Fa La Llama by Neat & Tangled

Today I’m back with a new Copic coloring project featuring the adorable Fa La Llama stamp set from Neat & Tangled. Danielle Walls, from Neat & Tangled will be bringing with her a Trunk Show of her stamp images to the Queen’s Ink this Saturday. But more about that in a moment!

I knew as soon as I saw this stamp set that I had to color this image so I pulled out my Copic markers and got to work. The full list of Copic colors are listed below. After the coloring was complete, I embellished the sky to look like snow, adding dots with gel pens in white and silver as well as a little Kirarina Wink in White Pearl. I added Wink of Stella in Clear to the blanket and scarf for some shimmer. For additional sparkle, I added Ranger Stickles to the sky and the ground to give the snow some dimension.

JOIN US ON SATURDAY FOR
THE NEAT & TANGLED TRUNK SHOW!

On Saturday, The Queen’s Ink will be hosting The Coloring Challenge Road Trip featuring Kathy Racoosin, a Maryland artist (and friend of the Queen) who hosts a wonderful technique filled blog The Daily Marker. Although seats for this event are sold out, you can still get in on the fun. Danielle Walls, from Neat & Tangled will be joining Kathy and bringing with her a Trunk Show of her stamp images that are great for coloring. They will be available for purchase on the day of the event.

As a way of giving back to the community Kathy is donating her time and $30.00 of the registration fee will go to support Dan DiGennaro, Danielle’s dad who is suffering from CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome). The Queen’s Ink will be donating 10% of its sales from that to support Dan and his journey toward wellness.

Stop by, check out the Trunk Show and join in on the fun!

SUPPLY LIST

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Frosty Winter Two (*) by Authentique; Bazzill Basics in Smokey
Stamp: Fa La Llama by Neat & Tangled
Ink: Versamark Watermark Ink and Memento in Tuxedo Black, both by Tsukineko
Die: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Sakura Gelly Roll Pens in White and Silver (snow); Kirarina Wink in White Pearl (snow); Stampendous Detail White Embossing Powder (sentiment); Ranger Stickles in Crystal (snow); Zig Wink of Stella in Clear (blanket and scarf) Festival of Light Sequins from 28 Lilac Lane.
Copics: B37, B39, C9 (sky); W00, W0, W1 E30 (llama); E00, E97 (face); BG49, BG53, BG57, V01, V05, V06, V09 (scarf); V01, V05, V06, BG59, BG53 (blanket); BG49, BG53, BG57 (gift wrap); V01, V05, V06, V09 (ribbon); BG0000, BG000, BG10, B0000, B000, BV00 (snow)

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

Joy to the World by Penny Black

As hard as it is to believe that summer is actually over, it’s even harder to believe that Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. I swore that I would start making holiday cards earlier in the year so that it wouldn’t feel like such a rush as the days grew near, but here I am – October – and I’m just now focusing on it. Luckily, I have a stash of stamps (from all the holiday cards I didn’t have time to make last year) to help get me started.

Living in a household of cats, it seems only natural that I gravitate towards the adorable felines from Penny Black. Although we currently have a clowder of tuxedo cats, I find that I often color the Penny Black cats as calicos. The images reminded me of a fluffy calico named Emma who adopted me many years ago. And although she’s long since passed on, I’m reminded of her good-natured, quirky spirit and outgoing personality when I color these stamps.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; Devil Red by Bazzill; Vintage Christmas Four (*) by Authentique
Stamps: Joy to the World by Penny Black; Believe by Penny Black; Joyful Wishes (*) by Penny Black
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Dies: A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders; A2 Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Copics: E00, E02, C3, C5, RV10 (cat); R35, R46, R59, YG03, YG67 (gift); E30, E31 (shadow)

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

Cozy Cupfuls by Power Poppy

Welcome back to Rowhouse Greetings! Today I have another holiday card featuring the Cozy Cupfuls stamp set from Power Poppy. I’ll admit that I looked at that tree and my initial urge was to color those sprigs individually. Crazy, right? So I decided that the better course of action was to dab different shades of green following the lines of branches and the shape of the tree to achieve some depth and variation. I used my current favorite red combo (R35, R46, R59) to get a lush Christmas red for the ornaments and used the same combo (adding R32 as a highlight) for the ribbon. If you forget to leave a highlight on the ornaments, you can always add it afterwards with a white gel pen.

Rowhouse Greetings | Cozy Cupfuls by Power Poppy Rowhouse Greetings | Festive Cheer by Penny Black

The sentiment on the front of my card is included included with the Power Poppy stamp set (and look at that lovely script!), but for the inside, I decided to add one of the sentiments from the Penny Black Festive Cheer stamp set to capture the feeling I wanted for the completed card.  I used two of the designs from the Vintage Christmas Collection by Authentique because I thought that the colors and the vintage feel would be the perfect complement for this image.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Vintage Christmas Three (*) and Vintage Christmas Seven (*) by Authentique
Stamps: Cozy Cupfuls (*) by Power Poppy; Festive Cheer (*) by Penny Black
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko (image); Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko (sentiment)
Dies: A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders; A2 Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Copics: R35, R46, R59 (ornaments); R32, R35, R46, R59 (ribbon); YG01, YG03, G21, G24, G28 (tree); G21, G24, R30, R32, E41, E42, E43, C1 (teacup); BV20 (shadow)

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