Today over at Color Me Creative we are going boy mad! We were all asked to choose a boy image called ‘Two Toby’ from Mo’s Digital Pencil, our sponsors for this challenge. This little boy image tickled my sense of humour. When you’re having a bad day wouldn’t you just love to throw yourself on the floor and have a tantrum like this?!! As grown ups we mostly act with self restraint but it would be so much fun to just let it all out sometimes!! Thank you for the fun image Mo!
There’s not much to tell you about this card on the design side as I kept it quite simple, there is a lot of colour on the main image so all I did was distress the edges of all of the patterned papers, die cut a star and added some button detail. For the image itself I used a range of colours, see info below. My daughter Natasha suggested colouring him in with odd socks, she thought it looked like that could be why he was so upset! The sentiment is just printed from my computer.
As time is going on I’m starting to feel more confident with colouring images, slowly my skin is getting a little better, as is my blending. The tricky part of this image for me was the grounding. I wasn’t quite sure how to do it so I used some of the warm neutral colours, firstly dark, then medium, then light (T1, T3, T5) and blended as normal. I then used my colourless blender to remove some of the colour by adding random dots, trying to keep it a little bit darker nearer to the image to keep in line with the shading of where his body would be nearer the ground.
Hair is always still a bit of a challenge, but I find Copic colouring is a bit like souffles. You hear that some particular technique is oh so difficult (like a souffle) but with a bit of practice and determination you will perfect it eventually! You just need a ‘can do’ attitude! Suzanne says in her videos if an image is becoming annoying because it’s not quite right then walk away, what a great piece of advice!!
We have a silly thing that we do in our house when something is really annoying us, we hiss! I know you’ll think we’ve all gone completely nuts but you would be surprised at how much better you feel when you do it!! Go on, try it next time you’re feeling cross, I dare you!
Here’s the challenge info, it’s all about BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! BOYS!
NEW CHALLENGE #30 will run until November 11th! So your images should be all about BOYS! BOY THEMES, BOY IMAGES, BOY FUN!!! We want to see you use YOUR COPICS, COPIC REFILLS OR COPIC AIRBRUSH SYSTEM (Or ProMarkers if you have them)
Use Inspiration Pictures Below as well!
So make sure you pop by the girls’ blogs to see what they’ve been up to, they have a plethora of wonderful boy images to share with you.
Digital Tuesday challenge to make a card using button/twine. My main image is digital and I added the little button with some baker’s twine.
The second challenge I’m entering is a colour challenge over at Paper Makeup Stamps.
Finally I’m linking this up over at Make It Monday where anything goes.
I’ll be back soon with a card for a couple of challenges and information on the winner of the My Memories digital scrapbooking software giveaway!
YG03, YG06, YG07 & R24, R27, R29, R39 & BG10, BG13, BG15 (socks)
YG61, YG63, YG67 (dungarees)
T1, T3, T5 (ground) plus colourless blender
E11, E00, R20 (skin)
YR04, YR07, YR09 (t-shirt & sock)
E25, E49, E53, E59 (hair)