Mood Boards for Coloring Inspiration

Do you ever stamp out an image and then scratch your head and wonder what colors to use? Today, I’ll show you how a mood board inspired my coloring choices for this fun Owl Right birthday card.

Owl Right The Rabbit Hole Designs

As soon as I saw this stack of owls from The Rabbit Hole Designs, I couldn’t wait to stamp them out and get to coloring. But what colors? Well, rainbow is always a fun option, but sometimes, we want something a little different, right? I decided to call on my handy friend, Pinterest, for help.

Search for mood boards, or color palettes, and you’ll get a wealth of inspiration! I decided that this pin was calling my name.

Color Palette Inspiration Color Palette Copic Markers

Comparing the colors in the picture to my hex chart, I pulled out Copic markers in similar shades. Then I grabbed a few more colors for highlights and shadows and got to work. After the bodies were colored, I added a little cool grey to the eyeballs and the outline of the image to create dimension. Man, I can’t tell you how much of a difference that makes!

Owl Right Copic Coloring

To finish the card, I trimmed the panel down, added a sentiment strip, a strip of leftover glitter paper, and popped the whole thing up on a woodgrain cardbase. A few sequins and Diamond Glaze on their eyes add some more shine. Inside, I stamped a birthday sentiment because I always need more birthday cards.

Owl Right The Rabbit Hole Designs

Do you ever use mood boards? Where do you find inspiration for your cards? Would you like to see a few more cards using the Owl Right stamp set? Hop along with us! And be sure to come back tomorrow for more adventures in coloring 🙂

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See you again tomorrow…

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  1. Love the image and colors

  2. I love your color inspiration Amanda!

  3. Beautiful coloring of these sweeties! That is a nice mood board.
    This is my fave set of the release.

  4. Sooo cute! Love the color scheme. Wish we could have seen the outline area BEFORE the grey was applied as it is not something I might have thought of to make a large dimension change. Interesting!

  5. This is ADORABLE!! I love the coloring you did on this. The eyes are so fun!

  6. I have never used a mood board but love how you used it to create this cute owl card.

  7. Amanda, this is fabulous. I use color schemes/ pallets all the time my pinterest has a gathering of such inspiration! I love the orange, green and grey you used for these owls. ♡ -Renee’

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