Tag Archives: Colouring

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

Make it Crafty - MiniMonstaz - www.markergeek.com

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

Mama Elephant - Honey Bunny Card - www.markergeek.com

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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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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Christmas Card with Tiddly Inks Clear Stamps

Tiddly Inks Clear Stamps - Willow Christmas Fairy - www.markergeek.com

Happy World Card-making Day! I hope you’re managing to sneak in some crafty fun this weekend.

I’ve got a sweet little card to share with you today and I have to say I’m pretty pleased with myself. Why? It’s a Christmas card! I’m not known for being an early bird when it comes to Christmas preparations, but I could not resist colouring up the adorable new Christmas fairy from Tiddly Inks Clear Stamps. I actually have her all stamped up again with one of the accessory stamps from the set, so look out for some more inspiration soon!

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Getting Spooky with SCACD Digital Stamps

SCACD Digital - Thaddeus the Vampire - www.markergeek.com

Today I’m sharing a fun card featuring an SCACD Digital Stamps image. I’m also joining in with a group of bloggers including some of the SCACD Design Team, to help showcase some of the fantastic images now available through SCACD Digital. We’re focusing on Autumn/Fall images and the spooktacular! Some people have even taken a non-spooky digital stamp and given it a creepy twist, so beware. ;)

You can find the entire range of digital stamps available over in the SCACD Digital by Carmen Medlin section at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design.

To check out all the creative fun on display today, grab a free digital stamp and be in with a chance at winning a prize, pop on over to the SCACD Store Blog for the full details and links to other designers.

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Out Of This World – SCACD Digital Stamps

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Happy Friday! I promised I’d be back with a card to share and here I am, albeit somewhat later than I intended but what’s new? ;)

The card I have to share today is one I’ve been meaning to put together for what seems like forever. I coloured the digital stamp image back in March, along with some other fantastic “out of this world” digis from SCACD Digital. Since the start of this month (when I sorted out a huge pile of coloured images that need to be made into cards) I have been planning to make this card. Not bad, eh?

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