Friday, January 27, 2012

Make it Colourful - Shading Reds With Other Colours



It's time for a new challenge at Make it Colourful  and we're asking you to shade reds using darker shades such as grays, purples or browns. I've never done this before and am rapt with the depth I managed to achieve using Copic colours V17 and V15 which are in the violet/purple group.

I chose to use Make it Crafty's Annabelle to colour as the folds of her dress gave me plenty of opportunity to play with the shading. I added an embossed steampunk background and a chipboard gear from Make it Crafty's Gears Galore set. There are also touches of gold on the gear, in the mesh ribbon and on the flowers for a dash of elegance.

Pop on over to our GALLERY to check out what the rest of the MiC DT have coloured up to get your creative juices flowing - and don't forget to join in the fun and enter in the GALLERY too.

Copics used - Skintones (R20, R11, E11, E00, E000) plus V17, V15, R37, R35, R32, R30, 100, C7, C6, C4, C2, E18, E17, E15, E13

10 comments:

Chrissy said...

Fantastic colouring and shading Debbie, gorgeous image, love the chipboard gear, stunning card.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Christina said...

That is a beautiful card Debbie!!
Hugs Kristel

Doreen said...

This is just stunning Debbie.xxx

Christine Henderson said...

Wow...your colouring is amaziing, Deb. The dress looks like real fabric. Beautiful! xxx

Carla S. said...

This is amazing, Debbie! Fantastic coloring and shading!

downrightcrafty said...

hi Debbie, Stunning as always and just love this image
Hugs Kate xx

Craftyanita said...

Stunning card, your coloring and shading is amazing.
Anita x

Linda said...

This is just gorgeous.. Such a darling little image and colored to perfection.. Love the details.. Very lovely work as always.. Hugs, Linda

jackid said...

Debbie this is stunning love your colouring can I ask you what steam punk folder you used as I would love to get one now a follower of yours
Jacki xx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Oh Debbie! I am totally in awe of the colouring on this one! Amazing talent, hunny! Hugs xxx