August 3, 2011

Asian Lady

Now you all know that I am working real hard on my coloring with my Copic and Promarkers. This one is colored mostly using my Promarkers because I had the grays and black in the Promarkers. Copics & Promarkers work well together and since I had won an entire set of Promarkers last year from Enfys I have lot of colors to chose from.  I see so many awesome talented people in blogland and I just dream about being able to color like them.  I have been really trying to get the shading part.   I think I am inching closer and closer to getting it.  For this one I followed one of the images that Melissa Made, I think she is the most awesome Copic color-er out there.  I knew she had done someone with black hair so I put her image up on my screen and tried to follow.  
This week at Crafty Creations our hostess is Deena, she is so talented.  She got Digis With Attitude to be our sponsor and this in one of the images we had to work with.
The challenge was to make some kind of invite, which was a bit hard for me but I thought this image worked well to invite someone to go eat Chinese food.   The saying was computer generated, that I printed on card stock and then cut around it using one of the label cuts on Calligraphy Collection, ran a silver ribbon through it and attached it.  Now it is attached temporarily as I am not sure this will stay an invitation.  The silver paper is kind of glittery and the black paper is glossy, hard to tell in the picture.  I wasn't quite sure what that thing in her hand was so I just colored it light pink.
I added some Crackle Accents and a pearl to the flower in her hair.  I also added some very small black pearls to the flowers on her dress or Kimono.
 Another view (just cause I took the picture LOL)

I am so very very happy with how this came out.  It has to be one of my all time favorites as the coloring came out much better than I thought I could do.  I think I have figured out one of my problems with the shading.  I was coloring in the whole area and then trying to shade, I think I learned that some of the area has to be left without any color.
So if you have invitations to make come on over to Crafty Creations and join us.

Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment. I love to read them, besides that way I knew you were here to take a peak.

Challenges for this card:
Digis With Attitude    Anything Goes  -  ends 8/30
For Fun Challenges  Anything Goes  -  ends 8/9
Make it Monday  Always Anything Goes  -  ends 8/8
Woodware USA  Anything Goes  -  ends 8/7
All Sorts Challenge   Free & Easy
Craft Your Passion  Anything goes  -  ends 8/7
Crafts and Me   Anything Goes  -  ends 8/8


mforquer said...

YAY Donna!!! Thanks so much for the sweet words but girl this is ALL you! The coloring is fabulous from the shading in her hair to the texture in the fan! Brilliant!!

papertrails leaver said...

Donna this is so fab! I love the coloring you did on the image and then the papers you selected to go with it are right on! A gorgeous card!

Sharon said...

Oh WOW Donna! You did a fantastic job with this invite!!! Your coloring is fabulous!!! I have trouble with the shading, too. Great to hear such a helpful tip!! :)

Ladybug said...

Absolutely stunning! I think you've got the shading down pat!! I could never do that!! :-( TFS! :-)

Rez P. said...

Hi Donna,
Sorry it took so long to reply to your sweet comments on my blog. It's been a crazy 2 weeks. It's sad bc I can't craft for at least a month. I need to give my lil DD all my attentions as she got hurt. I am happy to given you that AWARD. You derserved it!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous colouring Donna, really fabulous job.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

marilynprestonn said...

Sweetness Donna! I just love how you colored your Geisha and added that silver sparkling ribbon for your sentiment. Well done! :)Peggy

Helen Dooley said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing along on FOr fun.

OCCricut said...

Donna ... She's beautiful!!!! I, too, would LOVE to be able to color images like these talented ladies I see ... and you!!! So, all it takes is practice huh?? Well, thanks for sharing your tips and I hope I win your birthday box and then I'll have some markers to color with!!!

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

the image is beautiful - great coloring! Thanks for joining us this week at Woodware USA.

sallysbitz said...

Excellent card, great image that's coloured perfectly x

Thanks for joining us this week @ For Fun Challenges & Good Luck x

hugs sally x

Kathy D. said...

I think it makes a great invite! I too hope to grow up one day and be an awesome stamp coloring person!! I never thought to look at an image and use it as a guide. Very clever. I too need to work on shading. I think you did an amazing job.
Thanks for playing with us at For Fun Challenge! Hope to see you Wednesday for the next challenge!

Jodi said...

This image is just striking - and your coloring is devine! I appreciate you sharing your talents with us at Craft Your Passion Challenges!

Claire Phillips said...

Really lovely colouring and such a great stylish combination of colour! Fab card...Cheers Claire x

aremus said...

I think that you did a wonderful job coloring! Looks great! TFS!


crafty amy said...

This is a great card :D That is such a fun image and you have used the perfect colour combo for her.
Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me and good luck.


Amy xx