vrijdag 28 februari 2014

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - Christmas

Hi all!

Time for a new challenge at Fab 'n' Funky! It's the last challenge of the month, which is always a Christmas Card challenge! So easy, we want to see your christmas cards!

This is what I created for this challenge. I didn't use a sponsor's image due to personal issues.

The image I used is by Wee Stamps. She is called Holly and can be found here. I used my Copic Markers to color the image, and I used the following markers.
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E13
Hair: E53, E55, E57
Coat: R22, R24, R27, R29 and a white gelpen to add the polkadots.
Scarf: W00, W0, W2, W5
Cat: E55, E57
Hollies and berries: G40, G43, G46, R56, R59 
Shading: C00, C1, C3

The papers I used are by BoBunny, Father Christmas collection, and so are the brads I used. The flowers are by Prima Marketing. They are in my stash for ages, but I love the polkadots on them. That is what inspired me to make polkadots on her coat too. 


The sentiment I used is by AmyR, stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink on kraft card stock.


That was it for today, I hope you like it. Now hop over to Fab 'n' Funky to join us with your christmas cards. While you're there, please spread some love to the rest of the DT too!


Hugs, Sandra

zondag 23 februari 2014

ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE #200 - FAIRIES, ELVES, SPRITES OR PIXIES

Hi all!

Welcome to the 200th Robyn's Fetish Challenge! This week we want to see some FAIRIES, ELVES, SPRITES OR PIXIES on your project!
We have an amazing sponsor for this challenge, Aurora Wings. Mitzi, the owner of Aurora Wings, is offering a $20 gift certificate for her shop to the winner, so you'd better join us! Just click on the banner below to take a look at her shop.
AURORA WINGS
 Mitzi also provided some images to the DT to work with, and this is what I created.

I used a shape-art template by Dutch Doobadoo to create the shape of the card. The papers I used are by Authentique.
The image I used is called Himalayan Blue Poppy and can be found here. I used my Copic Markers to color this image. It took me about 4,5hours to color her, but I am pretty proud of the result. I used the following markers to color her.
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E13, R20
Hair: E13, E15, E18
Leaves: YG63, YG67
Poppies: C5, C7, R24, R27, R29, R59
I also used a puch to round the corners.
I used some kraft tags from my stash and a paper doily. I also attached some ribbon and twine to the tags.
The sentiment I used is by Noor!Design. I used a nestabilities circle die to cut it out. The lace, ribbon and twine were from my stash, and I added a clock charm.

I would love to enter the following challenges
ABC-Challenge - Flowers
Inkspirational challenge - Bingo (Shaped Card, Lace, Punch)
Fantasy Stampers Challenge - Bingo (Tag, Flowers, Charm)
Di's Digi Design Challenge - Bingo (Digi, Die-Cut, Flowers)

That was it for today, I hope you all like it! Now pop over to Robyn's Fetish and join us!

Hugs, Sandra

vrijdag 21 februari 2014

Coloring white with Copic Markers


Hi all!

Today I would like to show you how I color white with Copic Markers. When I am coloring with my Copics, and I want area's to be white, it looks weird when it's not colored. So I have been playing around, and trying different combinations, and this is what works best for me. Since I found these combinations, I am coloring more areas white. 
Note: I am not an expert in coloring, everything I show you is based on my own experience. 


Supplies
Images by Robyn's Fetish. 
Copic Markers (The combinations I used are listed in the tutorial)

Other supplies
Papers and embellishments of your choice


I am going to show you four different shades of white, beginning with a yellowish shade.
Copic Markers: Y000, Y00, Y02, Y06



Start with your darkest marker, in this case Y06. Add a thin line on the area you want to be the darkest.



 Take your second darkest marker, Y02, and blend the Y06. This is the base of your shading. 



Bring in a little bit of Y00 to blend the Y02 to finish your shading. 


Blend out the Y00 with Y000, and color the rest of the flower petals. 


I used G43 and G46 to color the rest of the image, and this is the result. 

Here is the finished card.



Now I am going to show you how to color the cream on some delicious hot cocoa.
Copic Markers: E40, E41, E43 and E47



Start adding the darkest color E47 as a shade, in this case at the cup and on the top.


