RAM Christmas Tree

I have another card to share where I’ve coloured up one of the adorable stamps by Rachelle Anne Miller. As it’s August already, it might be time to start slowly with the Christmas cards. It would save you having to do loads in November and December! That’s my goal at least, to have quite a few done before then, and I think I’m on track for it. This stamp is called Christmas Tree.

As for the rest of the card, I coloured up a matching background, and then die cut the coloured panel. I used various paper scraps and dies to make a cluster and then used a Norwegian text stamp for the Christmas sentiment.

Copics used: Y35, Y38, YR18, BV000, BV00, BV02, BV04, BV08, BV20, BV23, RV63, RV66, RV69, B12, B14, B16, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, BG90, BG93, BG96, BG99, G21, G24, G28, E00, E02, E13, E15, E21, E25, E29, E41, E42, E43, E44, E71, E74, E77, N0, N2, C0, W0, W2, W5

Lotv James in the snow

My favourite bear is definitely James of Lili of the Valley. He is super cute and I love to colour him up. This time I’ve opted to give him a green hat and scarf and I made a simple card from it. I used various dies to cut out smaller elements to make a little cluster on the opposite site and used a Norwegian sentiment by Kort og Godt as well as snowflakes from dies and chipboard.

Here is another photo of the card.

Whimsy Oak Tree boy

It’s August, can you believe it? Time has flown by so quickly this summer! It also means that Christmas is going to be coming up fast, like it does every year. Therefore I’ve opted to make a Christmas card out of my new release card for Whimsy Stamps. The stamp is from the Wee Stamps collection and is called Oak Tree Boy. It is also available as a rubber stamp. I first cut all the three layers of papers into panel sizes. Then I die cut first the darker blue background using the Wavy Edgers set and then used the same die to cut the coloured panel a bit smaller. I kept the angles slightly differently so there’d be more of the darker paper on one side. To finish it off I used a sentiment from the Merry and Bright set along with some of their enamel dots.

Copics used: (skin) E00, E02, E13, E15, (rusty red) E08, E18, E49, E97, (green) BG90, BG93, BG96, BG99, (blue) B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, (white) N0, N1, N3, (black) N3, N5, N7, N9, (brown) E70, E74, E77, (hair) E23, E27, E29, (yellow) Y32, Y35, Y38, E34,
(red) R24, R29, N7

Colouring video (pencils) Penguin Candy Cane

It is time for my first colouring video using pencils. It is nothing fancy and I don’t feel ready to talk you guys through it yet, as I still haven’t coloured up loads of images using pencils, but you can watch me colour and hopefully pick up a trick or two along the way. You can watch as I colour up this entire image by Whimsy Stamps called Penguin Candy Cane (digital stamp). It is also available as a rubber stamp here.

I have used the digital stamp version and printed it out on Bazzill cardstock in the colour Kraft. And as you can see in the video I’m not exactly crazy about sharpening my pencils constantly. I think it works well enough like this and it means I can keep my pencils for longer.

If you’d rather view the video directly on YouTube, click here.

To show how this could look as a completed Christmas card, I’ve made a very simple one.

I have used Prismacolor Premier pencils and the colours are:

White: PC938
Orange: PC1003, PC118, PC122, PC947
Grey (cold): PC1059, PC1060, PC1061,
Black: PC1063, PC1065, PC1067, PC935
Grey (warm): PC1072, PC1074, PC1076
Blue: PC1087, PC1024, PC1025, PC1101, PC901
Purple: PC1026, PC956, PC1008, PC996

Here is a quick photo of the colours I used to colour this image:

Whimsy penguin with chocolate

Christmas is less than half a year away, so it’s time to start making those Christmas cards unless you want to make them all at once last minute! I’ve used my Pristmacolor pencils to colour up this adorable penguin by Whimsy Stamps. The Penguin Chocolate surprise stamp is available as both digital and rubber stamp.

I’ve embossed a Norwegian sentiment which means Christmas greetings for the whole family. A couple of transparent dots and a bit of matching paper and that was my card done. I do love the look of pencils on kraft!