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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Brand New Colouring Pages from Chocolate Baroque

Hello everyone, I am sharing some of my colouring pages from the A4 Colouring Pages Kit with you today, two of which you may have caught on the recent TV shows on Hochanda. These fabulous pages are so relaxing to colour in a vast range of mediums, and Sue's designs will really capture your imagination. The beautiful floral designs are absolutely stunning, and having the practice pages included in your pack of pages gives you the confidence to try out any colour combinations before you make a start on the main designs themselves.

I used colouring pencils on all three of my designs, as I love to use pencils, but I have used different types of pencils on each design, as I will explain as I go along.

For my first design, I used Inktense pencils, choosing vibrant shades of blues and plums for the flowers. I coloured the design in full, and then went over the images with a water brush, to blend the colours, adding more shading with the pencils again afterwards, if necessary. These fabulous pencils create a really intense hit of colour once water is added, and the picture really comes alive.

For my second design I used Polychromos pencils, blending the colours together for a natural effect in Autumnal tones. These are my favourite pencils for colouring, as they blend so well together, and the shading possibilities are wonderful with such a large choice of colours to choose from.
Finally, I wanted to create a project using a colouring page in a more versatile way. As a cardmaker, using these pages to make cards and tag, really stretches their use. I will certainly use them more if I can use some of them in this way, and will use one for colouring, and the duplicate page for something else.

I cut the top of one of the pages down to size, and coloured this with Coloursoft pencils, using a much smaller colour palette, to tone in with the background card that I had chosen. I only have a smaller set of the pencils, as they were what I started out with, but I have always loved these pencils. I really enjoyed creating this project as a way of revisiting this set of pencils. I have blended reds and greens together, and different shades of greens on leaves and branches, just as you would find in Nature, because nothing is just a flat colour if you look at it closely.

 I added a row of faux stitching around the edge, and matted the page and background card onto a large black card blank.

I had a small section of colouring page left, and so I coloured part of the foliage, which I cut out, and added to a strip of the same background card, die cut into a tag shape. I matted this onto black card, and added a sentiment from the Amazing Mackintosh Words stamp set, which had been stamped onto a scrap of card left from another project. I also added faux stitching around the sentiment. Some green ribbon was added to complete the tag:


Thanks for stopping by, xx

2 comments:

cuilliesocks said...

Beautifully coloured Judith, and wonderful cards, these are gorgeous images, Kate x

Evelyn Browning said...

Delightful to see the different pencils - I too started out with a basic 36 set of Coloursoft & 36 set of Polychromos. The latter being my very favourite all round pencil but I often revert to the Coloursoft set with its quite different selection of colours. The differences aren't always apparent with pencils but your images show the variation in results achievable with the different brands & types. Plus - pencils are so portable, unlike other media. The matching tag with the last card is quite stunning & I particularly love that colour combination. It's a hard choice between chocolate brown & pale blue or lilac & olive. The black mounting really makes the duo pop. As you say the colours in nature vary so & the use of your pencils demonstrates this perfectly.

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