Saturday 13 August 2011

You're Yummy!

Good morning all, and firstly let me tell you that something exciting is happening tomorrow, so check back then to find out what (wink).

Well, it's a new challenge at Make It Colourful today and it's a bit of a stretch this week, but a rewarding one if you give it a go. This week we want you to Colour Something Wet. Now, that doesn't mean using gloss to make some shine, you have to use colouring to make something appear wet.

Our sponsor this week is none other than Mo Manning, and the lucky winner will receive their choice of 2 digi images from Mo's Digital Pencil.

I only had time to have one go at this, but here it is. I used a simple image because I was scared of making a mess of the water drop. So I chose this sweet digi image from Make It Crafty.....she's called Cici, and it's one of those images that really grows on once you colour it up. I decided to make a drop of juice running down the cherry from the bite. Do you think it looks convincing?  Well, I feel I need more practice at this, but it's a nice way of bringing a little something of your own to the image.  So you see you have to enter this challenge so I can get some tips for how to do a better job!

And I'm super chuffed to have been able to make a one-layer card at last because there is not one bit of backing paper, embellishment or stuck-on sentiment anywhere! It has been my ambition for some time to be able to enter the Less Is More Challenge.....look at all that white space....take it in girls cos you don't know when you'll see me being this restrained again, he he. (Actually, I secretly really enjoyed it and am hoping to do it again soon!)

If you're daunted at the thought of colouring a water droplet, here is how I made mine: as I started to colour the cherry, I used my palest colour to draw the outline of a droplet and coloured around it till the cherry was nearly finished. Then I filled in the body of the droplet using a paler shade than the cherry surrounding it, but left a thin white uncoloured line around the colouring inside the drop. I added a little shading to the inside of the water droplet on the opposite side from the light (which was coming from the right side), and a small dot of white gel on the side nearest the light. Then I added some shadow on the cherry to the left of the drop (away from the light), and lastly went over the white uncoloured outline of the drop with a pale pink. There might be other ways of doing droplets, but that is how I did mine.

Colouring medium: Copic markers
Other: Nestabilities Lacy Circles die; rub-on sentiments
Gingham ribbon from stash

I'd like to enter this in these challenges:
Challenge Up Your Life - no patterned paper
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Dies and punches (card is made from 2 die-cut lacey circles stuck together)
Cute Card Thursday - Clean and Simple
Digi Doodle Shop Challenges - Shaped cards
Fresh Brewed - Clean and simple (less than 3 embellishments)
Hooked on Crafts - Sweet Treats
Incy Wincy Designs - Something old, something new (the ribbon is very old, the stamp is brand new and bought just for this project)
K B Cute Monday - Anything goes with a digi
Some Odd Girl - use complimentary colours (I used blue-violet and yellowy-orange)
Totally Gorjuss - Round and round

I will definitely use this gorgeous image again, she was a joy to colour. So, until tomorrow have a lovely Saturday everyone.

Happy Crafting!


Janette said...

Oh Carole it is convincing, really brilliant colouring, don't know why you worry, you have a natural talent for

chrissy xx said...

Yes! Certainly Yummy!!! One to make your mouth water!! LOve your colours! LOve your image! This ribbon is Gorgeous too.
Will be back lol.

CraftyC said...

Aww, how sweet and I love what you've done with the ribbon!

Dotty Jo said...

What a little piece of magic you've created Carole! Such a sweet image and what a wonderful way to use that pretty ribbon - simply stunning! Jo x

Bron said...

Yet another stunning offering, Carole. I am in complete awe of your colouring. Such a cutie image and the resulting card is fresh and lovely. Hugs, Bron xxx

Renkata said...

Sweet and adorable card Carole.

jeanie g said...

Carole you don't need any more instruction you have done a perfect job here!! Have a great weekend. xx

Stamps and Paper said...

A lovely colourful card Carole...your colouring on the cheery is amazing.....


Judie said...

Hi Carole,
Awesome card, super great coloring. YUMMY< YUMMY!!


McCrafty's Cards said...

