Can I Kiss You?

It’s Saturday and you know what that means…. another Make it Colourful challenge!! This week’s challenge is sponsored by Crissy’s Art ‘n Heart and our challenge is to color dark skin. This one is going to be a simple one but if you looking for color choices, make sure you visit the challenge blog for several other combinations.

For my project I merged three images… and yes, I merged instead of cut! LOL My inspiration is centered around Can I Kiss You from Whimsy stamps (also one of Crissy’s images) and thought he would be perfect sitting on the Victorian Chaise from Make it Crafty. Now the next thing I needed was a sweet girl for her to kiss…

… but as you can see, as soon as he kissed that sweet girl she turned into a frog!! (Froggy Thoughts from Tiddly Inks.) They’re too young to be kissing so it’s all his fault that happened. 😀 Now they’ll just have to wait until they’re both much, much older to break the spell. So if my daughters are reading this…. better watch out and save those kisses for later!!

To give this image the magical effect I tried drawing in some pixie dust and stars. Then I colored them with my white gel pen and squeezed some glitter glue in the area for some sparkle. I’d probably do it differently next time but this at least conveys the story well enough that I left it be.

The skin tone combination is E00, E11, E13, E25, E29, E59 and E49 and I like how it turned out. I was also trying for extreme lights and darks in the clothes and frog but gave up on that idea by time I started coloring the chaise. I need to practice more with that but luckily that wasn’t *this* challenge. ;D Have a great weekend!

Maya Making Wishes

Welcome to another day and a new challenge with Make it Colourful! This week we’re challenging you to color with the “dotty” technique, also known as stippling or pointillism, depending on the application. Check out the challenge post for a tutorial link and come play in the challenge this week!

I used two images on this card, the foreground being Maya Making Wishes from our sponsor this week, Chrissy’s Art ‘n Heart, and the background is Forest Flowers from… yep you guessed it, Make it Crafty! I loved how these two images came together to form a common theme.

I used the stippling technique on the ground to create rocks and again around the images to help give the illusion of a sky. I always start with the darkest colors and work my way to the lightest, then go back with some of the darker colors for more depth. On the sky, sometimes I like to give the image a uniform “glow” all around, however, this time I kept it sporadic on purpose to help with the fantasy look – like it’s got a mystical energy to it or sprinkled fairy dust. LOL

As you might have noticed, I gave it another go coloring raindrops. It’s my THIRD attempt however I’m not sure if any improvement was made towards the true challenge. I originally started with an all Copic technique, however, being a gluten for punishment and foolish use of plain copy paper, I had to finish each raindrop with a black liner pen and white gel pen. It really helped define the edges better and it matched the two raindrops that were already on the image.

Because the images were already busy with color I used solid ribbons to embellish the card and help tone down the business. Plus I have somehow accumulated quite the collection of ribbons that appears to be impossible to depleate! Although, I’ll sure try! ;D

I’d like to enter this into the following challenges:
My Mum’s Craft Shop Challenge #5 (to die for, diecuts)
Penny’s Challenge #53 (anything goes)
Creative Belli Blog Challenge #117 (S is for stippling)
Divas by Design Challenge #1
(anything goes)
Crafty Creations Challenge #118 (aything goes)
DZ Doodles Digital Stamps Challenge #10 (phot inspiration)

DT: Make it Colourful Challenge #11 (dotty backgrounds)
Main Stamp: Maya Making Wishes (CAH) and Forest Flowers (MiC)
Patterned Paper: Spotted Owl Soup (Jillibean Soup)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One

Copic Markers colored on Copy Paper:
-skin tone: E000, E00, E11, E13, E04
-browns: E41, E42, E43, E44, E45, E47, E49
-yellows: Y32, Y35, Y26, YR30
-greens: YG11, YG13, YG17, G28
-blues: BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09; B00, BG01, BV20, BV00
-grays: W2, W4, W6, W8

Did you know? Stippling is the creation of a pattern simulating varying degrees of solidity or shading by using small dots. Such a pattern may occur in nature and these effects are frequently emulated by artists. In a drawing or painting, the dots are made of pigment of a single colour, applied with a pen or brush; the denser the dots, the darker the apparent shade—or lighter, if the pigment is lighter than the surface. This is similar to—but distinct from—pointillism, which uses dots of different colours to simulate blended colours

Gracie’s Roses

The challenge this week at Make it Colourful is to blend the colors yellow and green and is sponsored by Crissy’s Art & Heart. I tried to blending the two colors together and see how that turned out. It was actually more difficult than I thought. I think if I had started with the green then added the yellow that it might have been worked out better, however, the result I got is still good.

The sentiment is by Helen Keller and says “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”

DT Challenge: Make it Colourful Challenge #11 (blend green/yellow)
Main Stamp:
Gracie’s Roses (CAH), Ornate Floral Scroll (MiC) and The Best (Penny Black sentiment)
Patterned Paper: Lemonade (BG)
Chipboard: Swirly Corners (MiC)
Copic Markers:
E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, 0, B0000, B00, G20, G21, G24, G28, W5, W8, Y11, Y21, Y23, Y35, Y38, R20, R21, R22, R24, YG93, YG95, YG97

Did you know? Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The story of how Keller’s teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker.
[Helen Keller,]

Great Day to Fish

Are you ready for another coloring challenge at Make it Colourful? This week we’re challenging you to color with depths and shadows, to make something look 3D. For my project I went overboard, of course, and colored a full scene. I went minimal with the embellishments and made this card with father-themed in mind.

I colored the images with Prismacolor Pencils, this time blending with the pencils only. I had to apply a lot of pressure to keep the colors smooth so I might be back to a paper stump with oil for the next round. However, I am happy with the bright effect as if the sun is just rising on a perfect summer day.

DT Challenge: Make it Colourful – Challenge #6 (Shadow & Depth)
Challenge: Craft Your Passion – Challenge #44 (Anything Goes)
Challenge: Critter Sketch – Challenge #51 (use critters)
Challenge: Tip Top Tuesday – Challenge #21 (frame it)
Challenge: Scrap-Creations – Challenge #8 (animal antics)
Challenge: Bearly-Mine – Challenge #3 (for the guys)
Main Stamp:
Great Day to Fish (CAH) and Country Walk (MiC)
Patterned Paper: Green Stack (DCWV)
Prismacolor Pencil Colors:
-grass: 991, 913, 909, 908, 961, 938
-trees: 910, 909, 911, 908; 920, 1006, 909, 907; 1021, 1020, 909, 961
-road: 940, 1068, 941
-wood/dock: 941, 946, 961, 991
-sky/clouds: 1068, 938, 1023, 1024, 1022, 1025, 901, 964, 938
-beaver: 943, 941, 946, 961
-moose: 997, 940, 942, 941, 946, 961, 962, 964
-shirt/shorts: 928, 926, 924, 925, 937; 991, 910, 909, 907
-hat/water: 1023, 919, 903, 901

Did you know? On 12 February 1988, the U.S. Navy cruiser USS Yorktown, while exercising the “right of innocent passage” through Soviet territorial waters, was intentionally rammed by the Soviet frigate Bezzavetniy (collision pictured) with the intention of pushing the Yorktown into international waters. This action has been called “the last incident of the Cold War”.
[USS Yorktown,]