Saturday, 16 June 2012

A card and a cloud tutorial (pic heavy)

Good morning all.I hope you are all well, i`m off to work soon and then some dreaded housework to do later and then squeeze in a little crafting,lol
I have a card to share with you today and then a tutorial on how i do my sky background.the pics are a little blurry i`m afraid.My camera is not too keen on getting close up and personal.
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
1.The cutie pie challenge - Challenge 20 - Real or faux stitching
2.Crafting when we can challenge - Challenge 20 - colour combo - mint, choc chip  mmmmm :D
3.The sugar bowl challenge - Challenge 86 - Sketch by Maria Therese
4.Totally papercrafts challenge - Challenge 39 - Raining cats and dogs

Products used are:
Cream card
First edition papers - Isabelle
WOC roses
Wild rose studio sentiment
Faux stitching
Sugar nellie stamp - Little boots
Promarkers and flexmarkers
White gel pen


Promarkers and flemxarkers used are;
Blush,sunkissed pink,coral,cinnamon,cocktail pink
Light fawn,tan,cinnamon,walnut,umber
Pastel green.mint,soft green.emerald.cool grey 4
Satin.warm grey 3,5
Glacier blue.cloud blue.blue grey 1,3,blender,white gel pen

And  a sideways view.
Now you can stop here or continue down for how i do my clouds
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.First i start with my image coloured, i do this because i find it easier but do be careful with your blender later on.

 1.I use my CLOUD BLUE FLEXMARKER to freehand draw my clouds.

2.I now go inside the cloud with my BLUE GREY 3 FLEXMARKER to give a bit of depth.

 3.Then BLUE GREY 1 FLEXMARKER to blend out the darker grey a little and to add a little more detail.

 4,I then use my GLACIER BLUE FLEXMARKER and give it a couple of layers all over but not inside the clouds.

 5.Then i use my BLENDER all around the inside edges of my clouds using circular movements.

6.Finally i use a white gel pen just to draw freehand again around the cloud edge.hopefully you can just tell by this really bad pic.

And thats it, simples.Of course you can always do your clouds before you colour your image, i just prefer to do it the other way round.lol.
Thanks so much for popping by, means a lot :D
Luv Coops.xxx

81 comments:

Caroline said...

Morning gorgeous card image coloured as always beautifully love the layout and the cloud tutorial is fab. Thankyou will have to give it a try. Take care and have a good day. Caroline xxx

Christine L said...

Fabulous card and brilliant tutorial Nic.... thanks for sharing!

Hugs
Christine x

Julie said...

Another lovely card and thanks for sharing you're cloud method, it's always good to try out new techniques! Have a great day, Julie.x

Chrissy said...

What a super image Coops, love the little dog,and fabulous papers, great cloud tutorial too, thanks for sharing.

Luv CHRISSYxx

catherine said...

Fantastic card Nicola and great colours. fab tutorial too. just love the image and the doggies wellies she is holding. Hope you enjoy your weekend
x catherine

Fluffles said...

Lovely card & a great Tutorial, thanks Coops, Jx

Whisper said...

Gorgeous image - dog reminds me of Whisper and that look she gives us, when she's bored !!!, fabby layout and what an amazing tutorial too, Luv Sam x

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is gorgeous and so beautifully coloured, hugs pops x

sue - aka bearhouse said...

stunning card. The image is so beautiful and I love the colours. Your tutorial is fabulous, very clear and easy to understand - thank you
Hope you have a great week-end
Hugs Sue

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow super little card nic ... love the clouds ... and thank you for sharing the instructions with us all ... love that little image and I guess the doggie does not want his boots on ... lol ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Debs M said...

gorgeous card and image,great tutorial too x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card and interesting how differentky everyone does their clouds, must give it a try. Have a good weekend.

Laine said...

Hi Coops, I love the way you colour. This is fabulous. Thank you for the tutorial. I am trying lots of different techniques at present for sky and clouds and will definitely give this a go.
Hugs
Laine
X

Denise and Louise said...

Love your card and the tutorial was great - thanks.
Hugs
Denise xx

Mrs F said...

