Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tulip Birgitta and a Video Tutorial

I've used Tulip Birgitta from CC Designs in the hopes that her sweet face will encourage you to run over to join our challenge at icopic  this week. Our coloring challenge to you this week (my first week) is to color grass.

Here's a close up of Birgitta:

Here's the colors I used:

Notice the Sepia Copic Multiliner SP? If you don't have one you really need one in black and one in sepia. I love to add texture and wood grain with my sepia multi liner. You can see that on her bench.

Here's a close up of the flowers, butterflies and that gorgeous sentiment from the SP & Company called Lovely Labels:
I stamped Birgitta with Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and have you seen all the new Memento Dew Drops in the store??!! I must have them in every color!!

The products you will need are covered in the video but here's links to  them in the store:
Have a great day and I can't wait to see your grass projects for this weeks challenge!  You could win some Copics!!


Claudia & Company - Butterflies
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Open Challenge
Stamping Scrapping Central - Anything Goes
There She Goes - 3D Flowers


Carla aka scrappypug said...

What a fantastic card and so perfectly colored.. and that flower is to die for! Super video too!

Marilyn said...

Wowsers... now that is some wicked colouring! Love the image, layout, papers & the big flower too!

Magento Themes said...

Awesome card!!! I love this little one. I like the way you colored this image. The flower design is very cute. This tutorial is very useful to us. Thanks for this great post.

Carla S. said...

Awesome card, Dana! Your coloring is just fantastic! Great video tutorial, too! Thanks for that!

ahlers5 said...

Thanks for another wonderful tutorial.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Thanks for sharing such a great usual you make it look easy!!! Hugs :)

Marie-Anne said...

What a gorgeous card!


Lisa Jane said...

Another beautiful card - and the flower is just stunning
Lisa x

Brenda said...

First off Dana, I just want to tell you that your video is absolutely the best one I have seen for clouds and grass out there! I have watched a lot!!
Your card is absolutely beautiful. I love the colors you used!! Love, love this image! Can't believe I haven't bought it yet. Specially since I have bought so much stuff lately!!
That flower is gorgeous!!! OK, I will stop now!!
hugs, Bren

Sassylassy said...

Hi Dana! OMG Your video is awesome. I am definitely trying this technique. And if I get the hang of it will probably color more of the backgrounds to my images. Thanks again for all of your inspiration!
Hugs Bonnie

Roxann said...

Fabulicious card, coloring and video.

Barb said...

Oh Dana, (sounds like a song!) what a great video, loved, loved loved it. The detail added to clouds make them look 3D and adds so much to finish off your image. Congrats and thanks for commenting on my little ol' Blog,
Hugs, Barb (Abbie1)

Jacee said...

What a lovely card Dana, such beautiful colouring, wonderful work!
Hugs Jacee

tiggertastic said...

what lovely backing papers and the image is coloured so well, just lovely and so pretty to look at

hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

Pat said...

Just stumbled across your blog today for the first time! Thanks for sharing your time and talent!

I do have a question if I might...I have NO experience with Copics or any other alcohol I am sure this is elementary! Why do you lay down the blender solution? I have been researching, and I thought the Copic blending solution/pen takes color away? Being alcohol based, doesn't it dry very quickly...even before you get the blue color "painted" on? I love the look you created, I am just trying to learn/understand so that when my "ship comes in" and I can afford Copics I will know a little bit about what I am doing! LOL! Thanks for your response!

Dana said...

@ Pat....
Colorless Blender has many uses other than it's original intentions. It does lift and push color to either correct mistakes or to create patterns. The reason I lay down the colorless blender first is it wets the paper and makes it easier to get a smooth solid color without any streaking. And I don't do this for all my coloring, just for this particular technique.
I hope you see this and if you have any other questions feel free to contact me via my email link in my sidebar. Thanks so much for your question and for all of your kind words!!

Maylee said...

Awesome technique Dana! TFS!

Leonie said...

Hi Dana :-) your colouring is absolutely fabulous!! I love the way you do the highlights and the shades.

kurlygirl said...

This is adorable Dana! I finally made some flowers using your videos! I've only got one type on a card though. I just loved the way they turned out. I used the spellbinders Dahlia nesties. I did have to cut a slit to the center on each side of the petals, but it worked really well with an 8 petal flower. Anyway, you can see it here: Kurly-Q

Colleen Holmes said...

Dana, another awesome video! Thank you very much for sharing it! Birgitta is gorgeous with her shinning hair!! Very nice and perfect!! Hugz xoxoxo

Maggie's Crafts said...

Stunning and a great video!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday in ANYTHING GOES challenge!


Elaine Stark said...

A great card and tutorial. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Cindy2 said...

Your coloring is spot-on. Great job. Thanks so much for sharing your talent at the SSCC 'Anything Goes' challenge. C2

Wendy Ramlakhan said... your coloring of her hair and once again another fabulous tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing that technique Dana...I'm going to be trying this for sure!!

Meera said...

Oh my Dana, this is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing with us at papertake weekly.

x Meera x

Leanne said...

This is so stunning!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Hope to see you again next week!

Leanne xx

* Üla * said...

This is a beautiful card, Dana. I love your little girl and lovely colours. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly Challenge.
hugs Ula

sodell said...

I was fortunate enough to find your blog today, and saw this card and WOW!!! is it gorgeous! You are definitely a Copic pro. And I really enjoyed your video on the grass and sky--found it very informative. I'm just a Copic newbie, so a long ways away from tackling these areas, but I have this save to come back to in the future. And you are so entertaining in your videos as well! Thanks for sharing your talent.