Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Borderless images.....

There's been a bit of a trend going on in blogland and on the make it crafty facebook page for colouring your images WITHOUT a black stamped border.  The idea is to either stamp in a pale colour (grey or beige) or print at a reduced quality if a digi, and to try to colour the image.  I have to say it is pretty tricky, but the resulting effect is similar to the sorts of illustrations you see in children's books and I really like it!

This is my first attempt at colouring without black, so be gentle with me:


I was really happy with the hat - I think it looks very leather like with all the blending, but the clothes need more work.  Once I'd coloured her I added the eyes back in black with a fineliner as they had all but disappeared in the beige momento ink I'd used to stamp with under the copics on her face.  I added a white dot to them too.  I then cut her out, and mounted her onto a a card with a suitably "cowgirl" background.


Stamps:  Greeting Farm Wild West Anya, Waltzingmouse  Way Out West  (background) and Back in the Saddle (sentiment)
Other materials - copic markers, spellbinders lables die, ribbon punch, ribbon, momento ink (dessert sand), DL card blank

Challenges entered:
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes
Challenge up your life - No patterned paper
Sir Stampalot - Anything goes

So, go and dig out a nice pale ink pad and give it a go - I dare you!

Craftilicious x



12 comments:

  1. Oh gosh what a challenge! I have seen this technique; and am horrified of it...you have done such an awesome job with the coloring! Love it; and I just love cowgirl images...SUPER cute! This image is so well complimented in your card.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment:0)

    Hugs;
    Janette

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  2. Oh wow Tara, well done you. I struggle to colour when there are black lines so I`ve got no chance lol. Yours is fabulous and very professional.
    Lynne xxx

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  3. Beautiful Creation

    Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  4. Very cute! Your colouring looks excellent to me. Thanks so much for sharing with us at sir stampalot this month and good luck!

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  5. Looks beautiful, must give it a go. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Pinky

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  6. What a great effect but sounds tricky! I need to master the colourng first...reminds me of an art teacher I once had that hated black lines, she was right not one thing has a black line around it!
    Fab card, she looks great cut out and mounted onto the PP.
    Jenny x

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  7. What a super piece and great effect.

    Thank you so much for joining in at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and hope to see your again.

    B x

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  8. wow this looks so cool! I love it and think it would perfectly fit to myself - just moves to Tennessee :D - great work!

    thanks so much for joining us over at CUYL!!

    xx M.

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  9. I love seeing this new way of colouring, Fab Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  10. Fantastic! I'm so glad you explained this technique to me. I've been wondering just how this effect is done. You made me want to try it - we'll see if I get brave enough. Your card is just wonderfully done. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us Aud Sentiments!

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  11. a gorgeous creation! Thanks for sharing with us at AUD sentiments! Gemma :)

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