Saturday, 2 July 2011

Make It Colourful: Colouring Reflections on Water

Morning all, and today is a new weekly challenge at Make It Colourful. I have my DT project to show you, but first I'd like to let you know about an exciting upcoming image release later this month. Now, when I say exciting, I'm not just trying to hype it up, I really do find this exciting....Make It Crafty and Tiddly Inks have got together and produced some new images on the Steampunk theme, with some great character and building images. I have to say I've never been interested in Steampunk, but when I got my hot little hands on these images, I printed them off straight away and started colouring. I'm not usually that quick, he he. Anyway, you can read all about it HERE.

So, our theme this week is Colouring Water Reflections, and this is the card I made. I've used Crissy Armstrong's Great Day To Fish image before, but this time I merged it with another digi image, Make It Crafty's The Beach, after erasing the foreground, so that the pier comes from the island into the sea. The image is so big that there wasn't much room for embellishments, so I simply embossed and sanded a sheet of yellow coredinations whitewash cardstock, made some rope from yellow yarn and threaded that through some punched holes, added a 'Gone Fishing!' sign, and also a little palm tree charm that came all the way from the US from my lovely friend Joan, from Stamping With a Passion:

Isn't the palm tree cute?

Images: The Beach, by Make It Crafty;
Great Day To Fish, by Crissy Armstrong, available from Whimsy Stamps
Colouring: Copic markers

Don't forget, we still have the month-long challenge going on till the end of July, you can find that HERE.

I'm entering this is these challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Free and easy
Crafters Companion - One For The Boys
Fresh Brewed (month-long challenge) - It's a Guy Thing
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Pollycraft - Make a splash - water-themed
Stamp Something - Use a Digi
Sundays With Crissy - DT call 

Have a good week and Happy Crafting everyone!


Teresa said...

Oh wow Carole this is magnificent!
Your colouring is brilliant, I wish I could watch how you do this, the water reflection coloring looks brilliant, you are so clever. I love your charms too the perfect touches. Hugs Teresa xx

chrissy xx said...

Every time I call I think...... Where can you go from here Carole..... Your colouring is second to none! But, You still surprise me! This is without a doubt..... S T U N N I N G!!!!
How you have got the reflection I have no idea. But it is Perfect...Good on you girl...Infact it's a Masterpiece.

Jacki Daniels said...

this is stunning love it all and I really love the way you hae done the reflection in the water stunning card
Jacki xx

Dotty Jo said...

This is brilliant Carole! Just love all the detail in your colouring and those reflections look incredible, Jo x

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Carole. Beautifully coloured and I love your reflection!

Janette said...

Carol will you please do a tutorial on this, your so brilliant at have to's the law.....

Gorgeous card, fantastic colouring and I to love the palm

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wow, I love how this pair are now on a tropical island vacation, heh-heh! What a cute way to situate them! Love your water reflection, wow. You're amazing!!

Renkata said...

Carol you have created such an amazing water reflection.
look so real.

Catherine said...

Really great card, love the colouring!!!

Vicky said...

OMG...this is stunning Carole..! Love how you done the reflection hun and the image is so cute too...!

Now the stuff plasterers use to cover the joints of plaster board....bit like mesh..and made from can buy at B&Q..and it's very cheap too...!

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

MagsB said...

Fantastic! The reflections are amazing, and isn't that a sweet image! Great stuff!

luv, Mags x

melsanford said...

Fab image! Your colouring is amazing!!! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Anonymous said...

Carole this is to die for colouring hun, I can't keep my eyes off it....You are one talented lady

Lynne in NI said...

WOW Carole, your colouring on your reflection is STUNNING ... I've been studying your card and I don't think I could achieve that in a million years!!

jeanie g said...

Hi Carole this is a brilliant page. Love how you've coloured it, you're such an expert now. I have tried to comment here twice already today, hopefully 3rd time lucky. Will reply to your email soon. xx Jeanie g

Stephanie Lee said...

Carole, your coloring is amazing! What a gift you have! Hugs, Steph

Paula said...

Wow!!! Carole your card is amazing - your colouring puts mine to shame Lol!

Thanks for joining us at the Crafters Companion!!!

Paula DT. x

Debs said...

Stunning card - fab image and great relection.
Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fabby boy's card


Hugs Jane x

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Oh my gosh, this is just so gorgeous!! The water reflections are fantastic.

Tara Cardwell said...

Wow, your reflections and water and A-maz-ing! Thanks so much for your kinds comments on my entry :-)
Tara x

Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

This is gorgeous and that charm is perfect! Your reflections line up nicely! I love the technique you used and the layout is perfect to show off the images. Love it! :D

Stamps and Paper said...

Carole you are so clever your reflections are just STUNNING....fabulous card.
Hope Mr blogger is behaving now?


Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

I have NO IDEA how you did this... but it is AMAZING!!

Thanks for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges month long for the guys challenge.

Have a wonderful night.
Heather D.

Joanne said...

Super Duper Carole! Love this! So adorable!!! Hugs, J:)

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my word...I'm absolutely speechless, Carole!!!!!! I can't imagine coloring something soooo gorgeous....WOW!!! This must have taken you hours and hours to color...every little detail is total perfection and the little charm finished it off beautifully!!!
Hope all is well across the pond...we are all a buzz about William and Kate's visit..they are such a cute couple!!!
We are all getting mighty tired of the 100 degree weather...yikes!! Water rationing is in our near future...sure do hate to see my grass turn brown but I'm not willing to give up my shower for the grass...LOL!!! I had to work 2 days this week so no stamping till this weekend....hope you have a great day!!!

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Michele Spera said...

Love this cutie!hank you for joining us at Sundays with Crissy

Digi Darla said...

Absolutely stunning! What a super talented lady! Your coloring is museum worthy! Could I beg, borrow,or plead for you to come try a challenge over at :)

Hazel said...

What a truely stunning card - the image and reflection is amazing. Hazel x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, fabulous colours too thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy this time big hugs love pops x