No-line Coloring Baby Elephant Card

Hello and welcome to the first day of our MFT December Release Countdown. Only five more days until the release. Yay! Todays featured stamp set is the newest one by Birdie Brown. 


 Idea: 
  • I get asked a lot to make baby cards and I don't have many left in my stash. So when I saw this new set, I knew, I wanted to make at least one card to welcome a new cutie to this world. For this card, I went for the no-line coloring technique. I also wanted to make an (almost) one-layer card to make it easier to send it overseas. 



 Instructions: 
  • stamp the image with a light gray dye ink onto alcohol marker friendly paper using a matching ink like e.g. Memento Tuxedo Black
  • color the image starting with your lightest color and adding shadows and depth step by step
  • draw a green line for the horizon and color the hills
  • softly add some light blue to the background of you image, keep it light in the center to make your image shine
  • add details and deeper shadows with colored pencil after coloring with alcohol markers
  • you can also draw some grass to add a bit more interest to your background
  • cut your panel to size and glue it on a piece of patterned paper, that was cut to the size of your card base
  • stamp the greeting
  • glue your panel to the card base



 Tip: 
  • If you feel like your no-line coloring with alcohol markers looks funny, try adding depth with (really sharp) colored pencils. I often don't like my coloring until I add more details with colored pencils. I feel like it really makes a difference. It is important to use light and dark areas to bring out the lines of the image like I did with the elephants trunks. I made sure they do not blend into each other. 



Want to see more? Hop over to the MFT Blog to see all the new goodies from Countdown Day 5 that will be available soon!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day,
Nicole


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6 comments:

  1. I love your idea of using colored pencils after you use Copic markers. I am going to try that because your coloring on your images is wonderful! Thanks for sharing your tips!

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  2. So darling! This is my favorite mama baby image! Maybe it's the Dumbo connection LOL!

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