A Big Hug – Coloring Video

Have you had a chance to watch some of my latest videos yet?  If so, I would love your feedback.  Too long, too slow, prefer with no music, would you rather I talk (doubt that)?  More close up?  What are your thoughts…should I continue?  If not, I hope you check them out.  How many of you have gone and purchased the digital so you can play along?  The videos take some time to edit, so I want to make sure they are being enjoyed.

For this cute card I had some fun with the water.  I bet with a little practice you will find water to be pretty easy.  If you scroll all the way down you will find the link to the video.

Creating this Card

Talk about a fun card to create!  For this cared I printed image at 90% in 35% gray scale in photoshop.  You can also use Word or any other program you have to size it.  Some printers also have the capability to resize.    For $3.00 you can grab this digital stamp in the store and color along.  Be sure and watch the video below for inspiration.

After all the coloring was done on Winnifred Whale I put him inside a white frame, using the two largest Wonky Stitch Rectangle die together, I cut out a white piece of cardstock.  This layer was popped up.  Using the smaller of the two dies I cut out Winnifred and place him inside the frame.  Have you seen the Build-an-Ocean die set?  It comes with so many different die options and was perfect for this card frame.

This card needed some for of bubbles and so I grabbed my Nuvo Jewel drops (which happen to still be a favorite) and added them to the card around the seaweed.  The color I used was Key Lime.

The card was finished off with a chipboard sentiment (no longer available) but others can be found here at the Whimsy Stamps store.


Winnifred Whale digital stamp

Wonky Stitched rectangle die set

Build-an-Ocean die set

White Gelly Roll in 3 sizes

Copic Markers:
B00 B91 B95 B97
BV20 BV23 BV25

White Gelly Roll 08 and 10

28 thoughts on “A Big Hug – Coloring Video

  1. I like the videos, but I would love to know what you’re thinking as you color – like how you choose where to lay down the different colors you use for the water for instance.

  2. I just watched every second of your coloring. Loved it! Great music choice, too.

  3. This card is wonderful as usual. The water is so real looking especially right by the whale. By all means, continue the videos. They are great!! Thanks for doing them!

    1. Hey Jen! Are you kidding? Free classes from Jen Dove! I have watched all of them and think they are great. I did buy the whale and plan to color with you today. Thank you!
      Erin Hansen

      1. Yay!!!! I can’t wait to see how your turns out! Holler if you have questions ?

  4. Absolutely loved watching you color this. Music was great and I even made it through the whole thing witout running to the bathroom! Something about all that water splashing around.

  5. I am really liking the videos. I would actually love to hear you talk, especially about why/where you are placing color for shadows, cast shadows, etc. Zoom is pretty good…but a little closer would never hurt.

    1. Perfect. I will have hubby zoom in a bit more. Harder when I am trying to get cap color with view but problem solved if I am saying them ?. Thanks for the comment ?

  6. Love watching you color! I prefer the music because it encourages me to think about why you choose colors/techniques. I learned a LOT at Boot Camp.Seeing you use it again is a great refresher.

  7. Brilliant coloring, great image! Fun to watch ………
    tuba hahahaha…so love this!!!

  8. I agree with a lot of these comments. As a newbie to copic I too would love to hear how you land on your color selection and hear you coach on some techniques. I love the videos and have subscribed to your channel on YouTube 🙂

    1. I will see what I can do for voice. Sometimes videos are created too early in the morning even for my own voice. I will give it some thought. thank you for your feedback

  9. I loved the video and am truly impressed that you were able to do all of that coloring wearing gloves LOL! It was soothing to watch and for me, clearly demonstrated the techniques you’ve taught in Boot Camp. Time for me to pick up my Copics again!

    1. yah gloved aren’t easy to wear while coloring…but so is quitting my nail biting habit. Ha Ha, so gloves it is.

  10. I love these videos! Thanks for doing them. Showing the marker cap each time is terrific to learn how the different colors blend/work together.

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