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OK peeps, this weeks challenge involves colouring "sheer clothing" - yep you know the see through outfits the designers get the uber stunning models to wear on the catwalks!!
I gulped when Barbara and Zoe suggested this one, mainly because you've got to colour 2 layers - not only the sheer clothing on top but the fabric or body underneath!!
Now, I didn't think I'd get away with one of the new MIC Mischievous Elves sporting see-through clothing - and the gingerbread men are practically naked already so I've played safe and used a Hanglar stamp to try my hand at this particular challenge......
I started by penciling in the dress under the area I intended to make look like sheer fabric, inking it in very lightly with a Copic Multiliner 0.1. Remember, the pattern on the dress underneath will not be as bold due to the fabric covering it!
Once that was dry and I'd erased my pencil marks I set to colouring the spotty dress, using bold colours for the sleeves and bottom of the dress and softer tones for the middle section - and "don't forget to use your greys" - they will give your drawing depth and dimension!!
OK, at this point I took a deep breath and dived in with a pale flesh tone for the outer edges of the sheer fabric not covering the dress, then I stopped (using Copics that is) This is where I swapped to Caran D'ache pencils (Prismas will be fine for this too) because I could get the colour to lie on top of the Copics.
What I was trying to do was give the impression of a light, floaty material sitting on top of the spotty dress. What do you think?
Image: Hanglar Stanglar
Paper: Basic Grey Cappella Paper Pad
Misc: Make it Crafty Butterfly Chippie
Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp
Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork die
Stempelglede Vintage Garden Stamp
Magnolia Border die
Colouring: Copics (see below) and Caran D'ache Supracolor Soft
I'd like to enter this card in to the following challenges:
The Play Date Cafe: "Colours - Wine, Smudge, Leather and Parchment"
Delightful Challenges: "Pearls and Swirls"
Digistamps 4 Joy: "Anything goes"
Inky Impressions Challenges: "Punches or dies"
Simon Says Stamp: "Anything goes"
The Paper Shelter: "For the girls"
I look forward to seeing your wonderful "Sheer Challenge" entries in the Make It Crafty Gallery HERE