Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Colouring a glow

Hi all, it's been a little while since I blogged, so please bear with me!

I colour pretty much all of the time now with my Spectrum Noir Colourblend pencils. I initially started with these pencils as a way to dabble my toe in the pond of colouring with pencils and I haven't looked back since! 

I like to try and challenge myself from time to time, so when I discovered that Make It Crafty had re-started their colouring challenges, I had to have a look to see what I could create to the theme. (Between you and me, this challenge rally stretched me! I had an initial flash of inspiration, but then when it came to executing it, the self doubt gremlin reared its ugly head. But I persevered and managed to create a piece I'm quite happy with!)

So anyway, the theme for this month is Glow.

I decided to try something a little different, and took the image Bridgette in Love and I wanted to try to make the heart she was making with her hands glow. 

So here is my attempt:

Colours used:
Skin - Driftwood, Saddle Brown, Rose Peach, Vanilla, Cream, Pink Blush
Hair - Black, Rock Pool, Pebble
Glow - Driftwood, Peony, Mulberry, Carnation
Jumper & Hat - Green - Driftwood, Amazon Green, Shamrock, Grass
Teal - Rock Pool, Sea Glass, Verdigris, Reef Blue

I managed to colour everything else and left the glow until last, which maybe wasn't the best idea, but on the other hand if I had done that part sooner I might've been more tempted to bin her because I hadn't done as much work on the piece!

I'm glad I kept at it, along with some support from a very encouraging crafty friend, who a few times managed to keep me going with it. 

I'm not sure quite what I'm going to do with the finished piece yet, but I think that maybe next time I need to do a simpler idea first to introduce me to the challenge with baby steps.....mind you jumping in head first, although terrifying, can also be great fun! 

Until next time, 

Laura x


  1. Love your unique take on this challenge, thanks for joing us at MiC

  2. I love it... she's sooo cute!! Thanks for enetring the MIC challenge

  3. A really clever idea and you coloured her beautifully. I'm so glad you kept on & completed her.

    Lucy x MIC DT

  4. Oh Laura - such a clever idea with the pink glowing heart. Thank you so much for joining the Make it Crafty colouring challenge this month. Hope to see you join us again! hugs, Zoe xo

  5. Thank you so much for playing along in our Colouring Challenge at Make it Crafty.
    Love how the heart glows!