16 November 2011

Published in Pixels

Our very own Dustin Pike is featured in the November issue of the online magazine
Papers and Pixels

As one of his DT I was lucky enough to get my little old effort used in the article, how cool is that!

Apologies for the lack of a Copics colour list,  I had to get this done in a hurry to beat the publishing deadline, but oh boy I had fun adding texture and depth with a mixture of Copic techniques, gel pens and glitter, not to mention the beautiful die cuts from Memory Box and Die Namics.

Copics techniques:

The Penguin hat and scarf is really simple - just dots of a slightly darker colour on top of a pre-coloured image.

For the Polar Bear I just built up layers of dashes, starting with the palest greys and working up to the darker ones.  As you can see the knack is to be brave and leave gaps between your pen strokes.  I've found this method the best for me to get fur, try it out for yourself, I'd love to hear how you get on and whether it works for you too.

As for the dies, although I used the Snowflakes Corner die, I opted to resist the urge to place it in the corner of my card, using it instead to break up the straight lines of the central image.  Yes it means a lot of the die is hidden behind the penguin but it sort of works - what do you think?

Ribbons, Snowflake paper, machine stitching, glitter glue and a Viva Decor Pearl pen finished it off.

 I thought I'd enter these little chaps into a couple of challenges
Craft your Passion - Let it Snow
Digital Tuesday - Christmas Time
Oldie but a Goodie - Let it Snow
ABC Christmas Challenge - Christmas Sports (Polar Bear Racing????)

If you like this image and others I've posted lately why not pop over to Doodle Dragon Studios and see what digi's Dustin's been doodling.

Thanks for dropping by


Delphine said...

WOW, Jane... How nice to wake up and see your colouring to start my day! Your image is amazingly coloured!! Gorgeous papers and snowflakes too, love how you have placed the die! And congrats on the publication:-)! Have a lovely day! Gros bisous! Delphine xx

Delphine said...

Ooops... and thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

Ally said...

Cute image and coloured to perfection!
Congratulations on the publ.! Satisf.-ing moment!
xxx, Alessandra

Dorcas said...

THis is adorable Jane! I love how you do Dustin's images, congrats on being featured, thats awesome!

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with Delphine this is AWESOME colouring! totally love your card and the snowflakes are so pretty too, Thanks for coming to join us at ABC Christmas Challenge for our winter sports challenge, I hope you can come play again soon you can enter as many times as you like per challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Ps I have candy on my blog too!

Joey said...

Congrats Jane on getting published, gorgeous colourwork, love those dies. Joey x

Dania said...

I love that you have posted your techniques. I haven't played with my Copics in months. I don't know why I fear them so much. But your work is awesome as always. Thank you for sharing some of your secrets. :)

Gramma said...

Thanks for sharing your copic techniques Jane. When I grow up I want to be just like you and Jenn..
PS: thank you for commenting on my blog as well!

Denni said...

aw that is too cute!! I love those delicate die cuts too!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Marion said...

Hi Jane,
congrats on getting published, gorgeous colourwork and a your blog is wonderful! I like it!
Have a nice sunday!
Hugs Marion

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Helen said...

Awww...so cute! Your colouring is fabulous too!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Francesca said...

Great creation,

Thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE Challenge and good luck!