Pencil Coloring Details with Studio Katia (Blog Hop)

A very excited hello! 🙂

I am taking part in my first blog hop today, yay!! Studio Katia is turning TWO and is celebrating their 2nd Anniversary with a mega two day blog hop! I am sooo happy to be a part of it!! Did you see all of the AH-MAZING crafters in the list?! I was having multiple fangirl moments when I saw it lol! So exciting!! I honestly adore all of these crafters!

You should have arrived from very talented Nina-Marie and my lovely crafty friend Rubeena is your next stop!



I have two cards for you that I made with new stamp sets from Studio Katia! Both of them feature pencil coloring details on top of a base layer that is colored with a different medium. I really like this method of coloring (I like to call it “two step coloring”) because doing my base layer with Copics or watercolors is a lot faster than starting with colored pencils from the beginning (that’s always a plus when you’re impatient like me or short on crafty time! 😉 ). But by adding details with colored pencils on top I still get the the kind of shading that I am looking for! This is my first card:


Studio Katia Pencil Coloring Card Lovely Blooms

I picked the wonderful big flower image from Studio Katia’s “Lovely Blooms” for this card and stamped it twice onto my panel. I used a similar color scheme as on this flower card but I mixed the look up by not caring too much about realistic coloring and choosing blue-greens for the big blossom and light blue for some of the leaves. My base layer with Copic markers did not give me great shading so I added a lot of detail with colored pencils. To get the depth I wanted I used really dark tones in the tiny nooks and crannies of the image, like a very dark green pencil for the big flower and even black for the light blue leaves.

(I use a mixture of Caran d’Ache – Luminance Pencils and Chameleon – Color Tones Pencils by the way. I also have a few Faber Castell Pencils in my collection. All these brands are slightly different to work with but you can get great results with each of them, I believe.)

Studio Katia Pencil Coloring Card Lovely Blooms Detail

After coloring the flowers I masked them using masking paper and ink blended over them with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink. I added splatters with clear water and also with black watercolor paint. I stamped the “crafty friend” birthday sentiment from the new Birthday Greetings Stamp Set with Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Some sequins from Studio Katia’s Sparkling Sea Confetti Mix and Nuvo Drops for the center of the big flowers finished my design off!

I also added a bit of stamping to the inside of my card – just because I really liked those Birthday Greetings:

Studio Katia Pencil Coloring Card Lovely Blooms Inside


Now onto my second card – this is a cute one! That Kobi Bearing Gifts is really an adorable image, love his tummy and paws! 😀

Studio Katia Pencil Coloring Card Kobi Bearing Gifts

This time I used watercolor markers for my base layer. Once it was completely dry, I added my second layer with colored pencils. I kept the balloons pretty light all in all because I wanted the main focus to be on Kobi the bear and his pile of gifts! I brought in some red and violet shades to the presents for some contrast and added a little sparkle to them with Studio Katia’s white April Crystals. To color Kobi’s fur I made sure to sharpen my colored pencils really well and then added lots of tiny flicks – darker towards the outside lines and brighter in the middle of his tummy and where the light would be.

Studio Katia Pencil Coloring Card Kobi Bearing Gifts Detail

For the sentiment I stamped “Happy Birthday” and Hooray” from Kobi Bearing Gifts onto some of the balloons (they fit perfectly 🙂 ) and “Wishing You A Year Of Joy & Friendship” from the Birthday Greetings Stamp Set across the bottom of my card. Hope you like the finished card design!


If you get lost you can find the full hop list below or visit Studio Katia Blog to start from the top!

Studio Katia
Jennifer McGuire
Vicky Papaioannou
May Sukyong Park
Svitlana Shayevich
Anna Kossakovskaya
Cathy Zielske
Kristina Werner
Emily Midgett
Galina Filippenko
Emily Leiphart
Ilda Dias
Nina-Marie Trapani
Rosali B. (THAT’S ME! 🙂 )
Rubeena Ianigro
Michelle Short
Kaja Vezenšek
Svetlana Pavlova
Amy Rysavy
Erica A-B
Laura Volpes
Zsofia Molnar


Studio Katia is giving away TWO $100 CAD gift certificates on each day of the hop, winners will be chosen from the comments left on all blogs of the hop! How great is that?!

For your chance to win, leave me a comment below! I would love to hear if you tried out pencil coloring yet or adding pencil coloring details to stamped images?

Have an amazing day! ♥


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Stamps & dies:

Studio Katia – Lovely Blooms Stamps
Studio Katia – Birthday Greetings Stamps


Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) Cardstock – 80 lb
Mondi Color Copy Paper – 300 g
Black Paper


Ranger / Tim Holtz – Distress Ink (Squeezed Lemonade)
Lawn Fawn – Jet Black
Tsukineko – Versafine Onyx Black

Other supplies:

Wow Embossing – Clear Gloss Embossing Powder
Copic Markers
Colored Pencils (Caran d’Ache – Luminance Pencils / Chameleon – Color Tones Pencils)
Black Watercolor Paint


Studio Katia – Sparkling Sea Confetti Sequins
Tonic Studios – Nuvo Crystal Drops (Gloss – Caribbean Ocean)


Stamps & dies:

Studio Katia – Kobi Bearing Gifts Stamps & Dies
Studio Katia – Birthday Greetings Stamps


Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) Cardstock – 110 lb and 80 lb
Ranger / Tim Holtz – Watercolor Cardstock


Ranger / Tim Holtz – Distress Inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio)
Tsukineko – Versafine Onyx Black

Other supplies:

Winsor & Newton – Water Colour Markers™
Colored Pencils (Caran d’Ache – Luminance Pencils / Chameleon – Color Tones Pencils)


Studio Katia – April Crystals


124 thoughts on “Pencil Coloring Details with Studio Katia (Blog Hop)

  1. Your coloring on both cards is really pretty. Love the detail you achieved on the flowers and the bear is so cute!


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