Friday, January 25, 2019

Floral Pencil Coloring Tutorial Card by Ellen Haxelmans

Floral Pencil Coloring Tutorial Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Peony Blooms and Lovely Blooms Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Coloring flowers with Colored Pencils by Ellen

Today we have two fun coloring tutorial to share by Ellen! She's showing you step by step how she colored the flowers and leaves from the Peony Blooms Stamp Set and the Lovely Blooms Stamp Set.

Step by Step flower Coloring Tutorial: 

First of all I use Derwent Coloursoft pencils, these are the “copic markers” in a pencil formula. What I mean to say, is that they are made for blending. So if you want to add more details on your coloring, you should use other type of pencils.

Floral Pencil Coloring Tutorial Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Peony Blooms Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

  • Picture 1 (left): I started with a stamped image of a flower from the Peony Blooms Stamp Set. To begin coloring, color the light and dark areas from your flower petals. I used a darker purple C240 and a soft pink C170. I try to use the lines of the illustration and color over them and make them longer with my pencils.
  • Picture 2 (center):This looks like I colored a lot more, but actually I colored with a little bit of a lighter color just above the purple (C260) and further I went with a light blue on areas that did need more highlights.
  • Picture 3 (right): Then I fill in all left over space with a pink pencil (C210) and went further in the dark areas with the C280.
Floral Pencil Coloring Tutorial Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Lovely Blooms and Peony Blooms Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

  • Picture 4 (left): As last step I colored the dark petals from dark to light with C280 C330 and C300.
  • Picture 5 (center): The next flower is a lot more easy to color.  This is a small bloom from the Lovely Blooms Stamp Set. I used a red and a oranger color on the center of the flower ( C120 and C550).
  • Picture 6 (right): I did go lighter with the a softer orange and yellow (C080 and C040).
Floral Pencil Coloring Tutorial Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Lovely Blooms Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

  • Picture 7 (left): The leaves are also more easy. These leaves are also from the Lovely Blooms Stamp Set. First I layered down the darker colors C400 and C500.
  • Picture 8 (center): Afterwards I used a in between green color C450.
  • Picture 9 (right): The last color is very bright C460. I color the complete leave with them and did go over it with a blender pencil to make the transition go smoother.
Once the flowers and leaves were all colored, Ellen created an awesome card using them. 
Here is a another look at the finished card:

Floral Pencil Coloring Tutorial Card by Ellen Haxelmans | Peony Blooms and Lovely Blooms Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Ellen clustered the flowers and leaves from the Peony Blooms Stamp Set and the Lovely Blooms Stamp Set over each corner of a purple panel. For the panel she used our stitched rectangle die cut from our Frames & Flags Die Set and added a quilted pattern over the top using another brands die set. She added in the custom sentiment using the "welcome" from our Loveable Laundry Stamp Set along with the custom sentiment "Noor" (the name of the baby) using our Essential Alphabet Die Set withe some glittery paper. 

I hope you enjoyed this card by Ellen today and learned a few tips about coloring with pencils! 

If you love this project by Ellen you can visit her over at her blog Crafty Ellen to see more of her beautiful creations!

2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for a fabulous post. I love my Derwent crayons & was beginning to think i was on my own using them. Gorgeous results in your blooms & great layout x

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