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Wednesday, 19 January 2011

How do you colour yours?.....

Hello All,

I was so excited when I heard the little thud of the post arriving, I wasn't expecting my goodies from the HOS to arrive so soon.....

I have to warn you this is quite a picture heavy post....I have been talking to some bloggy friends, and I realised that in the past I think I was more creative than I am now, I have become quite lazy...and just stamp and colour with my copics....they are great and I am not knocking them in the slightest I LOVE them!!!.....so I want to go back to my roots and play a bit more.

So when the Lovely Faith arrived through my door I thought It was the perfect opportunity to experiment as I don't really have any images like this and I was not sure what would suit her best, so I dug out every colouring medium I have and had a play......now most of these I am not comfortable with so the fact that all the images look reasonably ok, is just a testimony to how fabulous these images are so without further ado:

This one I stamped with Black Stayzon and coloured with watercolour pencils.

This is my entry for:

Fairytale challenge
- Flowers
Paperplay - cutie Patootie
Pennys Challenge - anything goes
Wild orchid Crafts - lets get sentimental
Crafty Card makers - Pencils



This has been stamped with Distress ink Walnut Stain, and I have just dragged in the colour using a water brush and I have added a few highlights using distress ink worn lipstick.

this is my entry for:

My Time to Craft - Spots and Dots
Simon Says Stamp and show - Polka Dots
Raise the Bar - Oh to be a kid again

This has been stamped with Distress Ink faded Jean and again I have just pulled in the colour.

This is my entry for:

Cute Card Thursday - Monochrome
Crafts and me - Monochrome
Papertake weekly - ribbons and pearls



These are the final images...that have not yet been turned into cards......try not to laugh too hard at the pastel option, I have never used them before ..... I bought some pastels when I went to visit Derwant pencils on a holiday to the lakes 3 years ago .... and I was convinced that after visiting the pencil museum that I would take up art again ...... they remained unopened until yesterday!!!!


Thank you so much for looking ............. so, how do you colour yours?
Hugs Juls

58 comments:

  1. Hi Juls, firstly let me congratulate you on your wonderfully exciting DT news! If ever there was a girl that suited those images its you....(I've been meaning and meaning to get here sooner....i'm sorry i haven't until now!)...i was sooo delighted for you when i saw the news!

    The reason i love stamping so much is that they are so versatile - which your post illustrates beautifully! 3 cards so different and all so fab...but...if we're allowed to pick favourites mine is the second one!!!!! lol It's the soft delicate nature and beautiful colour combo you chose!

    I've tried various different colouring mediums...watercolour pencils, then distress inks and lately Prisma pencils....although i did invest in some copics just after christmas....i need to learn how to use those yet though!! bx

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  2. Wow I love these different cause and effects! I too have come under the influence of marker fingers! Perhaps I will bust our my water brush and re inkers some time soon....

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  3. Girl! Each an every one is fantastic!
    hugs, Dena

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  4. these are wonderful juls, it is easy to get in a rut craft wise, not that you have, I always end up cutie but I used to do lots of altered art type, think only me liked it.
    I love my markers but sometimes add pencil and sanador , I think we are always learning, and that's fun and looking and learning from other crafters is great.
    I love your work, always have and your handwriting is excellent, you would make a great scrapbooker.
    your friend janex

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  5. OMG they are all GORGEOUS,you have done an AMAZING job with this image.......they are so versatile!!!
    HUgs xx

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  6. What a lovely image!
    So multipurpose:)

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  7. thay are all fabulous hon but my favourites are the two with the distress inks..:0)...i keep looking at these and then running away as they scare me so...lol...

    hugs
    Debs x

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  8. OMG ! Juls, all these creations are wow ! :-)
    You're a source of inspiration !
    I love cards with the distress inks, so original !
    I used always promarkers for the colouring, but i see that distress ink is fantastic !
    xxx

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  9. My Juls you have been busy. I have to say that I like everyone of the images. Different colouring mediums give such a different look to the cards.
    hugs sarah x

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  10. Hi Juls,
    You have been busy. I can see that you intend to make a real impact on the DT. These are all gorgeous. It's amazing how different colouring can change the look of an image. Brilliant stuff.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  11. Juls, love what you created.

    Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

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  12. What a fun way to play with the same image. Each and everyone is beautiful. Something about the second just captures my attention. Love the soft pink flush to her cheeks. Beautiful cards, and images waiting to be used!

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  13. Wow! they look so different but all so gorgeous Juls! I have tried a few differnt mediums myself and I use to use Cosmic Shimmer paints and pencils. Love the distress images, must give that another go :o)

    Thank you for sharing your fabulous creations hun and your inspirations!

    Hugs Vicky xx

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  14. Juls...these are all so great. Thank you for playing along with us this week at Penny's. Good Luck!

    Courtney~

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  15. Wow. You have really gone all out on this lovely little girl. They all turned out brilliant.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Penny's.
    Manuela

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  16. what a great image

    thanks for playing with us at the Fairy Tale


    xxx Annette

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  17. What a phantastc set of cards! I love the diverent colouring you have used! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Chalenge! xx Bianca

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  18. oh my gosh these are all fantastic..xx

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  19. You've been busy Juls. All different and all lovely. My favourite is the first one, I love the colours in it. I'm guilty of just reaching for my Promarkers all the time now. I should try Distress Inks again or watercolouring with my pencils. So much to do so little time lol!

