Saturday, 7 May 2011

Poppies at The Stampman & Red #Promarkers tutorial

Its a Poppies Challenge this fortnight over at The Stampman hosted by Janet.  If you haven't heard Janet is collecting poppy themed cards and items to sell at the Royal British Legion  at their fundraising concert later on in the year.

I thought I'd do a little tutorial along with it on using reds.  I've used the gorgeous Poppy stamp from Aspects of Design 01 Floral.  I also used coredinations black magic card stock.

Reds are one of the scariest colours to use in promarkers it seems but actually they're really easy.  As there is such a high level of colour in them, the blender pen really works magic when using reds, moreso than any of the other colour ranges.

For this you will need red plus one of the darker shades of red like poppy, your blender pen and one of the greys 4 (I used cool grey 4)


 You can see in the pic above that I've added a darker shade of red leaving some of the original red and white showing.

 Now pick up your blender and colour in the whole of the petal, this will push some of the original red over the white and merge the red and the darker red together.

 Repeat ths by adding your red, then your darker red and blend.  To get a higher depth let it dry off a few minutes and repeat.
 Once you're happy with your colouring then use a dark grey such as cool grey 4 to add shadows.  On this image the shadows would go where the stamp is black.  Colour over it lightly with a blender pen (only once) just to break up any harsh lines from the grey.

 This one is a mauvy pink version using baby pink and fuchsia.

Hope this is useful to you, the reds work very well with the blender, nothing to fear :)

Would also like to enter this into...

Top Tip Tuesday - Anything goes (Entry 2)
Bloggers challenge - Nature
Phindy's place - Embossing

23 comments:

jackid said...

Fab tutorial Vix I'm not struck on using reds in PM's they tend to all seem the same to me for some reason but love the way you did this so may just have to try it out
Jacki xx

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous poppies Vix and thanks for the tutorial.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Yvonne Garner said...

Great tutororial

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful! Love your coloring, thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

debby4000 said...

Oh what beautiful card.
luv
Debby

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Vix, and thanks so much for the tutorial, you certainly know how to colour properly. I have some ProMarkers but just use them as posh felt tip pens lol. Seems like I need to break out the grays and get myself a blender pen

Lisa said...

well done! nice work!

nessy said...

wow what a stunning poppy ~both red and pink!! beautiful colouring!!
vanessa xx

Elaine Stark said...

stunning card. A great little tutorial. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

chilli pip said...

wow you certainly are skilled at colouring.
love the end result x

Christine said...

Fab tutorial Vix, I have this beautiful stamp set but must confess to not using it nearly enough. Now thanks to you I can stamp, colour and enjoy.
Hugs
Christine xx

Maggie's Crafts said...

Stunning card!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday in our OPEN CHALLENGE!

Maggie
x

Anne-Marie said...

Brilliant....gives me some much-needed courage, lol.....do you have a tut for the green PMs....they are scary, too!

Fluffles said...

Great card Vix, & a great colouring tut - wish I'd stopped by before I made my card, not after! Jx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Vixy stunning card and a very easy to follow tutorial. With hugs Shirleyxx

Ida said...

Beautiful card. Love the poppy themed card and the tutorial on how you colored it. Thanks for joining in on the BC Nature challenge this week.

Caroljenks said...

Wow this is just amazing Vix - fabulous tut and your colouring is awesome!

Thanks so much for a great Top Tip and we hope to see you again next week over at Top Tip Tuesday :)

Carol x

Lin said...

WOWSERS Vix. It was fabulous being able to see this gorgeous poppy come to life.

I agree with Jacki about the promarker reds, they do all seem very samey and there isn't what I would call a true red amongst them, but you have really brought them to life here.

Lin xx

Magento Themes said...

wow..Gorgeous card!!! This painting tutorial is awesome. I love the way you colored this image. That rose is looking beautiful. This ribbon design and the background papers are great. Thanks for this great post. Magento Themes

Basement Stamper said...

Both images are beautifully colored and the tutorial is great. Thanks for joining us at blogger's challenge this week.

Ann English said...

Stunning card-love your tutorial!
Thank you for joining us this week for the Phindy's Place Challenge!

tt.scraps said...

Stunning!!!!! :)

Lynda Nielsen said...

Oh, this is just beautiful, and your tutorial was awesome. I never expected to find that, I'm so glad you shared. =)
Thanks So much for playing along with us over at Phindy's Place Challenge this week.
Big hugs
Lynda =)