No Line Coloring with Copic Markers

I’ve always admired folks who could (seemingly easily) tackle the no line coloring method using Copic markers. I tried in the past and it was soooo hard. But…I’ve been doing a few of Kit and Clowder‘s monthly coloring classes and Alyce always encourages everyone to use the image with lighter lines for the class. At first, I thought “Oh heck no.” But then I tried.  And I liked it!

Stamping Bella Lacey has a Letter (no line coloring)

I used the no line coloring method on the second card in THIS post and decided to do it again using Stamping Bella‘s Tiny Townie Lacey has a Letter. If you haven’t tried one of Alyce’s classes, I highly recommend it. The US cost is only about $15 a month. The price includes two classes, access to other helpful info, and you can cancel at any time. I *love* it.

Stamping Bella Lacey has a Letter (no line coloring) close-up

Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, E47, R20, R39, R85, R89, RV11, RV32, W00, W0, W1, W2, Y21

I stamped the image using very light gray ink onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers (listed above). Working one section at a time, I laid down a base of the lightest shade then added the darkest shadows, working my way back up to the lightest. I’m getting more confident so I’m sure you’ll be seeing more.

I also used Stamping Bella’s Happy Sentiment die with “mail” stamped in toffee ink.

Thanks for visiting today!  🙂

1amichele siggy

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Water you up to? (paper smooches)

Water YOU up to? Seriously, I’d like to know. Do you do crafts other than card making? I’ve recently gone back to sketching. My plan is to eventually tip my hand into mixed media. I want to sketch, paint, and get messy. I’ve been slowly buying supplying. It’s been a LONG time since I’ve picked up a pencil and just sketched, and I have pretty much zero experience with mixed media so it’s rather uncomfortable for me.  But I’m determined to do it. Maybe I’ll share some sketches here soon.  

Paper Smooches Splash

For today I’m sharing a card using one of Paper Smooches‘ latest releases, Splash with Splash Icons dies.

Paper Smooches Splash (close-up)

Copic markers – B0000, B000, B00, E30, E31, E33, E35, E42, E43, E44, E49, E50, E53, Y0000, Y000

I colored the images and background using Copic markers (listed above) onto X-Press It Blending Card. When I adhered the beaver, I placed a clear foam square behind his head and glued the log portion right to the paper, creating just a bit of dimension.

You can find all of Paper Smooches’ latest products HERE. New release coming soon! Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

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Dream Big, Little Mermaid (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! It’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella!

This week we were to create using the the photo found at the bottom of this post as inspiration.  I used cute Tiny Townie Mermaid Set with an Under the Sea sentiment.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Mermaid Set and Under the Sea Sentiment

I first sponged a bit of color into the background using Peacock Feathers and Tattered Rose Distress Inks. The seaweed and mermaid were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers (listed below). Once colored, I added a scattering of dots using my Colorless Blender and then a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Mermaid Set and Under the Sea Sentiment (close-up)

Copic markers – BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, E000, E00, E04, E11, E15, E18, E21, E23, E27, E30, E55, G46, R00, R20, R39, Y21, YG03, YG06, YG09, YR23, Colorless Blender; Kirarina Wink White Pearl glitter pen

After adhering the images (mermaid applied using Kool Tak Clear Foam Squares), I added a bit of sparkle using Queen & Company‘s new Jelly Gems in green and yellow.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Dawn Loves her Doggie - no line coloring

Also, this week on Instagram, I posted the above card using Tiny Townie Dawn Loves her Doggie.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Dawn Loves her Doggie - no line coloring (close-up)

I used no-line coloring, stamping the image in a very light gray and then coloring with Copic markers.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the latest release.  If you’d like, email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog. By doing so, you’ll also be entered to win some Bella Bucks! All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

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Queen & Company’s New Foundation Dies, Sentiment Stackers and more!

Hi everyone! Did you know that Queen & Company has an *amazing* new set of foundation dies? Actually, two!  And a great set of layered sentiment dies? Actually, two!  All are perfectly interchangeable and so much fun! There are new embellishments in the shop as well as new foam (rainbow glitter and neutral)! Lots and lots of fun things!

On this card, I used Foundation Dies 1 (stitched scalloped circle from set of eight large dies), Foundation Dies 2 (flowers from set of 15 dies including base shapes, sentiment stackers, flowers, stars and a heart) and Sentiment Stackers 1. The Sentiment Stackers sets include 24 (set 1) and 23 (set 2) dies as well as a coordinating sentiment stamp set.  (Note: The leaves are actually petal loops from of the flower dies.)

I also used new Fun Foam to die-cut Mom. In the flower centers, I placed orange and pink Petite Posies and new Iridescent Goosebumps. Around the flowers, I also adhered a few orange Jelly Gems.

Supplies used: Foundation Dies 1, Foundation Dies 2Sentiment Stackers 1, Fun FoamPetite PosiesIridescent Goosebumps, Jelly Gems, Flirty Florals 6×6, Delightful Dots 6×6, Sheer Glue

Next, I die-cut foam tags (Foundation Dies 1) then layered with card stock tags and stars (Foundation Dies 2). The Wish Big layered sentiment is from Sentiment Stackers 2.

I looped into the holes a bit of twine and added a strip of white Frosties across the bottom. 

Supplies:  Foundation Dies 1Foundation Dies 2Sentiment Stackers 2twineFrostiesFun Foam, Happy Hearts 6×6, Sheer Glue

There are *many* other super cool new products in the Queen & Company shop. Check them out today!  🙂

Thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

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keep swimming (paper smooches)

Hello everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend. Mine was a bit stressful but it’s over and the stressful task is complete so time to move on! 🙂

Paper Smooches Water dies and Splash sentiment

Today I’m sharing a quick and easy card I created using Paper Smooches‘ new Water dies with a sentiment from new Splash stamp set. Water dies include bubbles, the little fish, several waves (of varying lengths) and little splashes. It’s really cute. And Splash stamp set has quirky water critters with cute coordinating sentiments.

