Sunday, 13 April 2014

Results of the Kit and Clowder Saturated canary Colour along....

I took a Kit and Clowder Free Lesson this afternoon,                                                               (this is the website.... http://kitandclowder.ning.com/
Using Saturated Canary's Pixie Nerd. We were very kindly provided with a discount code so we could play along for less, and for that I thank Krista! it is a fantastic image, I love it to death already!

The colouring class was a quick overview of colouring a whole image instead of the courses which are more in depth. I'm very much considering saving up for a course as I have already learnt so much from an 80 min session (of which some was talking over things)

It took me most of the afternoon to colour , as it was colour combinations I had never used before  . I had another lady to thank for the colour combos used as I didn't have copics, and couldn't work out the corresponding colours.

After colouring her I made her into this awesome shadow box card - for this I adapted a tutorial from the rubber cafe.

but first the colouring - I coloured the image as best as I could, adapting the copic strokes to work with promarkers. In the more delicate detailing I used fine nibs. When she was all coloured, I used watercolours to surround the image. this was in shades of purple, blue and ochre.

The box card I finished off by adding two strips of purple glitter cardstock to the edges of the box card and one of my spellbinders oriental edging strip die cuts behind that edge (same on both sides)
I used Samaflora tiny roses and some die cut petals in the bottom corners, a purple glittered butterfly edging strip cut on my scan n cut at the top , and there are 4 cheery lynne tiny butterflies dotted around too. the trails are actually the waste from the wing cut outs !
the image is mounted on a mauvey purple irridescent paper inside the back panel of the shadow box . I didn't want to put too much overlapping the edges of the 'frame' as it is a detailed image and I didn't want to detract from it at all.

thank you so much to everyone that gave me pointers , and to Alyce of Kit and Clowder who was fantastically helpful too!
this is one card I will NOT be parting with!

Lots of Love, Rachel


23 comments :

  1. Adorable! Fab coloring and love the sparkle!
    {hugs}
    Regan

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    1. thank you so much Regan! I love my glitter cardstock but its so rare I have a project to use it on!

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  2. Rachel, this is awesome hun! You did a amazing job on this cutie. I tried to color myself with the promarkers.. I find it very difficult.. ( I am a distress ink girl). I love the colorcombo! Big hugs, you are amazing! xxx Sylvia

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    1. I'm still learning after almost a year of using solely promarkers... they can be difficult to work with especially if you dont have the right cardstock etc... but im very pleased ho this turned out! I need to go transcribe the colour along into my notes so i can recreate it I think..my memory being how it is, i won't remember LOL

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  4. This is brilliant. And I love the colors they look fab together x

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    1. thank you Pam... it is Fiona Crisp's colours for the colour along as not having copics I couldn't use the exact colours... but I love the way the watercolours worked, I was given them and never used them until now.. they are strange as they are liquid watercolours in a tube!

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  5. This is a lovely card. Thanks for joining in our Shadow Effects challenge at http://graphitmarkers.blogspot.co.uk/
    Anjie (DT)

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    1. I hope it fits OK Anjie as its not a 'shadow' in thestrictest sense of the word, but the shadow box frame does throuw some lovely shadows too when you get it in the right light!

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  6. This is an adorable Design, thank you for sharing with us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge we would love you to join in with us again next week for another fab challenge....
    Hugs
    Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge Blog
    Xx

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  7. That is really lovely! And I adore the image. Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

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  8. Fab image and colouring! Thanks for sharing with us at Craftyhands, good luck! Xx

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  9. Very impressive! All the detail and sparkle definitely make an awesome shadow box card. So glad you shared your creation at Savvy Handmade Cards.

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  10. great card, i know what you mean about having the right card stock and had all sorts of problems when i first started with promarkers, they used to bleed and you get so down hearted with yourself.thanks for joining us at craftitude, good luck
    caroline dt

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  11. WOW!!! your colouring is stunning! beautiful card thanks so much for joining us at the Graph'it Marker challenge!

    Huge hugs xx Cara xx

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  12. Outstanding Rachel, I have yet to reach these heights of colouring excellence, amazing my friend xxx

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  13. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Craftitude.

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  14. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 24: anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  15. What a fabulous creation!
    We’re so glad you could play along with us this week for the The Bug Spring Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
    Don’t forget to check out The Bug Blog for our new Challenge that starts tomorrow! We hope you’ll join the fun!!!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
    Kaymin Kreations

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  16. Beautifully coloured! Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo's Spring themed challenge this week. We hope you join us again soon!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo DT

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  17. This is lovely, your colouring is beautiful. I love the dies and punches you've used too.

    Thanks for joining in our latest challenge at Crafty Calendar.

    Jo x

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