Tuesday 4 October 2011

Tilda in sheer clothing!

Hi everyone. It's all change at Make It Colourful, with the weekly challenge now a bi-weekly one, and a new harder monthly challenge to push our colouring skills further!

First, the new monthly challenge. This one is just for fun and to improve skills, and will have a more difficult theme. The idea is to show the process rather than just the results, sharing our mistakes and what we've learned, and you can discuss the challenge and share tips and experience on the NEW message board over at the Make It Crafty gallery.  The first monthly challenge is to colour A Spooky Night Sky, and you can read about it HERE.

Now to the regular challenge......it is now a bi-weekly challenge to give you more time to colour your project and has moved from Saturdays to Fridays. The DT will be uploading their projects throughout the fortnight, so keep checking the gallery for more inspiration. The current theme is Colouring Sheer Clothing, and you can find it HERE.

Both challenges will be posted on the Make It Colourful blog, and you'll find all cards for the challenges in the gallery.

A couple of reminders: there is another week to run for the Christmas/Zoe's birthday blog hop, with candy available on all the DT blogs, a freebie image up for grabs if you make a birthday card, and some tempting giveaways on Zoe's blog, as well as a chance to see the new Christmas images. Click HERE to read about and start the hop.  The blog hop has been so much fun, and I want to say a very big thank you for all the fantastic comments left for my cards....that has meant so much!


So, after all that I do actually have a card to show, it's one I made for the Sheer Clothing challenge. I've tried to colour a couple of sheer frills on Tilda's dress - you can still see the red dress through the sheer panels. I did this by colouring the bottom of the dress in copics, then used the same colours roughly on the upper parts of the dress leaving some white areas, then used white polychromo pencil on top of the whole sheer areas. the sleeves are also sheer - you can see her arms through the fabric. Well, this was my first attempt and definitely an experiment! I hope it passes muster. There are more sheer colourings from the DT on the gallery.

I used a couple of laser-cut chipboards which I coloured using copic markers, and the butterfly chipboard was also clear embossed before adding a few pearls. There are 2 layers of lace on the card to echo the 2 layers of sheer frills in the dress, and a red flower finishes the card off.

Image: Tilda with Sunflower, by Magnolia
Colouring: Copics and white polychromo pencil
Designer Papers: Oriental Spice, by Papermania
Chippies: Butterfly Leaves and Round Leaves, by Make It Crafty
Flowers, lace and pearls from my craft stash

I also made this as a birthday card for the lovely Zoe, without whom there would be no Make It Colourful or Make It Crafty, and who adds so much to the crafting world.


I'd like to enter this card in these challenges:
Crafty Emma - Totally gorjuss/pretty girls (2nd entry)
Crafty Cardmakers - Anything goes
Simply Create - Older than 6 months (papers, image, lace and pearls are all well over that age! lol)
Stamping For The Weekend - What a cutie
Whoopsie Daisy - Lace & pearls

Hope you like the card. Have a good week everyone :)


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Tara Cardwell said...

I think your sheer clothing is great - I had no idea where to start with this technique but think your pencil technique is really effective so will give it a try.
Tara x

Jane said...

You've done a great job Carole, this happens to be one of my favourite Tildas too!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Carole,your colouring is perfect.xxx

Anonymous said...

Simply gorgeous, Carole! I think you've colored this image beautifully and I love how you've done the sheer apron on Tilda's dress. Just beautiful! hugs, Angela

Jackie said...

Oh wow, your colouring is perfect, I love the sheer effects. What a stunning card :o)
Jackie xx

Janette said...

Hi Carole, What a stunning card again, love. love your colouring, how you got it to look so sheer is beyond me right now....I will have to do a catch up on all this..just need more time in a day..lol...love your work Carole.xx

Judie said...

Wow Carole, great card and awesome coloring. TFS
Happy Tuesday.


chrissy xx said...

