Storybook Coloring

Today I have something different to show you. I recently participated in an online card summit and one of the presenters, Daniel West, did a class on Storybook Coloring with Copic markers. Well if you follow my blog, you know that I am not a Copic girl. But I decided that there should be some way for me to use his instructions and do it with my pencils. These cute stamps drawn by Conie Fong Art were the perfect images to play with.


I printed them out onto Canson Mi Tientes paper using my Silhouette Studio software to resize the digis and create the cutlines. I do this by using Silhouette Studio's print and cut feature. Once the image is colored, I cut the image out with the Silhouette as the page has the registration marks on it for the print and cut to work. Since this image has no offset, I ran a black marker around the cut edge to finish it nicely.

The class in the summit created one layer cards, masking the stamped image prior to doing the inked background. But because I needed to use a toothy paper for my pencil coloring, especially to get the washed out look that is storybook coloring, I needed to print the image on a different paper than the smooth cardstock of the card base. So mine are not truly one layer.


I used Post-It tape to mask the edges and inked the two cardbases with Memento ink. I stamped the sentiment in Versafine ink and then glued my cutout gnomes to the cardbases without any dimension.

I love how these turned out and it was the fastest pencil coloring I have ever done as there were no layers. Just a single lay down of color. I have a color combo sheet for you to download, please just follow my blog if you wish to download it.

Supplies Used
Gnome Bundle
Gnome Bundle
Canson Mi Tientes
Canson Mi Tientes
Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Prismacolor Pencils
Black Tombow
Black Tombow
Bahama Blue
Bahama Blue
Summer Sky
Summer Sky
Bamboo Leaves
Bamboo Leaves
VersaFine Onyx
VersaFine Onyx
Nuvo Deluxe
Nuvo Deluxe
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Sheetload of Cards

Patterned paper!! Raise your hand if you have a stockpile of it. I decided that I needed to use mine up. I had been blessed with box full by a friend of mine some years ago, but I have hardly used any of it. I recently discovered the Call Me {Crafty} Al YouTube channel and was inspired by her concept called Sheetload of Cards. Guess what it uses... you got it, patterned paper.


The July 2021 Sheetload of Card sketch creates twelve mini slimline cards with a postcard type base and the fold on the panel above it. It uses up two pieces of 12x12 patterned paper. I used a purple and pink theme for this sheetload. I opted to dry emboss the base card to add a bit more interest.


Cutting the paper by using the instructions, one gets six of each kind - one paper as the larger panel and the other as the smaller one. In this sheetload I was able to use some ribbon from my stash too.


I completed the cards by die cutting the word Hugs out of the white sentiment spot and then inlaying the word again cut out of dark purple cardstock. I love die cut inlays and this really looked great on these little cards.


Here is an image of the card open to show where the personal message goes. I have cut some more batches with this design, so look for some more variations in the future.

Supplies Used
Simple Greetings
Simple Greetings
Platinum 6
Platinum 6
Scor-Tape 1/8
Scor-Tape 1/8
Craft Tweezers
Craft Tweezers
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Aleene's Tacky Glue
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Cheese & Nuts

Today is Friday and time for another blog post. Today I am sharing my project, well projects, for the monthly Imagine That Digitstamp Progressive Challenge. This month the theme is Christmas in July. However, I don't do the "animal nativity scene" thing, so I had to put my thinking cap on. But the package included the images as a whole and as singles and so I decided that the two single mice would make perfect, quirky cards, despite their outfits. So here goes.


A Bookmark

Today I am back with another project created for the ongoing challenge that BożenA and I do together. It was her turn to call the topic and she chose "Create a Bookmark". There were no requirements of any kind as to method, technique or anything else, just create a bookmark. I don't read much anymore and when I do, I read on my Kindle, so I decided to create a bookmark for my journaling Bible and use it to highlight a verse that spoke to me recently.


Eclipse technique

Today I am back with another challenge between BożenA and myself and this time it was my turn to choose a challenge topic. I decided to go with a technique this time and with one that I have been wanting to try for a while - the eclipse technique. So here is my project.


Some technology

If you follow my blog, you will know that I love to play along in the Imagine That Digistamp Progressive Challenge. I am nearly out of time for June! This month the image is perfect for a garden enthusiast and the package comes with various quirky sentiments.


Sharing is Caring

Tonight I am popping in with my project for the Outlawz Progressive Challenge for June and June is nearly over! The sponsor is The Paper Shelter and the image is this cutie called Sharing is Caring. The image package comes with this lovely digital background.