Friday, 26 January 2018

No-line Colouring ft. Altenew

Hi there!

Today I have two cards and a video of one card to share with you using the no-line colouring technique. First of all you might be thinking..."What on earth is no-line colouring?" Well, here is my best explanation:

The no-line technique is colouring a stamped image so that the finished product appears to have no stamped line, i.e. no black (or other coloured) outline.  The finished image should appear as if you drew it yourself, i.e. not appear to be stamped. 

With the technique now explained, here are the two cards that I created.

Below is the process video I made for the purple/pink floral card.  The yellow floral card was coloured in exactly the same way, only using yellow pencils rather than purples and pinks.  You can find the exact colours I used in the Supplies list at the end of this post.

To create both of the cards I started out by stamping all of my images from the Altenew Spring Daisy stamp set using Distress Ink in Antique linen onto some Neenah Solar White cardstock 110lb.  I stamped the images using this light coloured ink so that once I start to colour using pencils, you wont be able to see the lines anymore.  

I then used my Prismacolor pencils to colour all of the images.  For the yellow flowers I started by using PC918 which is the lightest of the 3 shades I chose.  I concentrated this colour from the centre of the flower toward the middle of each petal and then also on the outer edges of each petal.  Next I used the medium shade (PC917) to blend out toward the centre from both the flower centre and from the outer edge of the petals.  Lastly, I used the lightest shade of yellow (PC916) to blend over each petal.  I did the same shading for each flower that I coloured. 

Then for the centre of each flower I used browns to draw small 'c' shapes with the dark (PC946) and medium (PC945) shades and then filled over the whole centre with the lightest shade (PC941).

To give the flowers a more realistic look I took the PC941 brown pencil to add some shading to each petal. I then blended all of my pencil work using the Prismacolor colorless pencil (PC1077).

For the purple/pink flowers I did the same technique, just using different colours. The darkest shade was PC931, medium PC995, light PC994.  For the shading on these flowers I also added some shading using PC947 as well as the PC946.

For the leaves I used greens PC911 (dark), PC1005 (medium), PC989 (light) and PC941 to dull some of the brightness from the green. I started with the dark colour and drew in the veins of the leaves and then blended out using the medium and lightest greens. 

I then fussy cut all of the flowers and the leaves and added 3M mounting tape to the backs of each piece. 

For my background I took some more Neenah Solar White cardstock 110lb and die cut out the words 'thank' and 'you' from the Altenew Majestic Blossom die set using my Big Shot die cutting machine.  I cut each word approximately 14 times. 

Once cut, I adhered the words onto another sheet of Neenah paper cut to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  I knew that I wanted my floral bouquet to be toward the top middle of my finished card so I wanted the final "main" sentiment to be centred toward the bottom of the card, which I adhered first to to the panel using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  I used this adhesive as it has a matte finish, as the name suggests, therefore it is not visible should I get any on the card where I didn't want it.  After adhering the first 'thank you' I then adhered the rest in a nice pattern (which is easy to see in the pictures and the video).

To finish the card I arranged the flowers onto the card panel first, then tucked the leaves in behind the flowers until I had an arrangement that I liked (I did a few trial bouquets first and took photos on my phone until I was happy with the arrangement). Once adhered to my panel, I attached the whole panel to a top-folding standard cardbase (4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and it was finished.

I hope that you like my cards and the video. Please leave me a comment below, I love reading the comments!

 If you like the video, I would love for you to subscribe to my Youtube channel so that you can see further projects like this one from me.

Have an awesome day,

Jodie xx

Supplies List

  1. Altenew Spring Daisy stamp
  2. Distress Ink in Antique linen
  3. Neenah Solar White cardstock 110lb
  4. Prismacolor pencils in PC918, PC917, PC916, PC946, PC945, PC941, PC1077, PC931, PC995, PC994, PC947, PC911, PC1005, PC989
  5. 3M mounting tape
  6. Altenew Majestic Blossom die set
  7. Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine
  8. Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  9. EK Success Cutterbee scissors
  10. Prismacolor sharpener


  1. Great job, Jodie. I hope I can have a play with my Prismacolors this weekend.

    1. Thank you Marianne! I hope you had time to play with your Prismacolors. I hope to use mine more in the future too.

  2. Beautiful, you color those flowers so amazingly.

  3. These are lovely!! Your coloring is spot on!! I have a question for you. I can't seem to find a button to follow your blog.. Where do I find your "follow" button?? Also wanted to let you know that when I click on your affiliated links in your 3D decoupage with Altenew post, I just get an error code.. Just thought you should know.

    1. Hi Misty! Thank you SO SO much for pointing these things out to me. I did some research and I have now fixed the "follow" part of my blog. You should now see a follow button on the right side bar, as well as some social media links. As to the affiliate links, I am not sure what I have done there so I will be sure to fix it when I get a chance. Thanks again, and thank you for your kind comments. xx

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