Thursday, January 7, 2010

Copic Creations Challenge #19...

I finally have a new card to post. Actually I've been working on two different cards for two different challenges, but I got this one finished first. Over at the Copic Creations challenge blog they are having a challenge on coloring fur. I decided to give a try. Along with the DT samples - which are all fabulous - they also have some tutorials to help you along. The sponsor this week is "Squigglefly" a digital image company. They have some very awesome images available, so you need to check them out.

When I saw this image, called Snuggle Buddies, I just knew I had to have it.
You can find this, and other adorable animal images here.

Here is my card...

I colored my image first and then went hunting for some paper to go with it. A little backwards I know, but I already had an idea what I wanted to do. I found this scrap of paper in my stash and immediately decided that I had to use it. Unfortunately I didn't have quite enough to finish my card on the inside the way I usually do.

I also chose to leave off all the flowers and frills I normally adorn my cards with. It just didn't seem to fit this sweet image. BUT I did want to use my new Nestablilities Fancy Labels dies for the first time since I got them!! I found some pretty ribbon in my stash also, but it was just too flimsy by itself, so I layered a piece of SU 1/4" grosgrain - Mustard - now retired. I just added some small gold pearls to each side of the label and voila! I really like the way the card shaped up.

Here is a close up of my coloring...

So how to finish up the inside of my card...hmmmmm...that posed a bit of a problem for me, with only a small piece of the dp left over (and I had removed the bottom strip of the paper a long time ago and have no idea who made it). I decided to use the largest of the Fancy Label Dies to mount the remainder of my sentiment on and just pop it up on the upper portion of my card. I added small gold pearls to each side of that as well.

For the notation part of the card I stitched my remaining small piece of dp to more Hunter Green cardstock and then added a piece of white so I could write something personal. I sponged on a VERY small amount of Hunter Green Craft Ink (SU) to the edges, but it's barely visible.

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  1. WOW Barb! Your coloring is amazing!

  2. Wow Barb, you did a fantastic job coloring that fur! A wonderful job on your card!

  3. what a gorgeous card you have made and I love the stamp with its colors

  4. what could be more adorable than this stamped image of kitten and pup? Your take on it is awesome. Hugs

  5. Awww... this really is one of my favorite images from SF and you have colored it to perfection! I love your card. I'm sooooo happy you were able to join us at Copic Creations!! I've been following your blog for quite awhile and love everything you do. :) Hope you are able to join us again! hugz, Mary

  6. Oh my goodness Barb, what amazing coloring! Those sweet animals just jump right off the page, your coloring has brought them to life! :) Love the colors you used and the inside is just beautiful too!
    Hugs, Christine :)

  7. aweSoME! Barb! FABULOUS! I'm not an animal lover but I can appreciate wonderful coloring for sure!!!
    Pam Going Postal

  8. wow what amazing colouring, and such a cute image I love it xxx

  9. Oh my! What an adorable image and so beautifully colored! I am going to that site and pick up this image! hugs, Angela

  10. WOW!!! Another gorgeous work of art!!! Your coloring on this is just FABULOUS, Barb!!! I love it! You don't need any frills on this card, it's perfect exactly the way it is! Awesome work! hugs!!

  11. Love the image and your coloring is beautiful! I love how you left it plain with no frills it's perfect! Another awesome job Barb!

  12. Bravo on your colouring, Barb!
    Sweet image - and the card is just perfect left plain as you have it.
    Big Hugs, Candy

  13. Oh Barb what a wonderful cute card.
    Your work gets better and better.
    It brighten my day to see this card- Kitty lover at heart .
    That little kitty looks just like my Tabby kitty That is a sick Baby - God Bless you and yours

  14. BARBBBB!!! OHHH how I love this card!!! The image is soooo adorable! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVEEE THIS!!! Where did you get this cute image? Hug the kid-o's for me!

  15. oh, this is so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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