Quick and Easy Festive Coloring!

Christmas is rapidly approaching.  Here is a quick and easy coloring to bring some festive cheer.  The image is colored with Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils.

Stamp or print the image of your choice onto Neenah Classic Crest Card, or the card of your choice.

Starting with the skin create shadow on the image with the Saddle Brown pencil.

This is used under the hat, round the eyes and nose and as a base color for the hair.  Peach and Peony brings color and tone to the cheeks and lips and all are blended with the Cream pencil creating a smooth color flow.


Depth and shade are added to the hat of the infant and to shape and add detail to the bears fur.

Short pencil strokes create the illusion of fur and texture using the Smoke pencil.  Deep shadow is added under the brim of the hat with the Pewter pencil.

Warm highlights are added to the cheeks, ears and paws of the bear with the blending of Peony and Mulberry pencils.


Shadow and definition is created in the hat and suit of the infant  and the fur of the bear with the Black pencil.  This also adds a roundness to the bear.

Slightly longer pencil strokes are used to apply the color.


Strong red tones and shades are added to the suit and hat of the babe and the bow tie of the bear.  Here Raspberry, Carmine, Cherry Red, Poppy and Rose Red have been used to create a color gradient, working from light to dark areas, where the light would be reflected by the clothing.

A further application of Black pencil into the folds and hollows of the image really makes this ‘pop’ with color.


Areas of deep shade, created with the Black pencil,  are blended and softened with the use of the Smoke pencil.


A background is created with the use of Denim Blue and Shamrock.


This quick and easy coloring is complete.  White gel pen detail is added to the eyes and to highlight white areas as required.  The image is mounted onto Core’dinations card and onto the front of a card.  Sequin detail is added.

Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils used:

Saddle Brown, Peach, Peony, Cream, Smoke, Pewter, Mulberry,  Black,  Raspberry, Carmine, Cherry Red, Poppy, Rose Red, Denim Blue, Shamrock.
Digi Stamp – Beary Merry Christmas – Mo Manning.
Neenah Classic Crest Card
Core’dinations Card
Sparkle detail to hat.

Tutorial credit: Laine Webb

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