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Bella’s Morning Glory

Copic Colouring, Handmade Cards, Seven Hills Crafts DT
Morning Glory (Stamping Bella)

Happy Wednesday crafters! I’ve been a little under the weather recently so felt it was time for some colouring therapy. Before I start, I just have to give a little shout out to Alyce from Kit and Clowder for helping me improve upon my first attempt. It’s not perfect, but definitely an improvement. Practice makes perfect!

Today’s card features three new things: 1) no line colouring; 2) an actual rubber stamp (other than a background); and 3) a cute little stamp from the brand Stamping Bella. It’s a new year and time to try new things and challenge yourself, right? Never one to do things by half!

I started out by stamping the Stamping Bella Morning Glory stamp onto some 210gsm Clare Fontaine DCP paper with some Copic-friendly MFT Grout Gray Hybrid Ink.  The lines on this stamp are so fine and the ink is so light I had to stamp it twice to enable me to see it. I then used my Copic markers to colour her in, finishing up with a couple of Prismacolor pencils in white, dark brown, grey and green to add fine detail and ground the image.

Copic Markers Used
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: YR24, YR26, E99, E15
Greens: G12, YG09, G17, G29
Blue: B12, B24, B26, B39
Background: BG000, Prismacolor Pencil in Silver

Morning Glory (Stamping Bella)

When finished, I cut the panel down, mounting it onto an A6 top folding white card base and a small strip of card coloured with two blue markers. I cut a sentiment strip from a scrap of green cardstock, snipped the end off into a banner and white heat embossed the sentiment from the MFT Essential Sentiments set. I foam mounted this and added some sequins, letting the colouring be the main focus of the card.

And just to prove that not all cards come out perfect every time, this is my first attempt before I sought advice from Alyce. I made a mistake in trying to use the sample image on the stamp packaging for guidance and ended up getting the light source completely wrong. I tell you, those Copic classes are worth every penny! I’m sure I’ll end up colouring her a couple more times to learn more about the lightsource and folds. 

Morning Glory (Stamping Bella)



Kit & Clowder November Markers Class

Copic Colouring, Handmade Cards, Paper Crafts
Kit and Clowder Nov 17 Markers Class (Hannah Lynn)

It’s been a while since I sat down and completed one of the Kit and Clowder Monthly Classes. Last month’s alcohol markers class featured one of my favourite digi artists, Hannah Lynn. It’s been a busy few months for me but I completed it, just in time for this month’s class to be released!

I had to substitute like crazy for just about every colour but the skin tones, but I got there in the end. I especially like the sparkly fabric effect on the Nutcracker’s jacket.

For anyone who is interested in colouring with alcohol markers or pencils, you should check out the Kit and Clowder Facebook group. It’s a great community resource and the owner, Alyce, is a fantastic and supportive font of knowledge! It’s free to join and they have all sorts of festive freebies on offer this month.