Saturday, October 13, 2018

Leading Lady for Winnie & Walter Take Two



Hello again!  I'm back with my second leading lady post for Winnie & Walter (W&W).  But before I get to this week's projects, I want to thank everyone who took the time to leave me such encouraging comments here, on the W&W blog and on my IG account.  It was heart warming and I am so pleased you liked my cards!  Ok, who's cutting onions and making my eyes water? 😂  All right, enough of that.

For this week, I'm dialling back the bright colours and cute factor, and focusing on colouring botanicals on colour cardstock.  It was just a little over two years ago after starting my blog that I learned how to colour.  Terms like shading, highlights, cast shadows, etc. were foreign to me, but they make a huge difference in giving images depth and realism.  I love to colour now and am still learning lots.  So when it comes to colouring on colour cardstock, I think of color pencils first.  However, I am exploring a couple of other methods this time.


COPICS

Who knew, but you can colour with Copics on colour cardstock as long as the cardstock is a light colour!  Copics is my favourite way to colour, so I was excited to test this out.


On an A2 size Smoky Slate panel, stamped and masked the images from In Bloom: Elsa's Flora in the upper right left corner with Copic friendly black ink.  Removed masks and coloured the image (except for the mistletoe berries) with Copic Sketch markers R27, R24, R14, YG17, YG03, Y06.  Since there is no white Copic marker, I used a white Prismacolor pencil to colour the mistletoe berries.  I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to blend and colour with Copics.  And the Colorless Blender worked like normal, too!


Next, I die cut with In a Word: Merry cutaway three times from scraps of white shimmer paper and stacked them for dimension.  The sentiment from In a Word: Merry stamp set was white heat embossed on a black strip.  The panel was adhered to a white card base and clear shimmer added on the poinsettias finished off the card.




DISTRESS OXIDE (DOx)

The second medium I wanted to try is watercolouring with DOx inks.  These inks have both dye and pigment properties and it's the opaque pigment property that allows the colours to show on dark cardstock.


On an A2 size Early Espresso panel, the leaves from In Bloom: Renee's Leaves were inked with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door DOx inks were smooshed onto my craft mat, then using a watercolor brush, picked up the colours and coloured in the leaves.  As you can see, the DOx inks does show on dark cardstock, but it looked dull and unimpressive to me.  I thought maybe I used too dark of a colour cardstock, so I attempted on Kraft cardstock.


This time I heat embossed the images in black and added Mowed Lawn DOx ink to the colour palette.  It was a bit better, but still too dull for my liking.  So comes out my Zigs and I was a lot happier with the result after intensifying the colours and adding shading.


Added black splatters to give some texture.  Because this is not watercolor paper and I was a little heavy handed in some areas with water, the paper pilled a bit.  If you try this, use water sparingly.


Completed the card by diecutting In a Word: Thanks from white and black cardstock and offsetting it for a shadow effect.  Adhered it over a torn strip of vellum to make it stand out even more.


And I tried to salvaged what I could of the first dark brown one.  Used my Zigs on it as well then popped on a bright shiny gold sentiment to finish.  To be honest, I will most likely stick to color pencils when colouring on colour cardstock.



GIVEAWAY

Just a quick reminder, Shay has generously offered a $30 gift card to the W&W store for me to give to one lucky commenter on my blog here.  For your chance to win, leave a comment on this post and/or any of my leading lady posts by October 31.  I will randomly pick a winner from all the comments left across the four posts.



Thank you for hanging out with me.  Have a wonderful week!













Challenges:

Christmas card heading to:
The Flower Challenge - 2nd Birthday #25 Add Sparkle
Winnie & Walter - WCMD 2018 Clean and Simple (CAS) Challenge with Heather


Thanks card heading over to:
Addicted to Stamps - #167 Autumn Colours
Fab n Funky - #411 Autumn Colours
Creative with Stamps - #31 Halloween or Leaves
Watercooler Wednesday - #191 Charlotte's All About Occasions





47 comments:

Debra Rumpza said...

Love the cards you created for today, Trina! Your coloring is amazing!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love the coloring of the poinsettia and the beautiful fall-colored leaves!

Dana M said...

Oh what beautiful cards! Gorgeous coloring and fabulous designs.

Mary-Anne V said...

Fabulous coloring examples today using distress oxide inks and copics. It was fun seeing your wonderful creations.

pcm said...

beautiful cards!

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow your designs and coloring are gorgeous - thanks for the ideas:)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful cards, Trina! Love the organic feel you project with your colours and the placement of the stamped images.

Gayle Bartholomew said...

Trina, your poinsettia card is gorgeous. Thanks for experimenting with the Distress Oxide inks, helps us all learn something.

Becca Yahrling said...

Your cards are just gorgeous. Personally, I love the
look of colored pencils on colored cardstock the best.
They seem a perfect pairing.

McStamper said...

Your cards are amazing. Thanks for sharing your beautiful inspiration.

Chris said...

Beautiful stamping and colouring and a fabulous design! Thanks for playing along at Fab'n' Funky this week.
Chris
x

Shona Chambers said...

Your colouring skills are fantastic, especially on the flowers and love the ripped vellum for the sentiment, adds so much texture and interest to the card!!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful fall leaves, Trina! The Zigs added amazing clarity and brightness! I love the die cut sentiment placed on the vellum! I learned a lot about coloring on colored cardstock from your examples. Thanks for sharing.

