Saturday, November 27, 2010

Caroling Trio

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a turkey-stuffed Thanksgiving and are recovering from the Black Friday hoards if you went out! Not me, I don't care how good of a deal there is to be had, you will NOT get me out of bed at 4 AM to go shopping, LOL! My idea of crazy shopping is staying up till midnight for a great new Papertrey Ink release, and I don't even do that often anymore! 
Anyway, onto my card. I picked up this adorable Caroling Trio of mice from Penny Black because I have a thing for lanterns. I know, strange but true. I just love all kinds of old fashioned lanterns. Maybe it's the warm amber glow I love, because I love coloring windows that are lit up at night too. It just gives me such a warm cozy feeling. So combine a pretty little lantern and some cute singing mice, and I just couldn't resist. I colored these cuties with my trusty colored pencils. 
 I had someone ask me a question in a comment recently (signed Anonymous, you know who you are, lol!) about how I color the area around the outside edges of my images.
BTW, if you have a question about something it is so much easier for me to answer you directly if you use the 'email me' link in the right sidebar of my blog, especially if you don't provide a way for me to reply to you. Just an FYI in case you never noticed it.
Back to the question/comment... it was suggested that I do a video of me coloring but I don't think I will ever do a video tutorial because of two reasons. I don't have a video camera and I'm incredibly shy. Yes, I admit it. I would get very nervous, sound like a bad infomercial host and most likely never end up uploading the video. Sorry, that's just the way it is. BUT, I can try to explain, and I might be able to provide some pictures as I work on a future project. In the meantime, I will direct you over to Paula Tracy's blog because I think she is the most fantastic colored pencilist (I made that word up tee hee!). She recently did a video on Stamping Bella's blog where she shows how she colors her grass, and it's pretty much the same way I do shading around an image. Minus the blades of grass.

So that's that. Hope you like this card as much as I do, thanks for visiting, I'll be back soon!

Stamps: Penny Black
Ink: Memento, Distress
Paper: Graphic 45, Gina K, PTI
Tools& Accessories: Martha Stewart snowflake Lg. and Sm. punches, colored pencils, OMS, Sharpie XF poster paint pen, Stickles, antique pewter brad, PTI ribbon


  1. Lovely image Kat, and great colouring!! Greetz, Frea

  2. Your coloring is out of this world Katarina, love your card. The shade around the mice looks awesome and gives the images so much depth!

    Have a great weekend, xx

  3. Beautiful card, adore this PB image and sooo wonderfully coloured too.

  4. Gorgeous card! I love this image. Your coloring is beautiful - your cards are always so inspiring. I agree Paula is a fantastic colored pencilist (I like that word!)I have learned a lot from her, she is a great friend!

  5. Wowwww its stunning and such an adorable image which is beautifully coloured :o)
    hugs and xxx

  6. This is just stunning A work of Art!!
    Hugs di xx

  7. This is just amazing, absolutely stunning. Now that you explained your fasination with the lanterns, it makes perfect sense. You colored it so perfectly I can feel the warm glow of it. I will also check out the link you provided for the coloring around the image, I've admired it's look but haven't tried it for fear of ruining my image.. So thank you

  8. Seriously, you're like my hero. This card is fabulous, and your coloring is beyond amazing. I want to be like you when I grow up!


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