Friday, August 3, 2018

Coloring Improvement

I've been "on a mission" this year to improve my coloring skills by watching youtube videos, picking up tips from the experts, and practicing.... practicing..... practicing. It seems like everyone has their own unique ideas and techniques for their style of coloring. (For example: some start with the light colors and progress to darker....others start dark and work their way to light). I'm not sure there's a "right" or "wrong" way to color....I think each artist has to find what works and is comfortable for them.

All that to say: Power Poppy has teamed up with Kit and Clowder to offer both a free download and a free coloring class. I learned a lot about shadows and light source from the class, and I love this pretty flower included in the freebie download. To check it out for yourself visit THIS post over at Power Poppy.

Supplies and tools:
Ink: Prismacolor Pencils, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Tuxedo Black (Memento), Brilliance Moonlight White (Tsukineko)
Misc. Burlap String, Crocheted Lace, Sponge Daubers
Stamps: Kindness is the Way (Power Poppy), Scripture (Biblical Impressions)

(I CASED this Gorgeous card by Nina for my colors/design)  

This post linked to:
Simon Says - Wild Things (wildflowers)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Double D - Don't Bug Me
Use Your Stuff - Color Inspiration (I used Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz)
a2z Scrapbooking - Anything goes
Craft-Dee Bowz - Handmade Bow
Power Poppy - Home Sweet Home
(fresh flowers from my flower beds in one little corner of my kitchen - two of my favorite places)



Darlene said...

Well, I for one think you did a FABULOUS job of coloring on this creation! Love your over all design too! Well done!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Don’t Bug Me!’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Gorgeous! Those little hap hazard banners give the whole card a personality of it's own! Love it! Coloring is wonderful.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Absolutely beautiful, Esther! Thanks for playing along with Power Poppy!

Cindy C. said...

This one is super pretty!! Thanks for linking up to our August challenge at a2z.

Pam said...

Love your beautiful card and over all design Ester! You did a wonderful job of coloring! I love the flower and the cute banner, the polka dot paper looks great as well!

Maura said...

Lovely card, Ester! The big bloom is eye catching, and love the pennants tucked under the lace. Thanks for sharing your awesome make with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! hugs, Maura

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful design, Ester. The mix of paper,the stunning flower and bit of lace and twin work together so well to give texture and dimension without a lot of bulk. Thanks for linking it up with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us often.


Arlene said...

You colored the flower beautifully. I love the color combo. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

Greta said...

Your coloring is beautiful & I love this card, Esther!

Tammy L said...

Beautiful card and your coloring is spot on! Thanks for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff this week and hope to see you again.
Tammy DT Co-ordinator

Karen L K said...

That flower looks so great! I like your patterned paper and banner pieces too! Thanks for joining us over at a2z Scrapbooking.

Conniecrafter said...

Wow that is gorgeous, you did a lovely job coloring and great job with the design, love the patterns!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Such a crisp and beautiful card. Love the layout and the colours, so very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenges.
Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)

creationsnz said...

Yes, great colouring and a well designed card. I hope you will consider entering our ribbon challenge at Incy Wincy Designs, CarolG

Kathy Jones said...

Oh I love this! Great design and colour combo!! :)

lalkygirl said...

Gorgeous autumnal card . Love it
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