Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Coloring Challenge Road Trip Online Card Class Day 1

Hello friends.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

When I saw that Kathy Racoosin of The Daily Marker Blog was leading
n Online Card Class based on her Coloring Challenge Road Trip,
I just had to sign up.

I have a class this week so I'm really stretched for time, but I
was bad and treated myself to watching Kathy's videos yesterday and
participating in Day 1.  What a treat!

I pulled out my Copic markers because I'm not as comfortable with them as with 
my watercolors.

I'll admit that I struggled.  And I'm not super happy with the results.
But only practice will make improvement.  Right?

I really made a mistake by using too dark of a violet shade at the base of
the petals.  I had to work out a lot of the color with the 0 marker.

I think that will become my favorite marker!

And I didn't leave enough of a sweet spot.  So I pulled out a white Supracolor pencil
and sweetened it up.

Here you can see it in close up.

If you stand back a ways, it looks much better.  LOL!

I haven't put this on a card yet, because I really need to get ready for my friends to come.

I'll finish it up and show you the finished product in a few days.  I hope.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Flowers in Bloom (MFT)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:   Neenah 110 lb. Solar White
Other:  Copic Sketch Markers, Caran d'ache Supracolor Pencils


Christine Alexander said...

Great card Bonnie, I will be checking to see what else you do in the online course :)

Kathy said...

Bonnie you did an awesome job!! YOu have a sweet spot, no harsh lines, blended colors and striking contrast. I LOVE it and I am so proud of you. I just wish you liked it more!

Robyn Oliver said...

Well done Bonnie I think your flowers are wonderful and I know you'll get more comfortable as you practice...It's lovely

kiwimeskreations said...

If I did that well I would be pleased as punch with it Bonnie. As I don't have copics, I really don't know how I would go with them :)

I Card Everyone said...

Well done, YOU!! It's fabulous up close, Bonnie!
I loved that little trip to Florida/MFT and class with Kathy a few years ago... guess what? She is EXACTLY like this irl - and wonderful!

JosieD said...

Thanks for sharing your honest experience with this...I struggle with water coloring so could use some thing like this video.....or maybe just get too frustrated. Anyway, your Copics coloring looks good to me. Enjoy your classes as I am sure the attendees will.

Vicky Hayes said...

Are you kidding Bonnie?! I would be absolutely thrilled with this result! I love the range of colour you have in your flowers and I can't believe this isn't finished! Vicky x

Mac Mable said...

It looks fabulous close up to me and what vibrant and wonderful colours Bonnie x Well done you x.

Nstiz said...

You did a beautiful job on this, Bonnie. I both love and hate copics too but pencil fixes everything. Love your highlights and shading on this! Outstanding! Love the white space and yes, that “0” comic is my favorite.

Sandy said...

I think your coloring looks pretty dog gone good Bonnie!
Sandy xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

If I could get results like that I would be ecstatic, love your flowers.
Faith x

Susan said...

I think you're being too hard on yourself, Bonnie! I'd be thrilled if I could do that with Copics! Love the way you added the sweet spots with the white pencil - great idea! You'll have to bring some of what you learn in the course to our retreat!

TK said...

Looks perfectly pretty to me, Bonnie, and you are lucky you feel more comfortable with watercolors! I myself struggle with them, harder to blend, harder to control.... Each time I think I'm getting better I have a major failure. I guess it's all about the practice!

BożenA said...

These flowers knocked me out of my winter, sleepy laziness. I admire this wonderful card and love mixed colors. And the soft shadow behind the flowers does a really great job. WOW !!!
BozenA xx

Trina P. said...

You are your worst critic, Bonnie. Your Copic colouring is beautiful. Surprise, surprise (not!), love your colour choice. I love my 0 blender pen too.

Bobby said...

I had the privilege of taking a class from Kathy at MFT a year and a half ago and I must confess I don't always follow what she preaches. You on the other hand are doing a great job, Bonnie.

Karen Dunbrook said...

gorgeous...the blues are amazing.
xx Karen

Loll said...

Your copic colouring is amazing Bonnie! You are too hard on yourself. This is a gorgeous blend of blue and you've added wonderful highlights. Good for you for taking a course. I wish I had the time to join you. Your Day 1 is fantastic and you're off to an incredible start with your course! xx

Jo said...

You are definitely too critical of yourself. This is absolutely GORGEOUS, this bouquet just lights up. There are no flaws to this card dear friend, I LOVE IT! Beautiful Blue!!!

Jo said...

Yup, I do love your recycling approach, this is really special. Thanks for the idea! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Bonnie, because you are so good at coloring and have high standards, you're critical of yourself. This is absolutely beautiful and I love the shades of blue! I'm sure you'll be more comfortable with Copics soon. I admire your challenge spirit!
Hideko xx