LotV James bear with presents

There’s no secret I love this bear from Lili of the Valley. This time he’s made his way onto a clean and simple card, and in blue. I decided to just draw on a frame around everything by hand and then write over the stamped sentiment to create a shadow effect of it as it smudged a little when I stamped it.

Copics used: E41, E42, E43, E44, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, BG90, BG93, BG96, BG99, N0, N1, N3, N5, V91, V95

Colouring video: LotV Stargazing

I have another colouring video for you today. This time I’ve done a pretty quick one. I wanted to show that it’s not that important to stay within the lines or colour up carefully to get a good result. Scribbling can be a great way to do a sky, for example, and how you can quickly get a snowy effect on your image. By colouring up the image and giving it a background, you have a pretty quick and easy clean and simple card if you do it in a bigger size, and a great image for the centre of the card if you do it a bit smaller. Digital stamps are great that way. I will post the card up in a couple of days.

There is no audio for this video.

If you’d rather view the video directly on You Tube, please click here.

Copics used in this video: (green) G21, G94, G99, (red) R22, R24, R29, R89, (elephant) N0, N1, N3, N5, R30, R32, (blue) B12, B32, B34, B37, (yellow) Y13, Y17, (ground) N0, N1, N3

LotV Tomte with teddies

There was a new Lili of the Valley release last week, and although I’ve coloured a few of the stamps which you might have seen on Instagram, this is the first card I’ve made. It would appear that I am mostly going for red and white for Christmas cards this year and that they are layered. At least so far…

I’ve used Maja Design papers, my favourite lace, a bit of ribbon and twine. As usual I’ve used white acrylic paint on the edges. The sentiement is also a new ones from Lili of the Valley.

Copics used: (skin) E0000, E00, E02, E13, E15, (red) R22, R24, R29, R59, R89, (brown) E41, E42, E43, E44, (ground) W0, W1, W3, W5, (white) N0, N1, N3, (green) G40, G82, G99

Colouring video: LotV Bunnies Decorating Tree

Today there is a new release full of Christmas stamps over at Lili of the Valley so for that occasion I’ve made a new colouring video. I have coloured up the stamp Bunnies Decorating Tree. As these are digital stamps you can resize them (do make sure it’s proportional, though) to whichever size you fancy. I have mine here approximately 8 cm by 7 cm for the print and if you include the white area around what I’m colouring up then that is 10.5 cm by 10 cm. Just to give you an idea. For this colouring I’m mostly focused on traditional Christmas colours using some of my favourite colour combinations.

There is no audio for this video either. I simply didn’t have time to get that done as well for this release, and I’m sure the baby would try to get her opinions in, too…

If you’d rather view the video directly on You Tube, please click here.

I have not made the card with this image yet, but I plan to have it done and posted up on the blog next week.

Oh, and yes, I know my markers are in desperate need of a clean, but I really wanted to get the video done for today. So, yeah, priorities!

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Copics used: (green) G21, G82, G94, G99, (red) R22, R24, R27, R59, (brown) E71, E74, E77, E79, (bunnies) N0, N1, N3, R30, R32, (blue) B91, B93, B95, B97, (yellow) YR23, YR04, (ground) W0, W1, W3, W5