Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Variations Week: Lina's View

Norma J Burnell is one of my absolute favorite artists. I just love her images, her way of coloring and all the gorgeous little details.

These are also images that I enjoy to color very much myself. So I thought that I'd record me coloring, so you can see how I approached this image. I do not talk in this video, there's only music, but I hope you can tell how I go about my coloring process anyway. It took me about 1½ hour to color her, so I sped up the video, so you don't have to watch through all that.

I spend most of the time coloring, working on the skin and getting it just the way I wanted it. I find that if I do a decent job with the skin, I can often get away with errors on hair and clothes. The copics I used are in the video, but in case you don't want to go through it, here's the list:

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13
Wings: BG10, BG11, BG13, BV0000, V20, V22, V25
Hair: E50, E51, E53, E55
Yellow: Y32, Y35, Y38, E34
Green: G40, G43, G46
Shadow: C2, C3, C4
Lips: R20, R21, R22
Eyes: B91, B93, B95, B99

I really wanted the beautiful image to take up center stage on the card, so I kept the rest of the card pretty simplle. I used a die to cut out vellum, and then run it through an embossing folder. Adding some purple ink on top of that vellum tied it in nicely with the colors of the image. Adding a few flowers and the card was done.

The stamp, from the Sweet Pea Stamp store, is Norma J Burnell's Posy which can be found in Digi and Rubber.
Thanks so much for stopping by today


  1. Your card gives a fresh feeling. Just fabulous coloring, Lina!
    X X

  2. Very beautiful! I love the soft coloring and thanks for the tutorial! Hugs Milo <3

  3. So very pretty Lina. I love the gorgeous coloring you did on her. Light and airy looking.

  4. Beautiful - love the soft colors!!! Great video too!!!

  5. Gorgeous creation Lina, such beautiful colours :) xx

  6. Amazing Lina and the video is awesome. The card is stunning!