Friday, October 16, 2009

CCC challenge (Oct. 15) Color Something Black

Mary gave us free reign to choose an image that we could showcase how we color black. I think if you check out the blogs, you'll find that most of us use grays to make black~ Who would want to cover up the detail of all the wonderful images out there! Mine is no exception. My gray and black striped cat is made of of the Warm Grey copics. W00, W-1, W-3, W-5, W-7 AND C9 (for the darkest). In case you haven't read it before, you really don't NEED all of the gray shades. Getting every other one will serve you fine whether it's the cool or warm grays. I don't have many Neutrals or any Toners so I can't speak about them, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's the same with them.

It's no secret that I love my Tilda and Edwins! Really, I do! Magnolia also makes some great "Accessory stamps" and Diana (Magnolia-licious)
carrries lots of them! This Hanging Cat and Tag are BOTH in stock now. If you are in our Magnolia-licious group and mention that in the comment section you can get 10% off! (check details at the store, please)
I used my new cosmo Cricket Nutmeg paper (found it at Croppin' Paradise). I love the dep, earthy tones. This card is only 4 1/4x4 1/4 so it could be used as a gift tag, but can also be mailed in an A2 envelope. I think I could also have put a small "Merry Christmas" in the tag space and made it a holiday card. Endless possibilities! I will also be putting the walking cat inside and will color that one like our orange cat, Charlie.

You can still enter my blog candy by checking THIS POST and leaving a comment before Sunday, 10/18 at 9: oo am.
thanks for visiting! I'll be back Sunday with my winner!
Have a great day and WEEKEND! Be sure to check the CCC blog for the other designers Fabulous work! the post may be delayed a day or two so I hope you don't give up! It'll be worth the wait!
Cheryl

25 comments:

Sharon Keanly said...

I love your creations Cheryl. Such a pleasure to see what you come up with next and your images are adorable. Love the colouring in with the copics, you do it so well. Hugs Sharon

Barb Hardeman said...

Awesome job Cheryl. You colored this little cat so well you can almost hear him purring! So soft! They layout is adorable. Super job, girl! hugs...Barb

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Cheryl, your colouring is wonderful and I adore the cat!
Clairex

Patricia Garcia said...

SUPER card Cheryl! This cat is too cute and the way you colored him is AWESOME!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Angelwood said...

Isn't he the sweetest! Love this kitty and your coloring is inspirational. hugz, Angela

Nancy Parker said...

Hi Cheryl, Another very cute card - love how you coloured the kitty. Have a super weekend, Nancy

Heidi Walczak said...

Fabulous work, and what great info for coloring black :)

Karen Arthur said...

I love cats and yours is so cute, he/she looks so comfy sitting on the tag. You did a great job!!
Hugs, Karen

dpkennedy said...

This is sooo cute! Awesome coloring and great layout!

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a cute card, really lovely!
Hugs Jacqueline

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous Cheryl!

Sharon Caudle said...

Another gorgeous creations, Cheryl! I never get tired of seeing them! Your coloring is amazing, and your colors just blow me away! Hope you're doing well!! hugs!

Suzanne J Dean said...

So fabulously cute Cheryl--looks like my gray kitty I have! Love the tag & buttons as well--too cute!

hugz,
Suzanne

Candy said...

Hi Cheryl,
What a beautiful card. It is so simple but gorgeous!! LOVE the DP!!
Love the design of your card with the buttons.....Excellent work as always.
Hope you and DH are somewhere having a wonderful time :o)
Hugs, Candy

Cami said...

Gosh Cheryl, what can I say? This is sooooo cute and I love how you used all those gray shades! Your coloring is superb and the DPs are so puuurrrrfect for this. I wish I could borrow your hand when coloring...its very soft and beautiful. I also love the blush you put on his cheeks. This is something of a challenge fo me to get it just right. Great card! Hugs, Cami

Danni said...

Amazing coloring!! Great card!

DB said...

Adorable card! Your choice of papers and you coloring of the image are perfect.

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wow, beautiful! Cute too! I love the cat but what you did with it is just amazing! Jaw dropping gorgeous!

Kerry D-C said...

oooh! aaaaaah! Cheryl, this is FANTASTIC! This kitty looks so real that I think I just heard a MEOW!

Lori Kae said...

What a perfectly, cuddly kitty. I love the colors you chose to compliment her gray tones. Great information on the copics too! :) Lori O.

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

That is the sweetest kittie. Cheryl your coloring is top notch! Thanks for the the hints on how to color black!
--Hugs Becca

sara said...

BEAUTIFUL !! Every single card you make is soooo cute!! TFS :)

Jackie Thomas said...

This looks fantastic Cheryl. You are so clever with your copics. Beautiful. xo Jackie

Jacque said...

Cheryl, this is just darling...love that cat and the way you have colored it is gorgeous!!! Such a sweet card...Have a great Sunday...Hugs..Jacque

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is adorable!

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