Maya Watching a Ladybug

Hello, my friends! Hope you are having a wonderful week so far. =) Here is a card that I made for Whiff of Joy World of Ideas Blog.

I "think" this technique is called no-line coloring and you can see my tutorial here. =) I also used this technique to color this card. I have to admit though, this is the second one that I colored... I wanted to add eyes on the image after coloring and for the first (better colored) one I used a black marker and it looked hideous. A lot of tears was shaded, ok, not tears exactly, more like F-bombs. =) So I started over and colored this one. The first one will forever be remembered in my tutorial photos.... Well, I was mad at myself but at least the second one was colored in less than 20 minutes since all the colors has been figured out. =)

The darling Maya Watching a Ladybug is stamped on Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select White cardstock with Momento Angel Pink ink, colored with Copic markers then cut and embossed using a Petite Ovals Large die.

The patterned paper is from Sidewalks 8x8 Paper Pad by October Afternoon. I covered a cardstock strip with this washi tape before stamping the sentiment. The sentiment is from The Sweetest Day Sentiments Set by POD.

That's all I have. You can see my tutorial here with a little process of the image being colored. =)

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

cardstock: (white, kraft) Papertrey Ink
rubber stamp: (Maya Watching a Ladybug) Whiff of Joy Stamps, (sentiment) Purple Onion Designs
patterned paper: October Afternoon
dye ink: (Angel Pink) Tsukineko
archival ink: (Jet Black) Ranger Industries
accent: (pink, yellow) Papertrey Ink, (washi tape) mt Kamoi Kakoshi
die: (oval) Spellbinders
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft, (sewing machine)
other: (foam tape) 3M, (foam squares) Recollections
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E27, E25, E23, E53
jeans: BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11
t-shirt: R37, R17, R14
bonnet: Y19, Y15, Y13, R17, R14, R12
flowers: G28, G82, G24, YG03, R17, R14, R12
grass: YG67, YG17, YG07, YG03, YG01
card size: 5 1/2" x 4"


itsallrosi said…
what a cool technique! she looks great!
Ester said…
The card is beautiful, your "Maya" is so cute, and your tutorial is perfect, with all the photos of the steps! Thank you so much!
Jenny said…
wow your card is amazing and your coloring is fab!!! :) :)
Sue said…
stunning card, the image is gorgeous and coloured so beautifully

Isha Gupta said…
Gorgeous card Alice. I love your coloring and this line free coloring is a great idea....will try it out:)
Katharina Frei said…
Fantastic Alice! Off to have a look at the how to :)
Katharina x
~amy~ said…
sweet image and love all your fun panels!
Lin said…
This one is a real standout, Alice! Such a sweet image to begin with, but WOW, the coloring is amazing! You are a master at this!
Karen B. said…
Too cute Alice!
Amy Johnson said…
What a sweet and pretty card!
Maria Therese said…
Gooooooooooooooooorgeous sweetie ♥♥
Chunyuan said…
cute card, great coloring.
Jennie said…
Alice this is amazing! I love your technique, frustratingly i don't own any clear stamps... maybe one day! :D
scrapn_momof2 said…
This is so cool Alice. I will have to try this technique. On a side note, I highly doubt you could color anything and it would be hideous. ;)
Danni said…
This is stunning! Simply gorgeous!
alexandra s.m. said…
Lovely card Alice!
amazing coloring and beautiful layering!

Henrikke said…
So pretty card Alice :) I really like the way you build up your cards. They are always so clean. The no-line technique is sooo cute! :)
yyam said…
Wow! Looks awesome! Love this technique! :)
Oooh! Love this no line colouring! It looks so pretty and whimsical. You have done such a lovely job Alice :)
debby4000 said…
Adorable card and such pretty colours.
Kathy Martin said…
No one makes them sweeter than you! :)
Elizabeth Allan said…
Alice you are wizard at using patterned papers in your designs!
donna mikasa said…
With or without lines, your coloring is AWESOME, girl! You make everything look so simple, too. Such a sweet image, perfectly colored and paired with the perfect papers, too!
~ Jo ~ said…
This card is just beautiful!! I love how you colored this with the "no line" tutorial!

Sandy said…
Absolutely wonderful - I love everything about it from the colors to the design. I love that precious little girl!

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