Friday, October 14, 2011

Bobo Petal Sprite

Welcome to another great challenge at Make it Colourful where our theme this time around is "Coloring Snow!" However, first thing is first, the winner of my Blog Candy. Thank you everyone who participated, left comments and hopped with us. ;D

The random winner of my Blog Candy is ...

#40 Mary Lou of Mary Lou's Corner

Congratulations Mary Lou!! Contact me with your name, email and mailing address and I'll get the package sent off to and on its way!

My project is another coloring sample for our challenge at Make it Colourful and our challenge was to color snow. Don't worry - I plan to put this on a journal page and show it off next week. For the snow I used the Neutral tones for the majority of it but around lamp post I used Y23 and Y21 for a glow. However, mixed up the glow in the lamp post and should have reversed the dark and light parts - but that's no biggie.

The trees were a little tricky but I started with the darkest color and tried to leave plenty of uncolored portions for the snow. I also went in with a white Gel pen afterwards for touchups and snowflakes too.

The main character is Bobo Petal Sprite from Make it Crafty and I used several of the new winter elements that were just released... Festive Elements, Winter Objects and Winter Scene Elements. Even though I was coloring a winter scene I still wanted a lot of color and I liked how it turned out. However, after looking at the other DT sample I think I'm going to add some more color and maybe some blue in the snow as well. ;D

Thursday, October 13, 2011


It's another challenge day at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and this round our theme is "Girlie Girl!" That's an easy one for most of us so we want to see lots of pink, flowers, pearls and/or ribbon. ;D For my project I used Paprika and gave her a pink raincoat and rain hat. ;D

I had fun coloring a background for this image (details of that below) and once it was finished didn't feel that all the grays clouds and blue skies fit the theme very well, so I added more pink through the papers, flowers and pearls. Yep, that looks better!

The rain puddle was a direct inspiration from Delphine's project using the same image. I loved how she had colored the water on top of the sidewalk so I gave that a try following her instructions. I like how it turned out but thought maybe next time I should leave more lighter areas - one things is for sure, she found the perfect colors and I love them. Thanks Delphine for the inspiration!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

My Sheri Crafts Challenge #70 - think pink
I Break for Challenge #11 - girl power
ATC Challenge - anything girlie
Digi Design Challenge - girlie
Lexi's Creations Challenge #50 - pink

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


I'm excited to announce that I've been asked to guest for Flutter By Wednesday #175 today and I have a mini journal page to show off. The theme is to use your scraps! That should be an easy one for all of us... and remember to use a butterfly, fairy or angel on your project too.

For this mini journal page I used Phunky Pharies "Cyd" from Sweet Pea Stamps which counted towards my "butterfly, fairy or angel" portion. I colored her in browns and blacks to match the neutral tones of the paper. It's hard to tell in the picture but I gave her bright green eyes hoping for a pop of color. Unfortunately it's a tad too small to qualify as a "pop". :D

The paper is actually two smaller pieces (so don't look to hard) and the lace are small scraps I had left on the table. It's hard to come by black lace in my area so I kept a hold of even the smallest pieces - including the 3" section that is glued horizontally on the page. Hope you enjoyed this inspriation and thanks Danni for the invite! :D

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Aussie Outback Shack

It's October and the perfect time for some spooky creations. This one is the first one in response to the new monthly Make it Colourful Challenge "Spooky Night Sky" and you can find some chatter about it in the MiC Message Board.

To start my project, I first studied the inspirational pictures in the challenge post and noticed a few similarities... for the most part, they were on an angle and monochromatic in a certain color. A couple of them had eerie things in the clouds or moon, spiderwebs, fog, etc. So with these things in mind I merged some images together and tilted the scene 15 degrees to the left.

After printing it out I looked online and found a Mean Skull that I sketched into the moon with a pencil. I wasn't sure if it was going to turn out so started playing around in coloring the moon I was surprised how it turned out. I was so excited that I started coloring the rest of the image using the Warm grays. With the darkest tones I added my shadows and worked my way to the lighter tones. The clouds were done the same way except I started with the lightest and went darker.

After the whole image was colored in the monochromatic tones I started adding in YG91 and YG93 from the sides inwards. Next time I think I'll go darker on the outer edges. Next I added the spiderweb using a gel pen. For this I wish I had more branches at the top so I colored some in, however, better positioning of the tree would have been better.

Lastly I thought it could use some eerie mist but I wish I could have applied it differently - I was looking for more of a chalky soft look so I'll work on that technique next time. Finally I placed the finished image on a journal page and added fun elements such as dripping blood, tombstones and other such things. Hope you enjoy it and come on over to play along in this super duper challenge!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Ben in the Rain

One downfall to coloring so many samples for the Sheer Clothing challenge is that I have to make as many projects. ;D So this is my last image placed on a mini journal page... Ben in the Rain by Whiff of Joy. In the corner I had to use a chippie from the Butterfly Swirls from Make it Crafty, of course. :D

For the challenge, the transparent parts that I created was the entire coat plus the umbrella top. I first penciled in the jeans, shirt, arms, chin and hair, plus I added a wire frame for the umbrella so the transparency would show up better. I practically erased it to nothing and let my memory help me with the lines then I colored in those area trying to make them a little lighter than the exposed sides. Finally, I used a little yellow and lightly colored in the coat and umbrella keeping most of the colors on the edges where possible.

Wednesday, Wednesday, Wednesday!! Just a last reminder that this challenge, the Christmas-Birthday Blog Hop and my own Blog Candy all end on Wednesday. ;D