Monday, 19 September 2011

Color Me Creative–Sepia or Black & White Challenge & a Winner!

Hi there everyone

Today I have a fun card to share with you using sepia colouring techniques.  When I first heard about this challenge I panicked a little!  I have never coloured in sepia so it was definitely a bit of a stretch, but to my surprise it was a whole lot easier than I thought and I loved doing it.

(NB: if you’re here to find out the winner of my giveaway please scroll to the bottom of this post)
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My friend bought me this gorgeous Greeting Farm stamp, she’s called Tuesday.  You can’t quite make it out in the photo but I have coloured her eyeshadow with a Spica glitter pen so it has a lovely sparkle to it.

If you’re signed up to Suzanne’s Color Me Creative classroom you will find a fabulous tutorial in Class 4 on how to colour with sepia.  I rummaged through my old photos to see if I had any that were sepia, but thankfully I mustn’t be old enough as my oldest are just black and white!  I’d like to try and recolour her in black and white actually as it’s another technique I haven’t tried yet.

These are the inspiration pics…

 It’s meant to be a ‘pop’ of colour so I’m not quite sure my polka dot background qualifies but my image does just have a pop of colour if that counts ;o)

What’s fun about this technique is that you don’t need every single pen out on your studio table, you just have a few as you can see below and where they are so close in the colour family they blend almost effortlessly.  I’d love to know what you think of her hair, I was experimenting with some lighter tones.

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The rest of the DT girls have made up some absolute beauties, you will be in awe of some of their colouring, so pop by and visit each of their blogs for inspiration…

Charlene Randall

Brook Guinn

Anary Baumgarth

Melanie LaBelle

Marie Gamber

Pat St. Martin

Jenn Cochran

Michele Spera

Sandie Dunne

I’m entering this card into the following challenges..

One Stop Crafts – Girlie
Di’s Digi Designs – Anything goes
Unscripted Sketches with this sketch
I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Artfull Crafts as I am a featured guest designer over there.  If you haven’t visited their shop pop on over, there’s so much to see!  I was also a featured guest designer over at LAGirl 13 last week.  It’s been a busy week for me lol.  Thank you to both Lowri and Dee for featuring me, it was fun!

Announcing the lucky winner of my Paper Issues blog hop prize!  Congratulations go to Lauren!  Thanks Lauren for joining in on the fun.  Please can you drop me an email to claim your prize,

Happy crafting everyone!


  1. Brilliant coloring! LOVE the technique, now I want to try that. Really neat use of the Unscripted sketch too.

  2. Love, love your sepia coloring! Darling card... I'm following you now!

  3. What a pretty card Ruby!!! I love the colors and the banner!!

  4. What an adorable card - love the coloring! Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches!

  5. You did a stunning job with the Sepia colors. Your image is so cute.
    Hug, Pat

  6. One of my favourite TGF images ever! Love the sepia colouring and pop of colour - great work Ruby! Jo x

  7. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches!

  8. Wonderful card Ruby! You did a great job on your sepia tone!

  9. Hi! Oh what a gorgeous project! Thanks for joining us for our first challenge at Di's Digi Designs! Shelly :)

  10. Beautiful card. Great colouring. Thanks for joining us at Di's Digis.

  11. Really cute I love the TGF image. Great colors. I am so glad you joined us at Unscripted Sketches. Good luck. Hope you join us next week.

  12. Very cute card! Love how you colored the image! Thanks for playing along with us at Unscripted Sketches this week!


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