Here’s a project that I enjoyed working on. It started with her turquoise hair which was inspired by Marika! Then I decided to take this stamp, Autumn from Little Darlings, with an autumn theme, and convert it to something more generic. So I skipped on stamping the leaves and colored the rake to resemble a broom instead.
The card also features the Happy Days Tab Sentiments, with accompanied chipboard embellishment, and the Cutters Baggie ‘n Tag, tag only, which was a left over from another project that I refurbished. The many ribbons on the tag was also inspired by Marika – thanks Marika for the ideas! Finally I added some faux stitching with my marker and a few pink acrylic dots.
Hope you’re having a great weekend and thank for stopping by my blog today!
Updated to include a detailed picture of the little button nose per Zoe’s request. 🙂
This project makes use of the Colouring Long Hair in Fine Detail eBook by Make it Craft and the image featured in that is Zoe by Christa, a Saturated Canary image. Zoe has done a great job instructing and teaching how to color long hair in fine details – just like the title suggests – and more! I colored this one with watercolors and tried something new. It turned out better than I had hoped. Watercolors always gives me problems because I tend to use too much water and then everything gets to be a mess. LOL
I also used some chipboard embellishments by MiC and this time colored it with Prismacolor Pencils. The main butterfly is colored to resemble a Cattleheart butterfly and the blue ones are suppose to be Blue Morpho butterflies. Then the tiny red ones were just colored red because I needed more red. Using the Prismacolor Pencils on the chipboard alwasy comes out with a nice color tone. I think the softer led helps with that.
As you know there is a new challenge this month on the Make it Colourful blog and I wanted to share my projects that I made using the images I colored. I had the opportunity to take my Prismacolor Pencils with me on a weekend excursion. I normally don’t use the pencils very often since they’re more difficult for me to work with than the markers. Sometimes I like my results and sometimes I don’t. But as long as I keep trying then that’s my main goal. 🙂
For my first project I aimed for the basic challenge and wanted to use my reds and greens. I focused on the redish hair, red dress and greenery in the background. I think my favorite part is the face where I thought the colors blended in nicely. The rest is just “meh” because there is too much white showing through the pencils and as a result, I think I gave up half way through. However, with the image on the card it doesn’t look so bad and I think will still bring a smile to someone regardless.
The second project was just because I had time left over and I wanted to make up for the first one. Unfortunately, I feel the same about it so my efforts to cheer me up didn’t work. Ah well… that’ll all go away when I pick up my markers again. LOL
For this card, I attempted to add texture in the background. I had envisioned a background that would look like a blurry city scape in the dark, maybe on a bridge with the blue sky and stars – something we’d see in the movies. I’ll let you take a look at the result and decided how well I did. LOL
All in all, sometimes ya win and sometimes ya don’t. LOL Hopefully these samples will still provided you with some inspiration and good luck with your projects this month in the Make it Colourful challenges! Cheers
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