Sunday, 23 November 2014

colouring practice

Ok today the weather has been pretty damp and overcast, so not a day for getting out and about so what better to do than some colouring practice.  I haven't been happy with my colouring for a while but just can't seem to 'get it', so I thought today I'd try something I had watched recently on YouTube by the fabulous Unky and you can find it here.  So I printed off a freebie image from The East Wind from the pen of Unky.  It was a Mothers Day image but as I didn't want the balloons I removed them before printing so just had the main image. Then I chose my colours which took a while, I wanted to try and get a good red head combo as I really struggle with that.  So in the end I chose Copics R 02, 05 & 17 and Spectrum pencils 024, 026 & Black and then I set too, following the guidance of the video and wow was I surprised at what a difference it made, mind you it took me absolutely ages but I love the end result and I'm sure in time I'll get quicker, I decided that as the hair looked so good (for me, still room for improvement) even as a first attempt that I'd colour the rest of the image, trying to improve my skin and clothing colouring too.  After I'd coloured the flowers I was really stuck for what colour to do her dress and decided to opt for white so as not to detract from her hair! lol
So here she is ...

So it seemed such a shame to not put her to good use so used some wonderful papers from First Editions Blank Canvas pad, some ribbon, an excut die cut of trees, a tag and some card candi.

Love how this turned out, I'd like to to enter this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly ~ Soooo Girly
Everybody Art #301 ~ Circle on your card
Little Red Wagon #264 ~ Layer it up
Fab 'n' Funky ~ Birthday Celebrations Week 2
Crafting for all Seasons #90 ~ Birthday
Brown Sugar #121 ~ Use 2 or more colours
Creative Fingers #57 ~ Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' ~ Birthday
Robyns Fetish #239 ~ Use a digi


  1. wow Jac this is fab love the hair colour and her video are brilliant need some time to sit and watch hopefully soon

  2. Nice job her hair looks stunning! Hugs, Justyna xxx

  3. Gorgeous card and fab colouring Jac thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin challenge hugs Sue DT xx

  4. This is wonderful with great colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafting for all Seasons challenge. Barb

  5. A fabulous card Jac, a lovely design and such pretty colour scheme and papers. Your image is stunning and beautiful embellishments!!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Everybody Art Challenge
    Heather xx

  6. Pretty card, great colours, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week

  7. Your colouring looks pretty fabulous to me! Great job on the hair, love the colour. Lovely design too1 Thanks for joining us at Sweet stampin' this week.

  8. Beautiful image. The simple layers are perfect for this lovely card. I love the colour in the background paper. Gorgeous. Thanks for another beautiful card for this week's challenge at Little Red Wagon.

  9. Very nice creation - I like it so much! Thanks for joining EAC.

  10. I just love this fab image - what a really cool card and great colours and colouring - thank you so much for playing along at Fab'n'Funky his week hugs Judith x

  11. Beautiful !!! Love colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers Challenges!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  12. Very cute card, and so sweet colours. Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.
    Laurence DT

  13. Your coloring is amazing on this pretty card!

    Thanks for participating in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge!


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