Hi fellow crafters! As you might have noticed if you are a regular reader or viewer of my Youtube channel, I love to color. Love, love, love. I like my colored pencils best, but my heart also starts to flutter when I get to use my Copic Markers, Inktense pencils, or watercolor.
As I’ve mentioned before, I took quite a few classes from Kit And Clowder to improve my coloring skills, and I honestly haven’t even finished all of them yet! I hope to get around to that during the holidays this year (one can hope). I want to spend some more time one coloring, not necessarily turning the colored piece into a card – I find that if I have the mindset “practice”, I am more daring, and more willing to try stuff than when I think I need to turn stuff into something perfect to send off.
Since a lot of you ask me how I color, especially when I share a card that does not have a video, I want to try something new. I want to start a coloring series, where I don’t talk about why or how I color, but still record it for you to watch. I do explain coloring a lot in my regular card making videos, and editing them plus voice over is a ton of work. So for this new series which I want to title “Coloring Practice” I just play some music while you can see what I do. This will not replace my usual videos, but it will be something I will do from time to time, just for fun.
Disclaimer: I am not an expert. I am a self-taught coloring enthusiast. If you feel like you need in-depth explanations, please consider taking a class with Kit and Clowder. I can whole-heartedly recommend them.
So, to kick this off, I am showing you this project for a one-layer Copic colored card that features a super cute stamp by Stamping Bella. I ended up turning this into a card, but my next videos in this series might feature just the coloring process.
I actually colored this one twice – one has an English sentiment on the inside, and one a German sentiment on the front. In total, the coloring took me 29 minutes (I know, because my photo camera stops recording after 29 minutes and I was hustling to finish). So, it’s not even all that difficult and doesn’t take terribly long!
As you can see, I enjoyed creating the blue sky on the inside of the shaker. Usually, you would put it on the outside, but that’s the beauty of coloring – you can decide which way you take this. And I wanted to create a little world inside of this globe.
The other difference between the cards is that for one I used a light blue shading on the snow, for the other one purple, which contrasts a bit better with the blue on the snowman. And on the second card I used a dark grey to deepen the shadows in the hat of the snowman, whereas I kept it lighter in the card you see me color.
For the background, I stamped some silver stars around the shaker on one card, and on the other one I drew my dots with a Stardust gel pen. Slightly different effect but I like both.
I hope you are enjoying these coloring videos. Cheers and catch you again later!
This card will go off to the following challenges: Fusion “Blue Christmas”; Creative Knockouts “Festive Fun”; Simon Says Stamp “Anything Goes”; Always Playing with Paper “Christmas Card”; and of course one of my favorites, Addicted To Stamps and More “Make Your Mark”.