I am honored to be joining a wonderfully talented group of crafters for this Craft Room Helpers: What Do YOU Color With Collaboration and Giveaway. For my Copic and Prismacolor colored pencils tutorial, I got to work with an adorable digi image from Little Blue Button Stamps called “Spike and Anna Having Coffee.”

As my garden is in full spring bloom and I’ve been working outdoors a LOT painting my patio furniture, I thought I would pick some bright spring colors for this image. I first colored up Anna and Spike with the following Copics:
Skin: E51, E21 and R20 for blush
Hair: W1 and W3
Dress and hat: RV02, V04 with trim of dress using: BG11, BG13
Coffee cup: W1, YR21, YG25
Spike: W1, W3, YR21 and R20 for ears; Dog Collar: BG11, BG13; Dog Tag: YG25 and YR21
Lips and tongue: R08
Boots: W5 and W7
Grass: YG25, YG17 and G17

Then to add detail and texture I used the following Prismacolor Premier Color Pencils:
Hair: Metallic Gold (PC 950), Dark Umber (PC 947), Black (PC 935) and White (PC 938)
Dress: White (PC 938), Dahlia Purple (PC 1000),and Violet (PC 932)
Boots: Black (PC 935) and White (PC 938)
Spike: Chestnut (PC 1081), Dark Umber (PC 947), and White (PC 938) (I also added extra white fur with a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen)
Coffee cup and Dog collar: Dark Green (PC 908)

To keep the card focused on the colored image, I used complimentary colored card stock in bright pink for the card base, a fun striped rainbow colored card stock for the background, and a dark purple card stock for the frame around the picture. The frame was die cut using the smaller of the Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Frames Die Set. For a simple sentiment, I used a Faber Castell Pitt Pen in XS to hand write: “It’s a dogs and coffee kind of day.” on the front, and on the inside, it says: “Oh who am I kidding — Every day is a dogs and coffee kind of day!” And to keep the continuity of the card going, I used a plaid paper (the reverse of the striped paper on the card front) and a bit of extra dark purple card stock to add a patterned detail on the inside liner sheet.

CLICK on the following picture to watch a process video of creating this card (start to finish):

Next on the YouTube Craft Room Helpers Collaboration + Giveaway lineup is Jeanie – Scrapbookingmamaw:  https://youtu.be/MJRJ2P5cvI0

Video LINE-UP (click on links to get to each video)
Rebekah / IAMMAMA24 https://youtu.be/l4AyKd7CPn8
Janie – The Craft Princess https://youtu.be/fbvYV30VnQs
YOU ARE HERE –>  Kristina / CraftyPaws https://youtu.be/F9eK54x5pjM
Jeanie – Scrapbookingmamaw https://youtu.be/MJRJ2P5cvI0
Priya / Creative Motifs https://youtu.be/jWKiLaD2kd8
Tasha / Crafty Pink Pixie https://youtu.be/YD-wUbHiMgQ
Raquel / PaintsandGlitter https://youtu.be/U04WMxm7Bn8
Mynn Kitchen https://youtu.be/4y0X6WG3vLA
Disclosure: Many of the supplies I’ve used for today’s project are linked. Some may be affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog!


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