Fantastic card, love the little girl with her dog. Thanks for the tutorial, you make it look so easy.

Have a good crafting session later once you have the yucky stuff out of the way.

Big hugs xx

Mrs F said...

Fantastic card, love the little girl with her dog. Thanks for the tutorial, you make it look so easy.

Have a good crafting session later once you have the yucky stuff out of the way.

Big hugs xx

Mrs F said...

Fantastic card, love the little girl with her dog. Thanks for the tutorial, you make it look so easy.

Have a good crafting session later once you have the yucky stuff out of the way.

Big hugs xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Gorgeous card and fab colouring too. Zo xx

Marion said...

Hi Nic,
Fabulous card and an adorable image. Great colouring as always and love the cloud info.
hugs
Marion

Gemma said...

beautiful card hun and a fab tutorial, I must try that! :) x

Susan Flynn said...

Fabulous Coops and thanks for the tutorial I may try it!! Hugs Susan x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,what a great image and coloured perfectly.Thanks for the tut on the beautiful clouds.xxx

angelwhispers said...

Wow Coops thanks for the tutorial its fab will ahve a go at this as I always make such a mess of clouds! Hope the housework doesnt take too long and you manage some crafting!!

I have some candy on my blog to say Thank You to all my beautiful followers for hanging in with me!!!

Have a great weekend Love Chanelle xx

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Coops, what a wonderful card - she is sooo lovely and what a wonderful cloud tutorial too :) Thankyou! Hugs, Teresa x

jules said...

gorgeous card as usual Coops!! and fab tut!

Sue said...

Beautiful card Nic,love the dogs
wellies.Fab tut too.
Sue xx

Christine said...

Hi Nic this is gorgeous & wow at your cloud tute..I'm a scardy cat & chalk mine in BUT will give this a go thanks..

smiles Christine x

tilly said...

love this image and the little doggie boots lol, a great cloud tut and I will try this later on lol
Tilly

Marlene Atkinson said...

Gorgeous card, image is cute. Thank you for sharing your cloud tutorial. Marlene

Rosietoes said...

Love the card Coops and thank you for taking the time to explain your beautiful background.

Edna x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card. Love the image and colours - The clouds look great too!
Lorraine x

Little K Smith said...

A beautiful card Coops, I love the adorable image and gorgeous papers too. And thank you for the fab tutorial on your clouds, will have to give this a go :)
Kelly.x

Nicola said...

Fantastic card Coops, love the colour combo, it really makes your stunning image stand out. Thanks for sharing your cloud tutorial too, great technique!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Tina said...

Really pretty card and very useful tutorial Coops, thanks for sharing. Tnaxx

Sandra H said...

Absolutely stunning again Coops and those clouds are amazing!! beautiful image and layout:)x

Sue said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Coops! I love the image and your colouring is beautiful - thanks for sharing how you do clouds! they look really fab! The papers are really scrummy!
Hope you have a good weekend! :-)
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Mary J said...

Fab tute! Thanks coops!

Sarah said...

Stunning card Coops and brilliant tutorial, thank you xxx

Faye said...

FAN.Tastic card Coops and brilliant tut. In fact, I really want to have a go using your method! Have a great weekend. xx

Creations by Shirl said...

Super card! Love everything about your card... TFS on the tutorial on the clouds I will have to try your method now.... I think I would do it your way....

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

Awesome girl!!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Coop's, I like the image and the colours
Kevin xx

CraftyLoops said...

I love the colour of this card and the image is so pretty. Smashing card Coops. Lee x

Lyndsey Marie said...

Gorgeous card, love the sweet image and pretty papers. Fabulous colouring as always and thanks for the tut.
Lyndsey xx

Deb said...

totally gorgeous card! your colouring is fantastic and I love your clouds.
have a great weekend ♥Debxx

Jovan said...

Beautiful card...love the colors and papers!

Marilyn said...

This is super cute... had not seen these images anywhere yet. Don't you just love those First Edition papers? I do and want some more!

craftybirdlisa said...

Wow, such a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pies this time. Great tutorial Hugs Lisa xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Fab card and super tutorial xx

Aunty Sue said...