Paper Smooches Water dies and Splash sentiment (close-up)

I created a background by masking off a section of the card front and then sponging Mermaid Lagoon Distress ink into the exposed strip. Once inked, I splashed a bit of water to create the lighter spots.  As a little added detail, I adhered a few of Queen & Company‘s new Jelly Gems for a bit of sparkle. (Yes, I use those a lot.)  🙂

You can find all of Paper Smooches’ latest release HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

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Life is a Garden (Stamping Bella)

Hello everyone. Happy Friday.  🙂  Today the Stamping Bella team is sharing additional images found in this month’s featured stamp category — Cool Chicks. (Cherry Chick and coordinating die are on sale at 25% off through March 31.)

Stamping Bella Gardening Chicks

I chose to use Gardening Chicks. (I’m the one on the right. Haha.)

Stamping Bella Gardening Chicks (close-up)

Copic markers – BG0000, BG10, C0, C2, C3, E21, E35, G28, V09, V15, V17, YG05, YG11, YR12, YR23, YR31

I stamped the image onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. The tiny clouds and sun are from Taylored Expressions’ Little Bits Sun & Clouds.  I used Queen & Company‘s Simple Stripes patterned paper (one of my faves!) and added a few tiny yellow Jelly Gems to the ground.

Stamping Bella Ella Loves Easter

Copic markers – B000, B00, BG0000, BG10, BV00, BV11, C0, C1, C2, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E25, E27, E31, E33, G07, G21, R20, R83, RV11, RV32, Y21, YG63, YG67, YR15, YR21; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

Also this week I created the above card using Tiny Townie Ella Loves Easter. Markers used are listed above.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Using a currently available Stamping Bella image, create using the photo below as inspiration.

If you’d like, email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog. By doing so, you’ll also be entered to win some Bella Bucks! All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

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Paper Smooches’ New Stitching Basics Dies

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a quick and easy card using another of Paper Smooches‘ new stitching dies.

Paper Smooches Courteous Cuties and Stitching Basics dies

The heart is one of seven dies in new Stitching Basics. I thought it created the perfect background for the Courteous Cutie and wooly sentiment.

Paper Smooches Courteous Cuties and Stitching Basics dies (close-up)

Copic markers – E30, E33, E35, R000, R00

The little llama was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers (listed above).  The heart shapes were die-cut then stitched with DMC thread. (I used four strands each.)

My card was quick and easy, and I think the stitching adds more of a heartwarming, handcrafted touch.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy your day!

1amichele siggy

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from all of us (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! This week the Stamping Bella team is revisiting older images (a.k.a. vintage).

Stamping Bella Becky Loves Bunnies

I chose Tiny Townie Becky Loves Bunnies.  My image was stamped onto  X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.

Stamping Bella Becky Loves Bunnies (close-up)

Copic markers – BG0000, BG000, C00, C1, C2, C3, C4, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, R20, V01, V04, V05, Y21, YG01, YG03, YG06, YG09, YR23, YR30, YR31

Once colored, I adhered the panel to pretty Simple Stripes from Queen & Company, tied a bit of baker’s twine and added three tiny purple Jelly Gems.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the same category as the March Stamp of the Month (Cherry Chick), which means use an image from the Cool Chicks category.  If you’d like, email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog. By doing so, you’ll also be entered to win some Bella Bucks! All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

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Paper Smooches March Release Hop

Hello!  It’s time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches March 2019 release with you!  ONE new stamp set and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 10:00 AM Central time zone on March 7th.  Once available, you can find all new stamps and dies HERE.

Paper Smooches Stitching Thanks die and Best Buds

I’ve used new Stitching Thanks die with previously released Best Buds stamp set. I adhered a strip of Post It Tape across a block of X-Press It Blending Card, then stamped the flowers, removed the tape and colored with Copic markers. I then taped the Stitching Thanks die in place, die-cut and used DMC thread to stitch the sentiment. Super easy.  🙂

Paper Smooches Stitching Thanks die and Best Buds (close-up)

Copic markers – E21, E30, E53, G21, G28, G40, G43, G46, G85, RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99, YR20, W00, W0, W1

To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize — a $30 gift code to use in the Paper Smooches on-line shop.  (Details below.)

Here are the details:

  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below. (You do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning.) 
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blogs below.
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on March 8th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on March 9th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Paper Smooches blog

Sandy Allnock (guest)

Samantha Mann (guest)

Alice Lihsuan Huang 

Jill Hawkins

Karin Akesdotter

Michele Boyer  <– You are here!

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Teri Anderson

Ways to increase your chances of winning:

(which means that you have up to four extra chances to win on each blog)

Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.

Thanks so very much for joining us!

you are the cherry on my sundae (stamping bella stamp of the month)

Hi everyone!  It’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella! This week the team is featuring the March Stamp of the Month, Cherry Chick.  The image/sentiment, as well as its corresponding die, are 25% off through March 31.

Stamping Bella Cherry Chick

My chick was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.

Stamping Bella Cherry Chick (close-up)

Copic markers – B12, B14, B16, B18, BG10, BG70, C00, E15, E41, E42, G28, R32, R35, R37, R39, R89, Y35, Y38, YG63, YG67, YR14, YR18, YR23

To fit the image a little better to my card front, I trimmed leaving the leaves on each side to extend past the border.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use a vintage Stamping Bella image, meaning one NOT from the current/most recent release. (If the image is not listed in the “what’s new” category, then it’s considered “vintage.”) If you’d like, email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog. By doing so, you’ll also be entered to win some Bella Bucks! All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

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