Thursday, 4 November 2010

Colouring Teddies.....






How many times do teddies crop up on stamped images? I must have about twenty teddy stamps, so today just a quick look at colouring them with Promarkers. I don't have any particular colours, it depends on my mood and the type of image, but there is a whole range of colours that are suitable for teddy bears of all types, which I will list at the end of the post. The first image is a Lili of the Valley stamp




This next card was made using Popcorn the Bear, a Crafters Companion stamp from the UK. It's quite a big stamp, so I kept the card simple. The huge scallops are a border from the Straight From the Nest Cricut cartridge. Look how the sentiment matches the image perfectly, that's because I used a Promarker to ink the stamp......... the doodled dots were done with my Promarkers as well








So here's today's tips and tricks. I was amused to see that I left a whole paw totally uncoloured on the poor demo bear, how on earth did I miss that?




















Colours suitable for teddies




Sandstone - tan - caramel




Pastel Beige - Putty - Caramel




Sandstone - cinnamon - cocoa




Putty - tan - spice


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I'll be back tomorrow with a video on colouring clothes, especially that hard-to-do denim

70 comments:

iluvmybugs said...

Love the little teddies En!! I just purchased my first Popcorn the Bear stamp so I can't wait to try out your coloring tips!!! TFS
~Terry~

Ori said...

Never colour a teddy with markers yet but I've done it with coloured pencils, thanks for posting the video and listing the colours.

Can't wait to see how to colour denim.
Thank you

Loopylou!! said...

another fabby video en! poor teddy no colour paw!!!!!! i have put caramel on my list of need colours today and might have a womble out to buy it as it goes so nicely with the sandstone.hugs Lou xx

nessy said...

gorgeous teddies ~ what a wonderful video ~ really must think about these pens as i water colour all my images (which means i cannot do digi stamps)
vanessa xx

Renae said...

Simply adorable Teddies!! I love the way the different colors blend together ....nice job and thanks for sharing!!

:) Renae

kath said...

gorgeous gorgeous little teds....and thanks for the videos...have been enjoying them all with a cuppa...hugs kath xxx

- - Sheryl - - said...

I love teddies and your are fantastic - thanks for the tutorial!

Melodie said...

Hi Enfys, I have laughed just in such a way because you have forgotten the paw. Such a thing has also already happened to me. I find your bear's cards again absolutely petite, really fantastic. And many thanks for the great video.
Hugs
Melodie

Sara said...

Thank you for posting all of these. I am hoping to get some more ProMarkers. I really love them. I have used other markers in the past and these work the best for me by far! What kind of paper do you use? I have tried several different types of paper and to not get major bleeding I use Stampin'Up! cardstock, but there has got to be something else out there I can use. Also, do you have the ProMarkers watercolors? I have a set and I find them quite difficult to use. Maybe my paper is not right? I use water color paper BUT when using the markers my paper goes weird, and the color is not so great. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Ah well......

Melissa said...

Enfys, you must have the patience of a Saint! Your cards are so gorgeous! I absolutely love the Teddy Christmas card!!!!!

Melissa

Linda w said...

another great tutorial thanks, I'm enjoying learning from you. I love your tip of choosing image colours against your backing paper like that. Hugs lin

Debbi said...

Great demo! I just love the coloring you did on your teddies. And your cards are gorgeous! I love the scallop along the side--great idea!
*smiles*
debbi

Liz said...

Thanks so much for taking time to show this....i love the technique...

liz
lavendarandroses@sbcglobal.net

Liz said...

Thanks so much for taking time to show this....i love the technique...

liz
lavendarandroses@sbcglobal.net

Teresa said...

Oh!! I love your teddies. I am learning so much! I know what is going on my Christmas list!

love2create said...

Another great video - but I've no idea how you missed that paw. Too funny! You're really making me want these markers. I always see the great colorings that people do on their cards, but I've never been good at it. You make it look so easy!
JeanH

angelique (anlou) said...

that is so helpful hun
i can't wait to see how you color the denim tomorrow
hugs angelique

Barbara said...

Enfys, I love your bear cards! What beautiful stamps! Thank-you so much for your videos and teaching us how to use the Promarkers. I will definitely put some of these on my Christmas wish-list! Or, maybe I'll be lucky enough to win your giveaway! I am so glad to have found your blog yesterday!! Thanks again!
barbferris(at)rochester(dot)rr(dot)com

eiyiyi said...

Terrific En! I look forward to tomorrow's video. hugs, eileen

Marianne said...

Thanks for the video. You make it look so easy :-)) Love,
Marianne

Nannieflash said...

Hi Enfys wow fabulous tutorial, and two stunning cards I love them both. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Lesley from WI said...

These cards are so cute. Thank you for the tutorial. I have never tried markers before but who knows!

Laurieinaz said...

The markers do an amazing job of shading. TFS.

Linda said...

Thanks for showing how you match the color to the paper. I would color and then have trouble matching. DU Paper first color second. I love the way you colored the bear.

No stories from when I went out to lunch. I couldn't hear a thing. Maybe I should get a hearing aid and turn it up. LOL
Hug,
Linda

Linda said...

I have never colored a stamp yet. Maybe it is because I haven't invested in markers. I would sure love to try. Those teddy cards are adorable. I have some bear stamps the were given to me. Hope I win the marker set.
Thank you
Linda in Stanwood

AndreaA said...

Thanks Enfys Great video.I love those digi's with the teddy bears.
TFS

Lena said...

these are darling and as always your tutorials rock!!!

BethAnn said...

Teddies are my favorite! Love the videos and tips that you've been giving us. Thank you. BethAnn M.

Serendipity Stamping said...

