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inspiring creativity through coloring!

Premiere Issue! February/March 2012


Designed To Color Owner/Editor Carisa Zglobicki Creative Director/Writer Lizzie Oakely

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in this issue... Color Box Article about coloring in Black & White on page 10

Hues Who

A letter from the editer on page 5

Trending mark Our featured company The Greeting Farm on page 18

Copics Promarkers Watercolors 3


Miss Anya Heart Garland by: Carisa Zglobicki

Cardstock: PaperTrey Ink Kraft, Cryogen Paper: Authentique Gathering Collection; Stamp: The Greeting Farm Miss Anya Garland; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Embellishments: Webster’s Pages Blooms, PaperTrey Ink Felt, Doily Creating is Fun; Other: CC Designs Rolled Rose Die; Adhesive: Helmar Tape Runner, Helmar 450 Quick Dry, Helmar Zap Dots


Coloring Medium: Copic Markers - Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, R01; Hair: E34, E57, E59; Clothes: BG72, BG75, BG78, YR02, YR82, YR68, E40, E41

inky thoughts... Designed To Color has been a year in the making. It all started with 3 of my friends who love to color as much as I do just talking and laughing like we always do when we get together. Then, the idea was planted and it started to grow. As I started to talk to other crafters about the idea, I always got the same response which was almost always this is something that has been lacking in magazines that we all love to flip through. It is my dream to see this idea continue to flourish thorugh the online magzine, our blog and eventually it is my ultimate goal to see this in paper form across the country! In this first issue, you will find amazingly talented crafters who I’ve gotten to know over the past couple years as I have formed relationships with many through DTs and blog hops. So many were excitedly

willing to send me samples even on a tight deadline! I owe them all a HUGE thanks for helping me out and giving me words of encouragement along the way. You will also find a section on The Greeting Farm which is where it all started for me. I distinctly remember the blog hop where I first saw an Anya stamp and I never looked back. I’m blessed to call Marie my friend & have her join in the premiere issues as our first spotlight Hues Who! And last, but defintately not least, I have to thank my husband, my #1 supporter in all this. He has given me the resources to go after my dream and has held my hand to gently pull me forward when I would get stuck with doubt. I hope you enjoy this debut issue and hope we have many, many more to share in the future!!!

~-Carisa Zglobicki 5



by: Jane Kyle

Paper: Raspberry Road Designs (Digital Paper); Stamp: Alice – Saturated Canary Digi’s; Embellishments: Tim Holtz Weathered Clock Die; Other: Flowers, Pearls, Lace;


Coloring Medium: Promarkers, Colored Pencils; SkinBaby Pink, Blush, Coral, Sunkissed Pink; HairButtercup, Ivory, Mustard, Raw Sienna; ClothesBlue Grey 1, Blue Pearl, China Blue, Cobalt Blue Other-Blue and brown pencil for shading, Blue pencil blended with oil for background

Triple Princess

by: Coops Cardstock: Cinderella


Blank Sugar

White Nellie,

Card, White Pearl; Paper: Papermania; Tiddlyinks Sentiment; Embellishments:

Stamp: Pearls;

Coloring Medium: Promarkers, Flexmarkers; Skin- (girl 1) Blush, Cinnamon, Coral, Sunkissed Pink; (girl 2) Blush, Coral, Rose Peach, Sunkissed Pink; (girl 3) Blush, Cinnamon, Coral, Sunkissed Pink; Hair- (brown) Auburn, Nutmeg, Umber, Walnut; (blond) Buttercup, Cappuccino, Caramel, Umber; (white) Antique White, Ice Grey 1, Ice Grey 3,; Ice Grey 5; (blue dress) Antique White, Ice Grey 1, Ice Grey 3, Ice Grey 5, Indigo, Mustard, Raw Sienna, Royal Blue, True Blue, Sky Blue; (white dress) Antique White, Berry, Crimson, Ice Grey 1,; Ice Grey 3, Ice Grey 5, Mustard, Raw Sienna, Red, Shale; (red dress)Berry, Crimson, Indigo, Mustard, Raw Sienna, Red, Royal Blue, True Blue, Shale, Sky Blue




by: Peggy Toole

cardstock: Bazzill; Neenah; paper: Be Mine - Echo Park; stamp: Miss Anya Garland The Greeting Farm; ink: Black - A Muse dye ink; embellishments: White Felt, Blossom Bakers Twine -The Twinery,; Rhinestone - Kaiser Craft; other: Ek Success punch, Sewing


