Skip to main content

Hello bluebird trio of cards, featuring no-line coloring

Hello crafty friends!  It's Jung here, and today I am sharing a trio of cards featuring the cutest bunnies from Hello Bluebird stamps.

Are you guys comfortable with no-line coloring?  I've only attempted no-line coloring a couple of times, so I decided to practice.  I ended up trying it with 3 different mediums: color pencils, watercolor, and Copic markers.  Funnily enough, the medium I am most comfortable with turned out to be the hardest: Copic markers, and the medium that I have the least experience using turned out to be my favorite: Prismacolor color pencils.  I think it's probably because I can sharpen the color pencils to be super sharp, and can fit in these tiny images.  




To make my card:

  1. I stamped some of the images from the Hello Bluebird McGregor's Garden stamp set onto white cardstock.  I used Lawn Fawn Manatee ink for the images I was going to use the Copic Markers and Prismacolors, and I used Distress Ink in shaded lilac for the image I was going to watercolor.  
  2. I colored my images.  (Below each card picture I will share what I used.)  Then I fussy cut the images, but you could use the coordinating dies.
  3. I die cut a stitched rectangle, and one of the ovals from the Avery Elle Sweet Scallops Elle-ments die set from white cardstock. 
  4. Next I worked on the background panels.  I stamped some sentiments from the Hello Bluebird Spring Script stamp set with Versamark Ink, and heat set it with Ranger super fine white embossing powder.  
  5. I watercolored right over the top of 2 of the sentiment backgrounds using Distress inks in spun sugar, picked raspberry, and seedless preserves.  On the 3rd sentiment background, I used Distress inks in picked raspberry and shaded lilac with an ink blending tool for a softer look. 
  6. For a little extra sparkle, I spritzed the sentiment backgrounds with a mixture of Perfect Pearls powder and water. 
  7. I assembled my cards by adhering the oval die cut panel onto the sentiment panel using foam tape.  Next, I adhered the bunnies onto the oval panel with a mixture of glue and foam tape.  I attached the bird onto the sentiment panel with glue.
  8. To ground the bunnies, I colored a little shadow using a cool grey Copic marker.  
  9. To finish my cards, I added some Nuvo Crystal morning dew drops.   

Here is the watercolor card:





For the bunny on the watercolor card, I used Distress inks in a mix of Iced Spruce and Hickory Smoke, and Tattered Rose.


Here is the color pencil card:



For the bunny on the color pencil card, I used Prismacolors in 50% cool grey, black, and white.


Here is the Copic card:



 For the bunny on the Copic card, I used warm grays, W00, W1, W3, W5, and R00.

I definitely got some practice no-line coloring these tiny images!  Ha!  I loved making and sharing these cards.  I hope you were inspired to get crafty!  Have a lovely day!

Comments

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Baby Tags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool!

Happy Monday! This is Kim Hamilton and I am so very excited to be sharing my first post with you for Butterfly Reflections Ink! This is making my first day back to work after a two-week break a happy one! I am sharing baby gift tags today, one of my friends is expecting and not sure what she is having so I made one of each!

I used my We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool for the first time and loved it! I cut my own Tim Holtz watercolor paper to the size of tag I wanted (2 3/4 x 4 1/4) and cut the edges with my trimmer.  I stamped my sentiments that are by Lawn Fawn Hello Baby with VersaMark ink and used white embossing powder. For the girl tag I used a mix of Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral Distress Inks and for the boy tag I used Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron Distress Inks.  I sprayed both tags with some water and dabbed it off. I then stamped my images by My Favorite Things Snuggle Bunnies for the girl and Magical Dragons for the boy.  I colored m…

Painting backwards....

Hello, hello!  Norine here from The Velvet Lemon blog.  It's been a week for introductions hasn't it, but let me just say how delighted I am to have been invited to join such a talented group of paper crafters, and to contribute here at Butterfly Reflections Ink!  
Today I'm sharing with you, some cards I made by working backwards. 
What do I mean, you wonder?  Well, it's a technique I sometimes enjoy doing, where you "smoosh" your water based ink pads on a craft mat, mist the colors with water and then drag your water color paper through it to create a pretty mess of color.    
For today's cards, I wanted a blend of blues and greens (always a crowd pleaser) and yellows/pinks.  You will always be happier with the results when you keep the green/blues from overlapping with the yellow/pinks, because that just produces an unappealing mud color.  

I used a variety of Tim Holtz Distress Inks for this project, but any water based inks will work the same.  It&#…

Altenew’s 4th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3 + Giveaway

Hey, hey BRI friends!  We're hopping today to celebrate the 4th Birthday of Altenew, one of our favorite stamping companies!  You should have arrived here from the Altenew blog, and we're glad you're here to share the excitement! There are prizes and inspiration and it's going to be FUN!

With you today, is Norine from The Velvet Lemon creating for Butterfly Reflections Ink and I have some projects to share today, that I made using some recently released Altenew products.  
First up, are these two cards created with the Mega Succulent stamp set.  

I stamped the image onto water color paper using the MISTI, then turned on the music and sat and colored.

  I used Faber Castell watercolor pencils so I could more easily control where the color would sit and then painted with a water brush.  I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of vellum, heat embossed with clear embossing powder to ensure that the ink wouldn't smudge, then tore the vellum and wrapped it around the card …