18 September 2010

A Post for Kim...

Happy Saturday everyone... I am sitting with a sick child at the moment.  I've just made her a lovely pot of vegetable and bacon soup, as I believe this is real comfort food when you are feeling ill.  It doesn't matter how old your children are, when they're sick, it really hurts you as a parent... am sure you're all agree. 

Well, whilst Kendall was sleeping her cold off, I inked and stamped some new stamps which arrived yesterday from Funky Kits.  They are Sugar Nellies and it took a week to get here, which is remarkable.  My first purchase with FK and I'll be sure to use them again. Just love these sweeties.

This is going to be a lengthy post, as I have taken some pics during the different stages of colouring for a dear young friend of mine.  Kim and I were chatting on the phone yesterday whilst I was on my way home and she was complimenting me on my blog and cards and during the conversation I mentioned that the images are stamps and that I colour them in. Well... she was shocked and amazed (as she thought I had bought them coloured in already) and was then full of admiration... bless her sweet heart... so I thought I would show her what the stamps look like and then take pics of the different stages of colouring, as I believe a picture paints a thousand words.

Kim is not a crafter, so I am asking the "experts" out there not to look too critically at my colouring skills...LOL  OK, here goes... this is for Kim...

Kimmy, these are the stamps I was talking about. They are rubber and you ink them with black ink and then stamp them onto very special paper. Once I've stamped my images, I leave them for a few minutes or overnight to dry before I start my colouring process. In this case, I stamped them last night and coloured them in this afternoon with special pens called Copics...

I always start colouring the skin, which you can see in the pic above...
 
In this instance, I then started to colour the fence, using a base colour first

I then used a darker shade and blended to fill in all the white bits

I then decided to colour her outfit in pink, using lighter and darker pens to colour and blend... hope this is making sense honey!

 As you can see this little sweetie is almost full coloured in...

And here is the final coloured image, ready for me to place on a card...  The shape you see is what we crafty people call a "nestie".  They come in all shape and sizes and just enhance your image.  That's it!

Well, I was having such fun, I thought I would do another one for you, using the same image but with different colours this time, hope you like it...







There you go, I hope you've enjoyed seeing how I go about colouring in my images... it may look like a lot of work to you, but I so enjoy seeing how an image comes to life in a matter of a few minutes...

Lots of love, Sharon xoxox

14 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hiya Sharon. Well, I am so pleased you did that, maybe it will help me with my colouring. I cant get the hang of this blending, it never looks right.
Fab images too. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

jimlynn said...

Hey Sharon.....this is just great!! I learned from this!!! NOW I just need more Copics!!!
Lynn

Olga V. said...

Hi Sharon,
I'm sure your friend Kim is thankful for your detailed tutorial! :-) Lovely images, btw! I will have to get some of those!!! I'm happy I found you in the cyberspace - sooo resourceful, sooo friendly :-) Hope your kid feels better soon!

Renkata said...

Hi Sharon, well done girl, love it!

Catherine said...

Your colouring is fantastic Sweetie ! Give a big hug for me to Kendall ! Hope she will soon get better ! Lots of hugs and love from Catherine

Lia said...

hi sharon,
beautifully colored thank you for your tutorial.
I'm starting this week again since 1.5 years with my copics and I must say I'm totaly fall in love with this beautiful coloring
hugs Lia

Steph said...

Sharon, Thank you for sharing this. I am planning on stamping tonight and I think I will get out what few copics I have and give them a try again. I wish I knew what colors to buy. I also love to sit and color my images. I hope you little one gets better soon, your soup sounds fabulous:)

stampinmoments.com said...

Beautiful Sharon! I love to colour as well, and it's always great to see how others go about it! You never stop learning :)
Andrea

Inger said...

Hi Sharon,
These two sweeties are so beautifully coloured!!
Lovely work! :)

♥ Hugs from Inger

Sally Atkins said...

Beautiful colouring work - I found it really helpful to see the different stages in pictures. Both the colour schemes look wonderful!

Lins said...

Lieve Sharon,

wens Kendall heel veel beterschap, hopelijk is de verkoudheid gauw weg.
Verwen ze maar eens goed ;-)
Je foto's van hoe jij stempels inkleurt zijn heel leerrijk, dank je wel!

Vele groetjes,

Lins x

Kim said...

WOW!!!!!

I am utterly amazed at how quickly you have tapped into your creative ability. I never had a doubt in my mind that you were capable of great things but seeing it first-hand leaves a warm feeling in my heart.

Thank you for taking the time to shed some light...appreciate it! Hope to see you very soon - always lovely catching up.

Kendall - hope you feel better soon!!
xoxoxoxo

Pink lady said...

Thanks for sharing:-)
Just bought this image myself...look forward to color it:-)

Have a great week!
Hugs Laila.

A Cards Delight said...

Hey G/F, so sorry to hear you and Kendall are not feeling well and by now you are both feeling better! These images are adorable and will have to check out this site! Just what I need is more stamps! Great tutorials and lovely coloring!! Hugzzz xoxo