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Thursday, April 19, 2012

My Guest Dawn Burnworth Has A Coloring Tutorial For Us

Today I am thrilled to share the talent of Dawn Burnworth on my blog with all of you.I bet you recognize her name don't you?
Dawn has a blog called My Stamping Thyme-such a fitting name ! Dawn also shares her talent with several design teams
Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge is one of the places where I found Dawn's spectacular projects and started following her ever since.
Dawn also is on the Flourishes design team, Catered Crop, The Kraft Journal some more of my favorite places.
Let me introduce my I Admire You Guest Today Dawn Burnworth

Good morning all.. it is an honor and a pleasure to be here on Dawn's blog with a little tutorial for you on how I color faces.  My camera is acting up so hopefully you can get some inspiration and join in the fun.  This sweet little image is called Sprout and she is from Mo'sDigital Pencil.  


I first wanted to tell you that the type of paper you choose makes a significant difference when coloring.  I love to use Copics X-Press paper or Paper Trey Inks heavy cardstock.  They are two of my favorites for faces.  I started out on the above picture just coloring a base coat with E0000.  

The next color I add is E30.  It is a tad bit darker than the E1000.  I just do a little around the edges and her ears.  


Then I come back and add E11 over the E30 and E1000.  

I then want to blush her cheeks so I add some R11 to her cute little freckles.  
Finally I come back in and blend all the colors together with E1000.  Be careful not to add too much ink and work quickly.  

Then I cut her out and added her to a seed packet that I created in Photoshop Elements.  I am sending this off to my step mom for her garden with a little seed packet enclosed.  The Sweet Peas and 25 Cent stamp are from Flourishes.  Hope you have found this tutorial helpful.  

Now didn't she make that look easy? I always enjoy and appreciate those that color so well sharing their process.
Please leave some love for Dawn and let her know how much we appreciate her sharing with all of us today.
Here is her My Stamping Thyme blog link and she is also on Pinterest if you want to follow her there
Thank You so much for being my guest today Dawn I am the one that is honored!

 Just to let you know why I haven't been visiting and am not visiting for the next couple of days...I am having my two computers cleaned and updated...oh yea I got a virus
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  1. absolutely fabulous coloring here!

    great speaking with you today. sorry i cut you short. we'll catch up again soon.

    hugs :)

  2. Wow that is such a tough coloring, but she made it look so easy! Thank you! Dawn i always buy my wedding dresses thinking I will cut them up and use the fabric, but I never can LOL!


  3. Eeck....sorry to hear about the virus!

    Such wonderful coloring!


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