Saturday, August 30, 2014

This Is a Test!

Thanks for popping over for a visit. I have something to show you and I have to tell you... I'm pretty gosh darn happy with it! lol
I tend to color my people images with the same colors I learned to color with. The very first Copic markers I purchased were the Copic Markers 6-pc Sketch Set, Skin Tones 1 and Sketching Grays Set. At the time, I didn't really think I would get into coloring with Copic markers but I caved in and thought I'd give it a go... just to see what all the fuss was about. :) They sat on my shelves for about six moths before I finally had the urge to use them. I've always used E11, E00 and R20 for the complexions and N8, N6 and N4 for black hair or E18, E15 and E13 for brown hair. When I purchased more colors, the first I purchased were all the Ciaos in the E range. So for the eyes, I grew comfortable with E29 and E25. I usually have folks tell me that black hair is so uncomfortable to color but like I wrote, these are the first colors I had so it's the most comfortable for me. Any other color combo takes me out of my comfort zone. But last night, I decided to step out of that comfort zone... and I like what I did while in that zone! lol Here's why:
Here's a view from the front:
Here's a closeup of the image:
I had a picture of the inside of the card but then I got to thinking... geez... bloggers are not here to see that! lol But here's a picture of all three skin tones and hair colors I experimented with last night... AND... I didn't use digis!
The dresses are paper pieced. Starting at the:
Skintone: E13, E21, E00, E51 and E93 for cheeks and RV29 for lips, N2 and N0 for shading
Eyes: B29, B24, B23 and N2 and N0, B00 for eye shadow and W5 for lashes
Hair: E59, E53, E43 and E41
This was the last one I colored and I got a little too big for my britches and experimented with the N2 and N0 for shading. Yikes! lol
Skintone: E13, E11, E51, E00 and E21 for cheeks, RV29 for lips
Eyes: G99, YG95 and G05, B00 for eye shadow and W5 for lashes
Hair: 100, E29, E35, E31 and E50
Skintone: E25, E13, E11 and E04 for cheeks and lips
Eyes: G99, YG95, Y28 and G05, G00 for eye shadow and W5 for lashes
Hair: 100, N8, N6 and N4
I came up with these combinations from reviewing different pins on Pinterest or reading different blogs and experimenting on scraps of paper since I didn't have all the colors as the pin or the blog I read before I committed to the image. lol I know there's a debate about going from light to dark and dark to light but, again, I learned from dark to light and it's worked best for me. 
I really only have one challenge I'd like to enter this card into:
This is the sketch:
Card Recipe:
Image colored with Copic markers and Glossy Accents
Sentiment: Freebie from Create with TLC
Printed papers for dresses are from scraps
Printed and plain card stock and chipboard stars are from my stash
I plan to enter the other two images into two other sketch challenges. I love SOGgies! I think they deserve their own spotlight especially... since I totally rocked coloring them this time! HA!! ;)
Thanks for stopping by! :)


  1. Wonderful experiment and you came out with amazing results. Sometimes you have to play by ears and sometimes you have to play by sight.You did a good job and from now I am sure you will be creating more skin tone varieties.Good job. Your card is pretty and so is your coloured image.

  2. Ema, lovely card you made and the colouring is fantastic!
    Thanks for playing with us at Friday Sketch :-))
    Hugs, Andreja


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