Tuesday 14 June 2011

Make It Colourful #22 - my first DT card

Hi bloggers, crafters, colourers and visitors, today is a new challenge at Make It Colourful, and it's a special one for me as it's my first time as member of the Design Team. Yes, for those that missed yesterday's post, I'm on the Z-List (that's Zoe's List, way better than the A-List, he he). The challenge this time is to:


You can use other colours in your colouring, but blues need to be featured somewhere. 

We are sponsored by Tiddly Inks, and one lucky person will win a prize from them. If you use a Make It Crafty image in your project you will be entered into a second draw and have another chance of winning a prize of 2 more Make It Crafty images. Nice, eh?

Some of the Design Team have used Tiddly Inks images, and all of us have used Make It Crafty images. If you pop over to the main blog you'll see their stunning creations, and full challenge rules are there too. Sunday is 'hints and tips' day, so you might find something useful to you about using blues in your colouring.

Here is my tip for colouring with blues:  blue-green shades are great for water; a bit of dark blue brings in some shadows, and is also good to help give the look of deeper water further away from the coastline.


So, on to my DT card....I used Paint.net to merge 2 Make It Crafty digi images: the girl is one image, and the background of the beach, ocean and island is another one. I moved the sea shell and star fish to another position in the scene, and coloured it all up to show a sunny day. I think the finished result has the look of a postcard or a holiday photo, what do you think? I used one set of blues for the dress and ribbon, a brighter blue for the sky, and the water is made from blue-greens (scroll down to the card recipe to find out the exact shades I used). Instead of designer papers, I used coredinations cardstock with a white coating, which I embossed and sanded - I felt the whitewashed weathered look would suit the carefree beach vibe.  Some flowers, a little ribbon and a sentiment ticket complete the card. Hope you like it.

Card Recipe:
Colouring: Copic markers -  Sky: B00
Dress & Hat Ribbon: B000-B32-B34-B37-B39
Water: BG000-BG72-BG75-B97
Prima flowers and Tim Holtz adage ticket
Coredinations whitewashed cardstock and flower ribbon from stash

I'm entering this is these challenges:
Aud Sentiment Challenge - Summertime
Bling It On - Embossing (my background is embossed and sanded)
C.E.S. Challenges - Inspired by a movie ("The Beach")
Deep Ocean Challenge - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Summer
Shabby Tea Room - Embossing
Spoonful of Sugar - Here Comes Summer
Sundays With Chrissy - Here Comes The Sun
Totally Gorjuss - Flower Power
Totally Papercrafts - Summer

Whoopsie Daisy - Free and Easy

Thanks for looking and for any comments you might like to leave. Have a good weekend everyone.


McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Carole, I like the image, your colouring is beautiful,great embossing too.
Kevin xx

Vicky said...

This is stunning Carole..! love the cute image and your colouring is amazing hun....and loving the background too...!

have a lovely weekend...hugs Vicky xx

CraftyC said...

Wow Carole, a stunning card and a beautiful scene you have created. Congrats on your new DT spot

Renkata said...

Stunning scene Carol,
Beautifly coloured.

chrissy xx said...

WoW! Carole This is one Stunning Card!!! Just looks like a real photo! From the sea to the sand! to the folds on her dress everything is pretty awesome girl. LOVE IT! and this is only your First DT card at Make in Colourful.
p.s. LOve the flowers too.

Craftdee said...

Fabulous card: I love the papers and embellies, but it's that fantastic colouring that makes it WOW! Don't you just love how flexible digis are?! Congrats on the DT position, Dee

Janette said...

Hi Carole, A stunning card, the image is just coloured so perfectly, and her hair is fabulous, oh you are clever...lol...love it Carole.xx

Laney said...

A stunning card Carole!!
thanks for joining us at Bling it On this time hope to see you play along with us again

Vicky said...

Oops..back again..I keep doing this lol.!

thanks for joining us at tpc....and good luck..!

hugs Vicky xx

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...


Will have to writ down this recipe for future references:)

You know what I love onyour colouring and it might not be that big to others for me it is lol! Some times it's the little details lol!

The shadowing on her back dress.... Nice eye on shadowing.


Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card Carole, and congratulations on the DT...Well Deserved.xxx

Joanne said...

Absolutely great! Love the way you moved all the digi images to where you wanted them. The sure do allow you to really personalize things the way you want them! Super card for your 1st DT project! Hugs, J:)

Crafteezee said...

Wow Carole, just love how you have coloured the sea, really brought it to life. Gorgeous shadowing on Summer Dreams too, I have her printed off and hope to colour her in the next week. Just need more time. Glad your on the team, you deserve to be. Hugs Tracy x

Uhooi said...

Waw,, It's a good card, creative and very beautiful,,


Jackie said...

Brilliant card Carole, I love everything about it and your colouring is perfect :o)
Jackie xx

Teresa said...

Fabulous card Carole perfect colouring, just love everything about this one. Teresa xx

melsanford said...

Oh this is gorgeous! I love your colouring - beautiful! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Dragonlady said...

Hi Carole

Congratulations on your First DT post. Beautiful card, love the scene perfect for our challenge at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Audrey said...

Wow! What a gorgoeus card. Your coloring is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Shell said...

Wow this is stunning your colouring is perfect, thanks for joining us at Bling It On this month.
Shell xx

Sue said...

Hi ya
a fabulous card, a lovely scene,luv the images, lovely design, thank you for joining us at CES & Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Lin said...

OMW you clever devil you. Congrats on your new DT position. I can see why Zoe picked you as your colouring is just amazing. Giggled at your post below about needing to improve your colouring, yeah like that's necessary, LMAO.

Fabulous card Carole. Just so alive!

Lin xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwwww this is absolutely awesome Carole what a beautiful image and scene excellent.
Lorraine x

Trees said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us at the Shabby Tea Room!

Emma said...

A beautiful card and amazing colouring.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Chris said...

I'd like to step into this card, it's a beauty. thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

Cathy said...

Congrats Carole on the DT. This card is awesome. I love the image and the way you colored it is wonderful. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. Thank you for sharing....Cathy

Gaynor Greaves said...

What a fab card, I love the embossing and your colouring is amazing, I need to learn how to merge images, so I think I will have a little play today, looks like the housework will have to wait!!!! Gaynor xx

Alex said...

What a gorgeous card, Carole! Love it! Your colouring is so nice!
Love, Alex

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh beautiful card Carole! I'd just been admiring this one over at Make it Colourful and didn't realise it was the same Carole!

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

Congrats on the DT gig, that is an accomplishment, but I see why. Your colouring is stunning, love the waves, her dress and your shadow cast looks effortless.

MagsB said...

Wowee, isn't this great! Oh I'd love to be on a beach like that in the warm sunshine! Fab card, and thank you for the tip on using blues!

Congrats on the DT post!

luv, Mags x

Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

No way! This is gorgeous and that water is to die for! I love how you colored these images and I keep starring at them. ;D Welcome to the team - I'm so excited to get to know you more!

Joan Ervin said...

This is absoluterly STUNNING, Carole!!!! I am sooo in awe of you coloring skills...this looks like an oil painting!!!! I love how you embossed the background, too, and added the ticket for the sentiment....FABULOUS, girlfriend!!!!

Julie said...

Hiya lovely!! Your card is fabulous - such stunning colouring!! Great image and design too!! Thanks for joining in our movie challenge at CES this week! Hugs, Juliexx

Minna said...

Beautiufl card, love the colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean Challenge.

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DigiDarla said...

Oh so beautiful! Love your design and as always...the coloring :). Those images really are beautful,too. What a great digi stamp company! Great job,Carole!