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 


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

15 comments:

Pia S said...

I do recognize the feeling, you've gotten to a great start, you know exactly what to do, then it all falls apart due a little detail that deviates from the plan. There's nothing wrong with this color combo, apart from it being different from what you envisioned:)

Kitty Kats Krafts said...

Loving this card, and the colouring is FAB!!! she is s cutie

Sam xx

Cathy said...

Very cute card! I love the torn edges! Your coloring is the greatest!

Sue said...

Your are FAR too hard on yourself Faye. Your card is gorgeous. I love the sweet image, beautiful colouring and wonderful mushrooms! The printed vellum looks so pretty.
I will be checking out your tutorial as I do have this die and should use it more.
hugs Sue xx

Squirrel x said...

Well. How could you. Blue? Purple? Lol, now that is the kinda thing I would do hunny, but with you being ultra talented, no one would have ever guessed if you hadn't spilt the beans. She looks stunning, and I love the mushrooms. Hmmmmm garlic butter... Hugs xx

Jo said...

Tis beautiful Faye, the colours work wonderfully. Thank you for sharing your tutorial, i'm gonna go click that now :)
Hope you had a fab Easter weekend xx

Carla S. said...

It turned out gorgeous, Faye! I love the colors together and your coloring is fantastic!

coops said...

so stunning faye.really beautiful scene and image and I love your pencil colouring :D

xx coops xx

lenny said...

It's a fun card, Faye!! Love the distressed paper borders and your coloring with pencil!! Those cute mushrooms are so fun!! Always fun to see them on a card of yours! :)

heidy said...

This card is gorgeous Faye,love it!!
Your far too hard on yourself hun!!
XXX Heidy

Christine L said...

This is fabulous Faye.... and thanks for those fab tutorials!

Christine x

Melissa said...

This card is fantastic.
I especially love the card base.Tfs xxx

Amanda R said...

Thanks for the tutorial and to do it both pencils and copics, well, that just makes me super duper happy! Now to find where my mushroom die is...

Janine Vegter said...

i love it

Grenouille Greetings said...

Nobody would have known, Faye! Your card looks perfect in every way. Perfect colouring ... tick. Perfect colour choices... tick. Perfect colour coordination... tick and Perfect distressing too. We have thunder now to add to the lightening and the flight time as been pushed back another hour and a half! Hugs, Lesley