June 8, 2014

Coloring Holly and Berries with Pencils and Markers

One of the reasons I love stamping is because I love to color!  I don't use crazy complicated stamping techniques on my cards, instead I settle for good old coloring in methods with markers or pencils!  On today's card I used both mediums to achieve the rich gorgeous jewel tone colors and hand sketched textured pencil lines.

I used only ONE stamp set from JustRite Papercraft to complete this card.  Love the idea of whipping these cards out faster than I can say Ho-Ho-Ho!

To be honest with you all the coloring does take a little time.  I suggest stamping several images at once and then do all the coloring of the leaves, moving onto the berries, bells and backgrounds.  I grab a cup of coffee, select the few colors that I will need and while the kids are at swim practice, or while watching a favorite show I sit and color.  Before I know it I have a few cards ready to assemble and go!

I used a combination of Spectrum Noir Markers and Pencils for this image

There are beautiful designs from the Design Team.  Here are their blog links

Have a wonderful Sunday!   I want to organize my craft room - I just can't find things anymore so obviously my filing system (or lack thereof)  needs a bit of an overhaul!  


marilynwillauer said...

Beautiful card!

Tenia Nelson said...


Maria said...

This card is gorgeous. Your coloring is amazing, it has such dimension.

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

This is awesome!! Your colors blend so well and the berries just give it the right touch:)
I am tiring to get inspired again.. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card;0) I miss your sketch challenges..