Lightly blend the E47 with the E43 marker 


Blend it even further with the E41 marker. Your shading is now finished. 


Finally, color in the rest of the cream with the E40 marker. Make sure you blend the E41 with the E40 first, otherwise you will get harsh lines. 

Color in the rest of the images as wished. The markers I used for the cup are C3, C5 and C7 and for the heart R24, R27 and R29 

This is the card I created with the colored image. 


Now I would like to show you how I color snowmen, with a cold grey tone.
Copics used: C00, C0, C2, C5


Start with the darkest marker, in this case C5. Add a thin line where your image should be the darkest, under his scarf, hat and in the pleats of his arm and leg. 

It should look like this 


Lightly blend your C5 with C2 


This is how it looks after blending with C2 


Bring in the C0 to blend your C2 even further. 



Finally blend your C0 with C00 and color the rest of the area.


Now you can color the rest of the image. I used C5 and C7 for his hat and R22, R24 and R27 for the scarf.


This is the finished card.


Now I want to show you how to color a warm white color, as well as blue-white clouds.
Copics used for the dress: W00, W0, W2 and W5


Start again with the darkest color, W5 to add some shades on the angel's dress. 


I used the pleats in her dress as a guide to find out where the darkest areas are. 


Add a bit of W2 to blend the W5. 


Blend the W2 with W0 to finish your shades.


Bring in your W00 to color the rest of the dress. 


For the top part of her dress I followed the same steps, but I forgot to photograph some steps so I can't show them to you. 


Onto the clouds. I used the following Copics to colot them: BG10, BG000, BG0000 These colors are really hard to see on the pictures, but I promise you they are there. I started with BG10 to mark the darkest areas.


Then I blended it with BG000 


Finally I brought in the BG0000 to blend the BG000 and color the rest of the cloud. 


In this picture you can see the cloud are colored, but in real life it's even easier to see. 


Color the rest of the image as wished. For the skin I used E31 and E21. Her hair is colored with E15 and E18 and her horn is colored with YR23 and YR27 


And last but not least the finished card. 


This was my tutorial, I hope you like it and you will give it a try. If you have any other color combinations you can recommend, please let me know!


Sandra


Digi Haven Challenge - Bookmarks!

Hi all!

Time for a new challenge at Digi Haven! This week we want to see some BOOKMARKS! We have an awesome sponsor for this challenge, MELONHEADZ! They are offering 1 full sheet of images to the winner, isn't that nice! Just click on the banner below to go to their shop.
MELONHEADZ ILLUSTRATIONS

Melonheadz also provided a sheet of images to work with to the DT. The sheet is called Monthly Bookmark, and can be found here. This is what I created with on of the images.
The image is colored with my Copic Markers and I used the following:
Skin: E00, E02 and R20 for blush
Coat and umbrella: C00, C2, R24, R27
Hair and shoes: E15, E18
Water: BG0000
I created a little bookmark by making a tag from red cardstock. I used my Big Bite to punch a hole on top and added some lace and ribbon. I also added a big red button with some twine.

This is it for today, I hope you like it. Now hop over to Digi Haven and join us with your bookmarks!

Hugs, Sandra

zondag 16 februari 2014

ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE #199 - Add lots of snow

Hi all!

It is sunday again, time for a new challenge at Robyn's Fetish! This week we want to see LOTS OF SNOW on your project.
We also have a fabulous sponsor this week, MELONHEADZ! Melonheadz is offering a $15 gift certificate for the winner to spend in their shop.
Just click on the banner below to go to their shop.
MELONHEADZ ILLUSTRATIONS

Melonheadz also provided a set of images to the DT to work with, and this is what I created with them.
I made a little winterscene, using some light blue paper. I used a snowflake embossingfolder to add some texture to the background.
I also used a piece of white card stock and made a snowy hill. Now it looks like the boy is sledding off the hill!


I used my Copic Markers to color the images, and I used the following:
Trees: G43, G46 and some Stickles Stardust for the snowy effect.
Winter banner: B97, B99, C0, C2, E15, E18
Boy: E00, E02, B95, B97, B99, C0, C2, C5, C7, E15, E18

That was it for today, I hope you all like it! Now hop over to Robyn's Fetish and join us.

Hugs, Sandra