Monday, March 24, 2014

MarkerPOP!: Fixing Those Pesky Stamping Errors!

Hello everyone!    
Today I am sharing a Soft Violet color combo and a 
mini tutorial on fixing stamping errors. 

Soft Violet
B23, BV11, BV00 and BV0000
(Optional High Intensity BV25) 

 Lazy Susan Buggies (Whimsy Meljen's Designs)

See the leaf on your right?   When I am in a hurry I often get uneven stamping.  
There was a time when I would flip the paper over and re-stamp.   
Not necessary :D 

The 0.03 Copic Black Mulitiliner easily fixes the  stamping error. 
It would be difficult to see where the leaf did not 
stamp evenly.

That is just an easy peasy fix for stamping errors.   
Now, I will color the image and show you how the  error 
will will not show at all   
After all, can't we all use a few little tips along the way? :D 

The BV0000 was applied to the areas that I will want in shadow.  
This is a technique I use to test the water and see if I am satisfied with the shadow area.

BV23 was applied as my shadow color.  

When I have four colors in my basic combo, I have two mid-tones. 
Mid-tones comprise most of the image.     
B11 was applied from the shadow area and extended out a small amount. 

BV00, the lightest mid-tone was applied and gently flicked inward. 

BV0000, my highlight was applied.

The process was repeated on the second flower.   
It is best to work with small areas.   
This will allow the ink to remain wet and facilitate blending. 

For those who love high contrast, BV25 can be added to the areas very cautiously to 
areas that you want to have the least amount of light.  
My motto is "less is more".   
To use the high intensity in a small amount can give your image
 a more dramatic effect. 

The focal image, card base and designer paper accents were layered with 
Bazzell Gumdrop card stock.   
It is a great color that coordinates with violet!   

Disclosure:  I learned my coloring techniques from the fabulous Suzanne Dean, CMC.
Any bad habits I may have picked up I did so on my own! LOL

I hope you enjoyed this mini tutorial!   

Come back soon and I hope you leave a comment!  

Hugs,  Marie

Saturday, March 22, 2014

CMC: Tribalesque - "Show Some Skin"

I want to chafe my new DT card for you today.     
I used a fun  image from Digi Stamp 4 Joy.   Isn't she something!   
And now for our new CMC Challenge!    

Your challenge this time is all about
~Show Some Skin

Color any image you'd like but make sure the image shows some SKIN!
  $10 Gift Certificate to Digi Stamp For Joy


This is my design team card I created.    I used the Tribalesque by Digi Stamps 4 Joy.  

Our challenge was to show some skin and I thought this was the perfect image! :D    
particularly love this skin tone combo! :D  
Skin Tones: E50, E51, E53, cast shadow E71 and R20, R22 to highlight her cheeks.

Hair:  T3, T4, T6 and  T8 for high intensity

Costume:  BG79, BG73, BG75 ,  BG10,  and BG78 for high intensity.

Jewlery:  Y00, YR24, Y21

Creative Watercolor 

I am linking this card to the following wonderful challenges! 
Color Me Creative -  Show Some Skin! 
Addicted to Stamps and More -  Make Your Mark
Challenges 4 Everyone - Anything Goes

Monday, March 17, 2014

MarkerPOP: Anything Goes Challenge.

We have a great new challenge at our MarkerPOP Blog!    The challenge is an "Anything Goes"!   
Hop o over for a chance to win a great prize!    

This is the project I created for our challenge - 

Supplies Used: 
Stamp:  Tilda Hiding Rose Bouquet (Magnolia)
SVG Cut File: Gold Coin Inn - Leprechaun Trap
Butterfly Edge punch
Cardstock: 100#
Quilling tool and paper

Copic Sketch Used: 
Skin Tones:  E50, E53, E21, R20
Hair: YR23, E28, E15, E29
Clothing/Shoes:  G28, YG63, G12, G40, G46, W5 and C0, C2
Flowers:  R20, R22, R56
Leaves: G40, G46, G28, G97

I am linking this card with the following wonderful challenges!

MarkerPOP Blog! - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everyone - Anything Goes
Love to Create: Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by! Come back soon! 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

MarkerPOP: Light Brown Hair Copic Tutorial

Marie here with another mini video  and step tutorial for you.
I am so glad you came back :D    

Light Brown Copic  Combo
E37, E35, E33, E31, E30
E37 is an optional high intensity color


I used X-Press Blending Paper and stamped my image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. 
I like to put the skin tones in first when I color hair.    
I am placing my light source from the front.   This is optional.  I like to change it around because it gives me practice playing with light and I don't get into a rut.  
The video has a slightly different light source.  

I applied my lightest color, E30 to the areas that will be my highlight.   
You will notice that the hair this week is different from Luka's that I colored last week.   
Lisbeth's hair is flowing with peaks and valleys!   
Where to you want the peaks?   That will be your highlights.
Where are the valleys?  that will be your shadow. 
It's all about the peaks and valleys! 

E35 was applied sparingly to the valleys. 
Ink was applied in a flicking motion toward the highlight. 
I work in small areas so my ink will remain wet for easier blending.   
What area's are in shadow?  That area get's your dark tone.    
I are reserving my very darkest E37 for and optional  high intensity.
I will not use that at this point. 

Mid tone E33 is applied at the edge of the E35 and flicked toward the highlight. 

E31, my light mid tone  is applied carefully.   
I want to avoid coloring my highlight completely. 
My flicking motions are light and done with the tip, not the side of my brush marker.  
I do not want to loose the natural lines that are present in hair.   
Look for lines and hair clusters. 

I then repeated the flicking motion with my highlight, E30.  
Remember that every time the are is colored, it will become darker.  
I avoid coloring over the highlight side too much.  
Some people will leave a small amount of the white for 
greater highlights.   That is a personal preference.   
Try both and see what you like. 

The process was repeated with the front.
I then started on the opposite side of her head.   
I keep the area I am working on very small.  It takes more time but it is worth it.  

This is how the hair looks with the following combo.
E35, E33, E31 and E30.   

I am someone that loves high intensity in my coloring.   The more contrast, the better.   
Again, that is a personal preference.   For those who love high intensity, I used E37 very sparingly to add depth and dimension.   I separated a few clusters of hair with the E37.  I added some to the area around her neck and the very tip and root of her bangs.  
See how the high intensity makes it pop?   
The option is yours :D 

I dedicate this to my fabulous Coloring instructor
The techniques I know- and share are a direct result of her 
wonderful teaching. 
The GOOD I learned from Suzanne,
and the BAD I learned on my own! LOL 

I am linking this card to a fabulous challenge.  
I am so sorry it will be their final challenge.
Make It Monday - Where everything was "Anything Goes"

Thank you so much for stopping by!   I love having you here!  If there are any color combos you would like, just let me know and I will give it a whirl! LOL   
Come back soon - There's more to come. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Totally Gorjuss: The Princess of Dreams

Hello everyone! 
It is a gorgeous sunny day!  What a surprise after all the bad weather we have been having.    

Totally   Gorjuss has a new challenge for you to check out.  
Our sponsor is Crafter's Companion 
and our theme is

Pink and Green!

This is my take on the Pink and Green theme. 

And doesn't she look peaceful.
May all her dreams be wonderful!

I will be linking this card to the following wonderful challenges: 
Totally Gorjuss:   Pink and Green
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!   Come back soon!