Viking


My entry for MFT’s 2022 Card Design Superstar.


Hi all! Today I have my entry for the Coloring Virtuoso category. I used the ever popular Viking. I just love him to pieces. I had so much fun trying to make him over the top with coloring. I added pencil over my Copics in several areas. Two different nuvo drops and can you believe the Axe head has 7 shades of Toner Grey?! I even researched Viking Shields to get the colors authentic to the pattern. SO MUCH FUN!!! Now, on with the Show and Tell…


Since I wanted the main focus to be the Viking and the way he was colored I decided against setting him in any type of scene. I just made him standing on a tiny hill.


His shield is traditional in color and the Axe head has 7 shades of Toner Grey! About 22 different E’s throughout!


His furry vest got the texture by using the Copic rag technique.

Copic List:

  • Coat: E09, E57, E35, E23
  • Shield: B37, B14, B12, YR23, YR21, Y21, E79, E29, E25, E23
  • Shoes: E57, E35, E33, E09
  • Beard: W6, W5, W4, W3, W2
  • Shirt/Leggings: YG97, YG95, YG93
  • Face: E11, E21, E51
  • Axe handle: E79, E29, E25, E23
  • Axe Head: T6, T5, T4, T3, T2, T1, T0
  • Belt: E37, E08, E97, E21
  • Helmet: E37, E08, E97, E21, T4, T3, T2, T1, E43, E42, E41
  • Ground: E89, E84, E81

Prismacolor Pencil List:

  • Shoes: PC943
  • Beard: PC1094
  • Shirt/Leggings: PC1097
  • Helmet: PC1094

Card Details:

  • Card Base of Accent Opaque White 120lb
  • Jalapeño Popper layer cut with wonky stitched rectangle, adhered with tape runner
  • Colorful canvas layer cut with square die, adhered with fun foam and 1/4 inch double side adhesive
  • Image stamped on Hammermill with Obsidian, colored with various Copic Markers and Prismacolor pencils, cut with wonky stitched square, adhered with tape runner
  • Canvas paper cut in rectangle, adhered with fun foam and 1/4 inch double side adhesive
  • Sentiment stamped on base paper with versamark and heat embossed with clear powder, cut with word window, adhered to canvas rectangle with tape runner
  • Nuvo drops in Copper Penny added to center of shield
  • Nuvo drops in Black Board added to belt and helmet
  • White gel pen used for highlights
  • Envelope embellished with matching paper and 6 inch double side adhesive

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Nancee56
26 days ago

Looks good! Your coloring is perfect! Thanks for sharing!

Kim van der Sanden
Kim van der Sanden
21 days ago

I have no idea how long this took you to make, and I imagine it was your job for awhile, but boy is it beautiful! Truly. What a great card!