Saturday, February 19, 2011

Make It Colourful #7 - Smooth Gradients

This week at Make It Colourful our challenge it to make Smooth Gradients. Basically going from a light to dark without seeing a transition line. I use Copics and I find this best achieved when I start with my lightest color, laying down a base and then gradually going darker and then back to my lightest blending all over with the lightest to smooth out any lines.

For my card, I finally used Tree of Love from Make It Crafty - I just adore this tree and as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to pair it with OA- Little Dreamer by The Greeting Farm. I just imagine Amelia sitting under a tree on a beautiful day thinking and dreaming about what she wants to be when she grows up! My favorite papers from October Afternoon seemed to be perfect for this little scene.

I hope you will join us this week! I just love seeing your projects - and all the different mediums of coloring being used is so inspiring.

Challenges I'm entering:
Friday Sketchers - Sketch #142


Jessica Diedrich said...

GORGEOUS! LOVE your shading on the tree and on her hair-what a great showcase of that technique! She's darling!

Andrea C said...

fantastic card, very unique x

Suzilou said...

Wow gorgeous colouring and love your papers and colour combination. Very cute image :)

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous.