Olive and Oak for the Sisterhood of Crafters

Olive and Oak digital stamp image from Power Poppy is a great way to participate in the Leaves challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters challenge blog!

#PowerPoppy, #Olive and Oak, #Sisterhood of Crafters, #leaves, #acorn, #JustFunStamping

  • I printed the digital image on X-Press It paper.  I honestly believe this is the best paper for Copic coloring.  The cardstock has a special coating to provide better blending.  I love it!!  The sentiment is not part of the digital set.  As I was falling asleep that night after coloring the project, this particular thought came to me.  I probably read it somewhere.  Nevertheless, strength was the word I wanted to use with the oak leaves.
  • Olive and Oak is a wonderful digital image to color for autumn.  However, I really wanted to use the lovely light greens that are currently on display this Spring.  I tried my best to provide the sense of immature acorns and olives to go along with the fresh green colors.  I applied Copic alcohol inks first, then Prismacolor wax pencils provided the details.
  • The light green cardstock base is a retired Stampin’ Up! color… Certainly Celery.  I cannot believe I had to look it up before I could identify it!  The dark purple accent color is Fresh Fig which Stampin’ Up! will be retiring this year.  Fortunately I have plenty in my stash.  Pinewood Planks dynamic textured impressions embossing folder was used to give texture to another layer of green.

I hope the Sisterhood of Crafters enjoys my submission.  This card was made especially for their challenge.  It also gave me more opportunity to practice my Copic coloring skills.  I am enrolled in a 12 week course called the Marker Painting Foundations.  Amy Shulke is a fantastic teacher for new colorers.  I am so glad that she is providing lessons via online resources.  She just released a discussion on basic information for Copic coloring for this blog site https://sarahrenaeclark.com/copic-marker-secrets-self-taught-colorers-never-hear/.  Check it out if you are into Copics… you’ll be glad that you did!  By the way, the autumn coloring of this image was a lesson provided by Amy last November.  It is scheduled to be removed very soon from her website.  She keeps a six month backlog of her digi projects for her monthly followers.  Click on this link to obtain additional information on Amy’s classes, etc..  https://www.patreon.com/VanillaArtsCo/posts

Additional Pictures


Please let me know if you have any questions.  I may actually have some answers…

Have fun stamping,



7 thoughts on “Olive and Oak for the Sisterhood of Crafters

  1. Debbie M

    Fantastic and stunning, Katy! I love this digi stamp and how you took it from Fall to Spring. The layers are perfect and the very pretty ribbon was the perfect touch. I am happy that you playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters! 😀

    1. Katy Post author

      Hi Julie! Thank you!! The background is not part of the stamp. It is a technique that Amy teaches in her Copic classes using colorless blender over the Copic ink. I am beginning to use it a lot!!! I know that you would really enjoy her classes!!

  2. Gwendolyn

    Incredible colouring with your Copics, I actually thought it was watercolour! It is also perfect for our Leaves theme so thanks for sharing it with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters and we hope to see more of your awesome creations again soon! Hugs, Gwendolyn

Leave a Reply