Monday, July 2, 2012

Trying Something New For Make it Crafty



Over at Make it Crafty we have a long list of challenges we have given ourselves to try out. Personally I believe that if we stop challenging ourselves we have no idea what we are actually capable of and we aren't giving ourselves a chance to grow as artists. I often find myself stuck in a rut with my layouts or colouring so challenging myself to try something new gets those creative juices flowing again.

I chose to "mimic another medium" using my copics to colour in the style of distress inks - using muted tones and lots of white. I'm not quite sure I've got it down perfectly but it was certainly a LOT of fun to try it out and that's what this whole process is all about. I used Suzanne Dean's series of Youtube videos for colour options and hints. One big difference I feel is the texture of the paper - you can "see" the texture of watercolour paper and I think that is missing from my image. Of course I may have given myself an extra challenge using Make it Crafty's amazing Rapunzel image to colour up....all that hair - aaaagh!

I partially framed my image with a Make it Crafty chipboard frame which I had painted with cream crackle paint and then spritzed with chocolate brown. 

Make it Crafty Products - 
Lasercut Chipboard - Ornate Square Frame

Copics used - Skintones (E13, E11, E00, E000, W3, R20) plus E42, E41, E31, E27, E25, W3, W1, R20, R00, R000

15 comments:

Teresa said...

Debbie - your colouring is nothing short of spectacular!

Katharina Frei said...

A splendid colouration! It must have taken ages to colour the hair. Well done!
Katharina x

Exclusively by Mel said...

I love the distress ink look on your beautiful card, she is stunning!
Love,mel. xxx

Boxofcolours said...

Ooh what a cool challenge and you've done it so well! 10/10 Debbie.
Hugs
Jane

Lau W said...

Just wonderful card ! SUperb colouring and so nice design !
xxx

Chrissy said...

Stunning Debbie, just beautiful..I love her hair, amazing colouring, love the card design and papers...gorgeous work.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Angela said...

Hi Debbie, this is so beautiful. I love the color you used on her dress and hair is gorgeous along with your beautiful layout. I hope you are doing well.
Hugs:)
Angela

JenniferD said...

She is stunning love the gorgeous hair and folds in her dress.

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this is gorgeous Debbie.
luv
Debby

Lynda said...

Icannot come up with anything but WOW Debbie. This is so spectacularly coloured and the hair is a work of art in itself. Just stunning. ooxx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hi Debbie! Amazing! Just stunning! That gorgeous hair looks so real! Another stamp company to check out! You are so bad for me, Debbie! Hugs xxx

Teresa said...

Hi Debbie, What a stunning card, look at all that gorgeous hair, she's a beauty and must have been wonderful to colour because you've done an excellent job of it!
Have a great weekend. Hugs Teresa xx

Lisbeth said...

Your card and colouring is absolutely gorgeous !! You're so talented :) I use Pro Markers and I love them, but I'd really like to try Copics too :) Lisbeth, Norway

Eulanda said...

OMG DEBBIE! WHAT A JAW DROPPER! Just gorgeous and I love that tutorial isn't it fun? You did really well with it. Love this card it's so pretty....well amazing. hee hee Hugs!