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.

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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!

Berry Sweet Holiday by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Another quick post featuring a card from (you guessed it!) Power Poppy. I’m still in holiday card mode, having fun with images that I know will be unique cards. I’ve picked a couple of stamps that I’m going to use for bulk card making, but in the meantime, I’m having fun with creating cards here and there as time permits.

Rowhouse Greetings | Berry Sweet Holiday Stamp Set by Power Poppy

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:

Colored with Copic markers on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock for Alcohol Markers. This paper does not have the same level of blendability as X-Press It, but I like it because the paper is bright white. For the die cutting, I used the Ornate Banner set from PinkFresh Studio and papers from various paper packs from My Favorite Things.

Rowhouse Greetings | Berry Sweet Holiday Stamp Set by Power Poppy
Power Poppy Bloom Brigade

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That’s it for me today! See you soon!

Supplies

COPICS: N1, N3, N5, RV23, RV25, RV29, BG07 (candy cane); G20, G21, G24 (mistletoe leaves); YG03, YG17, YG67 (holly leaves); RV25, RV29, Y35 (holly berries); YG00, YG03, Y35 (mistletoe berries); BG000, BG01, BG05, BG09 (ribbon); 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!

More BB Christmas Selfies by My Favorite Things

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! I’ve been in a bit of a crafting slump lately. It happens sometimes where nothing I color turns out. This time, however, I’m just not motivated to craft. So I’m taking it easy on myself, watching lots of YouTube videos, scrolling through Pinterest and just seeing where my mood and inclination takes me.

For the moment, my crafting urge seems to be focused on holiday cards so I’ve been playing with the BB Christmas Selfies set by My Favorite Things.

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:

Coloring the Image

To start, I stamped the image on X-Press It Blending Card [AZ] using Nuvo Hybrid Ink in Shadow Black [AZ]. I colored the image with Copic markers (see list below). After coloring the image, I trimmed the paper down to the black border around the image. I used the Polaroid Shaker Frame Die-namics [MFT] to cut out the photo frame from white cardstock and adhered it to the image. Afterwards, I backed the combined image and frame with a piece of craft foam [AZ] for dimension and set it aside. Using my MISTI, I stamped the sentiment from the Birdie Brown Greeting Galore set [MFT] with Nuvo Hybrid Ink. Since my image background is dark, the ribbon to the ornament was no long visible so I drew it back in with a white gel pen.

Creating the Background

For the background, I cut a sheet of Cement Gray Prestige Card Stock [MFT] to 4.25 inches by 5.5 inches. Using the Winter Stencil Strips [MFT] and Distress Oxides, I stenciled the “Ho Ho Ho” portion of the stencil across the middle. I started with Picked Raspberry [SB| SP] and as I moved the stencil down I used Worn Lipstick [SB|SP], and then Tattered Rose [SB|SP] to create a gradient effect. I stenciled the snowflake pattern above and the snowy patterned below using Distress Oxide Ink in Peacock Feathers [SB|SP]. After I glued all of the card layers together, I added a few Silver Bell sequins [retired] from Honey Bee Stamps.

That’s it for today. See you soon!

Supplies

COPICS: E000, E00, E04, E21, R20 (skin); E55, E59 (hair); RV04, RV09, R59, BV31 (hat); BV31, BG32, BG15 (ornament); Y35, YR04 (ornament cap and bell); BG09, BG75 (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!

BB Christmas Selfies by My Favorite Things

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! As you can see, I’m still in holiday card mode. I recently placed an order with My Favorite Things and decided to put some of those goodies to use.

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Christmas sELFies by My Favorite Things

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:

Coloring the Image

To start, I stamped the image on X-Press It Blending Card using Nuvo Hybrid Ink in Shadow Black [AZ]. I’ve been experimenting with different black inks that are Copic compatible and I like this hybrid ink (I also like Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink and Hero Arts Intense Black). All three are much crisper than Memento Ink (the old standby). I still prefer Versafine for stamping sentiments, but I find these inks to be perfectly acceptable for that purpose as well.

I’ve got a coloring video for you today. So sit back with your favorite beverage and take a look!

To be honest, I may have made the coloring look a little harder than it really is. I got hung up on blending the scarf, but I left it all in the video because I think it’s important to show that even Copic instructors don’t always get it right on the first try. But with a little patience, it came out right in the end.

After coloring the image, I trimmed the paper down to the black border around the image. I used the Polaroid Shaker Frame Die-namics [MFT] to cut out the photo frame from white cardstock and adhered it to the image. Afterwards, I backed the combined image and frame with a piece of craft foam [AZ] for dimension and set it aside.

Creating the Background

For the background, I cut a sheet of Grout Gray Card Stock [MFT] from My Favorite Things to 4.25 inches by 5.5 inches. The solid background looked too plain so I decided to create a subtle pattern using the Brush Splatter Background [MFT] by My Favorite Things. I couldn’t decide whether to use white or silver embossing powder so I ended up using both. I stamped the image with Versamark and heat embossed the image using Nuvo Embossing Powder in Glazier White [AZ]. The background was still too plain so I turned the cardstock upside down and heat embossed it a second time using Brutus Monroe’s Ultra Fine Embossing Powder in Sterling [BM]. This not only added interest to the background, but some shine as well.

I selected various prints from the Sweet Celebration 6×6 Paper Pack [MFT] by My Favorite Things to arrange behind the focal image. As you can probably tell, I based my marker selection on the color scheme of this paper pack. It’s one of the few times that I actually had the forethought to pick out my design papers first so that I wasn’t scrambling to find something to match after I had already coloring the image!

That’s it for today – hope you found some inspiration! See you soon.

SUPPLIES

Copics: W0, W1, W3, W8, E30, RV11 (bear); RV04, RV09, RV59 (hat); RV04, RV09, RV59, BG09, BG32, BG15 (scarf); Y15, Y19, YR04 (ribbon); BG09, BG78 (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!

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!