2.10.2014

Have Fun!

This month the challenge over at Crafter's Companion is to create CAS cards.   Ummm... yup.  I've totally got this one!  *insert silly wink here*

For my inspiration card I decided to go ahead and take some step shots to give you a tutorial on how I colored my images.  Even on a CAS card, you can make a big statement with some fun coloring!  Now, before I begin, I DO want to point out that I am certainly not one to consider myself an expert.  As a matter of fact, I sorta figured I'd never do a tutorial on coloring because there are many folks much better at it than I am, however, after seeing how this turned out, I realized that it really can be simple to get a great look and I thought it wouldn't be fair not to share how easy it is!  So... that being said... yes... even YOU can color!  I promise!

Have Fun


I really love how the bottles turned out, so I am excted to share how I acheived this look!

Step 1


I began by stamping the beer bottles from the Camden Town Male 1 set onto my card with Momento Tuxedo Black ink.  I used a t-square to line them up.  I then colored all but one of the bottles using Spectrum Noir GB8.  I skipped the labels, knowing I wanted to do those in a different color further down the line.  As you can see, I missed the lines a bit, however, my blender pen cleaned that up for me quite nicely after the fact!  LOVE THAT!!!

Step 2


Next, I went in with GB10 to darken the bottles and add the look of light hitting them.  As it turns out, light doesn't always make perfectly straight lines, so this isn't the cleanest coloring you will ever do, but it gives a really nice looking finish.

Step 3

To finish the bottles, I went in with EB5, the darkest brown I used, and added just a touch to the outer edges.  These are not solid lines, but more 'dashes' of color.  I then finished the bottles by going over the entire colored area with my blender pen.  I love the texture that the blender adds when used in this manner.

I then colored the green bottle, using the same method, only in greens.  I used CG1, CG2, and DG3 for the green.

Step 3


I then did the labels on the brown bottles in reds, using CR10 as my light, DR5 as my medium, and  DR6 as the dark.  For the yellow label, I used CT2, CT4, and GB5.  I went over these with a blender, as well.

Step 5


Finally, I finished off the caps by coloring them with a silver pen from Faber Castell.  I wanted a touch of metallic color for those!  I then simply stamped the sentiment, matted the panel, and adhere it to the card base!  Super easy and a way fun card!

Have Fun


Have a Happy!!!



10 comments:

  1. Absolutely ADORABLE! I knew whose card it was in my feed before I ever looked at the name! ;)

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  2. This is so fun, and love your shading!

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  3. Phenom colouring Jennifer! What a cool card.

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  4. I've never done coloring like that, but now I totally want to try...looks awesome!

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  5. What a fun card. Great coloring and thanks for the coloring tutorial. I know I'm always hearing "consider the light source" which you've got here but just confuses me.... wait? what? walk into the light? I'm not ready for that...

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  6. Fun card...awesome coloring...just love it!

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  7. Very fun card! Awesome coloring! Thank you for sharing the photos.

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  8. Fantastic CAS card and gorgeous colouring!

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