24 April 2014

Monster Birthday

Hey Peeps :)

This kind of image scares me.  Not because it's fiddly to colour, or has complex details, but, because it needs so many different colours in it! If you know me, you'll see I tend to limit my colour palette, to three, maybe four colours. Any more than that and I am scratching my head in dismay. I don't have a good eye for colour, which, considering that I spend so much time colouring, is hilarious. I can look at a colour and know exactly what shades I need to mix to get an exact likeness. But. Does purple go with red? Umm... ;)

And before I scoot of to check and see... new Challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps today... Anything Goes... see you there!

Copics Used...
Cake; E31, E34, E37, YR30, YR21, YR24, Green; YG13, YG17, YG67, N7, Orange; YR14, YR18, E19, Yellow; Y13, Y15, Y38, Red; R24, R29, E19, White; C0, C1, C3, Dark Blue; B34, B37, B39, Light Blue; B02, B06, B37

Image; Monster Birthday Your Day; Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Papers; Echo Park Paper & Glue, Dies;Die-Namics Star Border

23 April 2014

SK8R Ronnie Rocks!

Hiya :)

I seem to be having a run of cards I'm struggling with. Or, more specifically, I am having a run of struggling with colouring images. Poor SK8R Ronnie here, (from the Time 4 Tea Designs April Release) had to have constructive surgery! So, maybe ignore my colouring for now, and enjoy the, erm, fun papers! 

Copics Used...
Skin; E50, E51, E11, E04, Hair; E13, E15, E18, E29, Eyes; G20, G24, Blue; B12, B14, B16, B18, Orange; YR12, YR14, YR18, White; C0, C1, C3, Yellow; Y13, Y15, Y38, Green; YG13, YG17, Pink; R81, R83, Red; R24, R29, Grey, N3, N5, N7

Image; SK8R Ronnie; Time 4 Tea Designs, Papers; Basic Grey Fact

21 April 2014

Not mushroom in 'ere

Hey Peeps :)

I can't tell you the trouble this card caused me! When I first looked at the butterfly vellum, I was sure the butterflies were purple, there are some in yellow too, although you can't see them now. And so, my colour scheme of yellow and purple was born. But boy, my heart sank a little later when I went to check the mostly coloured image against the vellum, and discovered blue, and not purple butterflies! Let me tell you, it took me over a day, to work out how to pull purple, yellow and blue together. By the time I finished, I absolutely hated this card. Luckily, it has grown on me a little since then.

 Anyway, the reason I made this card? So I could do a Tutorial on Colouring the Mushrooms, I always get asked about it. If you head over to the C.C. Designs Blog, you will find it there. I've done two Tutorials, one in Pencil and one in Marker. I know, that's the kind of girl I am! 

Polychromo Pencils Used...  
Skin; 132, 189, 131, 130, 124, 272, 274, Hair; 176, 283, 177, Purple; 138, 136, 249, Yellow; 102, 105, 185, 109, Soil; 180, 179, 280, Leaves; 168, 174, 173, Blue; 146, 140, 120 

Image; Sweet November Garden Girl Gertie; C.C. Designs, Papers; Soooooooooooo old! Dies; Mushroom Border; C.C. Designs