Saturday, 2 October 2010

World Cardmaking Day - Quixotic Paperie Style!

Celebrate World Card Making Day with a Festival of Favourites! 

The Quixotic Paperie DT thought it would be fun to mark this year's World Card Making Day with a mini blog hop looking at our favourite Quixotic Paperie DT projects, products from the shop and card making tips, so grab a cuppa and join us! 

We would love to hear about your favourite projects, products from Quixotic Paperie or your favourite tips so feel free to share! 

My favourite Quixotic Paperie make is:

This cute little number!

Materials: Mo Manning 'Bye Bye Boy',
Papers - MME - Lil Robots collection

My favourite Quixotic Paperie Products: 

It just has to be Mo Mannning rubbah!!
Memory Box Papers (well they are my favourite this week!)
and I just love Prima for all their gorgeous roses, flowers, lace and pearls! (we all need these little extras to complete our projects!)

My favourite tips:

I would like to share with you some tips for colouring this image.

Many of you will be colouring experts...if so skip past this part...if you are a beginner here a few thoughts I can share with you!

 I personally love mixing my colour mediums. I usually will use a mix of prisma pencils and copics and this image is such an example. So for this reason I will always stamp my image in Memento ink.It works perfectly with both fear of bleeding. I always use Neena Smooth white paper which I buy form the Hobby House. It is lovely smooth paper which blends with copics and prisma pencils equally well.
There is no skin in this image but I always colour skin with copics (E000, E00, E11, E13, R20).

Here are the copic colours used for this image.

Trousers: B93, B95, B97, B99,
Jumper: Y19, YR04, E08
Rucksack: BG01, BG07, BG09
Grass: YG67, G29, BG93
Hair: E31, E33, E35, E37, E39
Bike: C00, C1, C3, C5, C7

I will not go into an explanation of how to use copics as it has been done before much better than I can do in this little space! Check out this blog here where both Elaine and Kim C contribute their tips and hints to colouring with copics.

As always with the background, I turn to using my pencils. Personally speaking I love the faded out background they create. I would start with colouring roughly around my image in blue and then using mineral spirits and a paper stump blend in circular motions outwards till you achieve a smooth blended look.

There is more to see at the following wonderful blogs. We hope you enjoy the hop!

Enjoy the hop and don't forget to share your favourites on your blog (link back to us so that we can see them) or in the comments as you hop around!

Before you leave me to hop onto the next blog for inspiration...I just wanted to let you know that I am going to be taking a small break from Quixotic Paperie. Life is busy here my end and I need time to concentrate on some of life's other priorities. Though I hope to be back sharing some Quixotic Inspiration with you after Christmas! 

Thanks for your visit!

Judy x


Dorcas said...

Beautiful coloring! Great card. :-)

Lilian said...

Hi Jude! :)
Your card is just cute cute cute! My fave card from you would be the little girl with the ladybug backpack. :) I am always tempted to buy her but always hold back the last minute.
Hope all's well with you. Take a well deserved break - will miss you but will be here when you get back!

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card!! Love your coloring!!

Shazza said...

gorgeous work Judy x

Shirley N said...

Your coloring is beautiful Judy! Thanks so much for the tips. Love your card!

Sue said...

Hi Judy
wow hun a gorgeous card, awesome colouring, lovely papers & design, fab embelies, have great weekend, sue,x

chris said...

Hi Judy, your colouring is amazing, so so gorgeous,love this little cutie on the bike, truly gorgeous. hugs chris xx

Riet said...

So beautiful card Judy,I love the image and the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Deb said...

this is so adorable, beautiful card, have a fabulous weekend, hugs Debx

Lily said...

Hi Judy, I am so glad you love my ribbon. Love to see what you come up with. World cardmaking day today? Oh...I am stuck in a hotel in Westminster, no fun for me. More meetings on Monday and Tuesday, weather here is pouring. Some indoor retail therapy may help tomorrow :-)

Kim Dellow said...

Love! Thanks for the tip - I so can't skip the colouring tips! LOL! I'm always nervous using my copics :) Totally love how you use them! Have a good break Judy, looking forward to your return :)

Erika said...

I love this image Judy and such a fabulous card.


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