Monday, February 22, 2016

Be Filled With Wonder -- a Tutorial for Coloring Without Boundaries

Hello, fellow craft lovers!  I'm posting today for Coloring Without Boundaries, featuring a Lacy Sunshine image by Heather Valentin. I also have a tutorial to share on how I color eyes with Copic markers.

First, I'll show you the finished project, using Rory's Tender Loving Care...

As previously stated, I colored Rory's Tender Loving Care with Copic markers.

You can only see one of Rory's eyes (I can just hear my mom saying, "Get your hair out of your eyes!"), but I thought a tutorial on that one eye, demonstrating eye color, would be helpful.  Here's how I do it:

With a large eye like this one, I try to use 4 colors.  On this eye,  I used B21, B23, B26, and BV25

Start with B21...

Add B23, leaving the bottom area with just the first color.

Add the 3rd color, in the case B26, concentrating more on the top of the eye, where it naturally appears darker.

Add the final color (BV25), as close to the eyelashes as you can.

Then, go over all 4 colors again with your lightest marker (B21) to blend them together:

Here's Rory's Tender Loving Care, with coloring complete, and made into a center step card.

Papers and embellishments are all from the Fancy Pants Wonderful Day 12x12 Collection. 

Check out the Coloring Without Boundaries blog each day for wonderful tutorials, coloring, and tips. Then, check out the Coloring Without Boundaries group on Facebook for even more inspiration, support, and ideas. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
House of Cards -- Shaped Cards
Not Just Cards -- ATG
PDE Linky Party -- ATG
Crafting From the Heart -- ATG
613 Ave Create -- ATG


  1. Hi, Julie! Love your image and of course the tutorial. The buttons are too perfect with your image! Thanks for sharing at TTCRD.

  2. Amazing card and great coloring! Thanks for joining us at PDE Linky Party.
    DT Janis

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  4. Hi, Julie! Another SUPER darling card! I adore the fun fold and fabulous button embellies you added! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  5. Stunning card.
    Thank you for sharing at House of Cards


  6. Thanks for the tutorial and lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Crafting From the Heart and hope to see you again.

  7. such a sweet card!
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

  8. Thanks for the info on colouring! Great card!
    Thank you for sharing with House of Cards!
    DT for HOC
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