Friday, July 24, 2015

July's Creative Challenge Link Party #7 - Something from Nature





Welcome to July's Creative Craft Challenge! 



For the month of July, the material we are challenging you to re-purpose, recycle, or upcycle is something from nature.

The Craft Challenge Creative Link Party 
is brought to you by:

Kristina & Millie @ 2 Crochet Hooks Blog/Pinterest/FB/Twitter
Bonnie @ Our Secondhand House Blog/Pinterest/FB/Twitter
Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations Blog/Pinterest/FB/Twitter
Darlene @ Let It Shine Blog/Pinterest/FB/Twitter

I hope you will consider following your hosts.
It's a nice gesture, though not required :) 

Your hostesses will announce on the first Friday of each month what the crafting challenge is - typically this will be a common item found in or around your home - you must use this item in your creation. 

You then have until the last Friday of the month to complete your project and link it up below. You may link up a previously completed craft but we hope you will be inspired to create something new!



The Upcoming Material Challenges:
  • August: Food Cans
  • September – dishes/glass/plastic/metal
  • October – broken jewelry
  • November – margarine/cool whip bowls
  • December – unique wreath

RULES:
1. Use the material we are currently challenging: items from nature.
2. Make sure the project is reused, recycled, or upcycled.
3. Come back as many times as you want ; the party lasts the entire month.
4. Link up your own projects.
5. Have fun creating your Craft Challenge project



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Wishing You a Wonderful Week.

Friday, July 17, 2015

July's Creative Challenge Link Party #7 - Something from Nature





Welcome to July's Creative Craft Challenge! 



For the month of July, the material we are challenging you to re-purpose, recycle, or upcycle is something from nature.

The Craft Challenge Creative Link Party 
is brought to you by:

Kristina & Millie @ 2 Crochet Hooks Blog/Pinterest/FB/Twitter
Bonnie @ Our Secondhand House Blog/Pinterest/FB/Twitter
Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations Blog/Pinterest/FB/Twitter
Darlene @ Let It Shine Blog/Pinterest/FB/Twitter

I hope you will consider following your hosts.
It's a nice gesture, though not required :) 

Your hostesses will announce on the first Friday of each month what the crafting challenge is - typically this will be a common item found in or around your home - you must use this item in your creation. 

You then have until the last Friday of the month to complete your project and link it up below. You may link up a previously completed craft but we hope you will be inspired to create something new!



The Upcoming Material Challenges:
  • August: Food Cans
  • September – dishes/glass/plastic/metal
  • October – broken jewelry
  • November – margarine/cool whip bowls
  • December – unique wreath

RULES:
1. Use the material we are currently challenging: items from nature.
2. Make sure the project is reused, recycled, or upcycled.
3. Come back as many times as you want ; the party lasts the entire month.
4. Link up your own projects.
5. Have fun creating your Craft Challenge project



POST A COMMENT
I love to read your opinions and comments. It makes my day a little bit brighter. 

My apologies, all anonymous comments are deleted due to an excessive amount of spam.

Wishing You a Wonderful Week.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Color Layering






I've had several people tell me how much they love the way that I colored  the cat from this POST so I thought I would show you how it's done.

I use a technique called colour layering. It's actually very simple when working on this type of drawing. Let's get started.

Three Elephants Coloured


Colour Layering

I used three different coloured markers. Fuchsia, peacock blue and yellow.

Colouring Layer Number OneI started with my favorite colour - the pink marker.

I applied the colour by making dots. 

I varied the density of the dots to create dark and light areas.

The pink covers the majority of the designs because I am using it as the base colour.

Colouring Technique steps three an four.I next added yellow to the flower outline borders. I didn't take a picture of this step because it is pretty basic solid colouring.

The third step is to add the blue to the flowers the same way as the pink was applied. This is called stippling.

*** Stippling is the creation of a pattern simulating varying degrees of solidity or shading by using small dots.***

Notice by overlapping the blue marker onto the pink will purple areas are created.

Completed Coloured ElephantRemember the intensity of the colour depends on the density of the dots.

The fourth step is add yellow. This colour is not stippled. It is added by drawing making light swirls on top of the pink and blue areas.

This fourth step actually creates green and orange areas and makes the whole picture pop.

Three Elephants completely coloured


So what do you think? Easy enough?


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I love to read your opinions and comments. It makes my day. 

Bye for now. Wishing you the best, Darlene

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