Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Colouring a snowman…




 
Morning all, something a bit different today, I have a gorgeous card by Mindy and also a video showing how she colours a snowman adding shadows with a darker pen
 
I don’t know about you but when I’ve spent ages colouring an image I’m always a bit scared to start adding darker shades in case I spoil it
 
You will be amazed at the difference it makes…
 
 

Cold Hands Warm Hearts - Mindy

 
 
Mindy used our cute Cold Hands Warm Heart stamp and papers from ‘Twas The Night and Festive Trimmings
 
 
Here’s Mindy’s colouring video, I think you’ll enjoy it…





 
 

Let me know what you think, I hope you found the tutorial useful
All the comments will go in our daily candy draw and congratulations to our winner from Monday loulou,  please email your address to erica@liliofthevalley.co.uk

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See you tomorrow for Theme Thursday, have a lovely day all

 
 

68 comments:

  1. Love-love-love the outcome! Gotta wait for my morning coffee to be ready,
    then I am off to watch the video. Thanks for the tutorial.

    Hugs,
    Eemeli

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  2. What a beautiful card I love the wispy snow. I too will need to wait until later to watch the video. ..Off to work. Happy Wednesday x

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  3. Such a gorgeous image and Mindy's colouring is stunning. I will watch the video later for sure, I need all the help I can get!
    Sue xx

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  4. Gorgeous colouring of the cute snowmen and the video was really useful. I need to order some more Copic Ns!! Susan x

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  5. Hi All
    I love to colour but yes I am to a little scared when adding darker colours plus I use promarkers and when I see someone using copics I try and use the colours from the promarker range to match not all successful though I would love copics but one day maybe lol,the card is sooooo cute I love it
    hugs sarah xx

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  6. Lovely card. I'm always wondering about shading, will watch video after work.
    Sharon x

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  7. Really gorgeous, love the colouring and i'm the same as you always worried that i might mess up a perfectly coloured image! x

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  8. Very cleverly coloured! A stunning card and I always love watching video tutorials! X

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  9. FANTASTIC colouring Mindy!
    Many thanks for showing the huge difference by adding the darker colours!!

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  10. Thanks for showing the technique - it makes such a difference

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  11. Such lovely snow-folk. The darker shades really do bring them to life.
    Toni xx

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  12. Such a stunning card. Just going to make a coffee and watch the video. Thank you, they are always so helpful to someone like me who is a bit of a colouring novice.
    Bye Val in Spain x

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  13. Gorgeous card and will have to watch later, xxx

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  14. Gorgeous card, and I'll be sure to sit down and watch the video this evening. x

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  15. Gorgeous card Mindy i will be back to watch the video
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  16. Stunning card, gorgeous image and love the letters in the background x Susan x

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  17. Mindy 'Thank You' for such an inspirational video, it was lovely to watch you colour this image and the end result is stunning!!.. There were so many hints and tips and I'm going to try an apply it to my inks and pencils... I love the way you shaded around the image too, I always struggle with that and it makes such a difference to the overall picture...and like Anne says it's a bit scary adding darker shades lol!! going to give it a go though!!
    Hugs,
    Marjorie xx

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  18. Thank you for the video, I have so much trouble with this and it will help so much. Just love this stamp so sweet and the card is fab as always. This site is like going to a crafting class, I always learn something new each day thank you for all the tips and inspiration you give us

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  19. Amazing result, it really did quite a difference to the image, that´s for sure. great video, thanks sooo much.

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  20. Gorgeous card, love the tactile feel of the muslin and the distressing of the paper as well as the colouring!

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  21. Thank you for sharing your great video. You are so right, using N5 does make color pop! I would never have thought of using it.

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  22. Great tutorial. Fab card, like the distressed look and just love snowmen.
    Vicki C

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  23. Great video. Amazing how the N5 really makes the image more dimensional. I don't colour well and don't have copics but maybe one day when the pennies are available...... Thanks for sharing Hugz

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  24. A great video tutorial, I'm going to give it a go.
    Lorraine

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  25. Impressive! Thanks for that video! I always have troubles with dark colors... you must be very very precise!

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  26. A gorgeous card and brilliant colouring - the shading looks fab!
    Rebecca.

