30 September 2011

Make it Crafty Challenge

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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
Flat pearls
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


Carly said...

WOW! Absolutely amazing! That colouring is just .... WOW!

Dania said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors!

Nannieflash said...

Wow stunning colouring and fabulous papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

Delphine said...

What do I think?... WOW, Jane, I am wowed! Lots of hugs Delphine xx

Joey said...

Jane this is gorgeous, I love the shades of brown colourwork. Thanks for sharing with us at inky impressions. Joey x

Alyna said...

wow, this is absolutely gorgeous, love ur coloring, u r so nice with it.

Ria Zonnestraaltje said...

this is soooo gorgeouss ;) thanks for joining Inky Impressions. Hope to see you back next week.
hugs Ria

Michele Spera said...

Beautiful work on this beautiful card!Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions
Michele S.

Frances said...

Beautiful card, great coloring technique. Thanks for sharing at The Paper Shelter. hugs, Frances.

Joy said...

How adorable, your colouring is WOW!! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

CraftyGirl said...

Wow, georgous card! The paper is perfect and of course your coloring is amazing as always.


Rene said...

This is GORGEOUS! Love those pretty colors together!
Rene ;D

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh WOW!!! This is just gorgeous, your colouring is amazing!!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

gina g said...

Gorgeous card i love the pretty papers and the image is so sweet. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter this week. luv gina xx

Lisa Elton said...

This is just delightful Jane! Splendid job on the coloring!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful coloring! I am in awe of your coloring! Love that image and great design :) Thanks for playing this week at the Play Date Cafe!

Marion Kuipers-van Eijsden said...

Oh I'm so so impressed... gotta give this a try! Thanks for explaining and showing all the details on how you did this! Thanks for joining us this week at Inky Impressions Challenge. Hope you will be back next week! Hugs Marion

Pat said...

Oh Jane...I just figured out how to be a follower of yours...I'm not the brightest bulb in the pack when it comes to computers! hahaha!! Your work is stunnnnning!! I struggle with this very thing...layering clothes...and I will definitely be studying this gorgeous card, m'dear, for tips! You're a doll...big hugs! Pat Frank (hehehe...funny comment about me forcing you to spend your money...I can say the same about you, girlfriend! hahaha!)

ShersL84bed said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

Smiels Sher

ShersL84bed said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

Smiels Sher

Janie Printz said...

I say you knocked this one right out of the ballpark !!! Beautifully colored & it looks perfectly sheer to me !!! You had me smiling at the thought of the little elves tho !!!

Carole of Brum said...

Jane, you got this perfectly! Just looking closely at your work, i can see how you take the time to really build your image up, and the results are so worth it. CoB

Jaclyn Miller said...

Your coloring is amazing - that fabric really does look sheer. Such an adorable little card too. Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe this week.

Julie's Blog said...

Wow ...that is such an incredible effect you have created ... I wouldn't even know where to start with this so thank you for your explanantion of what you did ... Your colouring is just beautiful, as is the card ... Julie