Friday, January 1, 2010

Copic Challenge-Fur!

Hi there! Welcome to 2010! DH and I did nothing exciting-ate dinner out and went to a movie. I'm prposting so I'll let you know what I thought of it next time!
The Copic Creations challenge #19 is to color FUR! It's a fun challenge and after you've looked around we hope you'll enter your furry card to win the prize! Please take a look at the Copic Creations Challenge Blog for the other designers' cards and I'm sure Mary has linked something from Maryanne on coloring fur if you need any advice on how to get started!
The prize? It's sponsored by Squigglefly this time and the winner gets their choice of THREE images from the store!

Iused a bit of the "Nasty Rag" technique, but I'm afraid it doesn't show well. Maybe if you click to see him close up. Anyway, I started with my lightest brown and worked my way to the darker colors. Just before the darkest brown (E59) I wet my rag (actually a white face cloth that I use for this technique, it's not "nasty" yet) with blender solution straight from the bottle and blot the image to remove and "mottle" the color a bit. I didn't want to overdo it and remove too much. Finally, I added my darkest color.

Here are the browns I used: E34, E43, E55, E25 and D59.

You have TWO weeks to make and enter a card! We hope you'll join in-what better way to start the New Year!

Cheryl

19 comments:

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Becky said...

This is just fabulous, love this little guy.

Linda/Sanddollars said...

What a cute little image and pretty colors!

Nancy Parker said...

Hi Cheryl, What a cute card to start off the year. I like the colours you picked and the little bear is so cute. Great colouring. Have an enjoyable day, Nancy

Marcia said...

What a marvelous card! So cute and the fur looks so real! I may have to give this one a try!

Denise said...

Just wonderful Cheryl!! Or should I say 'fur'bulous!! :)
Denise

Michelle said...

This is gorgeous, Cheryl!! Love the image & your nasty coloring....lol....hope you had a great night out!

Jane Wetzel said...

Hi Cheryl! This is adorable and PERFECT! Happy 2010! :)

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Cheryl,i love your image and papers.
So gorgeous colours.

I wish you a very happy new year.
Hugs Riet.xx

Crissy Armstrong said...

I love what you did on the teddy bear to show fur! I can see it quite well, how you gave it the fuzzy appearance by using the blender solution on a rag. Your card is gorgeous too, with a great color scheme!

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a cute and wonderful card. The image is lovely!
Happy new year to you.
Hugs Jacqueline

Holly said...

oh my, this is fantastic. Your coloring is spectacular. I love your shading and highlighting, and I like the bit of sparkle you gave the balloons and the bow on the present.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Gorgeous Cheryl!! Sweet colors!! Happy 2010!

mycardz said...

Awww... what a cutie! You really always manage to bring these images to life! Awesome coloring Cheryl. Happy New year! hugz, Mary

Norma said...

Cheryl, what a super super job you did in colouring fur for this card. Truly amazing!!! Cute image too. Love the colours.

Hugs.
Norma

Pam S. said...

Hi Cheryl - your bear looks just like the fluffy, cottonish, soft stuffed animal bears we like around here! Super CUTE!
Pam Going Postal

asela said...

Love how he turned out. So cute and cuddly!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

What a cute little bear, Cheryl. You did a great job coloring this little guy for the challenge. The whole card is adorable.

Lisa Kind said...

Love this dirty rag technique! I remember it and that day well! LOL!!! Very cute card, Cheryl!

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