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!  


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

  2. 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..


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