In 2012 I created a fun colouring tutorial for Some Odd Girl Stamps featuring their Winter Friends clear stamp set. I thought now would be a good time to repost that information along with some new inspiration. This time I’ve created a card and video featuring one of the new Mo Manning for Stamping Bella stamps.
So, if you’re looking for inspiration on creating beautiful backgrounds for Christmas and other winter cards using your markers keep reading!
As promised I’m back today with a couple of cute Christmas cards featuring the brand new Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Savannah has a Star stamp that I used on yesterday’s card.
I really wanted to show a couple of different hair colour combos for Savannah today, so I didn’t use the full image. If you’ve been visiting my blog for a while you may also be aware that I do have a fondness for butchering cropping Uptown Girl images. Muahaha! This is a great way to stretch the stamps and get more use out of them, especially at Christmas when colouring a full sized image can be more time consuming than you might like. To see the full Uptown Girl Savannah has a Star image please check out my Merry Christmas with Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Savannah post from yesterday.
Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to launch in to the Christmas cards and crafts! This year I’m more prepared than in previous years, so I will have lots of inspiration to share. I’m not completely done with autumn though, so expect a few autumn cards here and there this month. I’m in no particular hurry for winter.
Today I’ve got a little card to share featuring one of the new releases from Stamping Bella. When Emily showed this Uptown Girl image to me I gasped. Definitely one of my favourites from the release. Along with my card I also have a little card-making tip for you, so keep reading!
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).
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!”.
Emily over at Stamping Bella has been working me hard, colouring images for her upcoming release! She’s sharing some sneak peeks over at Bloggabella at the moment, and you will definitely want to pop over to take a look because you can win stamps from the new release just by commenting on the preview posts over there.
I’ve got a very quick card to share today, featuring another of those gorgeous Uptown Girls from Stamping Bella. This time, I’ve used Brigitte.
I went fairly clean and modern with this one, using a speech bubble die to create the top half of the card front, and a piece of red cardstock with a stencil and some gold ink to create the lower part.
These photos were taken yesterday, but my “workspace” for today will look very similar. I’ve taken to the sofa, to catch up on some colouring and de-stress.
I have a pile of Stamping Bella images to colour, and some Make it Crafty images to give me a break from colouring character images.
While colouring I’m listening to an audiobook via Audible, which is something I have been doing a lot this year. I’m revisiting old favourites while colouring and crafting, so that I can enjoy them again without impacting on my time to discover new stories. I’m enjoying it a great deal!
Here are some of the results from my colouring session yesterday. I’ll be working on more Uptown Girls and hopefully finishing off the Boot House today.
If you like checking out colouring progress pics, I tend to share more of them over on Facebook on my Marker Geek page.
You can also find Stamping Bella stamps here in the UK at my online store Quixotic Paperie. Restocks are due in soon, so if some of the stamps don’t appear to be listed, they will most likely be back soon!