Friday, August 1, 2014

Make it Colourful Challenge #12 - Atmospheric Perspective

Good morning!  Happy Friday!  Hope you've had a great week and you have fun plans for the weekend!  It's been another busy week for me, but I am hoping for some extra time over the weekend.  It is supposed to rain here, so that is a good excuse for staying in and heading to my craft room.  Let's hope it works out that way!  Anyway, I am here with something very cool today!  First, I am excited to tell you that the lovely Zoe invited me to be part of the Make it Crafty Inspiration DT!  I am so excited and honored and scared witless, all at the same time!  These ladies have some seriously amazing coloring skills! I hope to learn a lot from them.  Just seeing their projects is so inspiring! 

On to my post. The new Make it Colourful Challenge started today and there is something different starting this month.  No more "easy challenge".  Nope.  As Zoe says, you've got to put on your big girl panties and go for the hard challenge!   It may seem scary at first, but there are lots of resources for the challenge provided on the blog and also lots of inspiration from the team. We sure hope you will give it a go!

This month's challenge is "atmospheric perspective".  I won't go into the details of what that means because there are several great videos and examples on the blog, but briefly, atmospheric perspective refers to the hazy look of objects that are off in the distance.  Far away objects tend to fade, lose their detail and become "cooler" in color. This is the effect we were going for.  Definitely not an easy task, I can tell you!

Here is my project:

I started with the Hidden Forest Digi Stamp from Make it Crafty for my scene.  I lightened the lines in the far background using the technique Zoe shared in the Make it Crafty FB group.  I wanted those trees to appear hazy and far in the distance compared to the warmer colors and finer details in the foreground. Everything was colored with my Copics. I then colored up Miss Hood, also from Make it Crafty, in vibrant colors and popped her right in front in the scene.

I hope I at least came close to achieving the effect. It was definitely a big challenge for me! Head on over and check out the fabulous projects from the rest of the team! We hope you'll join in on the August Make it Colourful challenge! You have a whole month to enter and all the details are on the blog.   We can't wait to see your atmospheric perspective projects!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


  1. Wow! Carla, this is awesome and I see your hazy look in the background around those trees. I'll have to check out those resources. You colored Miss Hood beautifully.

  2. I love everything about this one, your image, the coloring and the design!!!! Well done!

  3. Biggest congrats, Carla! Well-deserved, and you have nothing to fear!!! Truly!
    Love your pretty scene--your wonderful coloring does make it look hazy in the distance! And your image is beautifully-colored! Love this! :^)
    Hugs, Penny
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Congrats to you! That's quite an honor. :-) Wow, this looks like a really tough technique. You did an awesome job. You made those woods look kind of spooky. Watch out for that sneaky wolf Red! LOL Hugs!

  5. Big congrats and so very well deserved :) This scene is wonderful and shows how very clever you are with your colouring! Looking forward to seeing more fabulous MIC creations :)

  6. Carla you certainly deserve to be on their team and congratulations. This is beautiful and I see what you mean but not saying I could ever do it. lol Beautiful though...Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

  7. Fabulous. The woods look mysteriously misty. No apples for me, please! X


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