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Hi Friends!

Ok, so I’m really excited to share something new with you all today.   I was having a chat with my girl Theresa W. yesterday afternoon when she asked me if I has seen these images that are colored without the normal black lines we all tend to use.   She led me to this blog, called Make It Crafty.

I made my first attempt last evening and shared the results on facebook.  This was what I achieved on the first go:

Even though I still have a long way to go, I really love the effect.   I first stamped my image in Blush Blossom ink and with the help of my stand up magnifying glass, I began to color.

This morning I decided to give it yet another shot.   I decided to do a side by side comparison of the regular way (black lines) and no lines.   Here is a picture of the uncolored images:

As you can see, the one stamped in Blush Blossom is very hard to see.   I decided to stamp my image on acetate as well so that I could overlay that on the image to check myself as I colored.   I then began coloring each image.

No doubt the black line image is easier for these old eyes, but I absolute love the softness of the no line coloring.

I decided to make this card for today’s SCS CAS challenge:

Here are my deets:

Stamps:  There She Goes’ Freeze the Moment

Colors: GP White, My Mind’s Eye dp

Ink: Blush Blossom, Chocolate Chip, copics

Accessories: swiss dots embossing folder, pink 1/2 pearls


And finally, a side by side comparison of the two colored images:

What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!   I’ll be back tomorrow to share a bunch of things I’ve made over the last few weeks and haven’t had time to blog about!


14 Responses to “~ A New (to me) Twist on Image Coloring ~”

  1. on 12 Sep 2011 at 10:55Marisa

    How fun is this!! Fabulously done and what a wonderful difference. Great work on both 🙂

  2. on 12 Sep 2011 at 11:16Monica

    Very very sweet Holly! I’ve not seen this technique before, but it’s really lovely. (At least as done by you. I have my doubts that I could achieve the same results.) Thanks for sharing how you did it! 🙂

  3. on 12 Sep 2011 at 11:56Lee (LuvLee on SCS)

    Holy Shnikies!!!! How cool!!!! I have GOT to try it! I wanna come play with you and Theresa!!!

  4. on 12 Sep 2011 at 12:14lydia


  5. on 12 Sep 2011 at 13:02Theresa

    I knew I’d get you hooked on this…I’m glad I color with Anglea and Carissa who I watched do this and heard them scream and yell about the hair. They love this technique. You did fabulous. Both images look great – with and without lines. I just love the fact that the w/o line looks like a painting.

    Great job my friend!!


  6. on 12 Sep 2011 at 15:16Michele L.

    Hi Holly,
    Wow I love this idea. Just when you think you know everything about stamping.
    This looks like a ton of fun and I’m definitely going to have to try it out.

  7. on 12 Sep 2011 at 18:41Torico

    What a wonderful technique!!! I must try it! Thanks for sharing, Holly!

  8. on 12 Sep 2011 at 19:28Lisa

    Being a lover of comic books, I had a really hard time drawing without lines in my university art class. I was only allowed to shade, but not use the edge of the charcoal to define ANY lines. The instructor told me to just draw the shadows in their varying degrees. See shadows, not lines.

    Oh it was so hard. By the end of the FOUR MONTHS, I was just starting to get it right. Took me that long to let go of my lines!

    Good on you to pick it up so fast.

  9. on 12 Sep 2011 at 19:49Monika/buzsy

    Oh, how fabulous! Holly this is just the most beautiful coloring! I love the look! So soft, but vibriant. You are so talented! :o)

  10. on 14 Sep 2011 at 13:15Carolina

    I love, love, love how they come out. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring, I have to give it a try!

  11. on 16 Sep 2011 at 15:06Tanya Phillips

    Wow, this is so cool!

  12. on 17 Sep 2011 at 19:46mel mccarthy

    This is Genius & your samples are oh so lovely. Thanks so much for sharing this. I can’t wait to try it!

  13. on 30 Sep 2011 at 17:27Elena

    This technique is amazing, Holly! It looks like painting! You are so talented and creative!

  14. on 19 Dec 2012 at 15:17Missy k

    I love it. So helpful to see a side by side.

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