Thursday, March 05, 2020

Monthly Coloring Series - March 2020

Welcome to the March project for the 2019 - 2020 Coloring Series! To read the introduction post for this series, click HERE. To see all the coloring series projects, click HERE
The Power Poppy image I used this month is called Shimmering Flight. This digital stamp set comes with gem and turquoise versions, plus the turquoise version comes with and without a dragonfly! So many options! I chose to color the turquoise with the dragonfly version!
I chose to color with Copic markers again this month, but I mistakenly printed the image onto the Speedball Bienfang Bristol Vellum, which is what I would normally use for colored pencils! I had already started to color with Copics before I realized that I had the "wrong" cardstock! I just kept going, and it worked out very nicely! 

The cardstock did soak up a lot of ink, and I feel that the colors aren't as vibrant as I get with other cardstocks, but I did not have any problem with bleeding and everything blended well. Win-win!
The flowers on this piece are hollyhocks, which come in a myriad of colors! I chose a blush peach color so that the gemstone and the dragonfly would pop off the page a bit more. I chose cool grey markers for the silver jewelry. 
I tried to make the dragonfly wings transparent, but once I added the glitter pen to the wings, a lot of the transparency I worked so hard for...sort of disappeared!

I Googled "turquoise jewelry" to see what sorts of colors to pick. I fell in love with some pieces called Pilot Mountain that had a lot of yellow-green in them!  

This image was full of challenges for me! I find coloring flowers pretty easy, but adding in a dragonfly, plus silver and turquoise jewelry really stretched my skill set!
Here are the Copics I used:

Leaves: G46, G43, G40
Flowers: R32, YR02, R00, R11, R0000; Prismcolor Pale Vermilion
Flower centers and dragonfly body: E57, E55, Y28, E51; white gel pen
Silver: C7, C5, C3, C1, C00; Prismacolor 90% Cool Grey
Turquoise: BG78, BG49, BG32, BG13, BG10, YG11, Y06
Dragonfly wings: G40, YR11, C1, V0000; Prismacolor Greyed Lavender, Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen, Atyou Spica Lilac glitter pen
Background: B0000, colorless blender
My image is 7" x 5" and mounted onto dark grey cardstock. I added a few enamel dots as well. This can be turned into a card or framed as an art piece! 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are enjoying this coloring series!

Digital images: Power Poppy 
Shimmering Flight
Cardstock: Speedball Bienfang Bristol Vellum, CutCardStock Basis Grey
Copic markers: listed above
Prismacolor pencils: listed above
Gel and glitter pens: listed above
Enamel dots: Simple Stories, My Mind's Eye
Adhesive: ATG tape


  1. This design looks fabulous in these colors. It is such a outstanding piece to color and when finished a masterpiece. I love the softer colors as well as the more bold ones. They all work. Thanks for the info on the supplies that you used.

  2. So beautiful! tfs-stay healthy.