The coloring is a combination of Copics and watercolor. Stamped in Memento ink on Arches 140 lb hot pressed watercolor paper, the stamped images are colored with Copic markers. I like the softer look you get using Copics on watercolor paper, plus I was able to add a gentle glow around them with the watercolor. You can do that with Copics, too, but for me it's easier, quicker, more subtle and more nicely blended with watercolor. Watch out for the Memento ink, though. It will bleed if it gets too wet.
As you can see, the Chickadees are out singing in a snow flurry. My white paint splatters nearly obscured the bird on the upper branch, and my banner covers up most of the other bird, but I still like it. At any rate, it's a stamp and I can make more.
So I did. No paint splatters on the next card, but I added snow using a white pearl pen and microfine glitter. I also managed to use some of my new Christmas ribbon, which I thought was just the ticket with this stamp set, even though I had to think hard to figure how to work it in. My brain doesn't seem to think in terms of ribbon these days.
Additionally, Card #2 utilizes an embossing folder on Core'dinations paper, sanded to bring out the pattern. More details are in the recipe below my signature.
Lots of stamping going on at my house, but I had to stop long enough to restock the groceries, sigh... We have to eat, and Thanksgiving emptied out the refrigerator. Enjoy your day!
Stamps: Power Poppy Tweet Tidings Paper: Arches 140 lb hot pressed watercolor, Stampin' Up! Mellow Moss, Core'dinations for the embossing folder, Bazzill Walnut, American Crafts Kringle and Co designer paper Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU So Saffron and Crumb Cake for watercolor halo, Copic markers for coloring stamped images Accessories: Ribbon, sequins, Viva Decor Ice White Pearlen-Pen, Elizabeth Craft Warm Diamonds Microfine Glitter, white acrylic paint, Cuttlebug Heritage Collection embossing folder Dies: Spellbinders Ribbon Banners, Poppystamps Main Street Stitched Tags, Taylored Expressions Basic Buckles