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Friday, 9 July 2010

Weekend workshop #54 – digi Friday

Boy don’t you just hate computers some days, I think mine is on a go slow it has taken so long to do this post, but on the plus side its “Friday” woohoo.

Onto last weeks winner for $10 voucher from Fred She Said Digital Designs is……………

**** Clare H ****

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This weeks sponsor is Doodle Palace who are offering 5 images of your choice, all you need to do is leave a comment for a chance to win

OK onto this weeks tutorial, this week is the turn of the gorgeous Julie………….

Here we are, Friday again and time for me to do my first tutorial for the PFP weekend workshop (first one ever actually, sshhh!! - my maiden voyage, LOL!) Our sponsor this week is Doodle Palace

and I just fell in love with this fabulous USS Ark digi image from them. I started off with the elephant and coloured most of his head and trunk with Ice Grey, then added Tea Green but not quite so far into the centre of his head, then Grey Green mostly round the edges.
I then went over the whole head with the Ice Grey again and kept blending until I was happy with the result. (You'll probably be able to see this better in the photo after this one!)
I moved onto the sheep next and made him a little black faced sheep using Warm Greys 3-5 starting with the lightest as for the elephant. I then edged his wool with Khaki just to give a little definition.
Onto the giraffe, using Honeycomb at the edges, then Saffron and finally Buttercup to blend.
I then used Warm Grey 3 and Tan to colour his markings. Onto the Cheeky Monkey, I used a combo of Tan and Warm Greys again to tone and blend, and then Pastel Yellow and Buttercup for the Duck. You can see in the photo below that the elephant colours have bled quite a bit but my finished picture will show that I've managed to blend this away with my blender pen (outlining the image also helps with any little problem areas!!)
The next set of pictures show the colouring of the wood. For this I used Sandstone, Caramel and Tan starting with the darkest first in the corners of the wood where I imagined it would be more weathered and shadowed.
I finally went over the whole ark with Pastel Yellow and kept blending until it looked like this:
Lastly, I coloured the wheels using Holly and Grey Green to achieve the light and shade.
Just noticed a slight bit of bleeding again under the back wheel, which can be a bit of an issue with darker colours, so I'll use my blender again to remove this in time for my finished card which you can see, along with the rest of the DT cards for next week, on Tuesday. So don't forget to pop by the PFP challenge blog then!!
Hope you've found seeing how I colour, helpful and thanks for staying with me!!
What a fabulous tutorial again, don’t forget all you need to do is leave a comment to have a chance of winner 5 images from Doodle Palace
Have a great weekend and don’t forget to pop back on Tuesday to see Julie’s finished card

Hugs Gina, Denise and DT xxx


  1. Thanks for a fab workshop. The wood colouring part was especially helpful. x

  2. fab tut Julie - yay you!
    and such a cute image

  3. Fantastic tutorial Julie, perfect colouring and a superb image. Thank you.
    Suzi x

  4. Great tutorial! Loved learning about colouring wood.

  5. Fab image and a great tutorial. The wood was very useful. Marianne x

  6. thanks for the tutorial and the great tip of using the blender to outline and remove any slight bleeding :0)

  7. Such a wonderful tutorial!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Great tutorial - it's always so helpful to see how to blend the colours.

    Helen x

  9. Such lovely tutorial! Love the look of the ark. Looks really alive!
    Thanks! good job on your first tut!

  10. great tutorial, the image looks fab ! x

  11. Wow, loved this one - your colouring is great

  12. A great tutorial, I've learned a lot. Love the wood!

  13. Loved the tutorial, have only just been introduced to promarkers, so loving all the hints.
    Cheers Aussie Vic

  14. WOW! This looks fantastic. Just love the image too cute

  15. Have bought my first lot of promarkers and this is the first tut I've read. Must say your tut is great for a beginner like me. Thankyou

  16. Great tutorial, as I'm new to Promarkers they are a big help. I especially like the wood. Well done.

    Jan xx

  17. tutorials on here are great...i am loving my promarkers . thanks .xx

  18. great tutorial thank you x

  19. Have e-mailed you, from hotmail tho so it might have gone into your trash folder


  20. would never have thought to use any other colour than may be grey or black on wheels, great inspiration & tips - thankyou XX

  21. Great tutorial, like the way you coloured the wood it is very effective.

    Lynn x

  22. OMG this is so perfect..ive been makign a noahs ark for my cousins baby for hsi birthday.. Fantastic TUT!

  23. Such a lovely tutorial - love the image, and your colouring is just gorgeous :)
    Hugs, Anja

  24. This tut is great I've been using promarkers now since March & I can honestly say most of what I've learnt is from all these great tutorials, so thank you, dont ever stop doing what you are all clearly meant to do & what you are cleary good at, you are all fab.
    Pssst Julie the boat is GORGEOUS(sorry for shouting he he he). Take care every1.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xx

  25. Great tutorial, Julie :) The image is so cute and you have coloured it in so nice!

  26. Brilliant tutorial and what a fab image
    Suzanne x

  27. Thanks for this nice tutorial and also for the chance to win some more images to color with my newly bought promarkers!

  28. Thanks for a wonderful tutorial - fabulous tip for using the blending pen to fix bleeding around the edge of an image - I didn't know it could be used for that.
    Fabulous colouring, and lovely image - love your finished card.
    Love, Andrea xx