Christine Alexander said...

amazing colouring on coloured card Trina and beautiful shading. I agree the extra colour from the zigs really make the leaves pop.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

The cards are all stunning!!! The Poinsettia and the leaves colored with the Zigs are so crisp and clear!! The shading is perfection!! Am in love with all of your designs and your avid fan!!!
@jordanbev5

Beverly Jordan
jordanbev5 @ yahoo.com

Aileen said...

wow Trina these are amazing, I love the colour depth you have reached with the poinsettia just stunning. And your save with the zigs on the thanksgiving cards wonderful.

Kristie Wilson said...

I love your coloring! The poinsettias are stunning on the gray cardstock.

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards and thanks for sharing different ways to color.

mandalj said...

Your colouring on all your cards is great! I especially like the look of the Distress Oxides on dark paper.

Karenladd said...

These are so gorgeous and I love your coloring on shaded cardstock. My favorite is the poinsettia on gray, wow! I'll have to try this myself as I've only colored on white cardstock with my markers.

SHartl said...

These are such beautiful cards and I love that you showed us how you added shading and more color to the design with the leaves. It really did make it pop!! I am such a beginner at coloring and haven't yet learned how to do shading but I hope to learn at some point!

Tinstar said...

Trina you have created 2 beautiful leaf cards. I love how you recovered that dark panel card with your Zigs - it really pops now. I love the vellum sentiment panel on the craft card too. Thanks for joining in the fun at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT

Shylaa Shree said...

beautiful cards Trina and very inspiring, the leafy background is perfect for the season and very adorable

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love these cards! Great job.

Arianna Barbara said...

Love your amazing colors!!! Beautiful cards!!!

Kuni said...

Wonderful card, love the colors.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers challenge and i hope to see you again.
Hugs
Kuni

Izzy Scrap said...

Another gorgeous array of cards with great techniques ! Interesting to read all the steps you've done to achieve to these beauties ! Love the red poinsettia over the light grey card stock, and your colouring is beautiful, you succeeded to give a lovely light on the petals ! Your last fall card (with your Zigs) is also my favourite, love the bright and vivid colours over the craft background. And a very beautiful idea to glue the sentiment over the stripe of Vellum. Fabulous work ! Thanks for the great inspiration ! Hugs

Stacey Kowbel said...

Beautiful cards! I love the "thanks" on the vellum!

Gail said...

You really did bring those leaves to life! Beautiful colouring. Love the pointsettia card also. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Pat said...

Beautiful card with a lovely image and gorgeous colours, thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week.

Pat xx

Mac Mable said...

The Christmas card is absolutely stunning. The way you have coloured it looks amazing. The slate card stock really sets off those beautiful Christmas flowers too x. Thank you for the step by step and experiments with the oxides on the two cards, which both look fabulous but the lighter card stock one really packs a punch.....Wonderful x

Loll said...

All of your cards are beautiful Trina. Agree about using pencils for dark coloured card stock ... or gouache paints (who needs another kind of paints??). :) Love the first card with your copic colouring on the light gray ... it worked beautifully. And of course, you can't beat zigs for brightness and easy to work with. Beautiful cards and thanks for sharing your experiments. xx

Susanne Vargas said...

Your three cards are all gorgeous, Trina! I am glad you didn't throw out the dark brown one, it looks good spruced up with the Zigs and the gold die cut! The vibrant colors on craft are phenomenal! And your Copic coloring is stunning!

Doni High said...

Thanks for sharing your coloring tips ...now to put them to practice!
Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps.

Greta said...

I love all your cards, Trina! The poinsettia is a stunner, but I love all the leaves, too!

ionabunny said...

Love the leaf cards. The paler one is so bright and realistic colours. Fab shadows. Hugz

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

What a beautiful set of cards ! Thanks for sharing !
Love, Marjorie
[margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

Macimbalo said...

Love these cards Trina - I saw the on IG and had to come over and let you know how much I love them all!!!

Andrea Shell said...

Beautiful cards, Trina! My favorite is the leaf one colored with Zigs. You definitely make me want to try coloring on colored card stock. Thanks for the inspiration!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful coloring on these cards. That poinsettia just jumps off the page.

Izzy Scrap said...

Oups ! I forgot to thank you for sharing and for playing along at Uniko ! hugs xx

cm said...

A trio of gorgeous cards showcasing a variety of colouring techniques. All three have qualities that I love: the red/grey combination of your poinsettia; the vibrant autumn palette of your leaves on the kraft; the 'design innovation' of pairing zigs/gold on the dark brown. As I'm mentioned repeatedly, you are a designer extraordinaire!
hugs~carol

Beverley said...

What a delightful trio of cards and LOVING your awesome colouring on coloured card with Copics. Your Autumnal cards are beautiful and perfect for the Uniko Challenge. Thanks for joining in on the fun. Hugs Bev x

Marianne said...

Looks like you have been having fun creating these cards, and it shows. The W&W poinsettia is my go to stamp whenever I need a poinsettia.

cm said...

Back for second helpings...which are as delicious as the first...as I forgot to say: Thank you x a zillion for sharing your creativity in the Uniko gallery!
Hugs~carol

Cynthia Cole said...

Beautiful cards and that poinsettia is my favorite with the great coloring!

MaryV said...

Fabulous cards! Thank you so much for enering our chalenge this month.
MaryV