These have become my new favorite medium to color in stamped images. They are not quite as easy as watercolor pencils (retired) but are never less fun and impressive to use. Most of my Convention swaps were projects colored in using Blendabilities. For the first time user, Stampin' Up! suggests that you use the Daffodil Delight or Pumpkin Pie sets. Once you become comfortable with shading, try the other darker colors. At Convention it was suggested that when using the Night of Navy set (release date 08/01/2014), to first color in using the lightest color. That way the paper is moist and the darker colors can slide on and blend more easily.