Thursday, 9 December 2010

One month blogaversary, and a challenge card

Hello fellow bloggers, and today means my little blog has been going for a month already.  Can't believe it's 4 weeks now, time has gone so quickly.  I must say, blogland does seem less vast and daunting now that I've found some old friends about the place and been found by other ones. 

Anyway, having said in my last post that I hardly ever make male is one! This is the first time I used this fella, he seems a bit more grown-up than Edwin. It's my card for the Copic Creations challenge, which this fortnight is about Light Source - you have to identify where your light is coming from and colour up accordingly.  On this image, I have made the light come from in front and to the right of the viewer, and I thought I'd make it even more challenging by placing my chap near a wall to make different shadows.  I hasten to add this was an experiment as his shadow seems to belong to someone very much fatter!  He's coloured in Copics, and this was my first attempt at using greys to shade the image - I did this because the only colour I had which matched the red in the backing paper was an R46 with no other R40's to use to highlight or shade, so I needed to find a way to create depth in his T-shirt with a single colour.  I quite like the effect of using greys, the deep shadows appeal to me for some reason, and I used them on the jeans and on the beer glass too.  Shading on the skin and wall/floor has been done with related colours rather than greys.  Hope you like him.

Happy crafting!
Carole x


Janette said...

Hi Carole, Congrats on the month anniversary, it goes so fast dosn't it....Love your card, as you proberbly know, I am rubbish when it comes to mens cards, I wish I could say different.....have only ever made one that I actually

McCrafty's Cards said...

Does'nt time fly when your having fun, brilliant card, i like the colour combo
Kevin xx

chrissy xx said...

Great card! Fabulous colouring!! But, WoW!! your shading is Stunning Carole. Good luck in the Challenge lol.
p.s. Blogging one month! It's taken me three weeks to find you then lol. thats not bad is it.
Iv'e been blogging for nearly 6 months and LOve it. xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Congrats on one month of blogging, and here's to many more to come! Lovely card, too - what a sweet little chap!

Renkata said...

wow Carole, this is just stunning work dear. You have done amazing job with that challenge.

China said...

Well done on your fourth week and have'nt you don't well!! When I get up the nerve I will try to blog too.
The Cheers Card is fab and the colouring and shadowing amazing. Very well done petal.

Made by Mandy said...

Hi Carole,

I came across you having seen a comment you made on someone elses blog and visited because you are in Brum. Whereabouts? I am in Great Barr.

Congratulations on your 1 month blogoversary, I was having a mooch and your colouring tutorials are fabulous. I use Promarkers and have only just started to learn to blend them so your instructions are brilliant. I am looking forward to learning more techniques from you as your colouring is just amazing.

The tinterweb is great for bringing people together and I am sure you will find that blogging will enrich your life in so many ways.

Jami said...

Oh my....I am so behind in comments that I am just getting to the previous Copic Creation challenge...which you have mastered! I LOVE this!! What a fun image, and you shadows are awesome! Congrats on your one month blogaversary...before you know it it'll be a year...then's an addiction! :)

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