Classic Ten from the Classic Christmas Collection by Authentique
Stamp: Soldier’s Shoulders Girl by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Copics: E000, E00, E11 (skin); E50, E42, E43 (hair); B91, B95 (blouse); R17, R37, R59 (dress); C3, B34, B37, B39 (pants, jacket); E41, E42, E43, E44 (boots); YG93, YG95, YG97 (grass)

Soldier Girl / Soldier Boy

I was recently asked to create a few cards for Veterans Day so I immediately thought of the Soldier Girl / Soldier Boy images by Mo’s Digital Pencil. Camouflage is actually pretty easy to create – just select the colors you want to use and smush the colors on the paper.

Yes – smush is a technical term in the coloring world.  🙂

Rowhouse Greetings | Veterans' Day | Soldier Girl by Mo's Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Veterans’ Day | Soldier Girl by Mo’s Digital Pencil

 

Rowhouse Greetings | Veterans' Day | Soldier Boy By Mo's Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Veterans’ Day | Soldier Boy By Mo’s Digital Pencil

I laid down the colors from light to dark and then added a little more of the light shades to blend in the darker tones a little better. This is one technique that you cannot overthink. Just put the color on the paper!

SUPPLIES

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Old Glory One by Authentique; Classic Ten from the Classic Christmas Collection by Authentique
StampsSoldier Girl and Soldier Boy by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21 (boy’s skin); E43 (boy’s hair); E50, E31, E04, E93 (girl’s skin); W1, W5, W7 (girl’s hair); YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, E31 (camouflage); C3, C4, C5, C6, C7 (boy’s boots); E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39 (girl’s boots); B0000, B000, B00, BG10, BV000 (boy’s background); E41, E42, E43, E44 (gound)

Hello Autumn

Just a quick and simple card featuring Hello Autumn, one of the new autumn themed images from Mo’s Digital Pencil.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Pumpkins from the I Love Fall Collection by Echo Park Paper Co.
Stamp: Hello Autumn by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Dies: Stitched Borders by Lawn Fawn
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E93 (skin); BV01, BV02, BV04 (overalls); G20, G21, G24 (sweater); E50, E51, E53, E55, E57 (hair); E34, E37, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28 (rake); G21, G24 (shoes); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67, E30, E33 (grass/ground); Y15, Y38, R05 (leaf)