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Sunday, 16 March 2014

A bit more colouring and a Freebie...

...to help get you in the mood.

Nicecrane Designs have a wonderful collection of image sheets and this is one of the latest...
..."Enchanted Spring" which you can find here and if you hop on over to the Nicecrane blog, you will find some wonderful creations that the DT have used the images from this sheet on.

However, what do you do if you have something in mind and these images are perfect but the colours are not what you wanted...well, if you are a bit techy you can play around with them in one of the various graphic programmes that are widely available but if like me you are a bit of a numpty when it comes to things 'techy', what do you do?

Nicecrane have lots of lovely 'digi-stamp' images sheets and they are great to colour - you really should go and have a browse here.

I loved the image in the top left of the pre-view sheet shown above but it wasn't the colour that I wanted. The fabulous Ignacio sent me a digi-stamp version and this is what I did...
 ...I have coloured the image using Spectrum Noir alcohol pens. I have softened the colour of the flowers around the edge by making them more of a peach shade and I have changed the colour of the character's outfit to turquoise but that wasn't all that I did. Whilst colouring, I wondered what the image would look like in more sepia tones...
 ...using the brown-greys (BG) from the grey range and FS1 from the flesh range, I started to colour the image again...
 ...gradually adding deeper shades and starting to blend them in with the use of the FS1 and the Blender pen...
 ...the brown-greys come in 10 shades but I thought it would be too dull to leave it at this, so I added some of the lighter tan shades - TN1, TN2, TN3 and TN4 to brighten the image...
...and as you can see, this image looks very different from the first one I did with the turquoise dress.

Don't be afraid to 'play' with colour - what is the worst that can happen? You waste some time and possibly spoil a bit of CS but you will have learnt what works for you and what doesn't

Ignacio very kindly sent me a little something to share with you...
...here's your chance to grab your very own freebie - Download here.

I would love to see what you do with your freebie so please hop back here and let me see what you get up to......................................................................



9 comments:

Nicecrane Designs said...

OMG Toni,,,,,,I am falling in love with your coloring,,,,,,Enchanted spring sheet,,,,,,,love the turquoise colors you are a master coloring my friend, I`ll post it in my blog,,,and waht a creative idea to add a sepia colored one,,,,,,,,to get different looks,,,,,,,yeahhhh...

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very pretty, love them both and the bottom one is stunning

Dan said...

So beautifully coloured Toni, you're so skilful! I love both takes on this, the full colour and the sepia.

Gina said...

Oh wow! They are gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing the image.

My simple life said...

So beautiful :) Very classic.

Lori said...

Love your coloring - so very pretty!

Allison said...

fab colouring, lovely image
Allisonx

MiniOwner said...

Wow! Fab colouring, Toni!
Sue x

Virginia said...

Wow to your beautiful colouring!