Saturday, August 6, 2011

Pink glow - or at least attempt at it

I haven't played with Make It Colourful team for a while and FINALLY got my act together. Of course it had to be a week for COLOUR SOMETHING IN PINK.

Well. If you have been here before you already know that I don't really DO pink. At least not well. But since it is all about challenging myself - out came the Copics and I started experimenting.

I combined Annabelle and Clockwork House in MS word toning the background image down quite a bit.

Objective was to try and get a luminous soft glow of colours using the white of the paper for highlights. There was a LOT of layering and blending involved and if I didn't use Make It Colour marker blending card, it would have been a terrible bleeding mess. I am usually pretty heavy-handed with colour so it was very tricky for me to colour like this.
I was trying to achieve that cool pinkish manga skin colour with some warmth in shadow areas so I came up (after a lot of scrapping) with V0000, RV11, E11/53 and colurless blender combo. The hair is done with BV0000/000/12/15, C5/3, blue tones B21/60/0000/23, C4 and pink RV0000/10/21/23/25. All the combos rely heavily on use of colourless blender. Clockwork house uses BV20-ties only, also with a lot of colourless blender.
I made pins with pearls and findings mainly from Quixotic Paperie, some bits were just floating in my stash. Ornate corners are a lasercut chipboard by Make It Crafty.
The flourishes are a die form Whimsy Stamps. The flowers are a result of some fabric, Nestie scalloped circles and a glue gun. :)
Challenges:
Amber's Crafts and Stuff - 1E - Sparkle & shine
Crafts and Me - #46 anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge - 3E, SIO - #25 flowers
Digital Tuesday - include a digital element - Doilies
Paper Take Weekly - Anything goes with optional metal 
Crafters Companion -  Glitter and Glitz 
Cupcake Craftroom - 3E, posted on the 1st - Soft and Sweet 
Emerald Faerie Garden - 2W, 3E, SIO, posted on the 1st & 15th - Challenge #2: Lace
iCopic Challenge - 2E, must use Copics - Skin Tones
Victorine Originals - 2W, SIO - Bling
Bird is the Word - 1E, every 2W (lasts 1 month) -  dream
Opus Gluei - JFF, 2W -  no sentiment allowed 
Sparkles Forum - 2W - one for the girls



Thanks a million for popping by!
Hugs


54 comments:

Denise and Louise said...

For someone who doesn't "do" pink you have certainly done a fantastic job on this. I love love love your colouring. In fact I love everything about this card. Gorgeous.
Denise xx

Alina said...

Annika, I love everything about it, it´s awesome!
Hugs, Alina

Lionelsa said...

Amazing colors.

Maria Therese said...

COOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!

arjette said...

Wwwooowww how gorgeous can it get??? It's really beautifull!!!! Your coloring is awesome!!!

gr. arjette.

Veronica said...

Love, love, love your colouring on this one!

Boxofcolours said...

Great job Annika!

Carissa said...

This is gorgeous. Hugs, Carissa

Marilyn said...

What do you mean, you don't do pink? This looks terrific to me... in fact, if I had your creativity, I would try to bottle and sell it and I would be rich, rich!

CraftyLoops said...

This is fantastic, the image is incredible and I love the flowers. Lee xx

JLJ Designs said...

Wow, wow, wow!!!

Jen

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! This is fabulous! Love all the pink, those unique fabric flowers, and how you colored the image...especially love how the main figure stands out from the background.

Christina C. said...

OMG, girl, this is soooooo COOOOOOOOL!!!! Your coloring of this adorable image is PHENOMENAL.....stunning details!!!!!
I love visiting your fabulous blog.

Heidi said...

A riot of glorious pinks, love it! hugsheidi x

Amy Johnson said...

P.S. I forgot to say 'thanks for playing the DTC this week!'

Dawn said...

OMG just stunning & your colouring is fabulous x

yvon said...

O my, this is just one gorgeous image and so beautiful colord. Stunning creation.
Hugs, Yvon

CraftyC said...

OMG,another stunner Annika. I so wish I had your talent, its perfect!!
Clairexx

Cec said...

Wow, fabulous pink creation. Your colouring is phenomenal as always and I love all the embellishments. This reminds me of the gypsy bride photo you showed as inspiration some time last year. In your case it is over the top wonderful and not just over the top.
Hugs!
Cec

Mette said...

Fabulous pink creation. Love all the delish details and that is a super image. Just FAB

Hugs, Mette

CraftinGranny said...

I'm amazed at this beautiful creation and now you can't say you don't do pink anymore. This is gorgeous with all those fabulous details and embellishments. Your coloring is fanastic!!!! Have a fab weekend! "Love & Hugs" Carol

Renkata said...

wowwzzzaaa Annika
for not doing a pink you have done amazing colouring and card.

