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{Question} How do you choose a coloring medium?

Hi Friends!


I know it’s been quiet on the crafty front…I’m trying to get my act together to make some cards in the next few days.  I am also trying to pack for a crop where I plan on making lots of Christmas cards to share in special posts next month (and hopefully get them mailed to my family & friends!) I am soooo failing at the packing light part LOL!


When you choose an image for a project, how do you decide what coloring medium to use? I almost always use my Copics but I have been wanting to branch out and try new things. I recently took a card class where we colored with colored pencils (already own a TON of Prismacolor pencils) and watercolor pencils (the day before I purchased a set of Inktense pencils). For the record, I also own Distress inks, refills and markers that yet to see the light of day on projects.  I plan to pack copics that match the images and also bring the Inktense pencils and watercolor paper.


I have no thought process on how I will choose to color each image…and that thought turned into a little blog post.  I know there is no right or wrong answer, I’m just curious on how you all pull together your projects.

SU Choose Happiness



Today I made a card for the sketch challenge at Nacho Average Challenges.


2014 Card 139 - SU Choose Happiness


I picked this pretty Park Lane paper because I thought it would look nice with the stamp set I chose. I really like how it turned out!


Here is the sketch~



Have a great night!



Supplies ~ all Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted

Stamps: Choose Happiness, And Many More

Ink: Mossy Meadow, Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Soft Sky

DSP: Park Lane

Other: basic pearls

Cherry Cobbler Christmas

Good morning!


I gave myself 10 minutes to make a card last night, it ended up taking 15 minutes…not quite thrilled with it but my husband said he liked it.


I combined the sketch challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches and the color challenge at Create with Connie & Mary.


2014 Card 139 - SU Best of Christmas


I knew when I saw the color challenge that I wanted to make a Christmas card. Since I needed quick and easy, I picked out Best of Christmas to use the ornament. I originally wanted to use a large sentiment but my favorite Christmas Messages set was MIA.  The base looked too plain for me so I used the Dotty Angles stamp set for the first time.  To add a bit of sparkle, I tied a gold ribbon bow :-)


Here is the sketch I used (rotated it)~

CAS Colours Sketches 95

and the color challenge~



Have a great day!



Supplies ~ all Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Best of Christmas, Dotty Angles

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green 

CS: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White

Other: decorative dots embossing folder, 1/8″ gold ribbon, corner rounder (old style)

Canada 2011

Good morning!


Today I am sharing a layout I made for Let’s Get Sketchy Week 2 sketch. I picked out papers from DCWV’s Good Wood stack and Modern Meadow stack. The leaves were cut from Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Leaves dies (larger leaf) and MFT’s Falling Leaves dienamics (smaller leaf).  The pictures are from our first Disney trip in September 2011.


2014 Page 49 - Canada 2011


Here is the sketch~



Have a great day!