Saturday, February 27, 2016

Coloring Without Boundaries Showcase Debuts


Hi Everyone!  Welcome   back  to  our   Lacy Sunshine  Challenge  Blog!  Things here  might  look  a  little different  then   normal,  for you that is,  because  today   debuts  artist Heather  Valentin's  NEW   Coloring  Without Boundaries  Showcase Blog,  which is all about the fun of coloring  for  all ages.  How  totally   cool  is  that!

Now,  before  I   explain more,  Lacy Sunshine's  Challenge   featuring  Heather's  amazing  Creative Teams  can  be  found at our Lacy Sunshine Color and Craft Blog. It's always  an   Anything  Goes Challenge every  two  week.

Now, our NEW  Coloring  Without Boundaries information,   this is  a  delightful  showcase  embracing  the  LOVE of  coloring  for  all.  Regardless  of   skill  level,  if  you color and  have   FUN  doing so,  this  showcase is  for you. 
Color   whatever  image or  coloring page  you  desire and  enter   our   monthly  showcase  for your  chance to  have   your  coloring  "Showcased"next month and  win  some  amazing prizes. 
Our  Monthly Coloring  Showcase   starts  near  the   first of each month. We will  showcase  our  amazing Team colorings for  wonderful  inspirations and  then  its  your  turn to   enter your  colorings  .... up to  three  times.
Remember ALL  colored images  are  welcome.  No need to   create  full projects   unless  you  so   desire. That is not   a  requirement on this   showcase blog.    Make  sure you  have   your   colorings  watermarked   for your protection too.  
If   you   desire to  be   a Coloring Without Boundaries Guest Colorist  please  type GC  after  your name on your  coloring entry.   
When the  monthly showcase  ends artist  Heather Valentin  and  some  members of her   Team will  select   Three colorists  to be  showcased.  Colorists could  receive  awards  for most improved, great  shading,  wonderful color palette  etc. So  remember colorist  from  any  age  and   skill level  will have  a chance to  win.
Prizes  will be  announced   at  our  next month's  challenge  which  will  start on Sunday Feb. 28.
We also would  like to  invite  you  to join us  at  our new  Heather Valentin's    Coloring  Without Boundaries  Facebook Group!   It is  a   fun filled  group  of  colorists   who  share their  g and  pg rated  colorings  in  a  friendly and   fun loving  community! We are also a  DRAMA FREE, BULLY FREE Coloring Community! This community is solely for the LOVE of coloring in a warm family friendly environment! Make  sure   upon  joining   you  read   our   guidelines  which  are pinned to the  top of  our  group's  page.

Now  it's  time  to  sit back grab  your   latte, tea or  favorite  beverage  and  enjoy  our  amazing   team  colorings  featuring the   artwork  of Heather Valentin of Lacy Sunshine.
Jaki -featuring  Lacy Sunshine's Kee Kee Guardian Fae of the Keys 



Mari  - featuring Lacy Sunshine's  Rory- Into the Jungle colored with Spectrum Noir




Julie O. featuring Lacy Sunshine's Lil Tumblz 


Linda K. featuring Lacy Sunshine's  Jocelyn  Spring Breeze


Lisa - featuring  Lacy Sunshine's   Snowdrop Bloomin Treasures colored with Copics

Denise - Featuring Lacy Sunshine's Exclusive  Bridonna's Secret  Enchanted Garden colored with Copics


Ginny- featuring Lacy Sunshine's Rory- Jitterbug colored with  Copics

Marine- featuring Lacy Sunshine's  Julep and Thunderpuff colored with colored pencils

Linda C.  - featuring   Lacy Sunshine's Gizelle-Showers Of Love Melancholy Moppet

Audrey- featuring   Lacy Sunshine's Lily Melancholy  Moppet  colored with Copics

Anet-  featuring  Lacy Sunshine's  Bamboo Forest Fairy  Ring  colored with Copics

Kitty- featuring  Lacy Sunshine's  Rory- Rory  Queen  colored with Promarkers

Gwen-  featuring Lacy Sunshine's   Gemma Hummingbird Coloring Sheet  colored with Prisma  colored Pencils
Make  Sure your  grab  our  badge below and  add it to your blog  with  a link  back to our  Coloring Without Boundaries Blog.
We hope  you  have    enjoyed our   new Coloring  Without Boundaries Showcase Blog.  Each day, all month  long, our  amazing Colorists and  Guest Artists  will share  tips and  coloring techniques  so please, bookmark  us and   check  back  daily. 

The  team and  I   thank  you   for embracing  the   love and  fun of  coloring and  our new  blog. Great   adventures wait  you here   each  and  everyday and  we  hope you love this new  journey  as  much as  we  are. 

Now we  invite you  to  grab  your pens, markers,  colored pencils and  crayons,  grab  your  coloring  books,  digital stamps/images and  start  coloring and  enter  it below  for your  chance  to  have  your  coloring  acknowledged and win some prizes.   

Have   fun  and  enjoy  the  wonderful  world of  coloring! We  can't  wait to  see what and how  your color. 

Have   colortastic day friends!
from  Heather  and  her Coloring Without Boundaries Coloring Team




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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Adventure Jamie & Maddie

Greetings, fellow colorists!  Julie O here today to share some Copic marker coloring tips with you. Today, I'm sharing the Lacy Sunshine digi, Adventure Jamie & Maddie.  I'll show you the finished colored image first, then take you through my coloring process, step by step.  I used Copic markers throughout.




 First, skin -- I wanted Jamie's skin to be more ruddy than Maddie's.  I wanted Maddie to have that peaches and cream look to it.  With that in mind, here are the colors I used.  Jamie's skin -- E50, E53, E33.  Maddie's skin -- E000, E31, E21, R20.  Eyes -- I use as many colors in the eyes as I can fit in.  I think it adds depth.  Jamie's eyes -- E53, E55, W1.  Maddie's eyes -- B00, B24.

  

Next, I color the hair.  Jamie needed a hair color to match his pretty brown eyes.  Maddie needed a hair color to go with those vivid blue eyes.  Jamie's hair -- E31, E42, E44.  Maddie's hair -- E50, Y21, YR24

Skin & hair done.  On to the clothing and vine!

These 2 looked like they were on a safari-type adventure to me, so I colored their clothing in jungle colors.  I colored the vine with enough contrast that the viewer could distinguish vine from people.  Colors listed below.



Jamie's hat & jacket -- YG 91, YG93, YG95, YG97
Jamie's hat band -- YR21, YR24, YR27
Maddie's Jacket & hat band -- B32, B34, B37
Maddie's hat -- E93, E95, E97, E99
Vine -- YG21, YG23, YG25, E30, E31, E34
Flowers -- RV52, RV55, RV66
Jamie's pant -- E21, E23, E25
Jamie's belt -- E30, E31, E33
Buckle -- C1, C3
Jamie's boots -- BV20, BV23, BV25, C01, C03, C05
Maddie's pants -- YR20, YR24, YR27
Maddie's boots -- BV000, BV01, BV04, C01, C03, C05


I hope you join the Coloring Without Boundaries Facebook Group. Show us what you've been coloring!  I'd love to see it!  You'll want to visit the Lacy Sunshine blog frequently for tutorials and tips on coloring, including favorite color blends.  You're bound to learn while having fun!  What could be better!