Shazza said...

well this is stunning, wish I could do pink like you!!
x

Frea said...

Ow wow Annika, I just LOVE this with that soft toned clockwork in the background, that is just toooo brilliant. And I'm looking and looking at those pleats in her dress, OMG it all looks so ...real, it's just 'unreal' LOL!! I think this is one of your best cards ever!! Have a great weekend, hugs, Frea

Pinkllilac said...

Love your card Annika,all the details are so fabulous, so beautifully coloured.
Hugs Linda

angelwhispers said...

This is just "Stunning" I love it the detail and images are just awesome! Chanelle xxx

Kim said...

She is absolutely STUNNING! I love how you merged the images together and your coloring is dynamite! Gorgeous!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Katina said...

Wow Annika!!! What a gorgeous card!1 Thanks for sharing it with us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck!

...just Barbara said...

Ooh-la-la! Gorgeous! If I could tap into your brain I'd like to know two things - how on earth you managed to use those otherwise shocking RV colors without us requiring the use of sunglasses AND how did you maintain your self control in keeping all that white! LOL I love this card and so glad you joined in... even if it was PINK! *Hugs

Only By His Grace said...

OMG!! what an awesome card. your coloring is beautiful Annika. I am loving pink more and more. Fabulous job.
Hugs maz

EmbossingQueen said...

I love your work Annika. Whatever medium you use, whatever colour scheme and whatever topic you chooose, you never fail to impress me. Thank you for sharing another of your gorgeous creations!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

I think you do fantastic with pink! This is so pretty Annika! Love all the gorgeous embellies! The pins, the flowers, corners... all beautiful!

Caroline said...

oh my word this is stunning! your shading is fantastic. I could go on and on about it! LOL I will just say I love everything about this card it has the wow factor and your fabric flowers are just perfect

Thanks for joining us @ The Paper Shelter and good luck with the prize draw xx

Nela said...

Its so gorgeous, what a lovely
image coloured so beautifully!
Thanks for playing with us on the
Emerald Faerie Garden challenge
Nela xx

-Sanna- said...

Wow, I loved this one.

Carole of Brum said...

Annika, I love your pinks! I'd swap my pink card for yours any day. Love also the clockwork house, the way you printed it paler and coloured it cooler gives smashing depth. CoB

Lau W said...

OMG OMG !!! A beauty, love your card very much Annika !
xxx

Tine said...

Hi Annika. She's gorgeous & fabulously coloured. Love all the embellies you have added too.
Tine :)

gina g said...

Wow this is totally amazing i love the flowers and your colouring is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

Becky said...

This is so awesome..Gorgeous coloring.

Alicia said...

This is sensational! A true work of art. Thank you for your kind comment about my Nan on my blog.
Alicia xx

thescrapmaster said...

WOW I just LOVE the way you colored the fabric!! Thanks so much for playing with iCopic this week! I hope to see you back next time.
Hugs,
Samantha
www.thescrapmaster.com

Reflections from Granny said...

She's stunning, I think you did the pink very well and then some.

Hugs, Lori m

Lorraine said...

Stunning!!! Your coloring is just gorgeous and loving all the details!

Angie said...

Hi Annika!

I could study your Copic coloring for hours! It is unbelievable to me the depth of of color and dimension that you achieve. Just amazing!

Angie

Rosemary said...

This is the prettiest steampunk gal I've ever seen (that's what I see in the image). Your coloring is fabulous, I've been looking at this just taking in all the style. Then you add beautiful embellishments and create a gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Opus Gluei!

AnItA mArIe said...

wow that is a totally awesome card..
thanks for joining in on the emerald faeries challenge good luck Hugz Anita..XX

Gini said...

Absolutely gorgeous card and so beautifully coloured Annika, that steampunk girl is just a wonderful stamp.
Thank you for joining us at Opus Gluei.
Gini
xx

Kristen said...

This is totally awesome! I am amazed at this card! The whole thing is just awesome! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Opus Gluei!!!

Can't wait to see more of your creations!

Anne said...

What a fabulous creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake. Hugs x

Jana said...

WOW! This card is amazing. I LOVE all the textures. That lace is perfect. YOUR coloring is fantastic. Thank you so much for playing along with us at OPUS GLUEI.

Deborah said...

Wauw, what a beautiful card you've made! Love the colouring soooo much!!!
Greets Deborah

Patricia St Martin said...

This card is way too stunning. I do have to tell you how much I appreciate it when you add the colors you use on your image and how you achieved getting what you wanted on your card to your blog. I go to some and they do not add the colors or how they achieved what they did on their image, even when I ask they do not respond. So I thank you for that.

Sonia said...

Super Totally Gorgeous!.. wow!!!
Love the image and colouring.
-Sony
Sonia-Studio60

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