Saturday, June 18, 2011

Cici, Fifi and Toto

Welcome to another challenge at Make it Colourful where this week we have a woozy of a coloring challenge! LOL Now, that's not to scare you away because it's actually really simple once you understand... so stay with me! So what's the challenge? Color Reflections! Muaha ha ha.

I have to admit, this is one of those cards that I took multiple pictures while in the process of coloring. I colored the images as normal and assembled my card until it was complete then took a picture of it "just in case" my next step didn't work out. LOL It's true! Then I added the reflecting colors on the images and retook the pictures of the newly finalized card. ;D

The color reflections can be seen all over the three sprites - it's where one item "spills over" onto the other and actually does wonders to cover up mistakes if you color out of the lines. Here's a comparison of the before and after shots where you can clearly see the added reflections all over these cute little tykes! Click on the picture for a larger view - the effect is subtle and mainly in the shadows of the images.

I'm not sure how I like the effect - on one hand the extra color adds a lot of depth to the image and brings the coloring closer to real life. In that aspect it looks gorgeous! However, on the other hand, the extra color is different and I brings down the "brightness" of the images. Of course, I was going for a dramatic effect to show the technique so perhaps there is a middle ground that would be perfect.

I wanted to really showcase these sprites, Cici, Fifi and Toto, so I kept the rest of the card and embellishments darker and more on the monochrome side. That way the colorful sprites really "pop" and grab the eye's attention. Hope you like the card and have fun with the challenge - can't wait to see!

DT Challenge: Make it Colourful - Challenge #23 (color cast/reflection)
Main Stamp:
Cici, Fifi, Toto and Whimsical Mushroom (MiC)
Patterned Paper: Marjolaine (BG)
Chipboard: Filigree Jewels (MiC)

Copic Markers colored on Copy Paper:
-skin tone: E000, E00, E21, E11
-browns: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47
-reds: R22, R24, R29, R59; R02, YR02, R05, R08, YR18, R29
-yellows: E50, E51, YR20, Y21, Y23
-greens: YG61, YG63, YG67, G99
-blues: BG000, B01, BG02, BG05; BG10, BG11, BG72, BG75, BG78
-pinks: R20, R21, R22
-grays: W4, W6, W8; T0, T1, T3, T5, T7, T9
-color reflections: E43; G40, G82; B41; BG11, BG72; R20, R21, R22; YR02; T0, T2, T4

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[Gama-ray Burst,]


  1. I'm blown away Bam Bam! Hugs, Ree

  2. So cute they are!!! Love your card!

  3. I love your card Barbara. Fabulous colours on this a gorgeous image

  4. Beautiful card, Barbara! Amazing coloring.


  5. This is one FaBULOUS card! LOVE it.

  6. Stunning card. Love the little fairy.


  7. Hi Barbara! Your card is precious. Thanks for sharing :)

  8. Wow! Love the coloring and the highlights. I will have to try this!

  9. Cute and sweet coloring on this card. Thanks for sharing :o)

  10. Love it. Very subtle effect, but it is just beautiful.

    This challenge may be a bit of a toughfy, I think.


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