OMG! This is Stunning! How you have managed this Carole is awesome! I've even 'clicked' on your card to view it lol. How you have done those panels is magic! Great colours! LOve it!!.

Anonymous said...

Wow Carole, this is gorgeous, love the colours you have used. Sue x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Carole, fabulous colouring, papers and the lovely butterfly.
Kevin xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Gorgeous, lovely colour combination and beautiful embellishments
Lindsay xx

Janiel/ janny said...

WOW!! Your coloring on ALL of your card is stunning!!!!!!!!! Fabulous!!!!!! I will be back..hahahah
ta ta for now..Janiel

Stamps and Paper said...

WOW your cheer colouring is just briliant...such a beautiful card Carole


Dana said...

You did a totally brill job on this Carole!! I can't stop looking at her and studying how you did it =)
Hugs ♥

Janie Printz said...

Fabulous job on all the coloring but that little apron is "sheer genious" ... Love the wonderful effect you've gotten with it ...

Anonymous said...

OH WOW what a fabulous job you have done with this card, especially the sheer fabric. I can see I shall be referring to this if I ever get the courage to try sheer! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Gorgeous card. Just love the sheer effect on Tilda's clothes.
Thanks for joining us at CES this week.
Caroline xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous, Tildas apron is amazing!!!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Lin said...

OMG Carole, can you get any better!! I am seriously in awe of your colouring skills. I might just have to invite myself to your's for the weekend and you can give me lessons.

Thanks so much for supporting Crafty Cardmakers relaunch with this fabulous creation.

Lin xxx

melsanford said...

Oh wow! your colouring is just amazing!!! I'm going to invite myself round to your house for lessons... hope you don't mind! :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Sheena said...

Gorgeous card - I love your colouring! Thanks for joining us at CES this week, Sheena xx

Carole S said...

Hi "ME", Brilliant work, love it, I have not got mine done yet, not too good today, Take care, love "HER", Carole XXXXXXX

Renkata said...

Hi Carole,
such a sweet card, amazing colouring on her dress.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Carole this is so beautiful, that is one of my favourite Tilda images, your colouring is superb, so is the design and colours, truly inspirational and lovely.
Lorraine x

Joanne said...

Beautiful and amazing! Love your colors. Your coloring is fantastic. I love her hair! The way you left the areas clean so it looks like it's shinny, awesome! I learn from you every time I visit your blog! Thanx so much for sharing!!! Hugs, J:)

Sande said...

Wonderful card. Your coloring is fantastic!

Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy and Simply Create this week!

Hugs, Sande xx

jeanie g said...

Wow Carole, every time I visit your blog I am amazed at what you manage to create. Love Tilda's pinny and the lace on the card. xx

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my word, Carole...your sheer frills coloring looks FANTASTIC!!!!! In fact, your coloring is total perfection!!! I need to talk you into doing a tutorial on this technique for those of us who are less talented stampers...LOL!!!! I hope you are doing better...I have finally recovered from my wild and crazy weekend!! We are having cooler days around here...down in the 80's but it has only rained once. We are allowed to water 2 days a week so our front yard is still green but the back is all burned up. They have increased the water rates to incourage us to be conservative. Anyway...take care and I hope you have a great day!!!

Kim x said...

Lovely card Carole, the colouring is just beautiful. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Cardmakers.
Hugs Kimx

Anonymous said...

Carole: Love your card! Glad you joined us for our "Older Than 6 Months" Challenge at Simply Create.

Simply Create Design Team Member

Delphine said...

What a gorgeous image, Carole... Your colouring is fantastic, whether it be for the sheer clothing or the rest of the image:-) I love the colours and embellishments too! A gorgeous card! Hugs Delphine xx

Cathy said...

Your coloring is improving rapidly. It was already good but I can see you have been practicing...Awesome Carole. I have not visited your blog lately. I had a class reunion and I also was previledged to attend a Copics class taught by Suzanne Dean....It seems like there is not enough time to do everything...
I always enjoy my visit to your blog....