Coloring Medium: Copic markers - skin: E000, E00, E11, E50; hair: E70, E71 E74 E77; clothes: RV0000 RV000; other: RV13 RV14 C00 C1 C3

Turning 12

by: Peggy Toole

cardstock: Bazzill; paper: Eerie - Basic Grey; stamp: Skater Ian - The Greeting Farm; Birthday sentiment - Impress Rubber Stamps; ink: Black - A Muse Dye ink; Walnut stain - Distress Ink; embellishments: BradsMaking Memories; Black stickles, Thickers - American Crafts; other: Star Die-namics -My Favorite Things

Coloring Medium: Copic Markers: skin- E000 E00 E11 E50; hair- E23 E27 E29 clothes- E40 E41 E42 W00 W1 W3 W5 YG91 YG93 YG95; other- YR04 YR12 YR15


Trending Spot Written by Lizzie Oakley

Card by Eulanda Silvey Stamp: Tickled Pink Stamps “Aphrodite Willow” Coloring Medium: Copics

Coloring is a blast, no matter how ‘colorful’ or plain it may be. Lately we have noticed more and more basic black and white images. This doesn’t mean an image stamped or printed with black ink on white paper. Oh no! This is using our pens, markers, inks, whatever we can find to color the image as though we are looking at it thru a tube TV from the 50’s! Without of course all the grainy white dots. It’s a fantastic way of adding a simple, vintage flair to your creations. If you have seen any card or project made with a black and white image you have noticed how bright and vibrant everything else looks. This color technique is a great way to display the paper or other elements of your creation. All too often our images are on center stage, loving the limelight. And with a black and white image it’s a great way to pull everything else about the project to the forefront. And as a bonus, they are super fun to color. With just a few basic shades of black and grey, you can create your very own vintage-like image without all of the hassle of trying to match colors perfectly with the paper and elements you wish to work with. We at Design To Color love color, we embrace it, we want to roll around and paint a rainbow on every blank wall we see with it! But sometimes our coloring skills should be put to another purpose. For the greater good of all colorful papers and elements out there, we encourage you to have a go at coloring a black and white image. It’s sure to fit into everyone’s own personal style and add a little more pizazz to each project it’s used with. 10

See more beautiful coloring with this hot technique throught the pages of this issue.

Copic Grey Comparison by: Amy Young Originally posted on Color Me Copic

C5, C7, C9, C10

N5, N7, N9, N10

Even though I’ve done videos using each of the grey families to achieve the color black, I was still getting questions about how they compare to each other. So I thought it would be helpful to create a side by side chart, by coloring The Greeting Farm’s Creeper Madden’s hair in all four grey color families. I think you can really get a sense of the different qualities of each one.

As you can see the Cool Greys have a much more metallic and shiny finish compared to the Warm Greys on the opposite end, which almost look brown.

You can see Amy’s completed card using one of these images fully colored on page 20 of this issue!

T5, T7, T9, T10

W5, W7, W9, W10


Promarkers ice grey 1 ice grey 2 ice grey 3 ice grey 4 ice grey 5 warm grey 1 warm grey 2 warm grey 3 warm grey 4 warm grey 5 cool grey 1 cool grey 2 cool grey 3 cool grey 4 cool grey 5.



by: Coops

Cardstock: Blank White Card, Cream Pearl; Paper: Kaisercraft; Stamp: Janessa – Saturated Canary Digi’s; Ink: Distress Ink; Embellishments: Pearls, Go Create Circle Die; Other: Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch BUY THEM HERE: JOIN THE CHALLENGES:


