Greetings and salutations! Today I have a couple of projects featuring the Simply B Stamps’ Evermore Collection, which just became available in rubber, as well as in digi form. These images are from the same artist that created the Original Steampunks, Classic Collection Steampunks, Steampunk Halloween, and the Steampunk Romance Collection. All of these images are so detailed and beautiful, anything that you make with them will look amazing!
Speaking of detail….some folks out there may be a bit overwhelmed by how much detail is in these images. Or, perhaps you are short on time, but you need to make something fabulous. Allow me to give you a way to ease your coloring anxiety and/or speed up the process a bit. I give you…The Halloween Queen…..
As you can see, this image has a whole lot going on. But I chose to focus on just a small area. I simply took a cup and, in pencil, drew a circle where I wanted to color. Then I went to town. Here’s a close up.
I used a trifecta of coloring mediums here. Watercolor markers, Copics, and pencils! Oh pencils, how I’ve missed you….Using this spotlight technique, really makes your image come to life. It draws your eye right to that important spot, and if you’re careful to stay within your circle (or any other shape for that matter), it looks so cool.
This is definitely a time saving technique too. I got this image colored so quickly…yet because of the technique, it doesn’t look rushed. I did add a bit of Antique Linen Distress Ink to the white spots of the image, just so that the white wasn’t so stark. I am entering this card into the Poisoned Peas Please challenge of Wicked Stepmother. Perhaps the Halloween Queen IS the wicked stepmother, writing out a potion or incantation to rid herself of the beautiful step daughter she was forced to adopt. Or, perhaps it is the other way around, and this lovely girl is writing to long lost family, in hopes of escaping the wrath of her wicked step mother. I’ll let YOU decide how this tale is told. And now, on to Amarantha Reading…
Isn’t she fabulous??? And she’s reading Poe! I wonder what….Could it be The Black Cat? The Tell Tale Heart? Perhaps The Fall of the House of Usher… I always liked that one. No matter what she is reading, at least it is Poe. I chose to go with fairly bright colors for this one…though the urge was certainly pulling for me to go dark. But, I rather like how it’s turned out. I especially love the hands pulling at the bottom of the circle.
I stuck with just my 2 types of markers for this image. My sentiment is from Smeared Ink. My border punch is from Martha Stewart. Purple paper from DCWV.
I cannot get enough of the images from this artist. I love every one of the images done in this style. I hope to have some more of them colored up soon. I certainly have many of them printed out! Be sure to visit the SBS Blog to see what some of the other gals on the DT have created with this collection. Plus, the digis are on sale right now! All of the deets are on the blog. So hurry on over! Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
Jenn Borjeson says
These are both absolutely gorgeous, thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us! 🙂
These are fantastic. The first one I really love with part of it in color.Thanks for joining us at PPP, and hope to see you back.
Christine Dt at PPP
WoW totally AWESOME. Love both of these. Thank you for playing with us at Poisoned Peas 🙂 xxx
Great images, and thanks for the tip on quick colouring it is very effective.
OK, you knocked my socks off with that first card! That is definitely thinking outside the box…now I must add a new technique to my repetoire (of course you will be given credit!) Thanks for playing with us over at Poisoned Peas Please! Hope to see you play with us again real soon!
Love the idea of using a cup & coloring just in a circle. Both of these cards are awesome. Thanks for playing with us at PPP. I hope you play again with us real soon.
these are both just gorgeous!!!
Wowzers, both of these cards are so freakin beautiful Alison!! Love the spotlight technique! Your coloring is super duper! Just gorgeous work girl! Thank you for playing with us at Poisoned Peas Please Challenge blog "Wicked Step-Mother" good luck and looking forward to seeing more of your art!
Wonderful take on the wicked stepmom challenge! Love the colors and LO.
Thanks for joining us at Poisoned Peas Please.