Thursday, June 24, 2010

Try It Out Thursday Copic Tutorial

Coloring clear/white images with Copic markers by Ashley Scheffler

This is an easy way to color those white or clear images (think wedding dresses, snowmen, animals and more!). You will first want to pick out your color combos that you want to use. The most popular combos for white/clear images are:
- BG10
-The C's (C3, C1, C00)
-The W's (W3, W1, W00)
I typically use BG10 with any image that is suppose to be frozen, cold or an outside image. I use the C's and W's for items with more warmth, such as clothing or wings. I will show you an image with the C combos and W combos!

Lets get started!

Here are the two images I will be coloring today. Wedding Audrey will have a white dress and veil and Cynthia the tooth fairy will be holding a white tooth.

Pick out your color combo for wedding Audrey. I will be using C3, C1, and C00.

Using your darkest color, shade where the dress would be the darkest (no light hitting) and on folds in fabric. Use a light hand...we do not want her dress to look gray or dirty. I also colored the veil.

Go over the darkest color with your two lightest colors. Mine were C3 and C00. Remember not to color in a lot of the dress..just stick to shading.

Here is what the shaded image looks like when finished.

Continue coloring the image. The colors I used:
Dress/Veil: C3, C1, C00
Skin: E00, E21, R20
Hair: E37, E57
Bouquet: G94, BV00, Y02
Ribbon: V15, V17
Crown: V15
Starbursts: BG10

Complete your card or project with the image!
My supplies used on card:
Image: TSB Wedding Audrey
Cardstock: Stampin UP, Bazzil Bling
Pattern Paper: KI lace cardstock
Other: Copics,Glossy accents, Hero Arts gemstones, Stampendous clear glitter, Prima flowers

Now lets continue coloring Tooth Fairy Cynthia with the W's. I will be using W3, W1, and W00.

Start with the darkest color and shade where the light does not hit (W3)

STEP 10-
Repeat the last step with the lighter markers (W1, W00). Remember not to color entire image so that the tooth still remains white and healthy looking!

STEP 11-
Here is what the entire image looks like when I am finished coloring it. The colors I used were:
Tooth- C3, C1, C00
Skin- E00, E21, R20
Dress/tights- G14, YG06, YG23, RV34
Hair- Y15, Y17
Wings: BG15, RV34, G14

STEP 12-
Complete a card or project with the colored image. I created a card with tooth fairy Cynthia and added a special embellishment of my own..a quarter for a cute add-on!
My supplies used:
Image: TSB Tooth Fairy Cynthia
Cardstock: Stampin UP
Pattern Paper: Doodlebug, Green piece was a scrap
Other: Copics, Corner Rounder, Hero Arts Gemstone, Glossy Accents, Circle Punches, Quarter, pop dots and glue dots

We woould love to see what create using today's tutorial, link up your projects in comments below and there may be a FREE image for one random person or maybe everyone!

Christy, Tracey, and Ashley

Monday, June 21, 2010

Card Patterns, Craftalicious, and Fussy & Fancy Challenge Sponsor

Did you know that The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring several challenges? Check them out for your chance to win some TSB images. The TSB design team has been working hard also to create some fantastic samples to inspire you, see them in the slide show above and visit their blogs for more deets!

Card Patterns challenge- Check out the sketch!

Craftalicious Challenges- We are honored to be their 1st Sponsor,
theme is monochromatic!

Fussy and Fancy Challenges-Challenge is monochromatic and wings.