Wednesday 28 September 2011

Flowers at Crafts and Me

Hiya Peeps,

If your looking for the Make It Colourful Blog Hop, please scroll down one post.

It's challenge time at Crafts and Me and it was my turn to choose and as usual I like to make it easy and I have chosen my favourite theme of FLOWERS.  As well as my challenge card I have a little cloud tutorial for you.  So grab a coffee and sit back and relax......

Image by Hannah Lynn "Gardening Girl Dawn" from Crafts and Me 
Papers & Lace by Websters
Lasercut Chipboard Fourish, Dragonflies and Filagree Centre by Make It Crafty
Magnolia Doohickey Grass Die
Doily and Flowers from stash

Now onto the tutorial........... 

Firstly what I will say is that if you look at the clouds in the sky, they change everyday and are so random that you can't get this wrong as there is no right way or wrong way of doing it.  If you don't feel confident then stamp your image but don't colour it and practice drawing the clouds. I'm not the best at tutorials so if you want to see how this is done in Youtube hop on over to the fabulous Annika Ryan from Another Messy Crafter, who demo's this brilliantly.

You will need B91, B000, C1, C00 and your colourless blender and of course your image.  I have chosen "Gardening Girl Dawn" by Hannah Lynn from Crafts and Me.

First I draw random outlines of the clouds using B91.  Remember to make sure you have very small lines towards the bottom to make them look like they are far away bring depth to your scene.

Then I added the B000

Then I added some C1.  Think of this as your shadows.

Then I go in with the C00 and blend

Then I use the colourless blender pen to blend all the colours together, which tones down the colours and gives you subtle clouds.

These are the colours I have used to colour the image:-

I hope you will experiment, you can add some B00 to make your clouds bluer or add some oranges, reds and yellows and create a sunset.

Whatever you decide, have fun and hope to see you over at the Crafts and Me Challenge Blog with lots of flowers.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
Aud Sentiments - Happy Birthday 
Crafty Purple Frog - Lots of layers
Flutterby Wednesday - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Dies/Punches
Papercraft Star - Lace
Paper Shelter - For girls
Pennys Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - Happy Birthday
Scrap Creation  - It's a girl thing


Juls said...

ooooooooooooh just gorgeous!!! Hugs Juls

Ally said...

Tracy, this is such a cute card and thanks for the marvellous tutorial. I defenitely have to start colouring with these fab copics, too!!
Hope I can do this!
XOXO, Alessandra

KristyLee said...

Oh my gosh Tracey,
Your "wishing you well" card is so stunning, really!!! It's so beautiful! The coloring is wow!
I am so glad I got to see this today!

Melanie said...

Thanks for the tutorial Tracy, backgrounds - including sky, can make or break a scene, so you've helped improve mine from now on!

Maria Therese said...

So pretty sweetie ♥

Anonymous said...

Hi Tracy!! This is absolutely stunning sweetie!! Your coloring is always so amazing!! Thanks for sharing!! HUGS

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Tracy all I can say is awesome.
Lorraine x

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card Tracy, and a fabulous tutorial. hugs Shirleyxxx

Sudha said...

Gorgeous creation dear. Love the image too.

FerrellGraph-x said...

Tracy this is such a beautiful card! I love the way you colored it!
I'm so happy you joined us at Papercraft Star!
Kindest regards,

Angelica Turner said...

Beautiful card, your coloring on the image is amazing. Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions.

Tracy said...

Beautiful card Tracy! The image is gorgeous and the clouds add just the right soft background. That Pink Paislee paper is some of my favorite. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!

Danni said...

Gorgeous coloring on this spectacular card!! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Audrey said...

What a beautiful card! I love your coloring! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Joey said...

Beautiful card Tracy, your colourwork is fantastic, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

Unknown said...

omw... this is stunning. what amazing colouring!!! Thanks for sharing it at Inky impressions xx

Frances said...

Beautiful card, I love how you colored that image soooo much! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrap Creations. hugs, Frances.

Unknown said...

O wow this is stunning, love your colouring, its fabulous. Thanks for the tutorial xxx

gina g said...

Hi Tracy what can i say stunning creation as always lol. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter this week. luv gina xx

Julie said...

Excellent colouring - thanks for the clouds tutorial! x

Cheryl Walker said...

DARLING card!!! thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions Die cuts/punches challenge this week!! Hope to see you back again next challenge :)

Franz♥ said...

I love your card dear! Your colouring is really stunning!

Thank you for joining us at Deep Ocean, hugs, Francesca.

Unknown said...

I had to stop over and see what beautiful creations you have come up with lately, and I was not disappointed. And I got a tutorial to boot!! I have to say though the hair on this image is to die for. You did a wonderful job!

Jackie said...

What a fabulous card and I just love the background you created for it too! Fabulous! Thank you for joining us this week at Inky Impressions!

Britta Swiderski said...

How you colored the image is so pretty; I can't get over how many pretty colors you used. Thanks for sharing which copics you used! Lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

angelwhispers said...

Just beautiful Tracey I adore it!! Thanks for joining us this week over at TCPFC this is superb!! Chanelle xxxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Sorry I've not been for a visit recently. Tracy. I have, however, taken a peek at your recent makes and they are all lovely! Fabulous scenery, colour work and embellishments on this beauty! Hugs, Lesley

Jane said...

This is stunning Tracey! Love your cloud tute and the details on your card are so gorgeous! thanks for entering the Deep Ocean challenge too! hugs, Jane x

Tammy Miller said...

Wow what a cute project, thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Aud Sentiments.

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous Tracy!
So happy you could play along @ Aud Sentiments!