Saturday, May 21, 2011

Yay! - it's the Weekend!!

....and I am home alone - my family are all off doing their own thing - and I don't mind a bit!!!.... It means I get to spend it in my "Happy Room" colouring with my trusty copics, scrapbooking and whatever else, my heart desires LOL!!

Just recently the Mad for Markers Challenge Blog had a "Colouring with Gray" challenge and shared a wonderful tutorial from Copic Oz all about "Desaturating Colour with Gray" - it was perfect for this card I created using the digitial image Jack & Ginger by Mo Manning.

I wanted the colouring of my elderly couple to look a little faded and worn and I also needed my colouring to tone in with the muted and distressed look of my papers....( Kaisercraft - Timeless &  Praire Lane Collections ) Therefore, when I finished colouring my image, I waited for it to dry completely... then I coloured over the top of all the clothing areas with the

W1 ( Warm Gray ) Copic Marker and I was able to create the look I wanted.

Copics Used:

Skin - E00, E00, E11
Hair - W1, W3, W5
Pants - E33, E35, E37
Jack's Jacket/Shoes - W1, W3, W5
Skirt - E31, E33, E35
Ginger's Jacket/Hat - BG01, BG02, BG05
Ginger's Shoes/Handbag - E33, E35, E37
Posy of Flowers - YR04, Y21, YG93
....I also used a white gel pen and the Colourless Blender to add highlights to the clothing.

I used my Copic Airbrush System with BG02 to alter the white roses and pearls to co-ordinate with my papers and images... and I gave the edges of the image and the sentiment areas a distressed chalk look by "dragging" the E31 Copic Marker along the edge of the paper. I was rather pleased, with how this card turned out and I am sure I will be using the desaturating colour technique on many more in the future.


Wendy said...

When I grow up I want to be able to make gorgeous bits like this. Love your work Chris.

Susan said...

A simply gorgeous card Chris! What spectacular colouring.
Susan xxox

Elaine L. said...

This is a wonderful image, and you've made a wonderful card with it! I love the colors and papers you've used. Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

Kerrie said...

Wonderful image, and colouring is fantastic....

Pat said...

Hi Chris...this is one of my first and most fave Mo Manning images. So sweet...and you can use if got so many occasions! Your coloring is so the DPs! Thanks so much for joining us for our fun challenge this week at Mo's! Pat Frank

Dorcas said...

Hi Chris! Gorgeous card! I’m so happy you were able to play with us this week at Mo’s.