Monday, February 20, 2017

No Line Coloring using Colored Pencils with Kathy


Hello Friends, how was your weekend? Welcome to another Inspire Me Monday with me, Kathy from The Daily Marker.


Did you catch  February's Power & Spark challenge? It's all about saying 'YES to NO lines' and the card that Cindy Lawrence created  ... well, let's just say I was blown away. I tucked that inspiration in my back pocket and took it out for today. 



Using Power Poppy stamps you can achieve the no line look with ease. Promise! Why you might ask? Because the illustrations have the detailed lines to make it easy for you to see the highlights. Watch my video to see what I mean. 


For my card today I used an image from the "In Praise of Sunflowers" stamp set & the "Prairie Cheer" stamp set. 


If you don't have a beige ink, you can use any light color. I have used pink distress ink or a light blue dye ink before or even a gray ink. One thing to keep in mind is that you must follow through and finish. As you add light layers of color on your flower, it will be a work in progress and you might not be happy with it. Stick with it and you will in the end. 


When you are masking an image, you don't need to spend time masking the entire image.


I inked up only the tops of the small daisies with the beige ink and drew the rest of the stem with a colored pencil. This is a good photo to see all the detail in this stamp. Go over the highlighted areas with a dark pencil to get started. 


A valuable lesson I learned during this coloring session was to color the sunflower bud at the same time as the sunflower. As always, my hope is that you will pick up a tip or two. Thanks for your visit today and have a good week. 

Hugs, 

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    1. I'm blushing ... Thank YOU so much :)

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  2. Wow! This is so beautiful Kathy! Watching your video now. It's always hard for me to leave the white spot. I love watching your coloring videos.

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    1. I agree with you Berina it's hard for me too but, it is easier with pencils. Thanks for watching and I am super happy you enjoy them. :)

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  3. Kathy, this is the best no-line/colored pencil video I've seen--so many ah-ha! moment for me. and maybe now I'm ready to try another no-line project.

    Gorgeous--Power Poppy and Kathy Rac are such a great combo!

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    1. Wow Essie you sure know how to make a girls day. Thank ssooo much :)

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  4. Thanks for your video! I enjoyed watching you color the sun flower. Thank you also for showing how you did your masking; it was helpful.

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    1. Thanks so much Kim that's really good to know and so encouraging. I hope you give it a try :)

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  5. Feel better soon. This is one informative video. Thank you.

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    1. So happy to hear that Sharon and thank goodness I am finally feeling better. :)

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  6. Beautiful! Your design and colors are awesome. I have tried this and hated what I did but I am determined to keep trying until I can master it better. Of course, this might take me awhile. LOL

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    1. Verna thank you so very much for your kind compliments. I know what you mean ... so many times I have thought just to throw it out. You have to keep at it ... or leave it and come back to it. It's never pretty to me while the layers are building. Love your determination. Woo Hoo :)

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  7. So pretty Kathy your pencil coloring is so beautiful! I never think to combine florals from other sets, you've made a great selection here!

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  8. your coloring is beautiful as always.

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  9. Oops--I goobered up my last comment attempt. ;-) Thanks, Kathy. As you know, I don't think there's anyone who can match your coloring techniques. I know I learn so much from each and every video. The stamps are lovely, but you made them lovelier.... Not sure if that's a word, but it's what came to mind, other than "wow!" Thanks, Marcella, for featuring Kathy. You know quality when you see and produce it, both.

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    1. Oh my Lucy I might just float off to bed and or frame your comment. Plus I love the goober lol. Thanks so much and it's so reassuring to know that you are learning from every video. woo Hoooooo :)

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  10. Exquisite, lovely technique and gorgeous colours.xx

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  11. You make it look so easy! Beautiful coloring--like I need to tell you that lol Fabulous card and orgeous images of course! Hope you feel better! Thanks for the video!

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    1. Thanks so much Donna! I hope you give it a try.... and thanks for the feel better wishes. Finally I turned that corner! :)

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  12. I definitely picked up some no-line coloring tips. Thanks!

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    1. Yay Eliz that's music to my ears. Thank YOU :)

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  13. Oh, Kathy, you are amazing and so much fun to watch! I LOVE your work and love all your hints and tips. Thanks for doing no-line coloring with pencils! Loved watching you, and what a gorgeous card! Hugs!

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    1. Awww Cheryl thanks a million that's so sweet. I think I will float off to bed. Thanks for watching :)

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