Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Enchanted Forest

Another new digital stamp release from The East WInd today. This is my instagram sneak peek
and to follow are some colouring progress pictures as I go along.
i have used Faber Castell Polychromos pencils to colour this image. However i did use Inktense watercolour pencil to colour the edge of the background.

I coloured her hair with
-raw umber
-brown ochre
-naples yellow and
-light cadmium yellow
I usually start with the lighter colour to feel out the shaded areas then go over the shade with darker colours blending as i go and fill in any gaps where needed with the lightest colour.

Next i decided to colour the main tree showing.
I used
-cadmium lemon yellow as my base colour all over
-light green was next but I was sure not to go too close to the edge
-pine green finished off the darker areas
i then went over the whole tree with a pencil stump just to give a smooth look.

That hat was next to get coloured and I used
-dark indigo for the darkest edges of the hat
-I think it was helioblue-reddish was used
-prussian blue was also used as the main blue colour
-black was to darken the edges

I had to finish the hat and i used
-deep scarlet red for the base making sure to leave white areas to depict light cast
-middle cadmium red was next to darken the shade
-dark red finished off the shading.
i again used a pencil stump to give a smooth finish.

Here is 'Enchanted Forest' all coloured up and put onto a card.
you can get this awesome digital stamp from The East Wind etsy store >>here

This is one of many of Unky's September releases that you certainly won't be disappointed in colouring. She really has outdone herself this month with fantastic images...just wait!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges


  1. That diecut frame is so pretty, and the image is coloured beautifully.

    Thanks for sharing in my 'no patterned papers' challenge.

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  2. wow stunning colouring, just perfect x Thankyou for joining us over at Get Creative for our 'no patterned paper' challenge. Hope to see you again Lynda DT xx

  3. Beautiful Colouring ,and I just love your card .Thanks for joining our first Challenge at The Pencil Cases Challenge Blog ,Susan (DT) http://thepencilcases.blogspot.co.uk/

  4. I love the softness of this, so very pretty! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at The Pencil Cases Challenge Blog and our first challenge 'Anything Goes'. Yvonne (DT)

  5. gorgeous colouring and a gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakrs and More. Marlene DT