Spring to Autumn Coffee | Alcohol Marker Coloring on Kraft

I’ve been super busy lately, and trying hard to keep up with a bunch of deadlines – self-imposed and otherwise. As a result I have three (yes, three!) videos going live tomorrow for various hops. Today though I’m sharing a project I’d wanted to have live earlier in the week. This was supposed to be my Marvelous Monday Crafting Crew card for the week but I ran out of time to get it done for Monday. I have a different plan for next Monday (assuming I get it done in time!) so figured as this was mostly done I would share it today instead.

My idea with this card was that I wanted to create an Autumn card with a Spring stamp, and I also wanted to use my alcohol markers on coloured card stock. I started by arranging the image and one of the sentiments from Unity’s Spring To Go stamp set in my MISTI then stamping with Tea Dye Distress ink as I was planning on doing no-line colouring. I left the stamps in my MISTI, which came in useful later when I decided to restamp for a lined look.

I coloured the image with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers. I had a particular colour palette in mind but had to work quite hard to get close to it as I was missing some colours I wanted (corals) and also had to experiment to get them colours showing how I wanted on the coloured panel.

Once I was happy with the colouring (which took a while!) I returned the panel to my MISTI and restamped the image and the sentiment with Hero Arts’ Cocoa Ink.

In order to help the image pop a bit more I went back in with a white pencil and added some highlights to really increase the contrast and dimension on the image.

I’d accidentally got some red ink on the left side of my panel, so I trimmed it down very slightly to be a little shorter and narrower than my card base. I then used double-sided tape to adhere the panel onto the white card base, before finishing off the design with a trio of glitter enamel dots from Love From Lizi.

Whilst it took me quite a while to get the image to look how I wanted it to look, and even then some of the colours aren’t exactly how I wanted them, but in the end I really like how it turned out. I do think I achieved my goal of making an Autumn card with what is intended to be a Spring stamp. What do you think?


Lady Joyful

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Allsorts Challenge – I Love… (colouring!)

Caffeine Fueled Paper Play – Coffee/Tea

Creative Confetti – Color on Colored Card

Digi Choosday – Anything Goes

MFT Color Challenge – Color Palette (I struggled with getting the coral and orange-red correct, but did my best!)

Sketch Saturday – Sketch (edit: where it was chosen as one of the Top 3!)

Spectrum Noir Monthly Challenge – Autumn

STAMPlorations Summer Challenge – Anything Goes

Three Room Studios Challenge – Use A Sentiment

Unity Challenge – Coffee Cards

12 thoughts on “Spring to Autumn Coffee | Alcohol Marker Coloring on Kraft

  1. Another lovely card from you. Your colouring looks great on kraft. Thanks so much joining in again with my I Love challenge at Allsorts birthday week.
    Lynn x

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  2. Beautifully colored! I really loved your video! Thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Choosday . I hope you come back for the next one!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Polkadoodles DT

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  3. Great card and pretty too. The sentiment is awesome and especially fitting for the times we are living in now.
    Thanks for joining us at the Three Room Studio challenge, good luck in the draw and I hope you’ll join us again!

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