Saturday, March 1, 2008

I Wish I May, I Wish I Might...

Good morning! Are you going to have much time to play in your studio this weekend? I'm under the weather with a cold and was in bed all day yesterday, but today I feel well enough to blog and work on some cards. I'll probably just colour images--something that I love to do in front of the TV.

This is my first attempt with combining prismacolour pencil crayons, odorless mineral spirits, and H2O's. The H2O watercolour paint adds a nice shimmer.





I read that by combining colours that are opposite on the colour wheel, your piece will pop. As an example, look at the red shirt. Opposite on the colour wheel is green, so I added spots of green in the red shirt. There are areas left white, and uncoloured, to add dimension--or highlight. Notice how colour surrounds the image. I chose yellow because it was a colour that wasn't used a lot in the main image. Surrounding your image with a bit of colour grounds your piece, which means your piece does not look like it is floating. My background is painting, and I find it very useful in creating my cards. The part I find most difficult about these coloured images, is creating the actual card. Let's see what I can colour for you this weekend.

Stamp: Penny Black, Old Olive, unknown dp, cricut cut tree (Christmas), prismacolour pencil crayons, odorless mineral spirits, Twinkling H2O's.

Stamping Hugs
Beth

11 comments:

Marja Sch said...

What a lovely card.I like the way you colourde it. Just great.

pescbrico said...

Beautiful card and I love your coloring! :) Thanks for your nice comment on my blog :)

Kim H. said...

Your coloring is alway so gorgeous! You truly have a way with color. The LO is great too!

Alexandra said...

gorgeous card Beth - totally love this little guy! Glad to hear you are feeling better! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Maria said...

You did a beautiful job coloring your image! I love all the pretty shading and highlights! Your background in coloring really shows!

I'm like you. . .I color my images while watching TV and I store them in a crop file for future use!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend Beth!

Maria

LaurenceB said...

Happy to see you feel better .
Your image is so well colored ! And thank you for the explanations : I have a lot of images to color , so I'll do as you say ... hum , I'll try ! ,-)

tchou said...

what a lovely card! this boy is so cute!! great work with coulours!

Corie said...

This is just so adorable!!!

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

LOVELY...BEEEEEAAAAAAUUUUUUTiful artwork, Beth!!...soooo very yummy!

Marieke Vermeulen said...

STUNNING card! GREAT colors!

xxxMarieke

Ila said...

I love..love this card...I commented on it on SC earlier...but I'll say it again...It is Gorgeous!!!