Monday, 16 August 2010

A colouring experiment!


Now obviously I need to work on this lol, it's NOT perfect!  I got the idea from this tutorial which actually combines copics and prismas - I rushed off and ordered some Koh-i-noor pencils from Elzybells (sadly they're closing soon) so I could try it myself.  I've wanted to try them for ages so the tutorial just gave me a little push ;o)  They arrived this morning, so this is my very first attempt at combining the two, hopefully there'll be some improvements when I get the hang of it!

I've used an image from Digistamp Boutique, coloured with a combination of promarkers and koh-i-noors.  Cardstock is coredinations, with some stripy paper from my scraps - I had a sort out this weekend and you wouldn't believe the amount of scraps I found!  I've added some Doodlebug letter tiles and card candy to finish.  This one's for my brother-in-law, so I've kept it simple as I don't think he's all that bothered about anything fussy.

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28 comments:

theCook said...

Why are you not happy with the coloring? I don't see what's wrong...

Lindsey said...

Oh I love it! Hurray for the postman! I think you have coloured him beautifully, he seems to have so much depth. Love the simple layout too. My favourite!
Linds xx

Aunty Sue said...

Lisa looks find to me gosh if you havent got it perfect cant wait to see it when you do.

Sarah said...

Hi hun, colouring's fab how long ago did you say you were going to try those pencils! Have fun, off to check out that tutorial now. Sarah x

Sue said...

Hi Hun
gorgeous card, your colouring look s fabulous, best go check out the tutorial meself!! sue,x

martina's kaartjes said...

Great card ! The colouring is terrific ! Great job you did there...
Greetings,
Martina
x

sallysbitz said...

I think you have coloured this image in well.... STOP doubting yourself, its a lovely card xx

Debs M x said...

it looks fab! wish i could colour as good as you! x

Little K Smith said...

Hi Lisa
Fab card, love the image and I think you've coloured him wonderfully! Love the simple layout too.
Kelly.x

Maria said...

Your colouring is stunning Lisa! thanks for the link to the tutorial hun! xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I think your colouring is perfect, I'm so impressed. This is a great male card. Marianne x

Fae said...

Oooh Lisa, this card is perfect for a male. Love teh image.

Hugs, Fae xxx

Kat said...

Great card Lisa. Just right for a male card. Love how you've coloured this cute image.

Kat xx

Cheryl Gaffney said...

I followed your link from The Sweetest Thing and just had to tell you how wonderful your card is! I am happy to become a follower on your lovely blog too!

TFS, Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com

Jackie said...

Your colouring is fantastic, the card is good too :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, fab colours and adorable image.
luv
debby

coops said...

great male card lisa.the image is fab and love your layout and fantastic colouring :D

xx coops xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Lisa, well Im not sure of dogs drinking booze but you never know, fabulous card and just right for a male. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Lin said...

Lisa this reminds me of my lovely old long gone friend Tilly who had a penchant for sniffing around to see if she could find any glasses left on the floor! Didn't have a glass of her own mind, lol

It's little face is adorable, soooo cheeky.

Lin xx

Krista Driessen said...

Great card !

Anonymous said...

I think you did a great job blending the two mediums and your card came out very well.
This is my first visit and I must admit I love your simplicity. You create enough appeal without making the card busy and cluttered...love your style. I know someone that would probably love your work and is thinking about putting together a DT. If you might be interested contact me cheribabe@gmail.com
Hugz,
Cheri

Jennifer said...

Stunning colouring Lisa! Have bookmarked that tutorial. I have the full Prisma collection but never use them...such a waste! I always grab the markers so to combine them would be fab. Love your layout and design...stunning xx Jenny xx

Anonymous said...

LOL!! I just adore this!! :) The coloring looks fantastic hun!!

CraftyC said...

A super card Lisa, beautifully coloured and I love the tiles down the side!
Clairex

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Lisa, this little image made me chuckle, he is so sweet! Great colours and layout! hugs Heidi xx

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card - the colouring is fab! Check out my blog cos there's a little something for you... Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Anonymous said...

Fab male card, your colouring is fine,
Sue x

Monique said...

Cute Cute cute.. What a great masculine card. Wonderful job on the coloring and I love the cheers down the side :)..Great take on the sketch