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Saturday, 6 November 2010

Colouring Cricut Cuts with Promarkers

Today's video is about colouring Cricut cuts with your Promarkers. I find this quite useful to do occasionally, both for quickness, and to add dimension and a 'different' look to your cuts. Some features on cartridges don't have layers, and are one dimensional cuts, like borders for example, so adding some colour is easy with Promarkers.....

First, a second card made with the robins from the video. All the Cricut cuts were from Straight From The Nest cartridge, the branch was cut at 2", and the birds at 1 1/2" and 2". I ran the card through the cuttlebug, using the snow folder, and added some white fabric paint (by Pebeo) to the branches for snow. I sprinkled glitter on this before it dried..........

and I make no apologies for re-hashing some old cards that some of you will have seen before for my next examples - I have been sooo busy getting all these posts together. The following two cards are both made with the border feature from Wall Decor and More (a favourite cartridge of mine), and were made for Scrappy-go-Lucky's blog. I am on their design team, so you will find a couple of my cards on these every week, and some fantastic inspiration from the rest of the design team, so pop over there and add it to your favourites. Mandy, the owner is offering a 10% discount until the 30th November to readers of Going Buggy (works for SCAL and Cri-Kit pens too). Just enter ENFYS10 coupon code when you order. This applies to the USA, UK and Australian stores.

The whole fence (border feature) was cut in white, and the rooster coloured in with Promarkers

and for this one, the yachts were again cut in white, and a splash of colour added with Promarkers

Well it seems as if a few of you are taken with Promarkers, so just a reminder that links to online stores selling them are on the giveaway post. There is a link to Promarkers distributors in the USA on my sidebar, click on that and see if there are any art supply stores selling them in your area.
Here is a list of the 45 basic colours that I would aim for if starting a collection, this would be all you need to do different skin tones, hair, different fur and animal colours, foliage, flowers, clothes. I have kept the selection neutral and darker shades can be added as you wish
Baby pink
Soft Peach
Apple green
Meadow green
Moss green
Pear green
Marsh green
Pastel blue
Denim blue
Powder blue
Pale pink
Pink carnation
Dusky Rose
Antique Pink
Cobalt blue
sky blue
cool aqua
Pastel beige
Blender pen
Warm grey 1, 3, 5
Ice grey 1, 3, 5
These are just suggestions, you may look at the colour chart and see other combinations, but this mix of neutral shades and muted colours will set anyone up for successful colouring
I'll be back tomorrow with another video, this time on colouring sepia toned images, and sometime this week I will post on the pairs of colours, close to each other in tone, that make for perfect shading.


  1. Another great video Enfys. I'm learning so much, your cards are all beautiful. But your friend is right, I'm from Michigan and the Robins all go South for the winter. Thanks for sharing your coloring knowledge. shari (cricutrookie)

  2. That was a grate idea, about coloring cuts. Your cards are fantastic, and thanks for the tip about makers.
    Hugs, Nataliya.

  3. Enfy's you are putting in a lot of time with this and doing a great job! Thank you,
    P.S. read on Kath's that you're all meeting up in NYC next month. Hope you have a blast!

  4. Love the Christmas card!! :)

  5. I love the robins! Thank you so much for another helpful video Enfys!

  6. Fantastic cards, and the video is again so great.

  7. Wow, I never even thought of doing this !!!! I have a Silhouette, so will definitely be giving this a try.


  8. Enfy's you are amazing, I would find colouring the robins so daunting yet you made it look easy!! Thanks for another great tutorial.

  9. Enfys,

    What a great idea-other than inking the edges, I have never really thought to color my Cricut cuts!!! :)

    Thank you so much for sharing,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

    Love all your cards!!!!!!!!!

  10. Cute cards, and I love the idea of colouring die cuts, I'll be having a go at that pronto. Thank you so much for taking the xtra trouble of listing essential promarker colours...that is so helpful. I have many of them by looking at what people have used for skin ect and no what to splash out on next. Thanks for you hard work on our behalf. Hugs lin

  11. Thanks for the video and the list of markers.

  12. Thanks Enfys for this video, great and simple card !
    Have a good day, Jóna

  13. and again such a amazing video
    thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous cards and the tips are just so welcome
    hugs angelique

  14. Great cards, Enfys! I like the chicken one the best. :-) Another great demo, as well. And THANK YOU for the list of markers--so helpful!

  15. Wonderful... especially love the sailing boats.

  16. just been looking through all your tutorials for pro markers great info, will really help improve my colouring thank you so much

  17. Thanks for the list of colors! That is a big help and just what I was wanting. Makes less thinking for me! This has been a great series of instruction. Thanks so much for your efforts.


  18. Thank you one again for all the tips you are sharing with us!

  19. Great idea En. Saves so much time searching the bins for just the right colors to layer on the cricut mats! Thanks, ei

  20. Another great video. I never thought about colouring my cricut cuts before. You are a wealth of knowledge. Wonderful cards.

  21. Great idea to color the images. I am loving the way the markers work.
    Thanks Enfys,

  22. What a great idea. I never thought of shading Cricut cuts. Thanks for sharing your considerable knowledge about these pens.

  23. Thanks again for the list of markers to start with. With all of the choices I think that is what has stopped me from diving in and buying some. I just didn't know where to start. You are awesome to post your videos and take time to explain so much about the markers to us.

