Saturday, March 14, 2020

Card From Live Online Class With Copics and Polychromos

Hello, lovely peeps!  I am excited to show you a card I made today.  Not that it's spectacular, but because it is a card I created in an online class this afternoon, given by Lydia Fiedler.  You can find Lydia's blog, Understand Blue, HERE.  Be sure to stop by and see her magic soon!  Here is my card...

I used Magenta stamps in my card today, with Copic markers and Polychromos colored pencils.  Polychromos are my favorite colored pencils.  They allow many layers of color, without that waxy buildup.  Yet they blend ever so beautifully!!

I love Lydia's technique of adding Copic coloring to the image in the shadow areas, then filling in with colored pencils, leaving that all-important white space.  I haven't mastered the 'white space' quite yet.  I can't help it...I love to blend!  She uses a flicking technique, which I am practicing.  I'm somewhat happy with my card, however, I need to keep a little more white space, and do less blending out so my flicking strokes show more.  I will keep practicing. 

Another tip I had learned from Lydia is to add some of the color from the flowers into the leaves.  I actually saw this on one of her previous videos, and have been doing it ever since. 

I loved Lydia's class today, which she had offered (free) as a ray of positive sunshine in this cloud of Coronavirus frenzy.  It was a refreshing way to get away from the stress of all of that for a while this afternoon.  Be sure to stop by her blog and sign up for her posts.  She is a very talented, funny, and lovely lady.  I have learned a lot from her these past few years.

I am adding my card to these challenges:
The Flower Challenge - Anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Use some green

Thank you, Lydia!



  1. thank you for explaining the coloring technique! I too have a difficult time keeping the white alone and not blending lol!!! and I love the technique of adding a bit of the flower color to the leaf, it pulls the image together so beautifully.
    your coloring is beautiful!!!

  2. Stunning card! Your colouring is amazing!

  3. Your card is a eye-candy, Lynda! So beautifully colored ! And I love that you used the speckled paper for the gorgeous flowers!
    Thank you so much for joining us at the Flower Challenge!

  4. Wow! Your flowers are stunning, Lynda! :)


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