This is adorable CaroleI like the sweet image and the colours.
Kevin xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Carole.
Sue x

Viv said...

Absolutely perfect drop! And who needs anything else on a card , she's cute enough! LOL! Gorgeous Carole.

Viv xx

coldwaters2 said...

This is absolutely beautiful Carole that shape, the colours and image are stunning.
Lorraine x

Delphine said...

Your card is so beautiful, Carole, and your colouring is perfection -your cherry and droplet look so real! I totally love your card! Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my pink card too:-)! Have a great weekend! Hugs Delphine xx

Crafteezee said...

Well I'm certainly convinced and your braver than me, lol. Great work Carole, and yep can see that Cici can be addictive, must get her, she's way too cute.
Hugs Tracy x

Anonymous said...

oooooooooo wonderful Carole! it turned out awesome!!!!


JLJ Designs said...

Yummy, Carole! I want to have a bite of that tasty cherry.


Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

Mmmm yummy - that cherry looks wonderful! I love the shaped card with the ribbon around the edge - looks beautiful! The colors are fantastic too - great coloring! *Hugs

Jackie said...

Absolutely superb, it really does look wet, beautioful card, love the ribbon feature :o)
Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

Carole this is absolutely beautiful, one of the sweetest cards I have come across. You might have only had one little got but what a gorgeous, gorgeous go it is...


melsanford said...

Beautiful card! Love the image and the drop of juice :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Beccy said...

Great card Carole love the ribbon - your juice looks brilliant love the way you explained how you did it I kinda know what I did but wouldnt have been able to describe it lol.
Hugs Beccy x

Stacy said...

Uh WOW! I LOVE this! Positively Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at
Stacy d

Sheryl said...

Hi Carole! This card is absolutely beautiful! Your coloring is perfect! I love how you made a drop of juice on your cherry! Very creative! Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges!
Hugs, Sheryl

Närrin said...

oh what a cute card, beautiful coloration and the ribbon around is fantastic.

Thanks for joining us at challenge up your life.


Karen said...

This is just perfect sweety. Thank you so much for joining us at DDSC for our Shaped Card Theme this week. Hugs, Karen.x

Jenny said...

Absolutely fabulous colouring. Just love this card and love the 'wet'. Thanks so much for joining us at Hookedoncraft Sweet Treats.

Jenny said...

Hi Carole. Had a peek through your blog and just love it! I am a lover of Copics too and your colouring is fabulous. I have become a follower so that I can see more and more of you. (No stalking pun intended) hugs Jenny B x

Karen said...

Lovely Carole, and such fab colouring too, thanks for joining us at DDSC.

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

What a sweet little card! I love how you threaded the ribbon through!

Thanks for playing along this week at Freshly Brewed Challenges CAS challenge

Heather D.

Elena said...

Soooooo sweet!! The coloring is simply great, the cherry looks deliscious, gnam!! The girlie is sooo cute, she's super lovely.
Thank you for joining us at SomeOddGirl for our Complimentary Color Challenge this time, hope to see you again next challenge too!


Joan Ervin said...

Oh my word, gf...just look at all that white space...WOW!!!! You did a fabulous job with this precious card...I just love the round design and how you laced the ribbon through the scallops!!! Now, let's get serious about your coloring...absolutely spectacular!!!!! I LOOOVE how you added the juice drop and thanks for the deets...I'll have to give it a try but don't even think I'll post it on my blog...LOL!!!!Hope all is well with you and yours....yesterday it was only 93 degrees but today it's back up to 106....mercy!!!

Martina said...

I'm in <3 !! adorable!

thanks for playing along over at CUYL!

xx M.

Amy said...

Super cute card, love your color combo! Thanks for joining us at the SOG Challenge!

Anonymous said...

Totally adorable.Your colouring is just amazing!Thanks for joining us at DDSC.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Kim Dellow said...

Wowsers, just beautiful! Kim

Tasha said...

Oh this is super cute. Your colour work is fabulous and the colour combo is so pretty
Thank you for playing the Some Odd Girl Challenge
love tasha xx