Sunday, April 22, 2018

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!