Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sassy Lili gets a vintage makeover!

hi Inky fans

I've got a quick picture tutorial today on how I used shading with prismacolor pencils to tone down the colours I used on Sassy Lili to give her a more vintage look

Sassy Lili

coloured with Copics

colours used
Skin E21,E00,E000
Hair E53, E51,E50
Eyes G02
Sun glasses E11 and YR16
Lilis top R37,R35,R32
Trousers B95,B93,B91
Sandals R95 and YR16
Necklace and bracelet YR16

lines of pencil drawn in on hair, cheeks and
shoulders, top and trousers
blended with solvent and blending stumps
you can see how the tones are darker
also I've given her somewhere to stand!

Finally shading was added round the edges 

I then put the lines of shading in with pencils ready to blend with blending solvent
Hair yellow ochre  pc942 and 70% warm grey pc1056
Top black pc935 and tuscan red pc937
Trousers 70% warm grey pc1056
cheeks and arms -tuscan red pc937
I then used blending stumps to blend the colours. 
Finally I highlighted around the edges with light aqua pc992 
and gave her glasses a gloss with glossy accents

The finished card

I then mounted he onto black card and used the gorgeous MME meadowlark paper which I thought gave it a 60's look, the flowers were punched with woodware daisy punches, the border is from spellbinders floral doily accents and the ribbon and gems from my stash. Finally the "lets party" sentiment is an Anna Griffin stamp with a little red bow and inky love heart charm to finish it off! 

I love adding shade to my characters with pencils - it can change the whole look and its really easy to do

Thanks for joining us at Inky impressions Inspirational blog today 

hugs Judith x


  1. Judith, your coloring of Sassy Lili is simple fabulous! I just love how your card turned out! Great job, thank you for sharing your technique with us!

  2. Judith, your card is totally gorgeous. I love the vintage feel it has. The colors are awesome and I adore Sassy Lili. Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Wonderful card. I love the color combo you used. Really like your technique, I may have to give it a shot.


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