Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Colouring snow for Make It Colourful: Ragged Angel and winter background

Hi all, I did some colouring last week and have only just today made something with it.  This is my DT project for Make It Colourful, where the challenge this fortnight is to COLOUR SNOW. This means not just adding glitter to look like the white stuff, but actually using your colouring to depict snow.

We are so lucky in that there are some new background snowy winter scene images now at Make It Crafty, and I've used 3 of them in my scene together with this fabulous image from Mo Manning. Now, I have to admit that Ragged Angel melts my heart, she's beautifully drawn and so adorable, and a poor little child out in the freezing snow - well, it can kinda move you to tears. So I had to colour the Angel in warm colours so that she could be warm inside despite the cold environment.

Colouring is in Copics as usual, and the way I've coloured the snow is to leave the majority of the paper white and uncoloured, and added some shadows and little areas of very pale blue (B0000) and a pale cool grey (C1 and some C3). It's a daytime scene, hence the lightsource from the right, but I decided the street lamp would be lit even though there's daylight, so it just casts a little warm light onto the snow on the lantern itself. The sky is coloured in a pale violet as if there is more snow in the sky - oh that poor little urchin!

Images merged with permission from Mo Manning

The finished colouring has been made up into a shadow box card so the image is sunk into the cardstock. The paper in the border is from Websters Pages, inked around the edges and matted onto green card.  The sentiment is from Stempelglade, and some lace, a metal filligree corner, a poinsettia, punched snowflake and a couple of roses finish it all off.

I hope it is OK to say that I do like this scene that I merged and I'm really pleased with how the colouring went. Always room for improvement but I'm happy.

I made this card for Mo's Bronte & Bella's challenge which this week is Inspired by a Song. When I was planning this, I had the song "It may be winter outside (but in my heart it's spring)" going round my head because I didn't like the thought of our little Angel suffering the cold and kind of imagined that she'd have an inner warmth to keep her OK. Kind of like the old Ready Brek advert, for those of us old enough to remember, lol.

Images: Festive Lantern (from Festive Elements), Large Pine Tree,
Ragged Angel from Mo Manning
Colouring: Copic markers
DP: Websters Pages
Metal corner: Wild Orchid Crafts
Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Prima poinsettia, lace, roses from my stash
Sentiment: Vintage Christmas from Stempelglade

I'd like to enter this in these challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - U for Unused Stash (all my images are brand new, and this is the first time I've used this sentiment stamp)
Bronte and Bella's Challenge - Inspired by a song ("It may be winter outside")
Aud Sentiment Challenge - Winter theme
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Lace it up
Fabulous Friday - Fancy trim
Flutterby Wednesday - Open challenge
Whoopsie Daisy - Free & easy

I hope you like my project today. It's gone very cold here in Brum and I'm sitting with a hot water bottle as I type this, lol. Keep warm everyone!


Dotty Jo said...

Breathtaking colouring Carole - you really have created a perfect snowy scene for that little sweetie, Jo x

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Carole.
Sue x

Stamps and Paper said...

Carole I only wished I lived nearer to you so you could give me some lessons on colouring...
a simply stunning card and beautifully coloured as usual.


Doreen said...

Oooh Carole,you have coloured this beautifully, I love how you have merged the

chrissy xx said...

Brilliant! LOve this shadow box card Carole.
Your colours are Stunning as always. The colour of the snow where she has already walked are Awesome!
What colours have you used on her dress and headscarf??

McCrafty's Cards said...

an absolutely beautiful card Carole, I love the image and your colouring is perfect.
Kevin xx

Vicky said...

Stunning work Carole....gorgeous image and your beautiful colouring too...

big hugs Vicky xx

Debbie said...

This is stunning, love how you framed it. Thanks for joining us this week at Mo's..


Elaine L. said...

Such a lovely card, Carole! the merged images are wonderful, and I love the lace and the frame effect. Glad you shared it with us in Mo's Challenge.

