4 April 2018

MFT RELEASE DAY - APRIL 2018

We have certainly been spoilt this month with the huge Birdie Brown release!

Here is my latest colouring of one of Torico's wonderful images:

I challenged myself to try using my pencils on something other than kraft, which I confess is my favourite surface for pencil drawing.  The main difference with using After Midnight was that I had to stamp the image with Sweet Tooth Pigment ink instead of my usual Cement Grey Hybrid.

Then, with images of umbrellas, ducklings, raincoats and puddles on my iPad for reference I coloured the little girl with Caran D'Ache Supracolor Soft.  These pencils are the water soluble version of the Pablo's that I usually use but the leads are softer.  This means they produce a small amount of dust when colouring, so a good dusting brush is imperative.  If you try and wipe it away with your hand you'll undoubtedly smudge your work.

My brush is not an artist brush, it's found in DIY stores!  The soft bristles are glued in, so no annoying hairs fall out when used.  It's large, flat surface clears my work area of pencil dust in a couple of sweeps.  I used to use a make up brush as a student.........not any more!


As I wanted Torico's adorable image and my colouring to be the focal point, I kept the card somewhat plain and simple.  I used the A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax, probably my favourite go to die set and a corresponding plain die, mounting them on a tent fold A2 card, which I trimmed to fit.




I am sure you're itching to go shopping at MFTStamps.com so I'll just remind you that if you leave a comment on my blog you may be the lucky winner of a $100 MFT Gift voucher.......just think of all the crafting goodies you could buy with that!

Happy Colouring

SUPPLIES USED:

67 comments:

Stephanie Tru said...

Wow, I received the MFT text today and while scrolling through the email, I was amazed at your talent with colored pencils. So amazing and glad to have found your blog. Now I need to check out both types of pencils you use.

byAnnette said...

Cute little scene!

Sue Hannegan said...

Jane your card is stunning. I struggle with my colored pencils. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra Bonagura said...

Amazing!

kerry myers said...

I just got an MFT email and LOVED your cards with the eyes on those stamps! I love the detail work. Do you have a video showing how you did that Beautiful job! Just loved it!!!

Patt H. said...

Adorable! Love your coloring!

RobynLovesPedro Silva said...

Amazing job! Wow

Christi JohnS said...

I think the pencil on dark cardstock is fantastic. I can’t wait to try out this stamp.

Karthikha said...

Fantastic card! Awesome coloring!

Debra Rumpza said...

Amazing coloring as always... I love the way you create the eyes!

Linda M said...

Your cards are always amazing!

Janet Robson said...

Beautiful Jane, you certainly have a very special gift for colouring!

Mrs. O said...

Your coloring always impresses. Cute card.

Marieke Slaats said...

Sometimes i wish i had the coloring skills like you have!

cincyem said...

Stunning! You always inspire.

vered lovecards said...

i love all of your cards and your talent

Arianna Barbara said...

Too sweet and cute!!!

Laura Bradley said...

Just amazing!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Awesome job! :)

Amy C. said...

Beautiful coloring on this sweet image! Your card is so pretty.

karenb said...

Very nice!

Annette Snyder said...

This card is amazing!!

Cynthia Cole said...

You colored your card wonderfully!

stampingbowd said...

Wow! That is striking! It's always fun to see something I have never seen before! Coloring on blue looks amazing!!! Makes me think of a vintage image! So very sweet!

Kerri said...

Oh my I love love it! That brush is crazy..Beautiful card!

Susan Watanabe said...

Wow, love your spring girl on blue CS (that’s a twist)! I am always amazed by your feats of artwork, Jane.

Craftyfield said...

Fabulous colouring! My favourite is the puddle with touches of different colours, the effect is lovely!

La'Nay Johnson said...

Very unique card. I wouldn’t have ever thought to color on blue cardstock. Thanks for sharing.

Annette said...

Your colouring always leaves me in awe, but colouring on such a dark cardstock is even more amazing. I love the chickies and their expressions! Adorable. xx

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Your coloring is amazing. Really transforms the image.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such a great card. I love that sweet image!

Shirley N said...

Beautiful coloring!

Sue McW said...

Adorable card with beautiful coloring. Love the ducks.

Shellie Nelson said...

Jane, What is your favorite kraft paper?

Dee Earnshaw said...

awesome work - love it:)

Oliev said...

Darling card:-)

Avra Williams said...

Fabulous coloring!

Jane said...

Shellie my favourite kraft card is MFT Kraft, with Neenah Desert Storm as a close second.

Lynne in NI said...

Awww she's such a cutie, your colouring is fabulous!!

phlower said...

Amazing coloring! You have mad skills with those pencils! Very cute card.

Donna said...

Beautiful coloring! It looks like a rainy day - so realistic!

lainey said...

What a cute card.

Nancy R. said...

Beautiful coloring with pencils. Her eyes look amazing!

Meghan Kennihan said...

JUST AMAZING coloring!!!

Heather said...

This is so adorable!! I love the little ducks; too cute!! And how fun to color on blue; it looks really cool!

Sharron said...

I would never have thought a color like that would work for pencils and yours is so amazing. LOVE your adorable little scene. Your coloring is always the best!

Linda Carson said...

Excellent artwork as always!

DebiKT said...

Your coloring is amazing. Love the tip for the Purdy brush!

Deeps said...

This is stunning. That is why you are an artist. Wow.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Beautiful card. I always enjoy seeing your creations and the fabulous colouring!

Annalisa Young said...

Your coloring always blows me away. Someday I will be brave enough to try and add in eye details like you do! I particularly enjoy all the "reflected" colors you included in the puddle. It gives it such a realistic look to an already incredibly realistic scene. Thank you for being willing to share your amazing talent with us!

Tammy H said...

Stunning change from your usual color scheme. Such a cute image.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome coloring on the dark background!

Sheri said...

Thanks for all the tips! She is just adorable.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Wow !! Very impressive coloring job !!
[margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

Jackie Hazlett said...

Your coloring is always amazing. Such a cute little girl!

Golda said...

Fabulous coloring. I really like how it looks on the dark blue card.

Patty said...

Wow! Amazing coloring! Don't remember seeing such a dark background before.. looks awesome!

Sue D said...

Very cool effect coloring on the blue background.

Stephanie Savidge said...

Your coloring with colored pencils is amazing. I love to use them but tend to have a hard time liking the finished product after I color with them.

Jackie said...

What beautiful colouring!! There's so much detail! And I LOVE the blue card base and panel. Good on you for trying something different!!

SMWhite said...

Amazing, love the coloring.

Evergreen said...

simply amazing coloring

Mary-Anne V said...

Your colouring is always amazing.

Tanja said...

Very nice colouring.

moi said...

Chapeau!
Coloring with pencils is itself a great challenge but on a dark surface is another challenge. Just stunning.

Marehelm1 said...

Absolutely amazing work. Love the detail you add beyond the stamp. The blue eyes Oh Yes!!!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...