Saturday, August 13, 2011

Make It Colourful - Colour and Object That Looks Wet

This week at Make it Colourful we have a VERY interesting challenge for you. JUST using colouring give your images a "wet" look. There has been some interesting chatter amongst the group but the resulting inspiration from the DT has been amazing! I even asked my FIL who has been painting for 50 years for some tips and he came up empty - LOL.

This week we are being sponsored by the always amazing Mo Manning.

I've merged Mo's  Waiting for Rain (but I did remove her little boat from her hand as it didn't quite suit my background) with Make It Crafty's Cobblestone Path.  I added dashes of pale blue to indicate rain and made the "dirt" dark like it is when it gets wet. I also added a light colour to the top of the cobblestones to make it appear as if the sky was reflecting off the surface of the wet rocks. Having an image in a rain coat and gumboots adds to the wet day impression - I HOPE - LOL.

The raindrops on her coat were a last minute addition after seeing my fellow teamie Barbara's amazing job with her image and getting some tips from her. I've added some white gel pen "rain" and shadowed them with my deeper yellows. It makes such a difference to the feel of the image!

Now I HAVE been asked to include my copic colours but this was coloured up before that request so here are the colours as best as I can remember them!

Skintones - R11, R20, E11, E01, E000
Raincoat - Y000, Y00, Y02, Y08, Y19, YR23
Rocks - W5, W3, B00, B0000



Carly said...

This is delightful! Love the image and I love the colours! Gorgeous.

Boxofcolours said...

Wow, Debbie, this is fab - well done you!! I'm hiding 'cause I ran out of time for this one (slap on wrist) TFS ~ Jane

Carole of Brum said...

Debbie, I thought this was great before you added the drops on the raincoat, but it's even better now because they do look so good! and the darker dirt also looks wet and rain-soaked. Love the little scene you made with these images. CoB

Leny Hempen said...

Hoi Debbie

Wat een prachtig mooi kaartje.
Echt super mooi en lief gemaakt.
Verder een heel fijn weekend.

Gr Leny Hempen

Ellen said...

GORGEOUS, and your colouring is SPECTACULAR, Debbie!!! Love coming here, so thanks a lot for all the great inspirationsl
I think it must have been a little challenge / head work for you and the DT girls too;)
Hugs, Ellen

nessy said...

oh debbie what an adorable image and just perfectly coloured!!! love your colour combo ~works so well!
vanessa xx

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Viv said...

Hey Bebbie this is so cool! I Love your raindrops, and yep she looks wet! LOL!
Viv xx

Crafteezee said...

Fabulous Deb, I was able to hide too as I had done my quota for August, lol. Hugs Tracy x

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card, Debs! I love the shiny cobblestones and that lovely big flower.


...just Barbara said...

You did it!! It looks fabulous and really cool - I'm so glad you went back in and tried it, I love it! Love that flower on the card too - so cute! :D

Riet said...

So wonderful card,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

paola said...

wow!!! Debbie you did an absolutely fabulous job on those raindrops, just stunning, i am gonna have to study how you did those and give it a go

Julie said...

Beautiful card, Debbie - your colouring looks fantastic!!! Juliexx

Anonymous said...

you really hit this on the nail. I hope you sent this to FIL who had no ideas. The drops on her head are genius!!!! Great job.