Sunday, February 9, 2014

MiC Challenge #6 Brown, Brown & Brown

I am loving all the inspiration I see on the Make It Crafty/Colorful challenges! This month I decided to try my hand at it.
Last week, I was also a very lucky recipient of the new digi release of Carefree women collection. It is awesome!
It's perfect for those cards that need a "more-adult looking" image. Some of the images come with patterned clothes, and also a separate image without the patterns-perfect to paper piece or draw your own pattern on!
I decided to go all in and try the hard challenge, making my card look like an old-fashioned sepia picture. 


Sorry the photos are blue!! I used daylight through a window and a white paper behind the image, but my camera did not do good on the white balance. The two pics I have that do not look blue were taken with a different camera. They are a little lighter than the actual card is colored. I am not able to get a "whiter" picture of the background image by itself since the card was put together by the time I discovered this mistake....
I used Copic Markers in the E-shades of which I have the most: E40, 42, 43, 44,47 and 49.
I imagined Carefree Elise to be on a fabby vacation and her friend snapped a pic in front of this castle, which is another MiC image, Far away castle. (First time coloring both images!)
Here is a pic of the background after it was colored.
I wanted the sky to not be a block of color, so I variegated the browns and tried out a burlap/alcohol technique I learned from passionatepapercreations -Rhea Wiegand. This part of the image was colored first =] Then it was trial and error, starting a little lighter and adding darker colors to bring out more depth.
I popped up Elise with foam dots to make her really stand out with all that brown...
Thanks for looking at my creation. It really was a lot of fun to try this challenge! You have the whole month, if you'd like to join up too!


  1. Nice choice of image and background, and you've coloured them beautifully.

  2. This looks fantastic - what a great scene! Love how she's popping off the project too. :D Thanks for joining the Make it Crafty monthly challenge!