Water colors


by: Lizzie Oakley

Cardstock: Bazzil; Paper: Bella Blvd, Echo Park; Stamp: Lil Greek Gods Lolita Aphrodite -Tickled Pink Stamps; Ink: Printer Ink (Kodak); Embellishments: The Twinery, My Little Shoebox Alphabet, Stickles, Vintage Trim; Other: Tulip Beads in a Bottle;

Coloring Medium: Water colors; Skin- Mixture of light brown, orange, white and yellow; Hair- Mixture of pink, purple, and red; Clothes- Mixture of pink and purple


Hello Winter

by: Lizzie Oakley

Cardstock: Bazzil; Paper: Crate Paper, College Press; Stamp: Lil Lad Eric- Tickled Pink Stamps; Ink: Printer Ink (Kodak); Embellishments: K& Company, My Little Shoebox Alphabet, Crate Paper Punch Outs, Vintage Trim; Other: White Paint, Staples;

Coloring Medium: Water Colors, Uniball Pen; Skin- Mixture of light brown, orange, white, and yellow; Hair- Mixture of brown, light brown and black, Uniball Pen White; Clothes- Mixture of black, blue, dark green, denim blue, green, and yellow





Sending Hugs

by: Lou Mac

Cardstock: Neenah Solar White; Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye Breeze collection; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Stamps: The Greeting Farm Miss Anya Garland, Flutter Heart, Whimsy - Friendship Ticket Sentiments; Coloring Medium: Copics - Skin: YR000, YR00, E01, Blush: R30; Hair: E50, E51, E53, E55; ProMarkers - Dress: Pear Green, Forest Green, Pine; Tights and Hairband: Turquoise, Marine, Petrol Blue 16

Best Friends

by: Lou Mac

Cardstock: Neenah Solar White; Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye Rosy collection; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Stamps: TGF Miss Anya Garland, Flutter Heart; Coloring Medium: Copics - Skin: YR000, YR00, E01, E11; Blush: R30, R32; Hair: E55, E57, E59; ProMarkers - Dress: Berry Red, Poppy, Crimson, Ice Grey 4; Meadow Green, Apple, Ice Grey 2; Shoes: Cocoa, Henna, Walnut


Hues Who!

Each month we will feature a different stamp company & they will grace our cover as well as have a special call in the issue for our readers to submit. If you are interested in participating, please contact me at

We are excited about our Hues Who feature each issue. This month we’re honored to partner up with The Greeting Farm, home of the ever sweet Anya, Ian, Miss Anya, Cheeky Cherry, Wild Sprouts, Creeper Crew, Oliver & Amelia and a new collection called Blush Society! Marie agreed to sit down with us for a little interview & we also got her to share a few of her own creations! You can find them at

1. Tell our readers about yourself & background. Hi everyone! My name is Marie and my husband and I run the Greeting Farm, a little stamp company located in Colorado, along with our awesome creative coordinator, Jessica who is in Tennessee. I’m originally from Long Beach, CA where I went to school for graphic design and multimedia. I like pretty things, art books, dolls, paper, pretty fabric, and boxes. Worked in the clothing industry making designs for kids and junior, lots of crafty ventures on Etsy, crochet, knitting, polymer jewelry, art cards, buttons, baby clothes…. I like creating and designing new things all the time. I get bored easily and so luckily there is always new things to learn creatively! 2. Have you always been an artist? I’ve never really considered myself an ‘artist’ really. I grew up liking art-type stuff and my father painted a bit which was a great inspiration to me. I mainly dabbled with stick figures that had triangle dresses and swirled hair. I think I have a certain criteria in my own head of what an artist should be like and I don’t fall into that category by my own standards. I like to be referred to as maybe more of a ‘designer’? I feel more comfortable with that. :) 3. How do you come up with new ideas for new stamps? I have a sketchbook that I doodle from time to time. Sometimes it makes sense and sometimes it doesn’t. Most time it’s just a spur of the moment. Something that stirs interest that day or maybe it’s something that I saw someone wearing. Maybe a hat or a necklace and then it grows from there. It comes from the oddest places. 4. Do you make cards and / or paper craft a well? I never started making cards until I started designing stamps. Sounds totally backwards doesn’t it? These days I try to make what cards I can in the little time that I have. Like most, I wish there were more hours in the day. 5. What is your favorite part about stamping? The coloring of course!!! Bringing life to a piece of line art is awesome. 6. What medium to you prefer for coloring? Usually copic markers but I’m trying to try other things like watercolor and media crayons. 7. Where do you find inspiration? I like looking through magazines and art books. Layouts, ads, and paper. Anything can be 18inspirational depending on the moment.

