Sunday, January 31, 2016


Hello! I hope you are all having a restful weekend!
Today I'm sharing some cards I made during practicing coloring with copic markers and colored pencils.

I used the blossom from the Beautiful Friend stamp set by Clearly Besotted. This image was stamped using Angel Pink and Bamboo Leaves Memento inks first, before I colored them. After finishing with coloring, I heat embossed the image using Liquid Platinum EP with the help of the Misti Tool.
Sentiments are from Altenew, Cricut store and Hero Arts.

1. Copic coloring

Here I colored the image using Copic markers. I then cut the circle with my Cricut. The circle was glued flat on the card base. I stenciled some white Embossing paste on the negative panel for more interest. I traced the sentiment with silver and gold gel pen after I stamped it. I added thin strips of silver glitter CS on both sides and mounted the negative panel using foam tape on the card base.

2. Prismacolor Colored Pencils

Here I used only Prismacolor pencils to color the image. The front panel was cut from a Tutu pink CS. I cut the window using Distressed Edges die and mounted the front panel using foam tape on the card base.
The sentiment from Cricut store was cut with my Cricut from a piece of CS which was blended in purple and pink and splattered with water.

3. Polychromos colored pencils 

For this and the card I used only Polychromos pencils. 

Here I colored the image on the card base. After coloring I splattered some pink ink while I coverd the image with a mask. The front panel with circle window was cut with my Cricut. I then stamped the image on the same place with the help of the Misti and heat embossed it with Liquid Platinum without coloring. The panel was dry embossed using Wave EF from We R Memory Keepers and mounted on the card base using foam tape.
The sentiment was stamped, heat embossed in silver on a pink pattern paper and mounted flat on the card.

4. Copic + Polychromos pencils

I colored the image with Copics first and added details using colored pencils. Unfortunately the heat embossed image was not exactly on the first stamped image, as I failed to place the paper correctly on my Misti. I cut the leaves partly before I glued the piece of CS with the image on the card base, so they could placed over the front panel. Here I made the circle window of the front panel more central. The front panel was dry embossed using another EF from the Wave EF set and mounted using foam tape. For the banner I blended a piece of white CS with Tattered rose and Picked raspberry DIs, stamped and silver heat embossed the sentiment and cut it using a banner die from Spellbinders.

5. Polychromos colored pencils

This time I fussy cut the colored image by hand. I blended some blue DIs on the card base. I then cut the front panel with a circle window with my Cricut, dry embossed it using Gemstone EF and mounted it on the card base using foam tape. I placed the fussy cut image as shown in the picture.

After all the coloring practice, I couldn't see any considerable difference between the coloring methods :).
Maybe it's not the medium... but the skill that makes difference.
So eventually it was not a significant comparison because of lack of my skill :)

I want to enter my second card into the Muse Challenge: This week's Muse is Jenni Murray and here is her beautiful card!

 CASology #182: ADORE (I adore all things that can make colors :))

and also into SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a great start into the new Week!


Betty said...

i'd be hopeless in picking a favorite from all these gorgeously colored cards - each one is so pretty and so well done - matching the edges with the cut out is so effective - and congrats on being one of the favorites at ABNH - if it hadn't been a random pick you could have easily been the winner!!

Jingle said...

These are absolutely beautiful! I love the different variations. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Judy1223 said...

TaeEun, there is no way to pick a favorite here, they are all gorgeous and no matter what medium you are using, your coloring is phenomenal! I love that delicate image, too...such pretty flowers and subtle colors you chose! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Jenni's Jems said...

There are gorgeous every single one!love the different effects with different colouring tools and another addition to my wishlist is that gemstone e.g.!thank you so much for joining in over at Muse this week x

Jenni's Jems said...

There are gorgeous every single one!love the different effects with different colouring tools and another addition to my wishlist is that gemstone e.g.!thank you so much for joining in over at Muse this week x

Unknown said...

They are all so pretty! Love your colouring - it brought the flowers to life!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love your different windows and colouring. Such a pretty set.

Ardyth said...

Beautifully coloured - very pretty and delicate! Thanks so much for joining us at Muse this week!

Leigh Penner said...

These are beautiful!

Jen W. said...

Wow, TaeEun, you've been really busy! I love seeing you work your coloring magic with all these different mediums. So much gorgeousness! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Bobby said...

A beautiful collection of floral cards, TaeEun.

Barb Ghig said...

I couldn't begin to choose a favorite among these GORGEOUS cards, Tae Eun! Beautiful coloring, and stunning designs...I love how each card is so unique...WOW!

Aileen said...

Wow TaeEun all these are perfect. If you have time can you tell me the difference between prismacolor and polychromes and are they blending pencils, watercolour pencils or ??? I was thinking of getting some prismacolor but need to get a pencil that is easy to blend as my hands have ostio and cant take too much strain. I am so loving the results you get with your colouring I would love to try it. Also do you use a particular sharpener to keep pencils sharp? Love your talent, you should feel very proud of it.

Susi said...

I'd be hard-pressed to pick a favourite - they are all so beautiful!