No-Line Colouring with Lia Griffiths & Hero Arts!

September 8, 2015 at 9:00 am 7 comments

photo-149 copy 2Hi! How are you all? I’m over at Make The Day Special Stamp Store today.
I thought I’d have a bash at No-Line colouring using alcohol markers. I’d tried it a while back with little success so I’d thought I’d have another using some of the new Lia Griffiths stamps sets from Hero Arts.

It’s a set that might be small in stature, but it’s a set that packs a mighty punch!I’m creating a much larger image by using the tiny foliage pieces.
First, the wreath.. trace around a circle (I used a circle die) in one 1-73 copy 8

Next, go around the shape with a slightly darker 2-71 copy 8

Then I added a third colour and then added further detailing using alcohol markers. I then cut the whole shape out.
Stamp out some hearts and buttons. I stamped the buttons in Sahara Sand and added colour using markers and then detailing using a black fineliner.
I stamped the hearts in Pale Tomato (which may have been renamed by Hero Arts but it’s in Make The Day Special Stamp Store as Pale Tomato)

For the little elf, again stamp in a light shade of ink. The challenge with no-line colouring is being really careful with where the colour changes. With normal lines, you’ve a little bit of play, but the colours are merging straight together and you don’t want mixed colours. That means you need to stop the colour slightly before you would normally, allowing for bleeding on the card (some card bleeds more than others).photo 3-40 copy 2
Once coloured and with shading added, I added highlights with a white gel pen.
I also made a card before this one (yes, I know it’s Christmas themed..sorry!) but I didn’t love the clouds so relegated it and created the 4-27

The wreath can be used wintertime and can be detached from the card for a home decor piece.

Hope you’ve been tempted to go and have a peek at the new Hero Arts releases- there are some amazing designs just in.
Enjoy your day and do have a go at no-line, it’s a lot of fun. Any ‘no-line’ tips? I’d love to hear!

See you soon- tomorrow in fact,I’ve a busy week ahead on the blog!

Keren xx

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Interactive cards!  Ta Tara!

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mandy Baker Johnson  |  September 8, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Love the wreath card Keren.


  • 2. karensteele0873  |  September 8, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    I haven’t tried this technique yet Keren but you have done a fab job here with your cards! I especially love the wreath card 🙂


  • 3. tsurutadesigns  |  September 8, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    so so CUTE.


  • 4. conil  |  September 8, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Think you’ve mastered no-line along with all your other accomplishments. LOVE that wreath and the dimension you got out of it. Did you mean for the buttons to look like jingle bells, because they so. Both cards are festive and fun. The elf is a smile producer, for sure. I do believe Pale Tomato is what Hero Arts still calls it.


  • 5. Miriam Prantner  |  September 8, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Great job with the no line coloring! I’m not brave or skilled enough to try, but I love it when others do! Love the colors on the wreath!


  • 6. Shari  |  September 9, 2015 at 10:14 am

    So cute! Love them both.


  • 7. Libby  |  September 9, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Squee!! This is absolutely adorable, Keren!!



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