Friday, August 2, 2013

MiC Alice in Wonderland Release

It’s time for the Make it Crafty to pour a round of drinks at the super special tea party celebrations! Not only are we celebrating the magical release of Alice in Wonderland, but Make it Crafty has turned 3! All thanks to YOU, the incredible artists and the amazing Make it Crafty team!



Let’s dance around from chair to chair, sipping a drink, eating a cake, shrinking then growing with excitement as you watch the entertainment unfold before your eyes. Be careful not to miss the hidden words as you’ll need to collect them along the way and string them all together to form a quote. Simply enter the quote at the end of the hop for a chance to win!

Hopefully you’ve found your way from TRUDIE
but if you’ve just skipped a chair or two you might want to start back at Zoe’s Blog.  


For my project I've used three of the newest images and composed a page in my art journal.  It's been a while since I added a page in there and these kinds of releases are perfect for that.  :D  The images I used are Alice, Hidden Hole and the Chesire Cat.  Many of the embellishments are from Zoe herself (thank you!) and my favorite by far are the gumnut thingies on the lower left side.  I only had three and wish I hadn't used them up so quickly since those are they're surprisingly a rarity here in Texas.  Zoe... you need to send me more!  LOL


Now for the best part of this post... a small tutorial on coloring the tree.  Now, mind you, this isn't a tutorial on "how to color," rather it a breakdown of how each color is applied.  (For a small giggle regarding tutorials, click HERE and see "How to Draw The Tick.")

For the tree, I used much the same technique as coloring hair.  The colors I used are Copic E57, E55, E41, E44 and E47 and each panel shows how that color was applied.  I started with a mid-tone brown and worked my way up to the lightest color. Then to add more depth, I went back to a mid-tone brown and finally a dark brown for the darkest areas.


There are many different ways to color this tree especially when you get down to the knotty parts.  I wasn't sure what to do with them myself until the fourth color!  I thought if a tree like this is going to have a large hole into Wonderland, then a small concave area would be fitting.  You can also fill the area around with all grass or all wood... it's quiet the versatile little tree.  

The fun doesn’t stop here and if you head over to JENN’s blog
she’ll be sure to treat you with even more fabulous inspiration!

62 comments:

  1. YOur notebook cover is gorgeous!! Love your tute! fabulous! HUgsxx

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  2. WOW! I have ran out of words!! Just fabulous! xxx

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  3. Gobsmacked at your fantabulous colouring and the great tutorial on the tree.. awesome!
    xxx
    Sally

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  4. Could you have a day off from being brilliant? ;-) Haha! Love it! :)

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  5. that tree looks so real! sooo needed that tutorial hun! gorgeous!xx

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  6. I love the page for your art journal it's fabulous and the tutorial is brilliant :)

    Hugs Mandy xxx

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  7. I second Elaine's comment!! You can send this one to me too :D Absolutely amazing.

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  8. Awesome little scene!!
    Sammi
    xx

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  9. Brilliant scene. the tree appears so real. x

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  10. Fabulous work and great tutorial!

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  11. Oh I love it, so brilliant!! that tree is superb! thanks so much for the tutorial :)
    Love, Mel. xxx

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  12. Lovely. Great tutorial. The tree looks so real.The journaling page is magnificent.

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  13. that tree is incredible, well done

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  14. Ohhhhh love it and the tutorial is much appreciated

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  15. Awesome tutorial and even more awesome work. Love the scenery you´ve made, it looks great.

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  16. Love this fabulous scene you have created and thanks for the great tutorial
    Denise xx

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  17. LOVE your colouring! So great to add a free tutorial on colouring trees, you've done an amazing job! Those gumnut thingies looks fabulous! Thx for sharing with us, hugs Annika

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  18. Your page is stunning! Thanks for the tutorial to colour the tree too, that will be handy!
    Laura x

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  19. Stunning, the colouring is amazing!

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  20. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Your coloring is so fantastic

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  21. wow stunning colouring love the tree! Thanks for sharing :)

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  22. Thank you for the great tree tutorial!! Your coloring is fab!!
    // Monica

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  23. Awesome job and thank you so much for the tutorial!!

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  24. Fabulous pages, Barbara! Your coloring is absolutely awesome! Thanks for the coloring tutorial!

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  25. Love this tree. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  26. I love your project, it's just beautiful. And a great tutorial!

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  27. Stunning as usual, Barbara. I'd love to have a peek through that art journal of yours!

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  28. amazingly gorgeous awesome work as always Barbara, love your style.
    Hugs Kaylou xx

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  29. Fantastic coloring as always, Barbara! Really fun design, and thank you for your tutorial! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  30. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. always love your journal pages and this is awesome... great tutorial...
    hugs

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  32. Amazing creation, your colouring is insane good :D Love this little scene :)

    Tanya xx

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  33. Wow!! Beautiful card and thanks for the tutorial on the tree,every little bit of help goes a long way! Happy Birthday MIC and Thanks for the Awesome Tea Party Hop!

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  34. Beautiful project, thanks for the tutorial

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  35. OMG! Insane colouring Barbara. Fantastic tutorial too. Thank you!

    Cheers,
    Kasey

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  36. Hi Barbara, how have you been doing? I was thinking about you the other day and how you are getting on with your studies. Love your card, and a great tutorial on colouring trees! Thanks for sharing. Hugs Frea

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  37. Wowsers this is ace! Love the colouring and how you created the scene with all the images. X

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  38. That is one amazing card, and thank you for the little tutorial. Wonderful work.

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  39. thanks fro the lesson. amazing coloring

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  40. I love, love, love your page!! I'm totally inspired by your work! Thank you so much for showing how you colored the tree!

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  41. This is just fabulous and Thank you so much for the tree tutorial - very inspiring hugs Judith x

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  42. What a gorgeous page - really like your coloring.
    Thank you for the great tutorial.
    Hugz
    Ea

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  43. Flippin' Eck, you even make trees look fabulous! I was about to try a tree too. Pfffft. Fab work. X

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  44. Gorgeous scene and fab coloring. thanks for the tut. xxD

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  45. Stunning!! Love the tutorial on how to color and you can REALLY color!! The images are fabulously colored :) xx Madeleine

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  46. Beautiful work (love the tree!)

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  47. Your project and coloring is amazing! Great Job!
    Carolyn

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  48. Great scene, and thanks for sharing your tutorial!

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  49. Wow Barbara. I just loved your card and the tree was the standout for me. Then I read on and amazingly... a tutorial showing how you coloured the tree! Thankyou so much for the inspiration and the tutorial!

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  50. beautiful and takes for the tutorial!

    Hugs, Jenn

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  51. Wonderful tutorial , love your creation amazing xx

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  52. Jaw dropping coloring! Everything is so crisp and jumps off the page!

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  53. oh my goodness, stunning colouring and thanks for the wee tute.

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  54. Wow...all the details on your project are just amazing!

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  55. Fab tutorial. Your colouring is superb. Love it x

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