Sunday, 14 August 2011

No Lines

Hiya,
firstly a big thankyou to everyone who has left such lovely comments over the last few days - I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel now and have been able to cut right back on the pain killers so I feel an awful lot more human now, I still can't sit for any length of time at the computer or on the settee, but hey-ho.
I have been dying to get back to crafting, even with my tramadol befuddled brain, I had loads of ideas floating around, so last night Willow persuaded me to have a crafty evening with her. Although she gets the better end of the deal here, by sitting in my bed, in her jammies and crafting til she falls asleep lol


I've noticed a bit of a craze starting for colouring images with no black lines - it's where you print a digi with very faint lines or you stamp an image using a very pale ink. So I thought I'd give it a try... I used Memento - Desert Sand ink, although I think this is still too visible, but hey, it's my first try. I'd appreciate any constructive criticism - what I mean is...
criticism = saying it's crap
constructive criticism = saying it's crap, because....
:)
Image: Pillow Talk from Sugar Nellie, coloured with promarkers, flexmarkers and trias
papers are all BG Marrakech, core'dinations card, fiskars flower punch, ranger enamel accents for flower centres, lace from stash, white satin ribbon coloured with promarkers


I've followed the sketch at The Sugar Bowl and the optional extra of Blue, I'm also entering this into the Sugar Nellie FB group challenge this week which is "punches"


Here's a wee close-up where you can see the inked outlines still, but not as obviously as using black or dark brown ink.

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48 comments:

Victoria said...

hello hun i love it. I ended up having to double stamp to get th elines faint enough not to be seen. It makes the vast expanse of hiar really scary though x

Jane said...

Debbi give yourself a slap! Crap it most certainly is not!! She is gorgeous!!

Marie said...

I love this card. I couldn't set my hand on what was different at first. Now I know. :) I gives the effect of being hand drawn. Great work!
xxMarie

JLJ Designs said...

I think it's beautiful, Debbi. I love all the blues and her hair is gorgeous. I love your definition of constructive criticism.

Jen

Fluffles said...

Lovely card Debbi & I'm glad you're feelin a bit better. Love the new look card, her hair is perfect - think she might be the new face for Loreol! Jx

craftykitten said...

Hi Debbi,
Wow hun I think this is awesome. I just tried my first one too but I only used Prismacolour pencils and I don't think it looks too good so I may not post it at all. I love your colours and I don't think the lines are that visible, maybe only around the very edge of the legs but certainly nowhere near as visible as black lines. Great job hun, now I gotta give another one a go. Thanks for the inspiration.
hugs
Dawn xx

aqualeiga said...

She's stunning Debbi, no criticism needed, I'd give my right arm to be able to colour half as good as this!

I am so glad you're feeling better and managed to get some crafty time with Willow!

Hugs, Ali x

Craftyanny said...

Well think you did fabulous with it Debbi. Your colouring is perfect.
I've not been brave enough to try this yet, it's on my to do list though.
Take care
Anne x

Fiona said...

another gorgeous card...I haven't tried this technique befor...might give it a go!!

Fi
x

Paula (PEP) said...

Intriguing, not quite sure how I'd tackle this myself but it creates a very different feel to the whole creation - reminding me of the Impressionist painters a little. I'be been sitting just comparing her with one of your earlier images & on balance I prefer her with more definition. She looks a little as if she's not quite stamped properly & I find the pinkness of the skin a little disconcerting. I would certainly not apply CRAP to it as your colouring is outstanding & actually you are the perfect person to give a real idea of the technique as you are an accomplished ProMarker colourer to begin with. Shall have to think about this one & just thank you for demonstrating a new fashion so adeptly.
Take care & don't overdo things.
Paula (PEP)

Annette said...

I've noticed this craze and was going to have a go. I think yours is lovely, and I can't see the lines at all, it is stunning and really makes it look so different to the usual image with the dark outlines. I love it. More please !!! Annette xx

Debs M said...

wow it's such a softer image without the black..if that makes sense?!

Mrs Weyremaster said...

I don't know if i can do constructive criticism on this card, mainly cos i can't find anything to criticise.

I love the effect you get using this technique, I haven't tried it yet, but I'm definately going to now.

You Card Rocks :)
Hope you continue to feel better
Hugs
Suzi
xxx

saturated canary said...

this is super pretty! when i clicked on your post, i was so impressed-- i have no criticism:) constructive or otherwise:) she is so soft and pretty looking. love it!! never seen it done before-- it's a lovely effect.

xoxo

Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie this is stunning i LOVE these colours, such a dreamy card without lines i love her hugs pops x xx

Rosietoes said...

That is very striking Debbi and a great idea to use paler inks to stamp as well.
I drool over your hair colouring. Not in a thousand years could I get it to look like that! Ahh well, back to practising.

Edna x

Loopylou. said...

oh debbi, hope you are feeling a bit better this afternoon and hun i have to say, it is totally not crap, the no black lines looks absolutely beautiful and really highlights some gorgeous debbi colouring treatment. hugs Lou xxx

Suze Bain said...

So glad to hear your starting to feel a wee bit better. Haven't heard of this new 'trend', have to say, it gives a totally different look to the image. The outline is barely noticeable and it looks more like a painting - could that be your flexmarkers? Anyway, I really like it - her hair is fab. Take care. Suze xx

Jane said...

This is fab Debbie xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

OMGOSH!!
Hun this is just gorgeous! Just love it....it looks so lifelike!!
Just fab!
Glad your feeling better hun, they are horrible meds to take & I always feel really drunk!!
Huge hugs Shell xx

mixamatoasties said...

