11 November 2011

I challenge you to...........

Colour an image with a light source from a lantern or candle within the image!

Yee gads, I hear you shout (or words to that effect)

That is the challenge we are currently running over at

If you have a current copy of the new Magnolia Ink magazine you may have seen Zoe's guide on how to colour an image with a lamp - hence she decided to set us the challenge to try it too!

Well, ahem, where do I start on this one - having stamped out my image I masked her with Eclipse masking tape (awesome stuff) and covered the snow area with a roughly torn piece of kitchen towel and set to work with my Copic Airbrush (Oh boy that piece of kit is fun to use)

Then the hard work began, colouring by hand.  As with Zoe's tutorial, you must pay attention to your light source, but equally to the shadows - and don't forget to use your greys!!!

I had a blast with the snow, it is probably the most realistic representation of fresh snow that I have achieved since I started using Copics - not quite there yet, but I am getting there - and if I am totally honest it is a little too "white" for this composition.

That's enough arty waffle..............here is the list of stuff used:

Magnolia - Midwinter Tilda
Craft Creations Christmas Scrolls - Red
Ribbon from stash
Die-Namics - Fancy Flourish
Make it Crafty - Swirly Corners
Copics (see below)

OK this is the bit I love - inviting you guys to have a bash at our latest challenge and ask you to post your entries in the gallery HERE

In the meantime I am going to enter this little girly in to the following:
Charisma Cardz - Cutesy
Cute Card Thursday - Reds for Remembrance
Little Miss Muffet - Simplicity
Stampavie - Anything goes
Anything goes challenge - Stitches, real or faux

As always thanks for dropping by


Only By His Grace said...

Hi Jane!
This is the most gorgeous card. Your coloring is beautiful. I love the blue sky and the snow under foot. The lamp looks awesome shining on her coat. The DP is lovely too. Nice neat zig zag stitching.
Hugs Maz

Scrappy Scatty said...

lovely card
thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this time
love Jan

Joey said...

Oh WOW Jane this is stunning, I love the background, the snow looks so brill! Joey x

Gea said...

The snow looks beautiful and your colouring is awesome!

paola said...

your coloring is just phenoenal! i love the simplicity of the design too so i doesnt detract from the stunning image

Gaynor Greaves said...

Absolutely stunning, thanks for sharing with us at Anything goes, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Deb said...

such a beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
have a great weekend! Debxx

Jenée said...

Super card. The colouring is brilliant. You do such fantastic work. Always enjoy seeing your creations.

CraftyC said...

Totally gorgeous and what a great background

Anonymous said...

Stunning Jane! You rocked this challenge with your beautiful coloring! It is perfect! hugs, Angela

Tamara Morton said...

Wonderful card love the colour scheme and the black stitching.

Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge blog this time. If you are interested I have some blog candy up for grabs Posh Cat Crafts
Anything goes DT

Unknown said...

Jane, Love your beautiful Tilda card. Love your coloring and the background paper is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenge. Good Luck! Hugs! Leah Ann

Denni said...

Beautiful card! I love that patterned paper - perfect with your image, and your coloring is fantastic as always. You rocked the snow girl!

Dotty Jo said...

Goodness, your colouring is just magical! Jo x

Delphine said...

Coming here to look at your gorgeous colouring and wish you a Happy Birthday again:-)! Gros bisous,
Delphine xx

Jenni said...

Fabulous colouring, love your card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz challenges.
Jenni x

Househund said...

I learn so much looking at your cards.
They are so inspirational

How many ways are there to say they are AMAZING

Shirl said...

Adorable Jane and the way you can see the light shining from the lamp is amazing. The snow looks so realistic and not to white me thinks.

Thanks for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...


Are you crazy this is perfect! I get loadfs of snow here and it could be this white Trust me.

Once ina w hile you see yellow snow but you know what that is :D

Anyways I have fallen hard for your colouring and you are such an inspiration for me.

Paola said it just right,
"love the simplicity of the design too so i doesn't destract from the stunning image."

You totally rock this wow!!!!!!!You could send this one to me TOO,LOL!!!!((PLAYING))