8. Describe your craft room. Oh if only. I don’t have an official craft room, whatever spot is uncluttered at the moment my craft area when I do have time to make cards. Most times it’s the dining table.


9. Do you like to color with music or without? No preference. 10. How did you come up with the name The Greeting Farm? The Greeting Farm was decided upon after our original name was unavailable. We like the The Greeting Farm because it represented a place where ideas were always being created and cultivated for card making. 11. What has been your favorite part of starting your own business so far? And the most challenging? The best part of it of course is controlling your schedule and no boss to answer to! The hardest is everything you do affects your company. And sometimes there are 14 hour days. 12. Give our readers a sneak peek of what we can expect in the coming months for The Greeting Farm! This year the Greeting Farm has decided to have a release every other month instead of every month, giving us more time to focus on new and totally awesome designs. There will be new faces, new clears, and customer requests being filled.



You rock...

by: Amy Young

cardstock: Bazzill and Copic X-Press It; paper: American Crafts; stamps: The Greeting Farm (Creeper Madden), We R Memory keepers (Vintage T You Rock); ink: Memento tuxedo black and Martha Stewart black; other: Heidi Swapp bling borders; Copic Spica glitter pens

Coloring Medium: Copic markers: skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, YG01, G00, RV29; hairN5, N7, N9, N10; clothes- Y08, Y35, Y38, RV17, RV29, R11, R21, R32, G00, BG32, BG18, C5, C7, C9, C4, C1; tapes- C0, C2,; YG01, YG03, Y08, RV17, RV29; word bubble- BG0000, BG000


My heart feels

by: Amy Young

cardstock: Bazzill and Copic X-Press It; paper: KI Memories (Hot Date), Echo Park (Little Girl); stamp: The Greeting Farm (Wild Sprout Ruby); ink: Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown; other: Making Memories metal rim; Tim Holtz tiny attacher; Sticko epoxy heart sticker; AmericanCrafts Knock Out border punch; Copic Spica glitter pen

Coloring Medium: Copic markers:; skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20; hair- E33, E35, E57, E59; clothes- Y13, Y15, Y17, RV63, RV55, YG01, YG03, B01, B04, RV10, RV11, Y35, Y38, T0, T1, V20




by: Lori Boyd

Cardstock: Stampin’ Up!, Reflections; Paper: My Mind’s Eye; Stamp: Puddle Jumpers – By LORi Designs; Ink: Printer Ink; Embellishments: White button, sheer ribbon; Other: Stampin’ Up! Scallop Punch;

Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Skin- (left) E21, E30, R20;(middle) E53, R20, YR000; (right) E33, E35, R20; Hair-(red) E08, E59, YR16; (blond) E33, E43, Y21; (brown) E27, E44, E49, E77; Clothes-; (left) C1, E33, E57, R43, RU12, YR12; (middle) B06, BG10, E31, E33, RV13, YG03, YG21; (right) BG10, C1, E47, E77, RV13, YG21


Summer Days

by: Carisa Zglobicki

Cardstock: Copic Xpress It; Paper: My Minds Eye Lost & Found two; Stamp: The Greeting Farm WSElena; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Other: Doily Creating is Fun; Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; Martha Stewart Lace Border Punch; Adhesive: Helmar Tape Runner: Helmar Zap Dots

