Friday, October 18, 2013

warmest thoughts with The Craft's Meow

The Crafts Meow warmest thoughts by Kimberly Crawford

The Christmas card inspiration from The Craft's Meow continues today! Today's peek is of this beautiful oil lamp decorated for the holidays. And it gave me a chance to take out my Copics!

The Crafts Meow warmest thoughts cu by Kimberly Crawford

Coloring the lamp to look like brass took some thought. But my first step when coloring a challenging image is to always look to the internet for real-life images. I Googled brass oil lamps and found several images that worked for me to look at and figure out which markers would work best. I grabbed Ys and Es. Yellow, but also a hint of brown. I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised at how well it turned out. 

The Crafts Meow warmest thoughts marker cu by Kimberly Crawford

Here's a look at the markers I used, in case you were wondering. :)

Head on over to The Craft's Meow blog and check out the rest of the inspiration!

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

P.S. I am away for a long weekend. It was quarter break at school, so the little man and I headed to MN to visit with my parents, sister, and grandma. Its going to be freezing cold up there and a chance for snow! Crazy. Have a wonderful weekend!

6 comments:

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

What a beautiful image. Your coloring is awesome. Thanks for including the Copics you used. Hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family. Stay warm!

Lagene said...

Beautiful card! Lovely coloring and I love the simple yet elegant framing with the gold pearls!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Gorgeous coloring, Kimberly! I love your card! Thank you so much! I hope you're having a blast in MN. xx

quilt4fun2 said...

Wow! Super coloring job...you captured the look of brass perfectly. Beautiful job!
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Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty, Miss Lady!!! :)

Larissa Heskett said...

AMAZING Coloring Skillz!! =) I LOVE the colors you used too!! Way to Rock this set and have a Fabulous Week!! =)