Friday, March 25, 2011

Happy Easter

This is for a Magnolia challenge. I will ask you to vote for me (no kidding!!) towards the end of April. But for now, before my old brain forgets about it, I am going to enter. I colored this image especially for the contest. I was thrilled with the way it came out. I have been devouring tutorials on youtube as to how to color and shade. I realize that my coloring was ok before I decided that I could do better. Now that I am watching real artists (people who get paid to paint, draw or color), I can see a difference in how I am actually looking at things. I took a whole lot of photos as I wanted the colors to photograph at least close to what they actually are. The big reality check here was in realizing I didn't need all of those copics! So to pass on what I have learned - buy 2-3 in a color family (light, medium and dark   not the darkest either as you can always color it again and darken your color). Then before you buy any more, buy the refills for those colors. Pretty soon you will realize you are having a major storage problem. That is when you figure out that you don't need every color copics makes! I am trying to buy the refills now and wow - they do take up a lot more room than the copics! So here is my springtime card for the Magnolicious Highlight challenge. Hope you like it and decide to vote for me when the voting begins! I will post on the blog to jar your memory!!

I love Tilda with tulips (I think that is the stamp name. I am supposed to add a link to the store that I bought her from, so here it is http://www.magnoliastamps.us/store2/
  I used a huge amount of copics on this - that is pretty unusual for me. I had to add stickles so check out the greeting! It is a girlie card so I got to add ribbon and flowers for a change. I used Tim Holtz inks for the background as I wanted to mix colors so it would blend with the copics I used. They are E00, E11, E18, BV02, BV04, BV00, BV08, Y11, Y28, Y17, Y15, Y21, YR23, RV000, RV02, RV04, RV06, YG63, YG67, G28, G21, R20, W0, W3, W5, W7, C0, C3, C5, C7. The Happy Easter does match a spellbinder's die but I stamped it directly on the card. It came from stampingscrapping.com. Told you I used a lot of colors! Hope you enjoy the card. Please let me know what you think of my coloring. I am trying to improve and it will help if you guys let me know what you think. Hugs to you all!! Hoping to be posting another birthday card pretty quickly as its my sister's birthday next Monday!!Barb F
Just realized I neededto add that these are full sized Tilda and wall images.

28 comments:

Peggie said...

Really sweet. Love Tilda sitting on the brick wall.

Billie's Scrappetique said...

Barb, this is beautiful! I love the way you colored the wall too!!

Christina C. said...

Hi Barb! Well, I took a close look at your coloring and I think it is absolutely stunning!!!!
Your Miss Tilda is gorgeous and your coloring is fabulous.
I'm working on improving mine too!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

These two images are wonderfully paired! Your coloring is so pretty and the little Easter scene you created is a delight! Hugs,Barb

Judy K. said...

Barb, your card is adorable and your coloring is fantastic! You look like a pro to me!!!!!
Judy K.

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is darling- so sweet- love the coloring!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow!! Your coloring is just amazing!! LOVE your fun scene and pretty colors here!! TFS! HUGS

scrappinpeg said...

love your coloring on this one. Very pretty....

Linda said...

What a super cute card lovely!!!!

LINDA W. said...

LOVE your card your coloring is great
I need to look at more videos
hugs Linda

Rosie said...

Ooooh your card is gorgeous!! The colors are fabulous. Hugs, Rosie :)

Nana Jo said...

I think you did a great job of coloring - I tried looking to see if I could find anything that I thought was wrong but I couldn't find anything. However, I am a beginner - so have lots to learn but I like the stickles, everything is fab.

Mickel said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors too!!

Eve said...

what a pretty scene you created for easter! luv your coloring, and colors of the card! :-)

Corinne said...

Barb, your card is beautiful. Wonderful job on the coloring and masking. Love the colors...perfect for Spring and Easter. Beautifully done.
Hugs~
Corinne

Rene said...

Super pretty! I love that stone wall and yours is GORGEOUS! Just beautifully colored!
Rene :D

Sandy said...

Very pretty - I love the way you have colored this card especially your rock wall - fantastic!! I also like the border you have used.
Hugs
Sandy

Denise said...

Barb, Tilda is adorable!!! I love her on the rock wall. Great job coloring!!!!!!!! Loves & Hugs

Carol said...

Really great job. I just got the Tilda with Tulips from my recent order. I love that wall. I might have to order that next. You did a phenomenal job. Good luck!
Aloha from Hawaii!
cc

Iulia said...

Adorable card! love that stone wall and your great coloring!
I have a blog candy running these days if you happen to pop in:)
Hugs, Iulia

RenateKreativ said...

Beautiful card!
Hugs Renate

Janiel/ janny said...

Adorable card... Love the stams you have put together... JUST BEAUTIFUL!
Thank you for joining us at the Magnolia-licious Easter-Spring Extravaganza Contest. Good Luck!!
hugs, Janiel

ScrappySandie said...

Hi Barb! Yes, your coloring is great! Very nicely done! The whole scene is adorable!

Caity Sue said...

Hey Barb....great job on the coloring! I love your work and I'm so glad you're sharing on the card making group! I would be more than happy to vote for you when the time comes.

cabio's craft corner said...

Barb, your card is so pretty and sweet. Love the light springy coloring. Thanks for sharing :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Vivi Casale said...

aawwww how lovely this is!!!
wonderful card!!
xoxo
Vivi

Cricket said...

So cute!

LINDA W. said...

Great card Barb!!!! love this Tilda
beautiful card.
hugs from Texas...Linda