Stamp It Saturday: Colouring Videos & Useful Links

This week’s Stamp It Saturday post is a bit of a hodge-podge! Hopefully you will find something useful in it, though. Please bear with me – I am in the middle of preparing for a big house move, and my mojo seems to have gone on strike until it gets a shiny new craft-room to play in. What a brat!

Firstly, I thought I would share my latest colouring video uploads for the recent release with you.

Polar Bear & Mousie Stuffies Colouring Video:

Watch me colour Polar Bear & Mousie Stuffies in the video below or in HD over on YouTube.

I have left this one close to “real time”, so you can get a really good look at the colouring.

The Walrus, the Polar Bear & the Penguin Stuffies Colouring Video:

Watch me colour The Walrus, the Polar Bear and the Penguin Stuffies in the video below or in HD over on YouTube.

I hope you enjoy checking out the colouring videos!

Useful Links:

I’d like to remind you about some older posts that you may find useful for the new releases too!

Ideas for Using Accessory Stamps – this post created using some of the Fall 2017 stamp sets is also relevant for the Winter 2017 releases! Lots of accessory stamps in the new Little Bits stamp sets would be perfect for creating fun backgrounds.

Stretch Your Stamps – Cropping/Partial Stamping – always a favourite technique of mine for getting the most out of my stamps!

Die Cut Masking with Distress Inks – an easy and effective technique, exactly what you want around the festive season!

Using Cut it Out Dies – tips for using the coordinating cut it out die sets to get great results.

Masking & Stamping – a simple look at how to mask and stamp

Stretch Your Sentiment Stamps – ways to make your sentiment stamps work to fit your card design.

Mirror Stamping – reindeer facing the wrong way? No problem – create a reverse image using your stamps.

Over To You!

If you try out the techniques shown in any of the posts with your Stamping Bella stamps, be sure to share! We would love to see the results and hear how you feel about them. Show off your creations in the comments below and even better, share your own favourite tips with us. Let’s talk stamping!

If you are posting your images online, we would love to see them on Instagram and all the platforms mentioned above.  To make it easier for us to find you just use #markergeekmonday and/or #stampingbella as a hashtag. Even better tag me @markergeek and @stampingbella . We love it when you connect, so don’t be shy!

If you’re on Facebook join us in our private chat group Stamping Bella Sistahood to share your creations there and chat all things Stamping Bella related!

Until next time, HAPPY STAMPING!




  1. Teresa says:

    Love watching Elaine color as she does a superb job and is very talented. I only wish that the Coptic color she is using at one time would be indicated. All the colors are shown at once but it would be helpful to see the one color used at a time – maybe put the cap in view so we can see? From a learning perspective nice to see the order she uses.. some go light to dark, others dark to light, etc. Thank you!

    • Stamping Bella says:

      Hi Teresa,

      The reason I don’t do that, is that it doesn’t flow with the way I colour, and these videos are created as I am colouring an entire release, so flow is pretty important! I have tried to do this in the past, but I forget to keep it up throughout, and then I find myself stressing about marker caps and not concentrating on what I’m doing!

      I do provide lots of tips and info in the Marker Geek Monday posts, with step by steps discussing how I approach colouring. As far as order goes – it depends! Usually, I colour by laying down my lightest colour to map things out, then lay my darkest colour down over this in the areas I want darkest, blending out with the mid-tones back to the lightest, repeating some of it as necessary. But that isn’t a hard and fast rule.

      Really, the videos are probably more useful in seeing how I approach mapping things out, the marker strokes etc. That’s where the real value is – the colours I use and the order I use them in is way less useful. I talk a little about why in my recent post:

      Hope that helps!

  2. Val Hohenstein says:

    Good luck moving! But end result is always fun! Especially when a new “playroom” awaits. Just received my order! Am just loving all. Thanks for all the helpful videos on coloring! A newbie just learning to play.

  3. Nancee Purdum says:

    Good luck with your move! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  4. Marjorie Dumontier says:

    Thanks for all these educational videos ! Definitely very helpful !

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