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Friday, 18 June 2010

Weekend workshop #51 – Digi Friday

Hope you have all had a good week, the weekend is here now so lots of relaxing and chilling out!!! well for some lucky people anyway, hope you are one of them.
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Now this weeks sponsor is Christine @ Sketching Stamper the winner of a random comment will win 5 images of your choice, don’t forget to pop over to Christines website to check out her gorgeous images and if you want a chance to win some all you need to do is leave a comment, how easy is that :)
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Now over to Debs for a fabulous tutorial, her card and theme will be revealed on Tuesday………
"It's the most wonderful time of the year (ding dong, ding dong)"..what's that?... your not in the christmas spirit??...but we're half way through the year already!! and theres only 189 shopping days left!! i have to say this is the first time ive done a tutorial and ive never been so please be gentle ....and this week we are being sponsored by the lovely Christine at Sketching Stamper ...I have chosen the gorgeous "Snow Fairy"...(hence the christmas songs)......and without further ado..heres what i did
i printed the image onto some 160gsm text and graphics paper by Rey which i got from Staples...
I then started by colouring her face using Ivory as a base then slowly building up with Blush..then Dusky Pink then blending again with Ivory...and doing the same around her neck line
i also added a little Pastel Pink to her cheeks and again blended with ivory...i had to be very gentle as the whole of her head including the hood wasnt much bigger than my thumb!!
i then moved to main body of the image...i wanted to try and add a bit of depth to the image through the shading... when there are no definite areas of shade or natural creases to the clothing then this is what i do...
starting with a base colour of Pastel Blue i colour nearly all of the image just leaving a small area of white as though the light is hitting it...
for the next layer i have used Blue Pearl... again covering most of the image but leaving an area of white and Pastel Blue
i then used Cornflower around the outer edges....
i then went over the entire image again in small circular motions with my Pastel Blue to blend everything together..but still left a small strip of white
i then repeated the process with the darker colours until i was happy...
and again a final blend with my Pastel Blue..if you dont feel confident leaving an area of white then a white gel pen will work fine to add detail :-)
i then used the same blues for the top of the hood and using Tea Green went round the fur edges of the hood and dress....
and then i also went round the edges and detail of the wings with Powder Blue leaving the other areas white
and finally blended a mixture of Cool Grey 2, 3 & 4 for her hair
it wasnt until i reviewed my piccies i realised that whilst colouring the hair i had caught the side of her face...on such a small image you probably wouldnt notice (well i didnt!!)..but if you do dont worry just go over it again with your ivory or blush and it will lift the colour back so!!...(the ink was still wet when i took this and her face has dried a lighter shade more in keeping with the neck line!!))
well thats the end of my little (cough)'ll have to join us Tuesday to see my finished card and to find out what challenge ive picked for you all :-)
as always any questions just fire away and ill try my best to answer them
Debs x

Didn’t she do well, I really don’t know why any of the new team are worrying about doing tutorials, they have all been fantastic, thank you girls :)

So don’t forget if you do want to win some images from Sketching Stamper all you need to do is leave a comment

Thanks for looking, enjoy your weekend and see you all on Tuesday :)

Hugs Gina, Denise and Design Team xxx


  1. Wow she is stunning...great tutorial thanks hun
    hugs shell xx

  2. merci beaucoup pour ce superbe tuto

  3. Stunning!! Great tutorial. Jan xx

  4. She is gorgeous! Thanks for another tutorial!

  5. Thank you so much for the tutorial.. I really enjoyed this one ... for the dress... I like how you left the white on it, must be careful and try this out now... and also for the face.. as it's the colours I also like to use he he xxx

  6. great tut the stuff on the dress will really come in handya s i ws struggling with highlights

  7. Fab tutorial as always. Love these Friday workshops. x

  8. Wow - great tutorial. Your colouring is fantastic. I need to try blending colours as it gives a fabulous effect. Thanks for the tutorial. x

  9. A fab tutorial Debs, well done! Love the way you've coloured the image, looking forward to seeing the rest of the card. Debbie x

  10. Thats lovely. And what a great tutorial. The shading is great, will I ever get the hang of it! The glittery effect on the furry bit looks great too.

  11. great tutorial I always forget to leave the white bit can't wait to see the finished card.

  12. Lovely image and great tutorial. Love the blue colours and blending of them. Great work!

  13. fab thanks for sharing your tips with us all xx

  14. Totally fabby! Love that you didn't made it over when you spotted the colour in her face, just made it a part of the tut. That little bit of colour escapes from us all every now and then, I do that it does for me. :) Can't wait to see that card. Really sweet image as well.

  15. I don't know why you would be nervous this is a great tutorial and loving that image especially when you have coloured it. x

  16. A lovely image, the shading & blending really brings it to life. Great tip on removing the unwanted colour smudge from the face. It is so frustrating when that happens, now i won't have to waste my image when this happens to me. Thanks very much. x

  17. Such a stunning tutorial Debs, I can see I'm gonna have to get this little beauty now I see her coloured - you've inspired me!! Juliexx

  18. She looks beautiful. Will have to check this one out again. I'll also try that paper as I keep trying to find one for PMs that doesn't bleed. Marianne x

  19. Fab tutorial and that image is gorgeous. I have all those colours so will give this a go. Debs xx

  20. I love the depth you have achieved with your colouring. Thanks for the tutorial.

  21. Great tutorial, I especially like the way you used colour to show contours on her dress.

    Lynn x

  22. The world & his wife are going to be wanting to colour this image after your fab tutorial, Debs. Absolutely stunning!!
    Big Hugs,
    Andie xx

  23. This is fantastic. Great tutorial. You girls always do a fab job. Thanks so much for the tip on going out of the lines. I tend to do this a lot.
    Thanks again

  24. WOW - what a stunning tutorial, fab Colouring!
    And such a cute Image

    Hugs Anja

  25. Just WOW! WOW! WOW!!!!!!!!

  26. awww .... thanks everyone :-)

    Debs x

  27. Fantastic tute! SHe looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  28. What a gorgeous image and a great tutorial, thanks.

    Sue xx

  29. This is a fab tutorial, wonderful image thank you so much.
    Suzi x

  30. Brilliant tutorial,
    lovely colours

  31. Debs you did a brilliant tutorial Sweetie! So nice to get everybodys different techniques. I always look so forward to the weekend workshops for inspiration. Would never say it was your first tutorial, I thouroughly enjoyed it thank you. Lotsa luv xxxx

  32. Hi girlies
    great workshop Debs, your a natural at this, loving the tea green touches for the fur.
    hugs kaylou xoxo

  33. Great tute with perfect results. Thanks

  34. What a gorgeous image! Thank you very much for the tutorial, very useful!

  35. Very nice tutorial, i really like to learn from you!

    Very nice result by the way

  36. FAb tutorial, love your colouring! Hugs, Moni

  37. Beautiful. The shading and detail is just amazing.

    Can I ask please what you used to glitter the hood? It looks so pretty.