The December Kit and Clowder pencil coloring class is learning to color fur, florals, creating texture, light source and creating depth. The digital image we are using for pencil coloring is this ‘Bouquet Teddy’ which is available at: Di’s Digi Stamps. If you haven’t checked out the Kit and Clowder classes, they are fabulous. With each class you get a guidebook to have alongside you while following the videos that accompany each class. The videos are broken into small segments or there is one full video of the whole process. Alyce does a fabulous job explaining why we are doing each step. These are really worthwhile checking out if you want to learn or expand your coloring.
Below is my completed project. I chose to use no line coloring for this first project. To turn the final colored image into a card, I used 110lb paper to make the card base, then using an A2 card panel, I blended dye ink onto the paper in purple, magenta, yellow and deep orange. I adhered this panel onto the card base. I embossed in white the ‘Top Secret Message Inside’ sentiment from Mama Elephant – Just a Note stamp set, on a piece of purple cardstock and trimmed it to a thin strip, fish tailing the end. I attached the sentiment to the colored image which I then attached to the prepared card base. Inside, I can emboss any sentiment I need, be it a Thank You or Happy Birthday, when I’m ready to send it out.
For my second project, I just had to try the same image in a classic black and white version. I used the warms greys from my Prismacolor colored pencils. Once completed, I decided I wanted a frame around the image. I used a newspaper stamp and stamped with Stampin Up espresso ink on an A2 size white card stock. To give it an antique like appearance, I used Distress Oxidie ink in linen and lightly blended over the entire A2 card. I die cut a big oval to frame up the teddy. I mounted the teddy directly on my card then popped the oval frame up over the teddy.
My first project colored following the class colors and tutorial.
My second project below, coloring the Bouquet Teddy in a classic Black & White. For this coloring there was no tutorial or videos. I had to apply what I’ve learned.