Elaine’s Northern Lights coloring tutorial

Hi folks, Elaine from Quixotic Paperie here!

I’m excited to be joining in with Kristy’s blog party again this year, with so many talented people. I’m definitely a fan of Some Odd Girl stamps, so it’s always a pleasure to get to work with them.

Today I’ve got a little step by step for you, featuring one of the recently released clear stamp sets – Winter Friends. When I saw this set I knew I wanted to create a little scene with the adorable penguins and polar bear cub. Creating stamped scenes is one of my favourite things to do, and I love to experiment with different ways of building a scene and colouring the background.

I decided to try and create the impression of the northern lights in my winter scene with our Arctic friends, so my step by step focuses on showing how I built up the sky colouring.

Here goes! I hope you enjoy the step by step and perhaps find it useful.

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And here it is on a finished card!


I hope this inspires you to try this and try something new!


35 comments to “Elaine’s Northern Lights coloring tutorial”

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  1. Very nice tutorial and love the look. I will have to give it a try. The bear and penguins are perfect for the scene and love how you colored them in too. Great work always love your work.

  2. I learned the hard way to cut the image out before coloring – after completely coloring an image, I stuck it in my Silhouette to cut, but the print and cut was off somehow. I saw it was about to cut through my image, so I yanked the paper backward in complete panic! After I canceled things properly I found out I had broken the blade – glad I didn’t do any worse damage! I did save the image, though! It was a close call. Phew!

  3. Kimberli Sarsfield says: October 11, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    What a beautiful card! I am super excited about this because I JUST added this stamp set to my growing SOG collection. I can’t wait to try it!

  4. Happy Birthday Kristy, thank you for letting us celebrate with you all month long!!! This tutorial is awesome and the results stunning! TFS
    Have a wonderful day!

  5. A really cool idea. I saw the lights this year and your beautiful card has given me some inspiration for how to LO the photos and include my colouring 🙂

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