9 December 2011

Make it Crafty Challenge time....

OK, this time Zoe set us the following task:

"Recolour an image from earlier in the year............and share both"

Not too daunting a task until you have a migraine for 3 days, then find yourself left with a head that feels like it's full of marshmallow! I've had the concentration span of a goldfish since Monday so not surprisingly my initial Copic recreation went in the bin - major booboo.  Hence I finally opted for pencils - at least I could erase the mistakes!!!

Anyway, here goes, this is the original image I coloured with Copics way back in August

and here is the new version:

I chose a completely different colour palette (yellows, oranges and browns, oops and turquoise hair) with Caran D'Ache Supracolor Soft pencils on Kraft card.  Oh and before I forget, yet again I remembered to choose my background papers first - see, I'm learning!!

As in my previous rendition, the flooring was added by yours truly with a Copic multiliner and the super cute little Christmas stamp was a new acquisition from LOTV.  The flat backed pearls were from my teamie Elaines' store Quixotic Paperie.

Why not give it a go, this is an easy peasy challenge - at this time of year you don't need uber difficult challenges especially if you're brain is as mushed up as mine currently is!!  Why not hop on over to the gallery to see what my teamies came up with which will hopefully inspire you to join in HERE

In the meantime I'm going to enter my little golden elves into some challenges myself:
Bizzybecsstore - Christmas
Sundays with Crissy - Anything goes
Bearly mine Challenges - Un-traditional Christmas
Celebrate the Occasion - Christmas (no green)
Creative Card Crew - 'Tis the Season
Oldie but Goodie Challenge - Christmas (no red or green)
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Celebrate the season

Crafty Hugs and Christmas Wishes


Carole of Brum said...

Hiya Jane :) I remember when you did the first colouring of this image, I was just so impressed with the depth and shading, so in awe of your finished work! The second colouring has such a different look, I love your pencil work, and it's fab to see. Thanks for joining in with us at Sundays With Crissy this month. CoB

Alina said...

I remember the first one, Jane, but I must say I love both of them, really awesome colouring!
hugs, Alina

Dorcas said...

Gorgeous coloring on both of them, Jane!!

Gramma said...

Oh Jane I didn't think you could top those elves, and its close enough to call a tie... Love, love, love them both.
Beef on weck is a western New York thing. The "weck" roll is an abbreviated word for the kimmelwick roll. Not sure I spelled that right either..lol
On pins & needles here waiting for your post!

Nannieflash said...

Wow fabulous image and beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the Challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

Mary J said...

Oh Jane, your first one was gorgeous and your second even more so!!! I love your colouring honey!

Joey said...

Hope your feeling better soon Jane!!! Your cards are stunning, love the 1st one, but boy the second one blew me away, stunning colour choice! Joey x

Denni said...

I LOVE the new version - including the turquois hair! The kraft paper background always gives such a neat look.

I deal with migraines too and can relate to the "migraine hangover". {hugs} to you sweetie! Feel better.

Benzi said...

Well, I must say your coloring is fabulous....on both cards. Great work. Sorry about those migraines. Hope you're better now.

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Tracey said...

Fabulous cards Jane - your colouring is amazing!
Thanks for joining us at SFTW & Good Luck!

Charlotte said...

Very cute!! Thanks for joining CTO.

Chris said...

Yuk to the migraine, I know how that feels and hope you're over it now. I love your retake card and your pencil colouring is amazing, gorgeous colour scheme too Jane. Hugs, Chris

Dotty Jo said...

Both are gorgeous, but the kraft does give the second version added ooomph! Jo x

DesignerDiva said...

Jane your colouring is really amazing! I would love to be able to achieve that!
The image is adorable too!
Thanks for joining us at Oldie But A Goodie this time and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Tracy said...

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

Esther said...

Love those elves!
You did a superb job coloring!
Thanks for joining us at CTO!

Liza said...

Both images are beautiful, it looks superb in copics and you have achieved such a different, but equally superb, look with your pencils.

Liza x

Lisa said...

Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly with these absolutely stunning cards Jane :) Your coloring is amazing!

Delphine said...

Hello my friend! WOW, WOW, WOW... I loved your first version, this one is even more gorgeous if that's possible! I LOVE your Caran d'Ache colouring, the shades you have used and the brilliant CAS layout:-)! GOR-GEOUS! Lots of hugs Delphine xx
PS: How do I do it? I guess I don't sleep enough and look very tired LOL...

Pat said...

Hey Jane...I love both of these cards, sweet friend! My fave, tho, is the one where you colored on kraft paper!! Just stunning!! You totally rock those pencils, m'dear!! Hugs. Pat Frank

Anonymous said...

Your coloring is stunning Jane! The August image is just as beautiful as the one you did on the craft paper! You're a master with copics as well as pencils. I do love the color pallet you used with the pencils. So gorgeous dear! Happy Holidays! hugs, Angela

ps. I hope you are feeling better. There is nothing worse than a migraine when you are trying to color. :(

Cards By MI said...

Oh my! such fabby colouring. Stunning! Thanks for playing with us over at BMC this week. Merry X-mas!
Love n hugs