Saturday, September 7, 2013

On a Moonlit Night

For my inspiration post at Make it Crafty I chose to follow along with the challenge on the Make it Colourful blog. That challenge is Orange/Black and/or Spooky background. I chose to use the whole theme.


This was a challenge for me but I had a blast! Since being a part of Zoe's fantastic Inspiration team I have had the opportunity to broaden, and enhance, my coloring. This is the first time I attempted a background like this and I am pleased with the results. So, how did I do it? I used several different copic colors to color the moon and the sky. 

For the moon, before I colored the main color, I used T1 and added little blotches of color throughout the moon.


After that I then outlined the moon with BG000, BG000, and E51. I colored the remaining part of the moon with E50. 

For Moxi's hair I colored the darkest areas with N7 and N6 and then added YR27, YR68 and YR15 using mainly YR68 over the N's. What I found with doing this is the YR68 picked up the N's and moved them into the YR68 giving a nice blending look.


After the scene was completely colored I went over some of the 'shiny' areas with Prisma pencils. Remember, when using pencils, to do this after your image is colored as the tips of your Copics could be damaged if coloring over the pencil. I created the smoky/spooky portion using light gray, white and a touch of black.

I really enjoyed creating this scene and let me tell ya, working with scenes is becoming very addicting! Why not give it a try yourself and you will see what I mean.

Make it Crafty products

Other Products

  • Copics:
  • Moxi - E11, E21, E000, N7, N6, N5, N4, N3, YR27, YR68, YR15
  • Scene - YG99, YG95, YG93, E49, E44, E43, E42, E50, E51, BG0000, BG000, T1, T3, T4, BV29, BV25, BV23, BV20
  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers 
  • Primsa Watercolor pencils
  • Make it Colour blending card

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!


Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is a stunning creation with jaw dropping beautiful colouring. Would never say its your first attempt at this kind of background.
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Terri O'Keefe said...

Wow! Simply Stunning - hard to put into words how great this looks - frameable me thinks! lol
Thankyou for giving me more desire to only get better :)


Mish B said...

What a cute card! Love the scene and your coloring is perfect! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

Claire said...

wow this is gorgeous!beautiful colouring and I love that background.Thanks for joining us at Graph'It Colour Challenge and good luck
Claire xx

Scrappin' Playground of Dreams said...

Absolutely incredibly beautiful!!!! You did AMAZING coloring on the background!!! your entire piece is fabulous!!!!!!
I LOVE it!!!!

Brigitte said...

OMG Stephanie!!!! This is spooktacular!!!! Love, love the halo around the moon and your gorgeous colouring!!!! All the details are fabulous. Hugs, Brigitte

Jasmine said...

This is AH-MAY-ZING!!!! WOW. I am absolutely blown away by your coloring. Love the image and the scene you created. Just spectacular! Thanks so much for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

DistinctiveLMNts said...

This is a stunning little piece of art! Beautiful coloring and I love the background. Thank you for sharing at DIGI GALORE.

Deepti Stephens said...

Wow!! Your cards are so awesome!! Loving it!! So happy to follow you..:D

Unknown said...

Wow your scene is stunning! Great work on the background! Thanks for joining our challenge ate the Graph'it Marker blog this week!
Hugs xx Cara xx

karen said...

Amazing, thanks for sharing with us at Graph'It colour challenge, Karenx

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