Marker Colour Combos: Tiddly Inks Pumpkin in Copics & Touch Twin

Pumpkins - Copic & Touch Twin Marker Combos - www.markergeek.com

Today I’d like to share some different colour combinations I came up with while playing with stamps for my Halloween post tomorrow.

I have created two versions of a card design to share with you for Halloween, using the Tiddly Inks Bewitching clear stamp set and two different brands of alcohol based markers. I will be sharing both cards tomorrow along with full colour palettes for both Copic and ShinHan Touch Twin markers. For now, I thought this post might be useful for those of you still having your own fun with Halloween/autumn themed images. Read on for pinnable pumpkin marker combo info!

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Card: Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Too Cute To Spook!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Too Cute To Spook 2 - www.markergeek.com

When thumbing through my stamp collection for Halloween images recently I couldn’t quite believe I had neglected this little cutie! She is an older release from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, but I believe she is still available. I had some fun colouring her up and creating a simple but fun card to pop her on.

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Card: Make it Crafty Mini Monstaboyz & Mini Monstagalz In The Frame!

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As soon as I saw the Mama Elephant “Peek a Frame” die set I knew I wanted to create a fun card using the Make it Crafty Mini MonstaBoyz and Mini Monstagalz stamps. It turned out better than I envisaged, and is so cute I could burst!

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Step By Step: Halloween Cat from Stamping Bella

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I’ve got a fun little card to share with you today, featuring one of the new Christine Grove rubber stamps from Stamping Bella. I’ve got a major soft spot for Christine’s images, particularly the animals. They are quirky and definitely make me smile while I’m colouring.

Along with my card I created a very simple guide to colouring a basic lantern glow. This isn’t by any means the only way to do it, but I wanted to show you how easy it is to do, especially if like me you’re adding it as an afterthought to an already coloured image with background (I coloured the image in a hurry and it wasn’t until I started to put the card together that I really considered the little lantern).

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Card: Keep Swimming with SCACD Stamps

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I’ve got a very quick card to share with you today, with a similar message to the Mama Elephant Honey Bunny card I blogged on Friday.

I created this card using an image I coloured quite a while ago, so unfortunately I don’t have any colouring information to share today. There will be a few of these posts, as I have a stack of coloured images to create cards with, some of which I have colouring notes for and some I don’t. I hope you will enjoy this post anyway, and perhaps take away a little inspiration for your own crafty endeavours!

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Card: Pinky Promise It’s Gonna Be Alright with Mama Elephant

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This was always going to be a difficult day. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you will know that my Dad passed away last October. Today is the anniversary. 17th October 2013 seems both so far away and also like it happened yesterday. The past year has been a difficult one, bringing lots of challenges to deal with and also many opportunities to move forward. I like to think that Dad would be happy to see us getting on with it and moving forward.

With that in mind, I’m going to share a card I made yesterday and some colouring information I put together to go with it.

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Card: Wicked Birthday Wishes Copic Scene Card

Make it Crafty - Haunted House & Mini MonstaBoyz Scene - www.markergeek.com

I’m a firm believer in giving spooky images the opportunity to shine for all sorts of occasions, not just Halloween. Since it was Paul’s birthday this week I decided I’d create a fun spooky scene card for him. I love to create scenes with stamps and as it had been a while since I last created one, this was a lot of fun.

I’ve added a handy Copic Colour Palette at the end of my post for you, showing the markers I used on my scene card.

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Step By Step: Fun Halloween Cards & Ghosts with Copics

Waltzing Mouse Stamps - Boo & Friends Halloween Cards - www.markergeek.com

Sometimes (okay, fairly often) I see a stamp set I just cannot resist, and I will admit I am a total sucker for Halloween stamps. Waltzing Mouse Stamps recently released some great Halloween stamp sets, which somehow found their way in to my shopping basket. ;)

I thought it would be fun to do a little mini-tutorial on how I coloured these sweet little ghost stamps with Copic markers for my Halloween cards. You will find it towards the end of this blog post as a pinnable image!

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NEWS: Stamping Bella’s New Site & Rubber Stamp Release

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Today is an exciting day for Stamping Bella fans. Behind the scenes I have been colouring images for the new release as Emily has completely overhauled the website and packaging! There has been a lot of work going on and I’d like to take this opportunity to say “CONGRATS!” to Em, also “I knew you could do it!”. :)

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Step By Step: Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Dragon Queen No Line Colouring

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Dragon Queen - www.markergeek.com

Today I’m returning to an old love – Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps! I have been completely smitten with their recent releases and particularly the stamp I used on today’s card. Annie Rodrigue is a firm favourite of mine, and I love her darker illustrations the best.

I decided to take some progress photos while colouring Dragon Queen, to illustrate my colouring process when working on an image using the “No Line Colouring” technique. I’ve put together a step by step guide which you will find below, along with the marker colour palette. I hope that you find these resources useful in your own colouring adventures. If you like them, let me know and I will do my best to bring you more in future.

NOTE: this blog post contains some large images.

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