Saturday, July 30, 2011

Can I Kiss You?

It's Saturday and you know what that means.... another Make it Colourful challenge!! This week's challenge is sponsored by Crissy's Art 'n Heart and our challenge is to color dark skin. This one is going to be a simple one but if you looking for color choices, make sure you visit the challenge blog for several other combinations.

For my project I merged three images... and yes, I merged instead of cut! LOL My inspiration is centered around Can I Kiss You from Whimsy stamps (also one of Crissy's images) and thought he would be perfect sitting on the Victorian Chaise from Make it Crafty. Now the next thing I needed was a sweet girl for her to kiss...

... but as you can see, as soon as he kissed that sweet girl she turned into a frog!! (Froggy Thoughts from Tiddly Inks.) They're too young to be kissing so it's all his fault that happened. :D Now they'll just have to wait until they're both much, much older to break the spell. So if my daughters are reading this.... better watch out and save those kisses for later!!

To give this image the magical effect I tried drawing in some pixie dust and stars. Then I colored them with my white gel pen and squeezed some glitter glue in the area for some sparkle. I'd probably do it differently next time but this at least conveys the story well enough that I left it be.

The skin tone combination is E00, E11, E13, E25, E29, E59 and E49 and I like how it turned out. I was also trying for extreme lights and darks in the clothes and frog but gave up on that idea by time I started coloring the chaise. I need to practice more with that but luckily that wasn't *this* challenge. ;D Have a great weekend!


  1. Aww how fun this is, fantastic colouring !!!! Love it xxx

  2. Blooming Fatastic Barbara.....
    I smiled as soon as I saw those images....What a imagination you have....Fantastic
    Beautifully coloured as always hun

    Love it!!!!!!

  3. Totally gorgeous Barbara and so beautifully coloured!

  4. Adorable scene and images!! Awesome coloring!!

  5. Never tire of looking at your work always something different. Those colours are something else.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  6. Oh, my much do I love this!!! LOL You are genius!!! :)

  7. LOL. That's so funny, my daughter should read this too. Much, much later is right.

  8. beautiful colouring as always! x

  9. Wow, this is awesome. Love all your coloring. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Ok, but don't tell hubby! ;)
    I really must give this merging a go - will it make me cry with frustration? Anyway, this page is gorgeous, totally made me smile. xxx

  11. Ha ha ha! What a image!!! And what a great job colouring it too! Love your work sweetie, and I'm so sad you left the LD DT :( But I'll still be visiting your blog though :)
    Take care and have fun!
    Hugs, Lena Katrine


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