Marker Geek Monday: Halloween Colouring Fun with Coloured Pencils!

Marker Geek Monday time! I’m in the midst of moving house, so I’m swapping between colouring images and colouring walls at the moment. Fingers crossed, I’ll be all settled in to a new craft room before the end of November. Wish me luck!

Today I thought I would share some details for images I have been colouring and sharing over on Instagram recently.

Firstly, here’s gorgeous little Tiny Townie Hattie loves Halloween.

I stamped Hattie using Ranger Archival Ink in Sepia on Strathmore Toned Tan paper, before colouring her using Faber-Castell Polychromos coloured pencils.

Stamping Bella - Marker Geek Monday - Halloween Fun with Coloured Pencils

Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils Used:
Skin: Light Flesh, Medium Flesh, Cinnamon, Dark Flesh, Ivory Hair: Venetian Red, Indian Red, Caput Mortuum, Terra Cotta, Caput Mortuum Violet, Ivory Hat/Cloak: Black, Warm Grey II, V, VI Dress/Hat Band:May Green, Earth Green Yellowish, Olive Green Yellowish Buckle/Broom: Burnt Umber, Dark Chrome Yellow, Sepia, Dark Naples Ochre, Cream Broom Handle: Burnt Ocher, Raw Umber, Ivory

Secondly, here’s my pencil version of Uptown Girl Kitty loves Halloween.

I stamped this stylish trick-or-treater using Ranger Archival Ink in Sepia on Strathmore Toned Tan paper, then coloured her using my new Derwent ProColour coloured pencils. I will be posting my thoughts on these pencils in the near future, as soon as I get chance to play a little more!

Stamping Bella - Marker Geek Monday - Halloween Fun with Coloured Pencils

Derwent ProColour Pencils Used:
Skin:Flesh Pink, Salmon, Pink Madder Lake, Mars Violet Hair: Nutmeg, Autumn Leaf, Sunset Gold Ears, Tail etc: Ivory Black, Gunmetal, Blue Grey Dress: Grape, Imperial Purple, Blue Violet Lake Pumpkin: Yellow Ochre, Spectrum Orange, Autumn Leaf

TIP: Should you try colouring on a kraft/tan paper or any other different shade from the usual white, I highly recommend creating a swatch/colour chart on the same paper first. That way you can see exactly how the colours behave.

If you’d like me to cover a specific topic here, do let me know by leaving a comment, and I will see what I can do! Bear with me for the next few weeks though, as I am in the process of moving house and will be busy for a little while setting up my new craft room!

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 colour!

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! Make sure you use the #SpotThisStampingBella hashtag on social media if you’re happy for me to feature your work in my Spotted On Sunday posts!

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Until next time, HAPPY COLOURING!




  1. Jane Crisci says:

    Those pleats are perfect!!! Your coloring is so awesome!!

  2. Laura P. says:

    Hi Elaine, Super cute images on that tan paper. Thanks for the swatch tip! Best wishes for a smooth move! After 3 moves in 18 months, I think I know what your life is like right now! You will be settled and back to coloring in no time. Have fun creating your new space!

  3. Tracy F. says:

    I love, love, love Hattie! Beautiful work of art. I have Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils, also and have thought about using my pencils for a stamped image. Thank you for posting this; Now I know what they (pencils) can really do.

  4. Tracy F. says:

    Can you do a video using the Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils? It would be greatly appreciated.

  5. Marjorie Dumontier says:

    Absolutely gorgeous coloring !

  6. Nancee Purdum says:

    Oh so cute! I have been using my colored pencils more often. Thanks for sharing! Hope you get settled soon back in you craft room! I would be going nuts not having all my crafty items where I need them! ?

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