Sunday, December 6, 2009

Cocoa Christmas!

Hi! I made this card this morning for the Featured Stamper challenge at SCS! I haven't played in awhile, but HAD to today because the FS is my friend, Michele (MitchyGitchyGoomy). She is a great person and a VERY talented artist! This is Tilda Unwrapped. I had her colored up and went through what seemed like tons of dp trying to find THE paper! Do you ever do that? Often I choose the paper first, but this time just colored the image. Well, I finally figured out that I needed to use a cocoa or chocolate to go with my red and green. Then it came together. I'm afraid my pictures are a little dark, but IRL they are deep and rich. (I really love this card!)

I carefully cut out the image even thought there are really skinny parts. You can probably see that I left some white and then just sponged it with some color. I think this works okay on those really difficult images.
The dp is is from a Creative Imaginations pad that I got at Michael's. The regular prices are sometimes ridiculous, but if you can use your coupon it's a bit better. That's what I did! I'm sure that's something all of you know!
My reds are R46 and R59.
Tilda's skin is my usual E0000, E01 and E93
The tan color is E43 and E42, lightened with a little blender and some E0000
The greens are G0000, YG11, G12, and G29
I'm off to post on SCS!
Thanks so much for visiting. If there's ever anything else you'd like to know about a card just let me know. I try to get back and answer any questions!
Cheryl

35 comments:

Nancy Parker said...

Hi Cheryl, Just beautiful. Your colouring just amazes me - Tilda's leggings just pop right off the page! Hope you get to enjoy this lovely Sunday. Nancy

Michelle said...

Wow!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Ellen (aka ScrapStampnMama) said...

This is such a beautiful card and your coloring is amazing..thanks for sharing

scrappyjan said...

Cheryl This is just STUNNNING! THe colors is a WOW Factor thing!!!
hugs, Janiel

nimama said...

very beautiful
i love it so much!

Tine

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Adorable card Cheryl!! Love your coloring!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Ahhh! Cheryl she is so beautiful. Your coloring is so exceptional and Tilda looks so alive. Beautiful holiday card...hugs...Barbv

Shirley N said...

This is just stunning--love it! I love this image and you cut it perfectly!

Myrna said...

Beautiful! That covers it all!

Cami said...

Another beautiful card, Cheryl. Your coloring is amazing and you give it so much depth! Thanks for always sharing the colors you used... it helps me! Hugs, Cami

Linda/Sanddollars said...

Cheryl, Your card is lovely. Such a precious image of Tilda. Thanks for sharing about your search for paper. I do that all the time!

Kylie said...

First of all, your friend has a fantastic nic-name!! Your card is stunning. The colours look beautiful together and you've cut her out perfectly. Love it.
Kylie xo

Sarah said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card - the colours are so rich and lush - thank you for sharing it.
Sarah x

Handmade by Vivi said...

WOW!! your card is simply awesomE!
the image is so cute and DP are so pretty! I love everything you made on your card!
hugs & kisses
Vivi

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Brandi said...

Gorgeous! I love your card... you are so talented! :)

LINDA said...

Cheryl,As always your card is great
I love your coloring it is fantastic, love your DP's
Linda W.

Jackie Thomas said...

One word Cheryl "stunning". I love it. xo Jackie

KanataNewf said...

Just beautiful.

Nancy said...

Oh Cheryl,
I love it also your card is gorgeous! I love the rich colors and your coloring is perfect! Awesome card!
Hugs,
Nancy

Lisa Kind said...

This is so beautiful, Cheryl, and Michele will be so thrilled your cased her I'm sure!

Cheryl said...

wow Cheryl love it and those leggings are amazing x

Patricia Garcia said...

Awesome card, love your coloring and pretty papers too!!

Hugs,
Patricia

June Nelson said...

Wow this is amazing and your colouring is fabulous, lessons please Ilove this card xxxxx

KymKreates said...

your coloring is fabulous. gorgeous card!

Eulanda said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous as well is your coloring!! Love all the details and I love the dark reds & greens you've gone with. Very nice!

Krista said...

OMG Cheryl, you must be one of the best coloring artists ever, so very beautifull, you really make the image come to life!! Awsome!!

Kerry D-C said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Cheryl, this is FANTABULOUS!! Tilda looks gorgeous and so beautifully colored. You never let me down, GF! Thanks for all your inspiration.

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Wonderful card Cheryl. So beautiful, great colours.
Hugs Jacqueline

Norma said...

Cheryl, this is stunning. Love love love those deep rich colours--just gorgeous. Awesome colouring. My favorite Tilda in the collection I think.

Hugs.
Norma

Karen Arthur said...

Wow, this is such and elegant card...I love the colors and details.
Hugs, Karen

Ellen said...

Absolutely gorgeous this card !!

Ellen

Candy said...

Cheryl,
Oh I just LOVE this card! The colours are wonderful and rich and you have used the best Tilda in this set!!!
Hugs, Candyt

Anonymous said...

Holy Cow that's gorgeous!! Your colouring is simply amazing. She really pops off the page!! You find the perfect combination even if you did have to dig for awhile.

I always start with DP and colour according to that but I often do the colouring first and then it's "digging" to find the paper that I wanted to use with it :-). I just have a brain wave though... if I write in pencil the name of the DP on the back of the image.. that would be helpful!! (as long as I can remember what that name looks like we're all good ;-)
Thanks for sharing!! What great inspiration!!
Beth Greco

Eulanda said...

This is so nice!! I just love it and the rest of your cards too!

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