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  27. Thanks for the excellent tutorial Mindy - great to see two views of the same image - the darker shading certainly makes it 'pop' I'm going to be brave and try that next time I colour that image! Mary x

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  28. Oooo absolutely gorgeous and what a fabby video too and i don't normally use copics, but i'm going to buy some, so i can do the shadowing, Luv Sam x

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  29. Thanks Mindy....fantastic tutorial!!! Love it!!! Hugs, Laila

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  30. I have the same problem to afraight to spoil it with a dark colour so thanks Mindy for the lovely card and tutorial

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  31. Excited to be Monday's candy winner. Love Mindy's gorgeous card. Her tutorial is fantastic I can't believe how much that extra shading really makes the image, pop. I'm definitely going to be a bit braver with the darker colours in the future.

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  32. Gorgeous card and brilliant colouring, love the video, she really gets those snowmen to pop out!

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  33. Gorgeous card by Mindy. Love the colours :-) xx

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  34. Definitely have a look at that later, can't at the moment I'm at work :) beautiful card x

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  35. Beautiful card. The best part was watching the video. When it first started I thought the image on the left looked good.............and then when you started adding the Neutral colors it really made it look awesome. I learned a lot from the video. Thank you.

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  36. Gorgeous snowmen, and beautifully coloured.
    Lorraine x

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  37. Fabulous card, thanks for the videotutorial!!!

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  38. What beautiful colouring! Great video and adorable card!

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  39. Fabulous colouring, I don't use copics, but could still use the tutorial using promarkers, thanks Mindy! :)
    Jo xx

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  40. Gorgeous card and the colouring is amazing. After watching the video I know I need to add Copic markers to my Christmas wish list!!
    Alison x

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  41. The blue and the red of the snowmen's clothes really stand out

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  42. Darling card! Love the coloring and will watch the video now.... always good to get some coloring ideas! Love the cute snowmen!!!

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  43. Thanks for sharing a very interesting tutorial, can you do the same with other markers ie:spectrum noirs or promarkers ? Cheers Sue N x

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  44. Wow, this is amazing! Mindy's coloring is truly exquisite, and what a difference! I see N5 is going to be a new best friend! I've sort of hesitated having more snowmen in my collection, BUT no more! I love this darling little snow couple, and thank you for a wonderful video (pinned it, for sure)! It's surely encouraged me to step up to the next level and be bolder in my coloring! Thank you so much! And what a beautiful card! Hugs!

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  45. I have never seen a cuter snowman card with more spectacular coloring than this one. This is absolutely gorgeous and truly outstanding in every respect. Hugs, Gail

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  46. What a lovely card I will watch the video later as soon as I have time
    Jackie x

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  47. A great Christmas card and lovely colours, and lots of pretty embellishments too. Will watch the video later though as have to get the dinner now. x

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  48. Wow!!! I have never used Copic's as I have a love for pencils but, for anyone who uses pens this is one awesome video. You must watch it.
    I only wish my hands moved as fast. Lol!!!
    Mindy's is one talented crafter and I love her festive card.
    Hugs, Donna xx

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  49. Beautiful card, love the colouring! ... thanks for the video too :)

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  50. beautiful!! love the coloring!! thanks for the video!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  51. So cute and love
    the design and the
    beautiful coloring.
    Carla from Utah

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  52. Wow lovely card and beautiful coloration!!
    Hugs, Sonja.

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  53. So beautiful is your card and the colouring on the video is amazing!! and well done to your winner x

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  54. I love to colour the snowmen with pale greys or aquas

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  55. Gorgeous card! Can't wait to watch the video. Debra x

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  56. Stunning card and colouring is beautiful. Hugs, Carol S.xx

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  57. What a beautiful Christmas card. The stamp is so sweet.

    Hugs, Astrid.

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  58. Fantastic tutorial, and gorgeous Christmas card!

    Tanya xx

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  59. Great card with amazing colouring. I too am a little nervous about adding dark colours but I think I will give it a try and see what happens. Thank you for the video tutorial.
    Lesley

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  60. Fantastic colouring - I'd be happy if I produced anything approaching either one of the coloured images, left or right!

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  61. Just gave it a try, but feel I've only succeeded in making my snowmen look mucky! I shall have to practice more (and possibly play around with colours, as I use Promarkers, not Copics!) x

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  62. Super cute card & awesome video!!

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  63. Beautiful card, love the torn paper. Mindy's colouring is so beautiful, and boy is she quick! Lol! I colour with Prisma pencils and have added black before and it works a treat. See here, I used the black on their clothes: http://butlersabroad.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/sparkles-monthly-christmas-challenge-inspired-by-a-christmas-carol/

    Hugs
    Brenda B

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