29 October 2011

Make it Crafty Texture Challenge

Make It Crafty Challenge:
"Create your own texture using your colouring medium"

Woah! Don't panic - honestly this is much easier than it sounds!

Here's my DT project:

Let's take a closer look......

Textures and techniques:

I started with the upper background which I coloured in BV01, then sprayed some Isopropyl onto a small natural sponge dabbing it on to the Copics - it gives a beautiful dappled effect.  I then added dots of BV02 and RV10 - dabbing on more alcohol until I had this soft speckled look.

Then I coloured the lower half in V91 and V93 after which I sprayed Isopropyl on a piece of denim and pressed it on to the Copic area (remembering to mask off the top piece first) - it gives a really subtle lined effect, best seen near the boys feet. 

As for the girls clothing, her spotty skirt was created simply by colouring it in with various shades of  red then adding tiny dots of blue - we don't always walk round in plain clothes so why should she!  The texture on her sweater was achieved with Caran D'Ache pencils (sharpened to a point) - in an attempt to resemble knitwear - what do you think?

The boy was just as much fun - the seams on his jeans - that's an easy one - just apply your colourless blender to the coloured jeans until you've got the depth of fading you're after!  As for the argyle pattern on his jumper - it's simply black, grey and white pencils, mimicking the shadows I'd already created using Copics. To give his hair extra dimension, which I never seem able to achieve with just Copics I added extra colour again with Caran D'Ache pencils (what would I do without them?)

One thing that doesn't show up well in the pictures is that I added clear Jelly Roll Glaze to the rubber parts of the Converse style footwear - it's just enough to give them a slight sheen.

And finally a few dots of White Gel pen - a word of advice, don't get carried away with highlights - "less is more" is my motto!

I'd like to enter this card in to the following challenges:
By the cute and girly : Anything goes
Heart Song Inspiration: No sentiment
Creative Card Crew: Fall'in for you


Post your entries in the Make it Crafty Gallery HERE

Thanks for dropping by


Dorcas said...

How you do all this with a bum hand is beyond me!! Your coloring is fantastic-ness. Wonderful work, Jane!

Gram's Treasures said...

Beautiful! Thanks for all the deets on how you made the texture.
Joyce xx

CraftyGirl said...

Wow, I tip my hat to your awesomeness. Your coloring is fantastic and I am amazed everytime I see you works of art.


nnalorac said...

This is so fab, love the besautifully coloured image and your textured background. Thanks for joining us this month over on BTC&G. Carolxx

Denni said...

You know I LOVE your style but gosh girl you always take my breath away with each project. Fantabulously gorgeous!

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Yo did a fantastic job with this image!!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at By The Cute & Girly. Have fun with our 2nd anniversary blog hop and good luck!

Tammy xx

If you haven’t seen it yet, I have some candy up for grabs at Creations LaDiva :)!

Davi said...

Wonderful coloring on your sweet images! Love this card. Thanks for sharing with us at HSI this week.

Househund said...

Time for an on-line master class I think Jane. If you don't have a video , still pics will do!
Amazing hardly describes the work gone into this card.
The more you look the more you see.
I just noticed the Shadow on the girls face.

Geraldine said...

Thank you for joining in the BTC&G 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop and Good Luck.

Ann Kristin said...

Lovely and fun card! Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Louise said...

Hi :)
This is indeed utterly sweet and cool :)
Love the gorgeous coloring and stunning papers.

Thank you so much for joining us at DOC this fortnight :)
Welcome back

Colleen Schaan said...

Love this! Great to see the way you are combining mediums.

Unknown said...

wow!!! wonderful coloring!!!! love it!!!!!thanks for playing with us at DOC!!! hugs