3 September 2011

OK who stole my black ink?????

The theme of the Make it Colourful Challenge this week is:


Now there's no need to panic!  It doesn't mean you've got to draw your own digi, we'll save that for another time (only kidding)

A few weeks ago you may have heard and or seen the furore that Zoe caused by challenging herself to colour a Magnolia image having stamped it in really pale ink.

Well several of us had a go and not surprisingly the team decided it would make for an awesome challenge for you guys to try......................

For those who missed my first attempt click HERE

This is my effort for this weeks challenge:

Image: Magolia Stamp, Make it Crafty - Ornate floral frame
Paper: Victoria and Albert Hanovarian
Colouring: Copics (see below)
Additional: Ribbon from stash

And here is a close-up of the no-line image itself. I love the soft, pastel like effect you achieve when you nolonger see those harsh black lines.

For stamps it's quite easy, you use a really pale ink, personally I chose Memento Angel Pink.  As for your digi's you need to alter the opacity in your graphics program - Zoe recommended about 20%, but wally brain here decided as this was my second attempt I'd reduce the opacity to 6%!! 

Hints, Tips and little snippets of wisdom (that's funny, coming from me)

Make a "Sanity Saver" - Print your image twice, once normally. ie dark, the second being your pale one which you will be adding colour to.
Your normal image is a guide, when you start adding colour the lines on your pale version will on occasion disappear and this second version will be invaluable (trust me)

Take it steady, don't rush it, without the lines you have to pay more attention
(on average allow for it to take you twice as long as a black lined image) 

Think shadows!
  No I'm not going insane (well, not yet) - You have to remember that in this challenge you don't have your trusty black lines to lets say denote where Tilda's face stops and her hand begins.  It's up to you to show this with shading and shadows - it's time to really use your greys!!!

For a more detailed guide about how to add depth and dimension to your images please click HERE

Quick note re copyright:
 when reducing the opacity of your digi images please make sure the artists signature is still clearly visible - I go over mine with a pencil when I'm done.

With this particular challenge you will find yourself looking at your image far more closely than you'll have ever done in the past.  It isn't an easy one, but believe me you will learn a lot if you give it a try, just ask my teamies!!

As you may be aware we are now asking you to post your entries to our new

There will be a gallery for each challenge each week. To enter the challenges, register for an account at the gallery and then post your card in the challenge entries gallery.
The MIC DT will be haunting the gallery and leaving love.
To keep all the inspiration in one place, the DT will display all their inspiration in the challenge DT gallery, they will also link to the products used in the photo description.
The gallery for this week’s challenge is here.

So why not pop along and see what my teamies have created to inspire you to join in this weeks challenge - I can't wait to see your entries.


Anonymous said...

Jane this is exquisite, even more beautiful close up. You are a truly talented lady my friend

Shar said...

Oh gosh, Jane. I could stare at your work for hours and hours! This is just gorgeous. :)

Carole of Brum said...

I adore your colouring, jane, this is just superb. CoB

Angela B. said...

Stunning!! Love this coloring!