What do you do when you stamp up and colour some images (which you are reasonably happy with) and then you go blank on how to finish off your cards? That’s the situation I found myself in after my last post. I had coloured in a couple of images but when I went to finish off the cards I didn’t like any of the papers I chose or designs, etc I came up with. It was tempting just to put them aside and move onto something else but I feared that I might never return to them. I sucked it up and just assembled them. They may not be my favourite cards and they may not have any real flair to them but they are done. 🙂
I used the Gorjuss stamp set “Ruby” which is so cute. Decided to see how she would look if I water coloured her with distress markers and then coloured using copics. I stayed rather true to the colours displayed on the stamp set. Room for improvement with both but it is a start. Think I am getting better with skin tones, hair shading and shadows too. So yay!
Here’s the first card…
And here’s the second card…
The above cards were a great learning experience for me in many ways. I thoroughly enjoyed colouring them both – playing with watercolours and then seeing if I could create the same/better/different look using copics. The putting the card together bit though…was less satisfying. Perhaps next time I’ll begin with the end in mind. lol
I’m in back-to-work stupor mode, falling behind in commenting! Your cards are both delightful, Kylie (again, your amazing, awesome colouring has me in awe!) and you’ve transformed them in to sweet cards with the background papers. I think you should add them to CraftyHazelnut’s patterned paper challenges; they’d be a perfect fit and, as Elle mentioned, sharing them will provide a whole bunch of folks with inspiration! Your creativity and talent needs as must showcasing as possible – and here I go again, being your ‘marketing manager’!! Pre-colouring images…I’m so tempted to do that at times, but like you, I’m concerned that they wouldn’t translate to becoming ‘something’ later on. As we all know, I’m a challenge-addict, so I create on an ‘as goes’ basis. Still, I have some images where all I want to do is stamp up a batch of images and colour, colour, colour. Best therapy ever!! Off to see what’s next!! Hugs galore,
Oh C, you poor thing! Going back to work is never easy – no matter how short or long the break! Hope you’re managing to indulge in some therapy. 😉
Thanks so much for your sweet comments! They are, as always, truly appreciated. 🙂 Where, oh where do you find all these challenges? lol I never remember to enter. lol
I just love colouring. 🙂 I end up colouring a lot and then realise I should use them on something. 🙂 It’s relaxing. big hugs to you!!
I totally understand the feeling! I’ve avoided pre-coloring things on purpose because any time I spend more than a day or 2 between coloring and making the card, the creative mojo just seems to be gone for me. I guess not being in that same creative zone makes me doubt myself and end up unhappy with most of my choices.
I do think you’re being too hard on yourself, this time, though. Both of your cards are gorgeous! I love your coloring — can’t tell which one is better, to be honest. There’s something lovely and unique about both the watercolor and the Copic version. And the papers are perfect! I love how the top one complements the watercolor, and how the bottom one gives a ton of contrast.
Keep posting, Kylie! Even those cards that you feel are a miss are incredibly inspiring to see. 🙂
(Oh! I just recently got the Ruby stamp… I need to ink it up and play with it sometime soon)
So glad to know I’m not the only one. It’s can be hard! Thank you so much for your kind words. Looking at them with fresh eyes, I’m a little happier with them. Sometimes you need to take a step away, I think. 🙂
Can’t wait to see what you do with Ruby. I bet it will be amazing!!!!
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