  24. Thanks again for all these tips they have been so helpful! I love that Chicken card!

  25. Great video and it amazes me how fast your can color. I love the rooster card...adorable.

  26. Love your video and coloring your cuts made them pop. I am going to have to try that. TFS

  27. Thank-you Enfys for another wonderfully helpful video! I love the robins, but we don't have them here in upstate NY for Christmas either. Thank-you also for the 45 marker color selection. It really helps all of us who would like to start using some Promarkers.

  28. I never thought of cutting out Cricut cuts and coloring them by hand! I am learning so much from you, sweet Enfys. Thank you.

  29. A great video Enfys.
    I am wanting these promarkers more and more every time I read one of your post.

  30. Hi Enfys. Cute little robins.
    I'm loving your videos. I had never thought of using white card for my cricut cuts ...(doh!)
    You make it look so easy! tfs.

  31. Thanks for another lesson Enfys. When I think of winter birds, I always think of Chickadees and Cardinals. But I guess there are Robins somewhere for the winter! Why not the UK!

  32. Thanks for the video. Love those robins on your card. So pretty!

  33. What a beautiful cards Enfys,I love the images and the colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

  34. Very nice cards. I can see the use of the Promarkers is endless. Been enjoying the videos very much. Here in New Jersey when you see the Robins return it's a sign of Spring. I gert so excited thinking maybe the snow storm are gown.
    Thanks for sharing.

  35. Enjoyed the video En! Thanks for sharing all your coloring tips and for the list of markers to start with.

  36. Thanks for all your work Enfys. Your videos are so much help, even if I don;t have all the goodies, it makes me think to use them in different applications

  37. Enfys,
    I love seeing you just go for it on your coloring! I'm looking into these markers in my area though I have invested in some copics too. Thanks

  38. I've finally caught up on what I missed while I was away and I have to say, I am learning a lot. I sure hope someday that I will have a nice collection of these markers. Who knows maybe I'll have a set real soon.

  39. Lovely! The birds are darling.

  40. Awesome! Another great video. I love the effect of the markers with a cricut cut!!! Brilliant idea!

  41. Super cute Robins! Thanks for another great video.

  42. Don't have a Cricut but it does make for a great effect!


  43. Love the card the birds are just too cute. Thanks for sharing so much info it's been great.

  44. I think it's great that you are giving a list of the shades that one might want to purchase because of the expense of these markers. As far as the cricut cuts...I think they would maybe look better with chalk shading...I just don't personally think they look that great with marker shading. Not that you don't know how to shade with markers, because you do, and your cards are colored beautiful beyond imagination. I just feel that the stamps look better with the marker coloring, and the cricut cut paper would look better with chalk shading. Of course this comes from a very inexperienced person in either genre.

  45. Thank you for taking time out of your life to share your talent. I know what it takes to do these types of videos and being a visual learning they are very helpful!


  46. Thanks for your list - now to check and see what colours I have missing. This is something that I have been waiting for - cheers!

  47. Thank you Enfys, I am really enjoying watching your videos. Looks like everyone is, the markers you are using are selling out at Carpe Diem, lol. ~Diane

  48. What a great idea...I always think of using colored paper when cutting images out! I don't have a circuit Enfys, but I do have a cuttle bug and have never thought to take the time to color them. I can't wait to try it! Thanks for another fabby video!!

  49. I dont have a cricut but I have lots of store bought die cuts Ill be doing now

  50. another fantastic video enfys ~those robins look so cute and love the swirls you did free hand ~what a great idea!!
    thanks for the list of promarkers will write those down and hopefully can tick those off one by one!!
    vanessa xx

  51. Another great learning curve. Very goood!

  52. I've made it part of my daily routine to sit and watch at least two of your wonderful videos a day.

    Went to M's and HL to check out their markers and I think I'll wait and put the Promarkers on my Christmas list, using the suggested get started list.

    TFS cureta2@yahoo.com

    PS Where is FL are you???

  53. adorable look cards!!!
    The two robins card is very cute. I love your choice of colours on them.
    I notice (also in your other videos) that sometimes you don't immediately put the cap back on the markers. Won't it dry up them since the markers are alcohol based?

  54. Have never tried this myself. But it is a great idea! Like the Promarkers more for each video :)

  55. Thank you for another great video and the list of suggested copics for beginners! Love your cards!

    aka cyimbugbitten
    bugbitten (at) hotmail (dot) com

  56. A great idea. I'm always looking for the right color paper when using my Cricut.

  57. Thank you so much for the list of colors. Just what i needed to start my set. kimbob27@hotmail.com

  58. Great card and a great video. The speed you colour is amazing but then I guess that's how you end up with so much in your hands lol. When I test cut something I always cut it from the cheap poundland white cardstock and then keep those in a box for my god children to colour when they call in but perhaps I had better start colouring them myself now!!
    Kim xXx

  59. Clever idea - your videos is a cool way to learn - TFS.

  60. what a great idea!!! to use cricut cuts to color..tfs

  61. Great cards! Thanks for the videos!

  62. Wow! Love this idea. You are just such an inspiration. Thanks for all you do.

  63. This is a unique idea and a new twist with a cricut cut.


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Enfys x