Adela & Dida Inventing

This is my green face project. Green face you say? Well, ya, sort of. ;D It was a personal challenge among friends to color a face like Trev Murphy who often using a touch of green and yellow to create a glow to the skin. Some of his images reveal a little more green than others but it was our goal to give it a try!


I had watched his demo and recorded all the colors he used then gave it a go, however, my first attempt was too dark and it was difficult to blend the colors the way I had used them. So this is my next attempt where I integrated his style with my own. Some of the colors used was my typical set of skin tones (E000, E00, E21 and E13) but I also incorporated several of his own colors (G20, YR61, Y000, Y11, E95, E37, E19, E02).


At first it looked horrible – and I mean sickly horrible! But then I forced myself to finish the project and added colors that helped accent the skin tones. By just having all the white around on the unfinished project appeared to be the problem because it doesn’t look so bad now.


The images I used are Adela & Dida Inventing from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and Steampunk House from Make it Crafty. The funny thing is I used the background image in the foreground… it added a little humor to my day. ;D


As you can see this is another page in the summer journal. I embellished it with a few metal gears and added a compass arrow on one of them. Then some Baker’s twine and dew drops to finish it off … oh, and some Make it Crafty chippies and a button brad on the other side.

I’d like to enter this into the following challenges:
Make My Monday – torn or crumpled
Stamps + Fun = CREATIVITY – digital stamps
Lollipop Crafts – anything goes


Above is a close up of the Steampunk House – I’m happy with the steel and brass colors but I think the copper comes off a little too orange. Older copper starts to turn green to I had fun coloring some areas with green and gray to get that look. Hope you enjoy it and good luck if you choose to take this challenge… coloring a “green” face! 😀

29 thoughts on “Adela & Dida Inventing

  1. I'm still jealous of your journal. It is coming along awesome!! I know I know… start at the centre… You're right about the image. it looks soooo much better now you added in the dark background and finished colouring her up. xxoo

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  2. Very nicely done! 🙂 So many fine artists do add an early layer of sepia or blue when using oils….I just never thought to do it with markers….you are a genius! 🙂

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  3. wow what fab colouring .. i love the steampunk house Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday this weekLisa xDon't forget……… if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on \”Make It Monday\” for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

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  4. Hi BarbaraWow!! This is absolutely amazing. Your colouring is crazy awesome.Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.Michelle :o)Remember, to be in with a chance of winning this weeks prize from our fabulous sponsor just leave a comment for a fellow entrant. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning.

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  5. Lovely journal book…Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.Don't forget……… if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on \”Make It Monday\” for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

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