Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bee Mine!

I wanted to remind you all to enter this months challenge, "Share the Love" and I also wanted to talk briefly about colouring black.

I have used this gorgeous CC Design lil bug emma stamp on X-Press It Blending Card. I used the following colours to blend and ofcourse finished off with lots of clear Spica in her wings and gold Spica in her hair!

In the original image of Emma she doesn't have the black bee stripe across her belly. I used my multiliner to add in the stripe as I wanted her to look more like a bee, rather than a beautiful butterfly or fairy!

The interesting thing about creating a black effect with Copics is that you don't need to use black at all. I find if I do use black (100) it is very flat and you can't show any definition in the shading. Whereas if you use a combination of grey, you will be able to get a good shaded black area. So.... to colour the "black" stripe on Emma's belly I used C-1, C-3, C-5 and C-7. This is my favourite combination for black!

I still colour using my lightest colour first and then gradually work in the other greys, until I create the illusion of black!

I used Basic Grey's gorgeous Lemonade cardstock to put this card together and X-Press It foam tape to raise the image and a few of the panels!

There is a little bit of time to still enter your project in our challenge. So don't miss out! Enter HERE now!!!!

Happy Colouring....Mandi

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  1. Gorgeous card Mandi! I had avoided colouring 'black' because I couldn't get it to look right - now I will :)
    (Could you change the colour of the text in the purple? The background makes it impossible to read.)

  2. Totally cute Mandi - love how you altered 'Emma' to look like a bee!!! :)