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.

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!

New Release! Aloe and Oranges by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Just a quick post, but some exciting news. Today’s card features a NEW digital stamp by Power Poppy. It’s been awhile since we had a new image from Marcella so I was excited when I saw this stamp.

Today’s project features:

I cropped the image, printed it on X-Press It Blending Card and colored it with Copic markers. I layered it with coordinating solid cardstock and used a sentiment from the Always Here stamp set.

Simple and easy to put together. That’s my style right now!

Power Poppy Bloom Brigade

And it wouldn’t be a new release with a blog hop. My teammates have some projects to delight you so be sure you stop by and give their projects some love. As always, don’t forget to stop by the Power Poppy blog.

Catherine Anderson
Barbara Campbell
Allison Cope
Broni Holcombe
Kathy Jones
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Christine Okken
Barbara Walker

Until next time ….

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!

Supplies

Copics: (YG03, YG17, YG61, YG63, BV20, B34 for underpainting (aloe); YG03. Y35. Y38 (aloe flowers); Y21, Y35, Y38, YR04, B60 for underpainting (oranges); B60, B00 (orange blossoms); YG03, YG17, YG67 (orange leaves)

Winter Present by Mo’s Digital Pencil

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with another holiday card featuring a digital stamp from Mo’s Digital Pencil. I’ve long been a fan of Maurie Manning and I have many of her (still to be colored) images in my stash. She’s an award winning children’s book author and illustrator and I’m thrilled that she shares her art as digital stamps on her site – Mo’s Digital Pencil – and as cling stamps by Penny Black.

Today’s project features:

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!

Rowhouse Greetings | Winter Presents Digital Stamp by Mo’s Digital Pencil

The image was printed on X-Press It Blending Card [AZ] and colored with Copic markers (see list below). Afterwards, I used the medium die in the Nordic Frames die set [GR] from The Greetery to trim the image layer. I backed it with a piece of craft foam [AZ] for dimension and set it aside.

Rowhouse Greetings | Winter Presents Digital Stamp by Mo’s Digital Pencil

For the background, I cut a piece of Blue Yonder Prestige Cardstock (MFT) to A2 size. I stenciled the background using the Petite Snow Stencil [NN] from Newton’s Nook and Glitz Glitter Gel in White [GKD] from Gina K. Design. It added interest and texture to the background without distracting from the central image.

Rowhouse Greetings | Winter Presents Digital Stamp by Mo’s Digital Pencil

That’s it for me today! See you soon!

SUPPLIES

Copics: E000, E00, E02, E04, E97 (skin); B12, N3, N5, N8 (hair); R24, R29, R32, R59 (hat, scarf & mittens); YG03, YG17, YG67, Y38 (jacket); B12, N3, N5, N8 (boots); B12, B24, B26, B39 (bow); N0, N3, Y38 (present); B0000, BG10, BV000, 0 (background); BV000 (ground/shadow)

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!

Printing Digital Images – Power Poppy’s Inspire Me Monday

HEY FRIENDS! I’m over on the Power Poppy blog today for Inspire Me Monday with a video tutorial on how I use Microsoft Word to arrange, resize and print digital images. So hop on over to the Power Poppy blog to see the full tutorial.

See you back here tomorrow!

Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with another card featuring the Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher Digital Stamp Set by Power Poppy.

Actually, it’s relief that I have a card to show you today. I’ve been going through a bit of a dry spell – no card making mojo and I just wasn’t satisfied with anything I colored. So I went back to basics – I used X-Press It Blending Card instead of the Hammermill paper that I’ve been using of late. I stuck to a pared down color scheme (although it didn’t stop me from using a lot of markers!). Since I was using a digital stamp, I could enlarged the image instead of struggling with a tiny spaces to color.

Rowhouse Greetings | Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher by Power Poppy

I printed the digital stamp on X-Press It Blending Card. Since I didn’t want black lines, I changed the image color to gray and set the transparency at 30%. This lightened the lines enough that I could still see them, but they fade into the coloring.

I colored the image with Copic markers, using a two different green combinations so that the leaves would not all look alike. I stuck to a single combination of RV markers for the tulips and warm grays for the pitcher for simplicity.

Rowhouse Greetings | Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher by Power Poppy

I selected a sentiment from the Potted Primroses Clear Stamp Set by Power Poppy and stamped it with Versafine Clare ink. The image layer was cut using second largest die from the Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables set. I also used the largest die from the Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables set to cut a plain white piece of cardstock.

Rowhouse Greetings | Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher by Power Poppy

From there, I started layering my papers. I’m often asked about the adhesives that I use for my cards. When I first started, I used a variety of tape runners but I found the layers separating on some of my cards. Then tried out various glues because I like being able to wiggle my layers a bit if they don’t go down straight on the first try. Most of the liquid glues I tried warped the paper or caused it to buckle. Tracy at Photo Scraps introduced me to Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue and I’ve been using it ever since.

Rowhouse Greetings | Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher by Power Poppy
Power Poppy Bloom Brigade

Allison Cope
Broni Holcombe
Christine Okken
Leslie Miller
Lisa Johansen
Gloria Stengel
Stacy Morgan

Hope you found some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again 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.

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# (card base); X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Party Patterns 6×6 Paper Pack by My Favorite Things; Tiny Check 6×6 Paper Pack by My Favorite Things
Stamps: Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher Digital Stamp Set by Power Poppy (image also available in the Loving Tulips Clear Stamp Set by Power Poppy); Potted Primroses by Power Poppy
Ink: Versafine Clare in Nocture by Tsukineko
Die: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn (S | SP); Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn (S | SP)
Adhesive: Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue
Copics: RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66, RV69, BV20 (tulips); YG03, YG17, YG21, B34 (leaf combo 1); G20, G24, G46 (leaf combo 2); W0, W1, W3, W5, BV20 (pitcher); BV00, BV04 (shadow) [DB]