Monday, July 19, 2010

CMC Challenge #1--Black and White



My friend Rach shared a great tutorial here on using Copics to color an image to look like a black and white photo. And Color Me Copic is having their first challenge which is to create a card using her technique.


I really wanted to challenge myself and here's my card using WS Dee Dee.

Coloring the image in black and white tones was pretty similar to coloring in sepia tones. I used five Copic colors from the Cool Grey family:  C00, C3, C5, C7 and a touch of C9.

I love the old fashioned look and it's a bit nostalgic for me. I can remember when photos were printed only in black and white.

Thanks for a great tutorial, Rach! I think I'll be trying this again...and I need to buy more C refills.



Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Gina K Designs
Cardstock: Neenah, Stampin Up
Ink: Memento
Other: Copic markers, Nestabilities Labels One and Labels Eight, Sizzix dots embossing folder, 
Martha Stewart 3-in-one butterfly punch, pop dots


26 comments:

  1. Donna... this is stunning... so much dimension... with just the colouring... just amazing!!!!

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  2. This came out WONDERFL Donna! You did a fab job, her face looks flawless and I just love her cute hair. Thanks for joining this first CMC Challenge! :0)

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  3. WOW! this is a great card. love the black and white coloring. I am sure to check out this tutorial for sure. you did a fabulous job and I am so inspired by you! have a wonderful Monday!

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  4. Wow! Fabulous job job with the challenge! I would thinking coloring in black and white would be difficult and show mistakes more easily! You rocked it!

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  5. How cool is this?!! Wow! Love this amazing card, Donna! It truly looks like you took a black and white photo!! Fabulous coloring!

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  6. This is wonderful! You really know how to work those colors. Great job! =)

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  7. This is amazing!! So much "color" for being black and white. Wow! Donna, you are the Copic queen!

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  8. This is so cool Donna! I love it, it really does look like a black and white photo. Looks so clever, I must check out that tutorial. Don't have any copics though - d'oh!

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  9. Amazing, Donna! Are you sure you didn't post it in Grayscale? Your coloring is simply fabulous, such talent for the Copics you have!
    blessings,
    nancy

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  10. Donna~
    just had to comment again! I am so thrilled to have been able to have met you...sorry it was in different circumstances, but I was so happy I had to call Teri! lol! hope it wasn't too stressful for you. if you get chosen, please let me know...I would love to have a lesson or two from you and the way you color! yipee!! take care =) hugs, joy

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  11. wow! this is beautiful, Donna!! fabulous coloring B&W!!! LOVE IT!! will post mine tomorrow!! =) will email you tonight, too! sorry! =)

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  12. holy terrific mono card, donna!! really sweet and awesome in every way!!

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  13. This is perfect, Donna! You achieved that look of a black and white photo so well, that I first thought my computer wasn't working! Beautiful!

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  14. Your blog is therapy my friend!

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  15. How fun and unique! Your shading is brilliant!

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  16. WOW! This is amazing Donna! Love the butterflies fluttering by Dee Dee, so perfect! :)
    And thanks for playing along with the CMC challenge!

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  17. This is so cool, Donna!! Love your black and white coloring, you are amazing!!

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  18. Donna, this looks great! I'll have to check out that tutorial. Thanks for sharing it with us. You, of course, make it look easy and something tells me it's not...LOL!! ;D

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  19. i saw alice's B&W card and i cannot believe my eyes on this one either!!
    fabulous! it looks as if you turned all the color "off".

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  20. Donna, I have to tell you that when I looked at your card I was sure it was a b&w photo!!! I really like how the little girl's curly hair looks!!!! Fabulous job!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Wow, this is really amazing Donna! How did you do that? Excellent coloring!

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  22. wow wow DDD this is stunning. The hair looks so 3D I can't get over it. Hugs,Kathy

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  23. Gorgeous! Love the effect and stunning coloring.

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    Is this possible?

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