14 October 2011

Blog Candy Winner and new challenge

Firstly, may I just say a huge thank you to everyone who joined in on the Make it Crafty Blog Hop,  I hope you all had as much fun as we did.

Secondly I am happy to announce the winner of the
Box of Colours Blog Candy Bundle

Congratulations Joyce, your parcel of goodies will be on it's way to Canada shortly!

Now it's time to announce the new
Make it Crafty Challenge

"Colouring snow"

No, I don't mean, dying snow silly colours and taking piccies of it, although that would be kind of fun (if you could find snow in October that is)

It's the challenge of colouring something white:

For me personally when colouring snow, or indeed anything white with my Copics I use the following colours:
BG0000 Snow Green
BG000 Pale Aqua
W00,W0, W1,W2 Warm Greys

The temptation with white objects is to leave them uncoloured, but if you look around the house at white objects you will quickly see that they aren't in fact pure white - they have shadows, contours and are usually made up of various shades of blue and grey.  You may also notice that shiny white surfaces often reflect the colours of objects around them and indeed lights in the evening.....

Hence my choice of one of the new Make it Crafty Festive Elements digis available HERE

Not only am I able to demonstrate the depth you can achieve by using warm greys but you can see how the light from the lamp is reflected in the snow and in this instance, the ribbon too.

Why not have a go, it's easier than you think!!

Please post your entries
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Gram's Treasures said...

Thanks Jane! Love how you coloured this image and captured the light...beautiful.
Joyce xx

Sheila said...

Jane your colour work is always so stunning and so inspiratonal, I love what you've done with this image.
Sheila xx

CraftyGirl said...

We could never come close to your skill but maybe I will give it a go. Thanks for the challenge.


Delphine said...

Gorgeous, Jane! I love your colouring and choice of image, your snowy lampost looks fantastic! Hugs Delphine xx

CraftyC said...

Your card is gorgeous and I love the deep blue background

Squirrel x said...

Hunny - it is colouring like this that makes me want to have a cry, throw all my craft stuff in a skip and turn on the gas. Wow, it is stunning (mind you, so is all your other work!) Hugs Sxx

Mina said...

oooohhhh I would love to dye snow and take piccies lol...your card is stunning, perfect wintery feel to it
Mina xxx

Househund said...

Your snow looks great! Mine just looks dirty lol
I think a little colour is the key here!
Your right of course. Everywhere I look now I'm noticing things more and more regarding colour and shading.
It's not easy to get the colour you need.
A shine on a surface .. how would you go about that Jane?

Jane said...

Ah a tricky one Ros!
If using marker pens, leave an area paler than the rest and then with your colourless blender you can take more colour away if necessary.
A white gel pen can also be used to indicate highlights/shine.
If working with pencils just add white to the area you to make shine, you can also erase (carefully)colour if you've gone a little dark.

Hope this helps

Rosie said...

I recently found your blog and I'm just starting out using Copic markers and I'm learning so much from you...THANK YOU! Your work is stunning!!!