Sunday, May 27, 2012

Tutorial - Coloring with minimal markers

Hi everyone! Kymberlee here again from The Paper Midwife. I hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day weekend. I am visiting my daughters (and grandsons) along with their Coast Guard husbands. Going to cook them all a nice dinner tonight to show my appreciation for their service. Thankful to all the service men and women who have proudly served and remembering those who gave everything for my freedoms.

Today I thought I would do a little tutorial about coloring with your alcohol markers. I happen to own all the Copic Sketch markers but the one thing I continually hear is " but I don't have enough markers to color like that" well I'm here to tell you that YOU CAN! To illustrate my point I to a simple image from Mo's digital pencil and colored it with only THREE. Markers.
By allowing your ink to dry between applications and blending colors you can achieve fantastic results.
The image is "Just Hatched" from Mo's Digital Pencil

I started by laying down my E02 for shadows
Then I used my E40 the color I chose for the skin tone

I then used Y13 for the accent color while the ink was drying on the skin tone. I kept going back over the areas I wanted more depth letting the ink dry in between, I added a little E02 to the beak with the Y13 and used O02 on the shell diffusing it with the colorless blender. Finally adding some Y13 in splotches to give the yellow some "texture"

My last step was to add a bit of the E40 under the egg for depth
(The picture is blurry because I am posting from my daughter's and didn't have my watermark)

There you have it - an image colored with just three colors and a bit of blender.

Your challenge - try to color an image with just three colors like I did. Use layers to give your image depth. If you don't use alcohol markers to color, then make a project using three colors so you can play along too.

Thanks for catching up with me here. This is my last scheduled Guest post but I may see you again here sometime in the future.
Thanks to Caroline and Allison for letting me come and play :)


Monday, May 14, 2012

Monchrome Challenge WINNER

I had my grandson help me out while he was visiting this weekend

I am going to need your mailing address to get your goodies mailed to you. 
Please email me at  
by 5/21/12 with your mailing address to claim your prize.

THANK YOU to everyone who participated.
 We will do it again starting the 27th ;)
 STAY TUNED RIGHT HERE at Paper Craft Weekend Challange

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Roses In Bloom - Use Your Stash

Hi Everyone

Michelle here from Lady Of Leisure Ink, wishing you all a Happy Mothers Day.  My project today uses a new file called 'Rose in Bloom' from The Digi Chick.  These flowers were super simple to put together (the designer gives great step by step instructions for their assembly.)

The photo doesn't show it very well but the roses are all sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Iridescent Pearl) - here is a close up.

I created the sentiment on my computer, along with some paper from my stash and a piece of Kraft  card stock run through a corrugater - I made a 'belly band'.  My candle looked at bit lonesome so I added some other goodies.

So your challenge is to use any flowers in a project and post using the linky button below.  I would love to see what you come up with.


Friday, May 11, 2012

Use Your Stash: Punches

Diane from My Time To Craft and it's time to dig out those punches you have hiding in the back of the craft drawer and find some new uses for them. Today I discovered that clam shell punches make great petals.

So in honor of Mother's Day this Sunday, here's a rose for all you moms.

A stack of nicer paper place mats from a local restaurant happened my way this week and I figured I could do something with them. Think stronger than your typical paper place mat with a nice linen texture. It's still pretty thin and didn't like my newer Cricut mat, so I pulled out the clam shell punch and it worked perfectly.
You can see a bit of the texture in this photo.
I then just started  rolling them to create the center and layering  the outer petals, adding a little water along the way to curl them. I loved working with this paper because it would quickly absorb the water I brushed on and would dry fairly quickly as well.