Sunday, September 4, 2011

Make It Colourful - No Black Lines

Oopsie - I'm running a little late with this post - but then I wasn't sure I was going to get this done in time anyhow as I've had a nasty head cold since Thursday! Our challenge this week at Make It Colourful is to colour without using black lines on our images - so stamp in light coloured ink or reduce the opacity of your digital image before printing.

This was my first attempt at this technique and I probably used an ink that was too dark - I used a pale blue. I had meant to try again for this challenge with a pale pink ink but being ill made it hard to concentrate - and I couldn't figure out how to change the opacity of my digital images with the programs I have - it's on my to do list when I feel better!

There is a little bit of black on my Tilda - I felt her eyes and eyebrows needed to be seen so I used my black spica pen to pop them back in - the slight shine in her eyes almost makes her seem like she's watching me - LOL.

I admit I put this card together in a bit of a hurry after a nana nap and wish I'd had a chance to think about my ribbon choice - I worry it's a bit too overpowering for the softness this technique gives Tilda - ah well -  live and learn!

The Gorgeous ribbon slider is a lasercut chippie from Make it Crafty and is one of the Fancy Ribbon Sliders set.

Check out all the AMAZING tips on this technique at our blog HERE and then head on over to our NEW MiC GALLERY to see the DT examples and join up to showcase YOUR Make It Crafty masterpieces.



Kellie said...

If my cards could look this amazing put together quickly as you mention I would be one HAPPY camper because this is amazing! xx

Mona E said...

Wow! This looks really amazing! The image looks totally different without the harsh lines. Beautifully done, hun. Hugs...Mona

Dena said...

OH WOW Debbie! This rocks!!! Wow, look how awesome you colored her with no lines!!!! Excellent! I personally love the ribbon and don't think it overpowers. Darling card!!!!
Hugs, Dena

Sue said...

You did an amazing job Debbie it looks awesome, going to have to try this! Love it!
Sue xo

Leny Hempen said...

Hoi Debbie

Ik vind het echt een lief kaartje geworden.
Leuk van kleur.
Echt een schatje van een kaart.
Heb een fijne zondag.

Gr Leny Hempen

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I noticed the image was different straight away ... and was glad to read how it was done. Without the black lines it almost looks vintage. A little "impressionist"! Love the colouring and the effect! Hugs xxaxx

Marcia said...

Oh wow Debbie, what a post to come back visiting on! That technique looks awesome!

Sorry I haven't been past for a while, life has just got in the way. Hoping to be past a bit more often.

Thanks for keeping me inspired!

x M