Love it Debz. She's gorgeous

Glad you're feeling a wee bit more human now.

Loving Willow's idea of crafting till you fall asleep :)

Susan xxx

Karen said...

Glad youre feeling better. Lovely card Debbi. What a difference it makes. Will have to give it a go. xx

Lynn said...

Amazing - can't see the lines which gives the impression of being a painted image and not a stamped one. Most certainly not crap!
Hope your health continues to improve and you're no longer in pain.

Lynn x

nnalorac said...

Wow Debz, she looks amazing, love the blues and softer lines, gorgeous card. Glad to here your feeling better. Carolxx

Lou Mac said...

Okay, first off - I'm so glad you're getting better! I gotta say - your muddled brain hasn't affected your crafting.. this is just
W-O-W!! I've seen a lot of this around blog land and have been super impressed but I'm slightly intimidated by the super fine lines.

This has seriously blown me away. Her face, and the details like her eyes and her hair. Seriously. Would you mind if I saved this for future reference.. or simply just to drool over when I'm at a loose end, please? :)

I see what you mean about the ink still being visible - but only around the cushions and her socks. Her skin and hair is just flawless!! GOSH DEBBIE!!

I've heard a lot of people use Memento Angel Pink.

Lots of love. xo

Liz Miller said...

Hope you're feeling more comfortable Debbi. Another beautiful card. The soft/no outline gives it a lovely dreamy effect compared to the bold black outlines. Thumbs up from me.
Liz x

Blue Daisy said...

Hi Debbi,

I think this is incredible - the effect of no lines is amazing. I'm going to order the ink you've used and give it a try! I look forward to seeing more!!

tx

Shazza said...

she looks maazing! I've seen a few peeps doing this, maybe I'll try it one day. Glad you are feeling a bit better x

Cass said...

gorgeous Debbi.It gives a much softer looking image.

Cass xx

coops said...

wow this is fantastic debbi.i love how you have coloured the sassy.doesn`t it make the images look softer without the black outline?
i tried this technique last night but i need lots and lots more practice, lol.

xx coops xx

Jayne said...

Absolutely gorgeous, can't wait to try it myself

Macpurp said...

i loved this .....

criticism = saying it's crap
constructive criticism = saying it's crap, because....

anyhoooooo.....
i have never seen images stamped with a pale ink, its really pretty!
love teen.

hope your hips are much better x

Tracy said...

I think you did an amazing job Debbi, it looks flawless for a first try.
Gorgeous creation.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Amanda R said...

I think it is lovely, wouldn't change a thing. Using the different colored ink just makes you focus more on your shading and highlighting. Not sure I could make it look so good!

Karen said...

Oh my lord if you lived closer and you weren't so sore a slap I most certainly would give you. (Although maybe not I'm only a tiny 5ft and have a "stubborn" right leg myself!) Rofl... :0) You might just hit me back... hahaha.. But how on earth you can call this CRAP is beyond me. I am in awe of this sweety. I love it beyond words. And honest to God I think you have done a totally AMAZING job. Lip service? Most definitely not!! Divine piece of art? Most definitely yes! Are you sat smiling yet? I most definitely hope so!!! :) Biggest hugs to you.xx

Marlene said...

Love the way this turned out! Looks fabulous.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, too!

CraftyLoops said...

Debbi this is absolutely amazing.......how you think its crap is beyond me! The image is so beautifully coloured. It looks hand sketched almost. I really love it. Glad you are feeling a bit more human today. Lee xx

Aunty Sue said...

Oh wow have been watching these posts and seen some amazing images and I must say that is is one of them. i am neither good enough or brave enough to try at present.

kath said...

absolutely stunning debbi...I can't see the stamped lines...are you telling me I need new specs...cut out this crap stuff or I will have to pop across and give you a slap...hugs kath xxx

jenny said...

Debbi....this is fab!! It looks like a painting without the stamping lines, just beautiful! You did a great job....I must try it out :)

Glad to hear you are feeling much better xx

Jenny x

Maria Therese said...

Just gorgeous sweetie ♥♥

Roxann said...

This is stunning! I need to try this technique! Saw you on the Outlawz site. Terrific blog you have!
Hugz,
Roxann

Karen said...

Thanks for your comments Debbi and in answer to your question about the flexmarkers, I love them, but I am very new to promarkers and have a lot to learn from professionals like yourself. Your colouring is stunning. I do like the soft brush on the flexmarkers though and will definitely be getting more. Just need lots more practice. Looking forward to your review xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, have seen this no lines around and can't decide if I prefer it or not. This is awesome though and fantastic colouring as always. Her hair looks amazing. Hope you are in less pain today. Marianne x

Toucan Scraps said...

looks lovely, definitely more subtle than using a dark ink for the lines -gives it a more arty look.

Jen said...

I love it and your colouring is fab... Might have to give this technique a go very soon

jen xx

Rachael said...

Wow! This is the first 'no lines' image Iv seen before and I must say I am blown away! I cant see the lines at all or is it my crap computer screen lol! I think I may be too scared to try this but your images looks so fresh and real!
Fab card. Rach :) xx

Only By His Grace said...

You did a super job Debbie. I first saw this technique from Zoe of 'Make it Crafty'

http://www.makeitcrafty.com.au/craft-projects/look-no-lines-mum

I love the different look. It makes the stamp look more like a painting.
Hgu Maz

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