Coloring Medium: R20, R01; Hair-

Copic YR23,

Markers E33,

SkinE000, E00, E31; ClothesBG11,

E11, BG10 23

cardstock: Kraft; paper: Pink Paislee and My Minds Eye; stamp: Saturated Canary Digital Elphie, A Ragamuffin original; ink: Digital Image; embellishments: Create Paper Brads, The Twinery Twine, Paper Doily, Freckles and Pigtails Fabric Yoyos and Martha Stewart Punch

Coloring Medium - Distress Ink - Black Soot

for you

by: Kellie Winnell

Distress Ink

cardstock: Kraft; paper: Pink Paislee and My Minds Eye; stamp: Lil Greek God Lad Apollo Lestat; ink: Digital Image; embellishments: The Twinery, Freckles & Pigtials Fabric Yoyos, Tag and Create Paper Brads

Coloring Medium - Distress Ink - Black Soot


by: Kellie Winnell 24 coming soon...... Do you LOVE the pinwheels used on the cards opposite? Those are HANDMADE by Kellie herself and will be available early March 2012 for purchase. Different styles of hand made fabric embelishments will be in one spot! Keep an eye out on the blog above so you won’t miss them! They are going to be SO super cute.



Happy Birthday

by: Carisa Zglobicki

Cardstock: PaperTrey Ink Kraft, Copic Xpress It Paper: American Crafts; Stamp: Uptown Girl Claudia by Stamping Bella; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Embellishments: Buttons Galore & More, The Twinery; Other: CC Designs Rolled Rose Die; Adhesive: Helmar Tape Runner, Helmar 450 Quick Dry, Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots

Coloring Medium: R20, R01; Hair:


Copic Markers Skin: E00, E49, E35; Clothes: BG72, BG75,

E11, G000,

E13 Y11

Stay True to Yourself

by: Carisa Zglobicki

Cardstock: PaperTrey Ink Kraft, Copic Xpress it Paper: Websters Pages; Stamp: Saturated Canary Ragged Princess; Ink: Printer; Embellishments: 7 Gypsies Gears, Spellbinders; Adhesive: Helmar Tape Runner, Helmar 450 Quick Dry, Helmar Zap Dots

Coloring Medium: E11, R20, R01;

Copic Markers Hair: E31, E33,

Skin: E0000, E37; Clothes:

E000, R00,

E00, R01


Tuxedo Valentine by: Lee Murphy

TIP FROM THE DESIGNER: Using many different shades of gray Copics for coloring polar bears, snowmen, igloos, etc. helps create depth to the image. And then use bright, vibrant colors for accents in the image for that POP of color!

cardstock: Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury White, Red Hot, Turquoise Sea; stamp: Whippersnapper Tuxedo Bear; ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; embellishments: Michael’s Ribbon, Kaisercraft Pearls, Provo Craft Embossing Folder, Michael’s Recollection Brand Edge Punch

Coloring Medium: Copic Markers: fur - C4, C3, C1, C0, C00; clothe s- 100, R29; “love” - R29, R24, R22, R21, R20 cardstock: Red and white cardstock; paper: Selfmade dotted and striped paper; stamp: Molly and Sam in Love from Stampfairy; embellishments: Black ribbon, black hotfix hearts and dots, black fineliner, black glaze pen (for the eyes), white gelpen

Coloring Medium: Prisma and derwent coloursoft pencils; skin- C180 blush pink and C130 deep red from Derwent; hairPC941 Light umber, PC1082 Chocolate; and PC947 Dark umber; clothes- PC935 black and PC924 Crimson red

be my valentine?


by: Larissa Walgemoed



In our next issue....

by: Krista Smith www,

* Krista Smith from Saturated Canary

(card on back cover by Krista herself using promarkers & copics!)

* Coloring Tutorials * Handmade Flowers

Now accepting submissions, please see for more information.


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Designed To Color Feb/Mar 2012  

A magazine devoted to stamping, coloring & paper crafting! This is our premiere issue and we are looking forward to adding tutorials, sponso...

Designed To Color Feb/Mar 2012  

A magazine devoted to stamping, coloring & paper crafting! This is our premiere issue and we are looking forward to adding tutorials, sponso...