Saturday, August 1, 2009

Explosion Box

Hi, Everyone!

Is everyone ready for another fantastic challenge at Bee Crafty? For the next two weeks, our challenge is Coloring Fun. Don't we all love to color? :) I had a great making my project and coloring the fun, adorable image from Bee Crafty.

I decided to get out of my comfort zone of card making this time. There is so much you can do with papers and stamping so instead of a card I made this explosion box! I saw this on Cami’s blog a few weeks ago and thought it was AMAZING. I wanted to try to make one at the time but thought it was difficult so I never worked on it. But with a “crude” instruction from Cami (Thanks, Cami!), it wasn’t at all, just time consuming. I love how it came out though!

Since our challenge is Coloring Fun, I am going to show you a little on how I color my images. I am still very new at using Copics so I am not the right person to demonstrate. But here is how I color my images using the limited (very limited) colors I have on hand.

1. I first use the Marvy Memory Blender to go over the area I am going to color. This step kind of “lock” in the area I am going to color. I have tried a few different white cardstocks and find that the colors bleed or spread when I use Copic. But coloring with this colorless blender first prevents that.

2. Next, I use a lighter color from the color group I am going to use to go over the area just once, coloring in one direction only.

3. Then I use a darker shade from the same color group to go around the edges or where the image will be shadowed. This depends on the direction of the lighting you want.

4. I then use another darker shade from the same color group and go over the shadowed side of the image.

5. Finally, I use my original lighter color to blend, in circular motion the entire colored area, making sure the non-shadowed side is not too dark.

6. I repeat steps 2-5 if necessary.

Please hop on over to Bee Crafty and take a look at all the wonderful DTcreations plus lots of tutorials!! You don't want to miss it!

Explosion box with 3x3 note cards

This box is also for the following challenges:
1. Three Clover Thursday Challenge: Tooty Fruity
2. Stamp Something: Paper Pieced
3. Kaboodle Doodle: use a digital image

Box details:
Image/stamp: Bee Crafty, Inkadinkado
Papers:K&Company Bee Sweet stack, Recollection cardstock
Embellishment: ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Lilacanglia said...

so nice to something other than a card,
good luck in our challenge over at Kaboodles,
DT Kaboodles

Penny said...

I don't know how I missed this post when I was here earlier today.

Wicked cute.

Cami said...

Kim you did a fantastic job with this explosion note card box! Your coloring is superb and I love the layout of your note cards. Very, very, nice. I'm going to try your technique of coloring with the blender pen first. You have a fantastic site and I want to keep up with you, girl! Hugs, Cami

Crystal said...

Kim girl your explosion box is AWESOME!!! SOOOO ADORABLE!!! Thanks for sharing!

ineke said...

what a fantastic and beautifull box you made !!!!

Sammi said...

Wonderful! How very fun :)
And looks GREAT!!!

Bee said...

Just adore this exploding box it is so beautifully constructed with perfect colouring and detail. A wonderful contribution to the Bee Crafty DT, thank you :)
- Bee Crafty

raindropecho said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love it, Kim! Great job as always. Thanks for being able to join in at Kaboodle Doodles this week :D
- Ann

Unknown said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and I love those colours and the image you have used - great job.

Thanks for taking part in the Kaboodle challenge.

Jenni said...

Gorgeous box, thanks so much for joining in with us at Stamp Something this week.
Jenni x

Sue from Oregon said...

This is over the top cute! So much work and detail you put into this project! GREAT JOB! Thanks for joining us this week on 3CTC! I am going to have to make one of these!