26 November 2015

Time to get those decorations out!

It's that time of year again - Christmas.....well, almost!

Anyway here are some adorable penguins helping out with the decorations......

For such a simple image there were quite a few challenges......

Primarily colouring black and white!
In order to obtain the depth and dimension on the penguins I opted for shades of grey rather than black on their bodies whilst their tummies are a combination of pale blue and very pale grey.

As always I chose to stamp out my image using Memento Angel Pink to give my finished piece a softer no-lines look.

The upper background was created using my trusty YR30, a small natural sponge and some Isopropyl.
I coloured the chosen area with the copic marker, then sprayed the sponge with Isopropyl, dabbing it on some waste card to remove the excess before dabbing it onto the marker. As you can see it gives a lovely mottled texture to the background.  Once dry I then coloured the ground before moving on to the penguins themselves, enhancing some of the finer details with coloured pencils.

Image: Stamping Bella - Christmas Penguins
Sentiment: Happy Christmas set by CC Designs
Memento - Angel Pink and London Fog
Copic colours:
Ground - W00, W0, W1, W2, W3, YR30
Penguins - YR20, YR21, E31, C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6, C8, YR31, E33, E34, R32, R56, R59
Bells - YR21, YR24, YR27
Coloured pencil
DP & Mulberry paper from stash

Happy Crafting

2 November 2015

Do you have a winter birthday like me????

Hello everyone, our challenge at Without Words this month is.......
Winter Birthday

and here is my card

now I have to confess, I have had this image coloured for yonks, in fact it featured on this blog back in January 2014 but as I've finally got around to mounting it I thought it was perfect for our latest challenge!

Bronte wants it now - Mo Manning
(this was on Mo's old site and appears to no longer be available - sorry)
Sentiment - Hero Arts
Copic - sorry no list
DP - Colorblock - CB Red Stars

our sponsor this month is

For more inspiration from my fellow team members and details of where to post your entries
click HERE

Happy Colouring

31 October 2015

Delicate shades of green in Copics

Copic colours can be vibrant but they can also be used to create soft, delicate shades
and here is an example of this using the no-lines technique.....

As you can see I have also added patterns to the clothing and parcels - those little extra details can really make your colouring stand out.

Tiddly Inks - Wryn Birthday Girl
Various dies

Copic colours:
Dress/Bow - G40, YG11, G12, G21, G46, T1, T2, T3, T4, G20
Ground - W0, W1
Hair - E51, E11, E13, E21, W2, W3
Skin/Eyes - E0000, E000, E00, V20, R20, G43, G46
Gifts - Y0000, Y00, YG0000, YG00, G0000, G00, YG11, G12, R000, R00, R01, RV32, W0, YR30, E50, YR20, W0, W1, G12, YR02, YR0000, YR000, YR00
Shoes - BG10, BG11, BG90, T1, T2

I hope this has inspired you to use some of the softer shades within the Copic colour range and to have a go at adding patterns to your images.

Happy Colouring
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