Aunty Sue said...

oh this is jaw droppinly lovely snow is amazing and i feel chilly now

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, love the way you coloured the snow!!

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer Carole this looks amazing I love how you have merged those wonderful images together to make such a beautiful Winter scene, your colouring is awesome and that snow looks terrific.
Lorraine x

CraftyC said...

Wow carole, I love your shadow the. The stamps are gorgeous and beautifully coloured as ever!

Pat said...

Carole...this is absolutely stunning!!! I love your coloring...simply gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Mo's! Hugs. Pat Frank

Joan Ervin said...

You have managed to create a beautiful, warm, scene for your little angel, Carole....I'm sure she is warm as toast in her sweet little outfit (she has on lots of layers underneath to keep her warm)!! This is absolutely gorgeous, gf....I just love how you colored her and the violet sky and your snow look fabulous!!!!
Can you believe it got down in the 40's last night...yikes!!! We can go from 100 degrees to 40 in just a couple of weeks!!! I planted some mums and pansies for fall so I hope it stays cool!! Hope all is well with you....take care and have a great weekend!!!

June Nelson said...

Its breathtaking infact words fail me its so beautiful xxxxxxxx

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Iulia said...

Oh, what a wonderful selection of digis Carole! And to make one of the most beautiful Chrissy cards I've seen lately. Love the old times feeling it conveys and your coloring is simply fantastic! Great idea to frame it, oh, it's all so wonderfully put together!
Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week! Hope to see you again soon!
Hugs, Iulia

Jackie said...

Carole, your colouring is superb as ever, the snow looks so natural, a wonderful card :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, adorable card.

Janette said...

Oh Carole...WOW....your colouring never ceases to amaze me the scene you created fabulous it looks.....a gorgeous creation, just love it, now you have my addy to send it me for Christmas don't

Ashley Horton said...

What a beautiful card and I love that gorgeous trim that you used!! Thanks for playing along with us this week @ Frosted Designs!! :)

Renkata said...

wow Carol, this is so romantic and amazing card.
very beautifly coloured.
Just gorgeous dear.

Michelle B. said...

Oh my gosh, I cannot believe you colored this with copics, you are amazing! I love it! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments!

Dorcas said...

I love how you added a background to her. The snow looks so real.I’m so glad you were able to play with us this time around at Bunny Zoe’s!
Ps) If you havent already seen it, I have some blog candy up til Nov 1st. A rubber stamp set by Unity. No strings attached if you’d like to come by for a look. Just click on the Hershey kiss located in my sidebar.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Carole
Fabulous card .....stunning work...beautifully it .....hope you are well
Hugs sylvie

Sheri said...

This is UNBELIEVABLE! Your coloring is A-MA-ZING! I'll NEVER be able to color like that?!? Thanks for sharing with us at WHOOPSI DAISY this week ;-)

Anna said...

Stunning! Thank you for sharing with us at Flutter By Wed.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Gorgeous, love your colouring, the whole design is stunning
Lindsay xx

Dorte said...

Amazing winter scene and fab colouring, beautiful embellishments. Thank you for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge. Hope to see you again.

Beth said...

Carole this is a beautiful card and that image of Moe's is to sweet.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Whoopsi Daisy this week and good luck on winning Linnies sweet images

Beverly Montez said...

This is just beautiful! What a gorgeous image!

Scrappy said...

Fab project! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this week! We hope you will join us again soon!

Helen said...

Wow - stunning card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a lovely card here. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

Lacey Stephens said...

Fabulous card! Great take on the U challenge! Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge. We will have another fun one tomorrow! We hope you will play along again!
ABC Christmas Challenge DT
PS I have a weekly candy on my store's blog - come enter!!

Sandy said...

A gorgeous card, love the little angel all rugged up for the winter,

Cathy said...

This card is flawless. I love the image. Carole your coloring is truley amazing...You seem to get better every time I visit your blog...

Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I love the colours you've used and the details also. Thanks for joining us this month at Bunny Zoe Crafts. Hugs Michele x