Thanks Nic for the tutorial great card and pictures will try but don't expect to get out that good I need more colours

Elaine Stark said...

A fabulous card and a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing. Elaine

Aud said...

A beautiful card coops great colouring in and a great tutorial Lovely papers there as well. Aud x

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card Nic. I love these colours and of course the image!
Your tutorial is fabulous! I love the depth you achieved, they look like proper fluffy clouds.
Thanks for sharing.

Hugs Elaine xx

pinky said...

Your card is just gorgeous Coops and thanks for the tutorial. I often wondered how you did that. Freehand cloud, not sure how mine would look lol.

crafty-stamper said...

Stunning card and image as always beautifully coloured and reat cloud tutorial
carol x

Vicky said...

So gorgeous Coops...and thanks for the wonderful tut too sweetie...:o)

have a lovely weekend hun...big hugs Vicky xx

Donna Mosley said...

Stunning card Nic, very sweet image and mmm! delish papers. Your tut is fab hun, thank you. :o)

Donna x

amanda stokes said...

Hi Coops,
Gorgeous card,fab image and papers
Great tutorial too :) x

Lou said...

Hi! really sweet image Coops,gorgeous colouring and your clouds are lovely too.hugs Lou.xxx

Wendy said...

Stunning card Coops, adorable image and love the colours.
Brilliant tutorial too, thanks for sharing.
Wendy xx

Jules said...

Hi Coops

A brilliant card and a brilliant tutorial too. Thank you for sharing that.

Love Jules xx

Hazel said...

Hey Coops

Beautiful card and great tutorial - thank you for sharing.

Thanks for dropping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Toodles

Hazel xx

Dangina Martinez said...

Awesome! I Love it!
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

Fab! I love it and your cloud Tut K x

Netty said...

Smashing card Coops and really cute clouds. Annette x

June Nelson said...

Wow me lovely this is amazing, and thank you somuch for the coloud idea I dont know if imbrave enough to try it out, yours are perfect, love this card sooo much xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Alyce said...

Awesome tutorial Coops! I love the beautiful image and your colouring is just so amazing. Great job! :)

Olivia said...

Loooovveee it. Great job and love the tutorial on clouds and the way you pulled those colors together..I was a bit stumped on it but thanks for the inspiration.

MagsB said...

Wow, those clouds look so realistic! *glances up at the sky to check* Yep! I can see a lot that look just like yours lol!

Thanks very much for this fab tutorial.

love Mags B x

mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

Stunning card! Absolutely beautiful, everything about it! And thank you for sharing the cloud tutorial. Will it work with Copics? I will give it a try! Hugs, Jill x

Shazza said...

fabulous Nic, must try this x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow beautiful card and brilliant tutorial Nic, I really study your colouring and tutorials closely as I am using my promarkers and flex-markers almost all the time now. I have been so inspired by your wonderful colouring of the images that I thought I should use my ample selection of promarkers a lot more. I do love the colours and papers also that wonderful image superb work.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Lou Mac said...

Fantastic tutorial, and fantastic card!! Totally cute image and you've used some of my fave papers right now! ;)

xo

Lesley said...

A very useful tutorial, and a gorgeous card too. Thank you x

xxxtglxxx said...

Aww, this is so cute and I love those papers! :)

Fabulous tutorial too hun - thanks so much!

hugs

xxalisonxx

Craftyanny said...

Cute as a button
Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts
Anne x

Stampalicious said...

gorgeous! love the image you used, thank you for joining our challenge at Crafting When We can, hugs, martina

Linda said...

Fab coloring as always Coop and thanks for the tutorial. The clouds are lovely, definiitely have to give it a go. I love the expression on her sweet face! Hugs, Linda

Sarah said...

Hi ya, another perfect card - love the colours you've used and the image is just tooo cute!

Thanks as well for joining in with us this time at the Cutie Pies.

Sarah

PAC CHARITY CARDS said...

Hi Coops

Amazing card, your colouring is fab.

Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can

Caz

emma mitchell said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous tutorial , thanks for sharing.
Hugs Emma xx