Wednesday, 9 February 2011

I made the top 5! Plus trying something new again

Hello everyone :)  I want to say thanks for all the lovely comments left for my last card, I very much appreciate them all. That card made the top 5 in the Cupcake Craft Challenge, which I'm really happy about, so if you heard a squeal recently, it might have been me when I discovered it!

Now, my latest card is me practising something new.  I'm out to improve my colouring skills so I keep an eye on the Copic Creations and Make It Colourful challenges. This week the 2 themes coincided - colour in cool blues, greens & purples for Copic Creations, and blend blue and purple for Make It Colourful.  This is another challenge that made me nervous, as I tend to add shading in my colouring with a darker version of the main colour, so to use a different colour for shading was outside my comfort zone. 

This is the very first Tilda stamp I bought, and I only picked her because I was practising and didn't want to spoil my favourite images, lol. I don't like colouring her dress, it's too large an area for my comfort, I prefer colouring small things. I blended blue & purple in several areas: the jeans are blue and shaded with purple; the shoes are purple and shaded with blue, and I feather-blended both colours on her wings and to make the sky.

There's much room for improvement in the way this image has been coloured - it was definitely a stretch, but I like the effect of adding shading with a completely different colour, it seems to add interest and depth.

Image: Magnolia, Tilda in Long Grass
DP: DCVW All Dressed Up Matstack
Sentiment: one of Jami's tickets, find them here
Colouring: Copics B45, B32, B91,  BV08, BV04, BV02 (jeans); B0000, BV0000 (sky); B0000, V0000, 0 (wings); BG09, BG05, C7, C5 (dress); YR31, Y17, Y38, E39, E29, E49 (grass)

I'm entering this in these challenges:
Make It Colourful:   Blending Blue & Purple Together
Copic Creations: We Are Cool
Just Magnolia: Anything Goes + Ribbons
Tuesday Throwdown - Buttons (in the flower centre)
Kaboodle Doodles - Break out that ribbon stash

Happy crafting! and enjoy the rest of the week.
Carole x


Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely card again, and well done on your top 5!! I thought I heard some strange squeaking recently!

Stamps and Paper said...

Well done Carole for making the top 5. Your colouring on this card is fantastic and your card is just gorgeous.


McCrafty's Cards said...

Congratulations on making the top 5 well deserved, this card is gorgeous I havent seen this Tilda before, you have coloured her beautifully.
Kevin xx

Joan Ervin said...

GASP!!!!! WOW, coloring is FANTABULOUS!!!! I never would of thought to shade with a contrasting color...I can't get over how beautiful this is!!!!! Congrats on your top 5 win, did an awesome job on the monochromatic coloring, too!!!

Jami said...

LOVE this Carole!! Your shading and blending is amazing...I just can't take my eyes of the pleats in her dress!! Thanks so much for the shout-out on the how you colored it to match the image background!! Hugs!

Bron said...

Congratulations on making the Top 5 with your monochrome - she is just lovely. And your blue and purple Tilda is a cutie, too - I hope you do just as well (if not better) with her entries. She looks great

Jackie said...

Superb card, and there is nothing wrong with your fantastic colouring :o)
Jackie xx

chrissy xx said...

So much time, and so much love looks to have been put in this card Carole. It's Stunning.... I agree there is such a lot area to Tildas dress but you have done it Peeerfect. LOve it.
p.s. Well done on your win!!!!! Yeh!!!!

Renkata said...

yeepppyyy Congrats dear. I am so happy for you. The card was so precious.
This is is very chic, Love the colouring, just stunning.
Way to go girl!

China said...

Congratulations on making the Top 5 Carole. Well deserved definitely.
Love your colouring as always. The card is stunning. Well done petal.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carole, Congrats on making the top 5. This card is stunning and your colouring is gorgeous. Sue x

Alex said...

Congratulations on your top-5 spot! Well deserved! And this is simply amazing! It might have felt like a stretch, it certainly looks extremely professional and simply stunning! LOVE it!
Hugs, Alex

Mina said...

beautiful card Carole, I love the colour...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia & hAnglar challenge
Mina xxx

Davi said...
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Davi said...

Love that Tilda and the great dp you used. Thanks for sharing it with us at TT this week.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Carole
Loving your card i do sooo love the tildas mine have not been out for a while

Crafteezee said...

Congrats on your top 5. So glad your enjoyng the colouring challenge at MIC. It's good to come out of your comfort zone and learn something new, but to be honest you've walked it. Thanks for joining our blending blue/purple challenge at Make It Colourful. Hugs Tracy x
P.S. There's candy on my blog until 16th if you want to hop over.

shulsart said...

You did an amazing job on blending the blues and purples, Carole. Great shading on this adorable image! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Make It Colourful!

Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

Beautiful colors! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week!

Doreen said...

Wow this is beautiful Carole,stunning

Gibmiss said...

Hi Carloe
how are you ...i come from Coventry not far from you ....gorgeous card the tildas but have not used one for ages

Anonymous said...

What a cute and beautiful card. love the colouring so much
hugs June

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Your image is adorable and your coloring is beautiful! Great job with your blending. Thanks for joining our Copic Creations challenge.