Tuesday, June 5, 2012

All In Brown

Hi all!  I'm so excited to be sharing my first coloring inspiration post on the Make it Crafty blog. I thought I would start out with something fairly simple - coloring an image entirely in browns.  I've colored a lot in the gray families, but I hadn't tried coloring in only the E's.  When I'm coloring with Copics, I tend to use 2-3 colors from the same color family separated by a number or two.  This is really Copics 101, but that's where I am.  I've been working my way through the Frenchie images and Leon was next in my pile.  I thought he'd be perfect in brown.  I created a color cheat sheet for you with all the brown families that I used and where I used them.  I find these little sheets - or rather the pictures of them on my blog - to be really helpful when I want to remember how I colored something.

The Frenchie images are so cute and detailed, they can really carry a card on their own.  I love to make them nice and big to give me room for coloring.  The image is 4" on its largest side.  I made a clean and simple card with brown and cream papers to pull out the colors.  I added a few sticky back cream pearls.  I think this may end up being Hubby's Father's Day card.  He doesn't like typical guy things, but he does love ice cream.

Supplies Used
Make It Crafty Images - Frenchie Leon Digital Stamp
Copic Markers - see above for color sheet

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
1. Alphabet Challenge - I for Ice Cream
2. Here Come the Boys #28 - anything goes

Happy Coloring!

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Rhonda Miller said...

Great job coloring. Your card is terrific.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Your coloring is truly amazing!

Alyce said...

Oh wow Jen! Such beautiful colouring and I really love the tones :)

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Congrats! They pick the perfect person to show case the a beautiful coloring inspirations post. I love your coloring is always beautiful and helpful. Great card and work with the browns. I love the pattern paper and look at the perfect pearls. TFS AJ~