20 August 2011

Challenge time at Make it Colourful

Hello everyone, hope you're enjoying your weekend!  My hubby is currently playing with, oops sorry, working very hard driving his combine harvester up and down the field - boys and their toys!!

Now the question is "are you up for a challenge?"

Over at Make it Colourful we'd like you to

How many of us are guilty of stamping or printing an image, merrily colouring it in and then leaving it floating in mid air - I know I have!

Well this time you're not allowed to - so there!

It doesn't matter if you just shade it, add grass, an entire scene or like mine, doodle something yourself:

I was desperately trying to come up with a snappy little caption for the poor elf at the bottom but my mind went blank - any suggestions would be most welcome!

Image: Make it Crafty Christmas Elves (free image), floor boards doodled by me
Paper: Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas
Colouring: Copics
Additional: Brad and bakers twine from stash, Chalk ink

If you are wanting to add your own doodles please make sure the pen you use does not bleed when used in conjunction with your markers.  I use Copic Multiliners - both water and Copic proof.

As usual I went mad with the Copics - maybe I should set myself a challenge whereby I limit the number of colours............................nah, where would the fun be in that!!

Come on, have a go, this is a really simple challenge and like me you can use it to make a start on all those Christmas cards you were planning to do this year!!!

Thanks for dropping by


Joey said...

oooooh Jane, dont limit your copics! your colouring is so inspiring! love the image you used on this too. I opted out of seeing the smurfs in the end, lol, my hubby and kids had a fab time though. Joey xx

paola said...

seems your talent has no bounds, fabulous!

Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous!! I love the wood floor you colored and it's so creative - great texture too! And the twine looks great - very natural on the card. The coloring .... can I just say W - O - W!! How did you get all that depth? I'm sure you added some grays - did you do it while coloring or go in after it was all finished? Love it! *Hugs

Jane said...

Ah Barbara, greys are a girls best friend (well this one anyway)

I always refer to the colour wheel to make sure I am using the right ones for the colour I wish to add shadow to.

When I add the grey depends on the shadow I'm trying to create - a soft one can have the colour added when the base is wet, a crisp one needs the base to be dry.


Melanie said...

Jane, wow, well you've raised the Xmas benchmark already. I'm blown away by your coloring - the flagstones are pretty amazing and in saved in my copics great techniques folder!

Alina said...

my compliments again, Jane, for your colouring! and the floor looks great!
hugs, Alina

Carole of Brum said...

Wowwee Jane, this is superb! I'm in love with your colouring here, it's just beautiful, and your doodling too. Love the expression on the lower elf's face....I think he IS the ground for the top one, lol. Can't wait to see what you come up with next. CoB

Annika said...

It WOULD be real cool to colour like you. And I've been a reasonably good girl.
Hope the universe heard that.

Stef H said...

oh my word! your coloring is absolutely gorgeous!!! amazing how many copics it takes to make the image even look easy and stunning.

my jaw is open. absolutely gorgeous!

hugs :)

Shelby said...

I love how you did the floor boards...the texture you created in them are wonderful and the grays for the shadows are perfect.


Gramma said...

Jane this card is so darn adorable it just makes me smile! As usual your coloring is nothing short of magnificent! I've scanned the brain and come up with nothing for the bottom elf..sorry :(

Househund said...

I'd picture these two next to a Christmas Tree... the one on top with a star in his hand.

Great image brought to life agian with your amazing colouring.