Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Papertake Weekly - Odette


I've not been using my Copics that much lately and I've been wondering whether I should get anymore so I decided to colour up two identical images and see which one I liked best. I've used Odette a digi image from The Greeting Farm and coloured one with pencils and one with Copics. It hasn't really helped because I can't decide lol. I really like the way the skin came out on the Copic image but I find the pencils a bit easier because I can blend and create colours especially pale colours more easily. Don't know if it's a matter of practice with the Copics or if I'd find it easier if I had more colours.


I didn't have a card in mind when I coloured them but when I opened up the lastest issue of Simply Cards and Papercrafts the freebie papers seemed to match so I've used them together with the Papertake sketch to make two cards. Let me know if you have a preference. (Great day - Copic, Missing you - pencil.)




32 comments:

Dotty Jo said...

Hi Julie, both look gorgeous to me! I guess the colours look brighter in the second picture, but the first is great too. So glad I found your blog - so much inspiration and colour here, Jo x

Rachel said...

Super cute cards Julie, love them and the citrus colors you chose all work so well together. Fantastic job :D

Kim Dellow said...

Mmm! I think I like both of them LOL! It is amazing how different they look just for having different papers! Fab! Kim

Janet said...

Hi Julie they both look good. If I am using my Prisma pencils I still tend to use the copics for the skin as it looks better. I do like the effect of the pencils on the clothes so I use a bit of both.

jacque4u2c said...

Hey Julie, both look awesome to me! I guess the colors look briter in the second one, but the first is great too. But the second does seem to POP more.

Danni said...

Both look wonderful! I've found with copics it really is a matter of learning and practice.
Fabulous job!

dolcreations said...

I love both cards Julie. But like you I struggled with the effort it seemed to take with the copics. But I did find, once I started to get a collection they were so fun to work with. I love the vibrant look the copics give. But when doing a soft card, such as a baby card, I love the pencils! I think you do an amazing job with both!
Christine

katy said...

Oh your post had me smiling Julie, you see i find that some of my stamps...say the new KraftinKimmie stamps lend themselves better to being coloured with Prismas for that grungy look i just cant get with Copics...but then i love the finish and vibrancy you get with the pens...I'd say buy some more Julie, lol, you know you'll use them :) Gorgeous cards by the way ;D thanks for your warm wishes earlier, i'm a real grump in this weather..Love Katy x

Elaine Stark said...

I love both of your cards, the copics are certainly more vibrant and stand out. The more shades you have the easier it is to blend the colours, but I agree with Janet and using a bit of both mediums works well. Elaine

Grenouille Greetings said...

I think they are both fabulous! You seem to have blended both equally well and the hair is excellent on both of them. The copics give a richer effect and the pencils are more subtle so I guess it comes down to whether you are opting for a rich or a subtle look but they are equally good! Thank you for sharing. Warmest wishes, Lesley

Sharon Caudle said...

they're both fabulous, Julie! You did a beautiful job with both of them! thanks so much for joining us at PTW! hugs!

gina g said...

Hi Julie. Love both cards... i'm no help at all am i lol! its amazing how the same image looks so different isn't it. luv gina xx

Julie said...

Both are great cards, Julie - I love my Promarkers as you get a really professional finish but your card with the pencils was the one I picked as my fave without knowing it was the pencils!!! Horses for courses I guess!! Hugs from Sarrf London! Juliex

amanda stokes said...

mmm that's a hard one,i'm a pencil girl myself but am really tempted by copics so i like them both sorry not much help lol
two gorgeous cards love the colours
hugs amanda x

Suzie Q said...

Hi julie,
2 really lovely cards.
pencils and pens give such different effects but i really feel you have succeeded in both.
I too normally use the copics for skin tones with my pencils,not that i'm anywhere near as good as you at blending x
hugs
Suzie Qx

Vicky said...

Two beautiful cards Julie. I don't have any copics yet, Ilove teh effect they gve but I think I am still a pencil girl. I love my koh-i-noors and sansodor!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Stacey said...

These are lovely Julie! Don't you just love TGF stuff?! ;o)

Your colouring looks fabulous with both mediums - but you know me, I'm a Copic girl! ~♥~

Tammi said...

I've always loved both coloring mediums, have even used both together. :) Both your cards are lovely!

Sarpreet said...

such a gorgeous card, love the layout, the papers and the images. is papertake a challenge blog? do you have a link?

Dezinaworld said...

Gorgeous colouring and beautiful cards here,
hugs June x

Terrie B x said...

Hi Julie both cards are `beautiful` I love both but Iv never experienced the Copics???? I cant justify the price of the copics for me:(
TFS
Have a fab weekend:)xxx

Rosietoes said...

I like both of them Julie for different reasons. I like the versatility of the pencils and the softer tones they produce but I also like the results with the Copics more vibrant colours.
I suppose it's really a matter of personal choice so I'm no help at all.LOL
Edna x

dolcreations said...

Hello Julie: You asked me what stamp I used for my Friday card. It was a c.c. design- Ski Bunny Trevor! I hope this helps!
I'm not all that good at writting everything down I use! I need to work on that!
Have a fantastic weekend,
Christine

Deb said...

i love both Julie, they are both gorgeous. Like the others have said Copics are certainly more vibrant and they show up better in photos, I'd say use both depending on the subject!
have a great weekend, hugs Debx

lalkygirl said...

love both cards julie,but i like the pencil best as the blending is superb
lalkygirl x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Hi Julie, both cards are so adorable and you did a great job with the colouring. I am trying to get to grips with copics too, it's difficult when you don't have different shades of the same colour, but I do like their vibrancy.
Caroline xxx

Sue said...

Two great cards Julie, both coloured brill, im like you luv my pencils can blend them better, but copics quicker if im short on time! I need more practice with the copics, and more of them i think! lol, sue.x

June Nelson said...

Hiya Julie, both are gorgeous, but i like the pencils and to be honest Im using my distress inks and pencils loads more now than me copics, and I got all of them, really expensive if your not totally taken with them. Love everything you do xxxx

Renata van Miltenburg said...

I understand that you can not choose, they are both very pretty! Love the colourscheme on both and the little touch of red.

Warmest greetings, Renata

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Gorgeous cards and I am with you on the dilemma!! I always colour skin with copics but I think I like the look of pencils for the rest!! I was doing a demo on sat with pencils and promarkers and the ladies would go for the pencils if I was doing a pencil image and thenchange their mind and want promarkers if I was colouring with them!! LOL!! I like to mix and match to be honest...a vibrant funky image fo copics and a sofer more earthy look with pencils...have BOTH I say!!

Sorry for the essay!
Hugs Judy xx

My Paper World said...

Oh gosh! They both look fab, I can't decide! sorry! xx

kReN said...

I wonder ehat Copic colors you are using for skin tones. I need to order some!

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