Loving the videos! My only concern for myself is the fact that I have the speakers at 100% and it is still to low to hear/

kaos said...

Thanks for another tutorial - these are actually the colours I prefer for Teddies - at least those I actually have *lol*
hugs
kaos

Anonymous said...

Joan again. Impressed with the shading and blending of the brown tones on the bear. I was wondering about the shaded outline that we did with Copic in grey before we started coloring. Liked this shading technique better I think. Also this demonstrated how thin the line is with this marker as evidenced by coloring the stripe. Thanks luv

Isla said...

Thankyou Enfys, Your videos are great almost like having a one to one lesson. Will be practising this weekend and no doubt ordering more colours!
Isla

Sandy Bayles said...

Enfys,
I don't have one stamp with a teddy bear on it. I need to get with the program and get some. Thanks for a really cute card. Love your blog and work...
Blog:http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/

CyndiU said...

Teddies are my favorite critters to craft. The tutorial was awesome. You made it look so easy, I just might give it a try. TFS - Cyndi cureta2@yahoo.com

CyndiU said...

Teddies are my favorite critters to craft. The tutorial was awesome. You made it look so easy, I just might give it a try. TFS - Cyndi cureta2@yahoo.com

pinky said...

Always a bit nervous using promarkers for the teddies, tend to go for pencils so this tutorial has been a great help again. Thanks for that Enfys.
Pinky
wonder would we have noticed the white paw if you hadn't mentioned it lol.

ursula Uphof said...

Teddies are my favourites, and these are done so well.Warm wishes

1CardCreator said...

Great tutorial Enfys, the bears are so cute, I love the cards you made. This is really giving me the confidence to work with these markers. Thanks again for sharing. ~Diane

Marty said...

Your teddies are so cute! Thanks for all the info and a chance to win the Pro Markers.

Penni said...

These teddies are great. I'm going to have to make a shopping list of the Promarkers I don't have!!!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Jóna said...

Thanks for now, see you to morrow :o)
All the best, Jóna

Stephanie said...

Thoseteddies are so cute. You really make it look easy. Thanks for doing this.

Lucinda said...

You make it look so simple, that I think I can do it. I hope to be able to play with the markers I have this weekend. Thanks!

sucor said...

Cute teddies! Thanks for the helpful videos!

Maria said...

Adorable teddies! Thanks for another great tutorial.

Sharon said...

Great tutorial! Love the teddy bears!! And those cards you did are awesome!! :)

littleeifwife said...

Love these little girls! Love your accent! I swear I don't see any stamps in the US that are as cute as I see on your website!! And you do such a great job at coloring!! I could never dream of owning these markers to use coloring my cards so I hope to goodness I happen to be the lucky winner!!!

peifert@fuse.net

Tabitha said...

Love the bears. Thanks again for showing us all of the clever ways to use the Promarkers. I just keep adding colors to my list that I gotta have! LOL

Anonymous said...

Thanks for another tutorial. Your girls w teddies are adorable. I'm anxious to see the cards you'll make w them.

Carol
aka cyimbugbitten
bugbitten (at) hotmail (dot) com

KathyM said...

I am enjoying your tutorials and have watched each one. You make it look easy even though I imagine it to be a little more difficult. I am sure practicing helps.

Stampersue said...

Great video I am learning so much from your techniques.

Stampersue
X

Jenni said...

Fab video. Thanks for sharing. Jenni x

freetimegone said...

I am a fan of Teddies and your video on coloring is awesome. I don't have these markers but maybe if I win them I'll learn to color as well as you. Thanks for all of the videos.

Yvonne Russell said...

I'm enjoying this series of posts. I love these stamps and to see them done with Promarkers is amazing. It almost adds texture as well as colour in giving it a new dimension.

Marjo said...

Another great video!

love2quilt95 said...

Thanks so much for the tutorials. You make it seem so easy. I've put the markers on my wish list, and hope to try out the techniques soon. Thanks again!

Scrapper69 said...

OMGOSH... these Teddies are SOOOO CUTE! I LOVE your cards! Thanks for another great video... I'm learning sooo much! :o)

Mickie said...

I am thoroughly enjoying learning from you. Can't wait to collect more of these Promarkers.

Jessica said...

What a cute little Teddy! I've got some Teddy stamps, this will come in handy! Thanks

BethanyR said...

I have enjoyed watching each video and learning all these techniques....

fusiafscrapping said...

How I love teddies. Great tutorial.
Hugs
fusiafscrapping.blogspot.com

Nancy Curtis said...

The teddy bears are very nicely shaded. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

SoCal Nana

Jennifer said...

Enfys,

It seems funny to have a whole post on coloring teddies, but I DO love them!!! :) Besides, the technique is good to follow for all animals (especially those with fur)!

Thank you so much for sharing,

Jennifer

P.S.
I need the Straight from the Nest Cartridge now for sure! I love that large scallop border...

mforquer said...

Oh lovely!!! Love that first little card with that bear. I find bears hard to color - but you make it look easy..thanks for the tips!
Melissa

Maddie said...

I just love these stamps! Adroable! I must say you make it look so easy!

Tamie said...

Enfys, I love teddy bears and yours are perfect! I hope someday that I will be able to color such beautiful images like you!!! Love your work!

Papirskreppa said...

I think I have some stamped images ready with a qute little bear. Loved to try to colour theese, if I could win the Blog Candy :)

LindaS said...

Its very useful that you name the colors used. TFS:

cardchick said...

ooooh the explaination is wonderful and the coloring is fabulous!!! I so appreicate all your hard work in doing these videos for us.....
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Charlotte said...

Oh, these little teddies are so cute.