Friday 28 October 2011

Colour some texture

Hello bloggers, I hope everyone is well. I've had a bit of a change round on my blog and added a second sidebar so I could do some tidying up. The header etc is different too but it won't stay like this for long....I was messing about with backgrounds yesterday when something happened to my blog so that I could no longer open it (shock horror!) and it kept making my laptop freeze to even try and open my blog. So I didn't get a chance to change the background to something more crafty. I'm too scared to touch it now in case it won't open again!

Anyway, we have a new challenge today at Make It Colourful, which is to COLOUR SOME TEXTURE. This could be anything you like: some grass, a woolly jumper, straw, fur......anything! If it's got some texture in there then you can enter. You can use any make of image in your colouring, doesn't have to be a Make It Crafty one, although there is an extra prize draw for MiC images.

I had been dying to colour this image by Crissy Armstrong, Turk In Boots. The tailfeathers I coloured in a deeply-grooved corrugated effect, and the pumpkin was coloured in long strokes of my copics to look like the many little ridges on the surface. And my final bit of texture is in the body of the turkey, which I coloured smoothly with copics then added little feathery pencil marks to look, well, feathery.

I kept the colours very autumnal, browns, golds and oranges with a little green, and picked up some violet from the backing paper to make a faint violet shadow around my turkey.  The chippie leaves are coloured with the same greens from the hat band. Hope you like it.

Image: Turk in Boots by Crissy Armstrong
Colouring: copics and pencils
Chippie leaves: Butterfly Leaves by Make It Crafty
DPs: K&Co, Brenda Walton Brookfield
Spellbinders: Lacey circles and standard circles
Computer printed sentiment
Ribbons from my craft stash

Don't forget to check out the Make It Crafty gallery to see more inspiration for colouring a little texture.

I'd like to enter this card in these challenges:
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Autumn or Halloween
Crafty Creations - Leaves and fall palette
Digi Doodles - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Use a digi
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - Halloween OR Autumn/Fall colours


Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous colouring - your Copics work is outstanding! Jo x

Doreen said...

Hello Carole,love this gorgeous card, love the image and you have coloured this beautifully.

I used to mess a lot with my blog,and finally got it how I wanted,just persevere. xxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous coloring Carole! I love the shiny look to the turkey's feathers and I love the stroke work on the pumpkin. Beautiful as always! ;) hugs, Angela

Stamps and Paper said...

WOW fantastic colouring and you have certainly captured the 'texture'....just love this image it made me smile... Stunning work Carole


Trina said...

The coloring and texture here are amazing! You completely rocked thos challenge!

chrissy xx said...

Oh Carole! You can't help but smile at this little chappie! That face! and those little legs lol. cracked me up!!!!!
Fabulous colours as always! LOve your papers too!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is fantastic! love the turkey image and your colouring is fantastic
Lindsay xx

Tammy said...

Wow, your coloring is fantastic, incredible detail! Thanks for joining the challenge at Digi Doodle!

Carole S said...

Hi "ME", brilliant work, love this, great job, love the way you have done his feathers and likle legs. "HER", Carole S.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Carole, wonderful colouring of the image.
Kevin xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Wow, I am so impressed with your colouring technique, fab card.

Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.


Renkata said...

Such a cute card Carol,
very beautifly coloured.

Jackie said...

Oh WOW WOW WOW Carole just when I think that your colouring cannot possibly get better, it does, it is second to none :o)
Jackie xx

Janette said...

Hi Carole, Oh another little beauty, I LOVE, LOVE your colouring, honest I think you could make a plastic bag look amazing I really do...that Turkey is fantastic..and the pumpkin....brilliant...

Don't worry about the candy, just get well first sweetie....take care, but keep colouring

Allison said...

lovely card
thanks for playing along with Charisma this week

ahlers5 said...

Wow, your coloring is gorgeous. I just might have to take a look around. Thanks so much for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Challenge this week.

Gem said...

a gorgeous creation, thanks for joining in at Charisma Cardz this week for our anything goes challenge! Gemma :)

Rachel x said...

Oh , lovely colour palette, Carole- the splashes of green in the chippie and stalk really work!! :) And you've depicted all those textures so well... but that's a given!! :)

Joan Ervin said...

You are amazing, Carole...the tail feathers have soooo much dimension...they look positively spectacular!!!!! When I grow up, I want to color just like you!!!!! When ever I come to your blog, I am always blown away and I leave with so much inspiration!!!!!
Sorry about your blog issues...the changes you made look great. I especially like how you added the seperate pages for your wins and DT's...I need to give that a try!!!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Carole this is absolutely fabby, your colouring of that great image is superb, loving the design, a super card.
Lorraine x

Alica said...

oh wow! your coloring is fabulous - the tail looks all shiny and the wings look like they have real feathers! Love it!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)

Cathy said...

Hi Carole, I have been working so much it seems I can get about one card made per month. Wow I love this card your paper selection is wonderful and I love that image. Your coloring is awesome. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation.

Suzie McFloozy said...

Great card - love the DP's you chose x
Thanks for playing along with us at paper crafting journey and good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Crissy Armstrong said...

Awesome Carole! I do love the lines on the pumpkin, it truly does look like a pumpkin should. And the soft feathery strokes on the turkey too. You did a fantastic job as always and made this guy come to life! Your shading is so remarkable you make it look like a 3D image! I love it!