    Kat xx

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  20. Ooohhh Juls this is gorgeous, I love your water colour look and those papers... she's beautiful.... and the other you have made look great in different mediums my fave is the distress ink one ... or was it ht e faded jean look or maybe the..... aaaww I love them all Hun.
    Hugs Kaylou xxx

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  21. What a beautiful image and all your cards are gorgeous. My favourite is the one using the walnut stain,I love how every image looks so different. My preferred way of coloring is with Distress ink.

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  22. Gorgeous variety of colouring techniques Juls. I love that little stamp. I usually go between copics, promarkers and pencils and sansodor.
    Pinky

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  23. how can i choose... they are all simply fantastic!!!
    iam in love
    hugs

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  24. fantastic cards juls.the image is so beautiful and i love the different mediums you have used.must say my favs are the ones where you`ve used the distress inks :D

    xx coops xx

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  25. Oh wow, what a beautiful variety, gorgeous work Juls! PS: you should enter the Whimsy draw at my blog, just stick your name in Mr.Linky! They are giving away a free stamp! And thanks for always visiting!

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  26. Hi Juls! WOW! Can't believe how you have produced so many different combinations from just one image and in different mediums too. These are just fantastic and you are a true artist. keeleyxx

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  27. Gorgeous images, and gorgeous cards! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

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  28. Wow what a sweet sentiment! I like the image and the different ways you've colored her too - very cute!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

    -Sarah

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  29. Hi Juls! Congratulations to you on your new DT position! Very very well deserved, and I can't wait to see all the exciting things you will whip up! :) They are so lucky to have you!

    Well, these are just ... brilliant! I love everything you've done with each and every single one of them! All so beautiful, and you're amazing! :)

    Hugs,
    Elise

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  30. Hello
    This is a very nice card and a sweet image.

    Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge
    Hugs Karla

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  31. These are all gorgeous Jul's...
    I love those new images from SN, I think my fav is the one in faded jeans but I really love the effect with the gold embossing too....

    x
    Vicky

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  32. Fabulous creations I'm loving the Faded Jeans creation think thats my favourite and my kinda card and style love it.

    Look forward to seeing more creations.

    Ali x

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  33. They are beautiful! I have the digis for those lovelies! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly! good luck

    Hugs

    Katrina

    xx

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  34. Wow! These are all lovely, Juls! Love your different color mediums.. fabulous results!

    I used to color with the water brush, but I haven't done that in awhile. I love Prisma pencils and OMS but the OMS gives me a headache and I prefer it over baby oil and Goo Gone. I mostly color with Copics now.

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  35. They are all beautiful but I am in LOVE with the one made with Walnut Stain distress ink. A perfect pair with pink and so lovely to see!
    Hugs,
    Stella

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  36. These are fantastic! Truly beautiful. Love the colouring comparison at the end. :)

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  37. Well done Juls for not being defeated and trying so many different colouring techniques and your creations turned out wonderfully. How nice to see one image used in so many different ways. Tracy x

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  38. Wow all your methods look so fantastic and so different!
    My medium of choice at the moment is Inkadinks. Yep my love affair with copics is over and Inkadinks rule in my home!
    love tasha xx

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  39. Wow love ALL of the creations, the different colors you have used and the image is way to cute, thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge blog. Hugs Terry xxx

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  40. Oh wow what beautiful creations!
    Loving all of these techniques gorgeous work!
    hugs
    kim x

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  41. Gorgeous creations love the colourings and use of different mediums and the beautiful image.
    Thank you for joining us over at Papertake Weekly Challenge
    Hugs Linda

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  42. heya Juls.... thanks so much for seeing me.

    how are you?
    hope you have a great weekend
    hugs
    Claudi

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  43. This all look so amazing Juls! I love seeing all the different ways you've colored them, so fun especially for me since the only coloring medium I have are the copics! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Oh wow!! All of your different techniques are wonderful!! They all look great with this stamp. Great work!
    Hugs
    Jodi=)

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  45. OMGosh they are all GOJUS! I love to see al lthe different options. Thanks for sharing at Raise the Bar this week.

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  46. Hi Juls, these are all amazing, love the different mediums you've used but my favourite is the distress inks one. Wonderful inspiration as always. :o)

    donna x

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  47. Hi Juls,

    Thanks for sharing all your colouring techniques with us. They all look great:)
    I alway use copics but I've just decided to take a leap and buy some distress inks... I'm off tomorrow to buy some brushes and give it a go!

    Sharon x

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  48. Wow Juls, I love what you have created with this image and every card looks so different...well done you for trying so many different colouring mediums...I'm lazy too and always use PM's :) Donna x

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  49. Oh, these are absolutely beautiful! I colour with watercolour pencils all the time.
    hugs
    Vanja

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  50. These are all so beautiful and it is lovely to see different colour ways with one design - truly shows how versatile a stamp is.

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  51. You have done a FANTASTIC job with this image and all the different mediums you have used Juls. Love the experiments and the cards you have made from them. Keep playing and explore your creativity more.
    Sorry for having been a bad blogging buddy recently but have a wonderful Sunday and great week ahead.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  52. Beautiful card.
    Have a nice sunday!

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  53. I'm stunning. Fantastic work. I love it all.
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
    Hugs Sandra

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  54. Juls you ROCK! What a great post! I love how you showed each of the mediums and you are right there is not wrong way to color up this image! A+dorable! I have to say my favs are the watercolors, the blue jean distress and the chalks. They are all going make gorgeous cards!

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  55. Wow Juls! What a fabulous set of cards :) Love the monotone types very much ;)
    If I have not said it already huge congrats on the DT for HOS.
    xoxo Sioux

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  56. What a cutie girl she is. Different colour shows different style.:)
    Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge, hope to see you soon.:)
    ~hugs~darling Ho~

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