Thursday, April 30, 2009

Equine Rose

Today I played in the SCS Ways to Use It Challenge to use black and I incorporated Kurtis' sketch for the weekly sketch challenge at STV. If you play in the challenge, you will have a random chance of winning a free stamp set of your choice from Gina K Designs. Melanie will be posting the new potluck challenge tomorrow and I made this card to meet that challenge, too. Can you guess what her challenge is going to be?

Here are the details...

I started by stamping the rose from Asela's newest stamp set for Gina K, called Friendship's Garden, with Memento black ink and then I used Copic marker R27 to color the darkest areas. The shading lines Asela drew into the image are great to use as a guide for placing your darkest color.

Next I added R24 to the edge of the portion I already colored, blending the colors together and moving out just a bit.

I added R22 to the edges I colored last and blended that out, leaving just a bit of white showing on the tips of the petals.

Next I used my colorless blender to push some of the color right up nearly to the edges of the petals. Then came back with R27 to the very darkest areas again.

Used YG03 on the entire leaves and stem, then added YG93 to the centers of the leaves.

I stamped the horse head from Out West, again using Memento black ink, then used Copic marker E37 to most of the edges and the center of the ears.

Added E35 to what I had just colored, blending out with small circles.

Added E33 using the same technique.

Finally, I added E31 over the rest of the horse's head, leaving the bridle uncolored.

I used E57 to color the bridle and mane. On the mane, I used a sweeping motion with the brush tip of my marker, lifting up at the end of the stroke.

E57 is my darkest brown and I wanted more depth in the mane, so I used my Memento black marker to add a few shading lines.

I cut out both images and placed them on a lightly sponged (with Regal Rose) piece of Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock. The patterned paper is from the Basic Gray Eva pack. Can you believe all the DP I've been using lately?

I did the piercing on the top layer using my new scor-bug tool. It was so fast! Hee hee, I am loving that thing. I did pull out my SU mat pack to get my brads evenly spaced in the corners.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow. My guest designer, Cathy Tidwell is going to be announcing how you can win my Out West stamp set.

Did you see the new episodes on stampTV yesterday? Gina did an amazing video on how to make those cool tile coasters and how to make a gift box for them, just in time for Mothers' Day!

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!


Melanie said...

good grief , you're fast LOL! great "Run for the Roses" card!!

Sue said...

Another stunning card hun, luv watching the picture come to life, beautiful creation hun, sue.x

craftimamma said...

What a fabulous card and a fabulous tutorial to go with it.

I love the colours and unusual background papers too.

Lesley Xx

Patti J. said...

Beautiful card. Your horses just look like they are living and breathing beings! Thanks for sharing!

Tracey said...

A gorgeous card Theresa!

Stampin' Pam said...

THANK YOU Theresa for showing us and explaining how you did the coloring. My inclination is to start dark and move light (probably from my OMS days) but I was taught to start light with COpics and move darker - maybe I'll try my hand at your method and see how it goes. This card it just stunning - all of it - I just got my scor-bug too!

the PaperTemptress said...

Just to let you know in honor of the Out West release PaperTemptress is extending it's leather line sale until May 10th. That should give everyone a chance to receive their stamps and play around a little bit. I am still waiting impatiently for mine wah wah wah!! LOl. You make it look so easy, I can guarantee I will mess it up but I will follow your directions anyway!!

Check out PaperTemptress's blog
and April's specials!


Tina Gilliland said...

I love this card!! I'm gonna guess the new PF will be use a stamp from two different sets??? DO I get a prize if I win? LOL

Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

Oh Theresa this is absolutely beautiful! I have my set now and can't wait to use it. Thanks for showing us how you colored this with your Copics! Harriet

Sandy Knecht said...

That is one awesome card. Great Job!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh, love the rose with the horse. Your coloring and shading is beautiful! What a great tutorial!!

Jennie said...

This is beautiful! I love all of the coloring with Copics and thanks for the step by step of how you did it!

Elena said...

Thank you so much for sharing great tutorial and your amazing card, Theresa!

Calv said...

Great colouring lesson Theresa, thanks for sharing this. It's always nice to see how an image comes alive in the hands of someone who knows what they are doing with colours!

Deb Neerman said...

WoW! This is beautiful, Theresa! Thanks for the coloring tutorial, too. I need to print it out, lol, and follow step-by-step, though.

Stampin' Pam said...

Of course after coloring the horse for the first time I THEN remembered that you had shown us how you did it - LOL - I'll try your ideas next time but I love the image in the new set - just wonderful - I love horses even though I don't have access to one any more.