Monday, July 10, 2017

Penny Black Poetic Portraits Stamps - Copic Coloring

Coloring these beautiful Penny Black Poetic Portrait images with my copic markers takes me back to the days when I spent hours with my sweet friend, Pamela, drawing paper dolls and coloring them with crayons. We made dresses for them with tabs that bent over their shoulders to hold them in place and played with them for hours. Anybody else remember this?  I also loved drawing and coloring pretty faces. I still do it sometimes.  Maybe that's why I love make up so much.  

I'm absolutely in love with these gorgeous Penny Black images because they are already beautifully drawn for me and all I have to do is make them come alive.  I stamp them in Memento London Fog ink which softens the edges when I color them. They are simpler to color than they look, although the shading takes a little practice. On this image, to my great dismay, my copic marker dropped a big drop of blue ink onto my pretty lady's neck after I had almost finished coloring her. I know...disastrous! But it turned out to be a happy accident, as is often the case.  I was able to cover it up with some pretty flowers and a beautiful butterfly.  I die cut a Spellbinders frame in white to showcase my image and let my lady peak through from the back to show her flowing hair.  

I love these Penny Black images so much.  There are several and I have them all!  They have become my favorite thing to color. 

Thanks for visiting.
Go forth and be fabulous.

Playing along with:
        Penny Black Saturday Challenge       
        Brown Sugar Challenge        
        Stamping Sensations


  1. Super colouring of the lovely PB image and so prettily embellished with flowers, many thanks for joining in our Floral theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  2. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Always Fun, good luck!!! Amy DT

  3. very nice. Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges. Good luck.
    Bye,Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  4. Gorgeous coloring on this beautiful image and your framing and embellishments are fabulous, Nancy! Thanks so much for joining our AG challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  5. This is so beautiful and I love how you so creatively framed your beautiful image so expertly colored. And yes I did make paper dolls with the tabs that went over the shoulder - so glad I have an excuse as an adult now to continue to color;) Hugs

  6. Beautiful card
    Thanks for joining us at SCRAPYLAND challenge blog and good luck !
    Maryvonne DT Member

  7. This is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us. It's always a treat to have you play along.
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. Such a beautiful image, and your colouring is amazing! The floral embellishments complement her perfectly. Thank you for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.


  9. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x