Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mo's project of the month BLOG HOP!

Hello and welcome!! Thanks for so many wonderful comments on my last Magnolia card! Mwah!
Today is Mo's Dream Team blog hop and I'm so glad you've stopped by! The challenge is to use nestabilites or punches in your project! Easy to do! You should have come here from Liza's wonderful blog. Our host and first Hop Stop is the delightful Rosette.

I almost always use a nestability shape for my focal image, so this time I pulled one out that hasn't seen much use. I also decided to make an easel card. They're fun, easy and I hadn't done one in awhile. The image is Kai at Halloween. There is another one with him dressed as a pirate and the winter Kai is adorable too so I've linked the whole search page for "Kai" for you.


Kai is colored with copics. I've started to add another color to skin for better blending so now I'm using E000, E11, E01 and R30.
His cat costume is all the odd numbered Cs (cool Greys)
the pumpkin is YR12, YR15 and YR18
I didn't want to use greys around the image as I often do because of all the grey already in his costume so I use Violets-V0000, V01 and a touch of V06 in the darkest shadows. My pics don't show the depth of color around him as well as I'd like.
Anyway, it was so much fun to color my first Halloween image of the season and I hope you like it, too.
Thanks a bunch! Have a superior day!
Cheryl


60 comments:

Debbie Pamment said...

TOTALY gorgeous Cheryl!!! I love that cute image and you have brought him to life! AWESOME papers and layout too!
xXx

Jak Heath said...

wowza, fabulous.

Liza said...

Beautiful work Cheryl and amazing colouring.

Liza x

Peri said...

Snap! But yours is just fantastic Cheryl - great colouring and I love those strong DPs. Really love it.
Hugs
Peri x

Kerttu said...

BEAUTIFUL!!

hugs
Kerttu

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Such a cute card! Love the bold colors and what a wonderful card for Halloween!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love the die cut. Love the papers. Love the image. Love your colours... Love the card!!! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Kylie said...

I LOVE Kai!! he is my fav of Mo's images. Reminds me of my little boys. He looks so cute dressed up ready for trick or treat. Gorgeous card!!
Hugs
Kylie

Sue said...

What a sweet card and such an adorable image! I love your coloring!

Arianne said...

You colored him beautifully! Great card!

Lisa Kind said...

Beautiful! I know how you love making Halloween cards! And that bat punch is fantastic! Great easel card!

Dawn said...

Such a brilliant Halloween image, & beautifully coloured

megastamper said...

oh how funny and so spooks, love your halloween inspiration.
big hugs, bea

anja said...

a really scary card,":))
super card,
gr anja

Whimcees said...

Great easel card - beautiful paper and color combination! It's almost that time of year! :<)

Thank you for sharing!

Barbara Diane

Gail said...

how adorable..brings back meemories of when my girls were small..tfs a lovely card..loves ya

Deonna said...

Great Easel card. I love Halloween images. Your coloring is excellent.

Katie Cotton said...

this is just darling! I love how you did the edging on the image! Perfection!

Mo Manning said...
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Ms. Jen said...

Cute, Cute Cute!!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

This is totally adorable Cheryl! Absolutely brilliant colouring and a fabulous design (I love easel cards)! Sylvia xx

Renkata said...

wow what a cute spooky card. Great colouring.

Mo Manning said...

Ooops, Cheryl -- I had too many comment windows up and messed up -- that's my deleted comment. Anyway, the colors and layers on this are amazing -- I swear I smell candy corn!! Clicking on the pics to see them up close -- I'm just amazed at your painting of Kai and how skillfully you've coordinated the colors. LOVE! xoxoMo

daisy said...

kai is just so adorable! love the card!

hugs
daisy

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Cheryl,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Birgy said...

lovely card

faithnme said...

This is sooo Beautiful.... your coloing is amazing.. I don't have copics.. but you sure know how to work with them :0)

Hugs,
Sharette

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww gorgeous card! Such an adorable image and coloured beautifully. Great papers and fab layout too.
Kelly.x

Carol Ann said...

Awww great card!
Carol Ann xx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Cheryl
A fabulous card,
Hugs Dianne xx

Angie said...

Wow beautiful, it puts me in the Halloween spirit!

Angie
duran_family@comcast.net

Lauretta See said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!! this is stunning.. the coloring is OUT OF THIS WORLD! i swear.. i see the moon light here.. and i dont see the moon.. LOL beautifullllllllllll :) i love it XX

Shirley N said...

Beautiful card, love all your colors and coloring!

Janette said...

Just gorgeous, how cute is this card....love it.xx

Tine said...

Oh my, Cheryl, what a cutie. Brilliantly coloured and gorgeous papers too.
Tine :)

Sharon Caudle said...

WOW!!! Cheryl this pops right out of the computer at me! I love it! Fantastic coloring and design!!
hugs!
Sharon

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Great card Cheryl! Wonderful colours and a cute image.
Hugs Jacqueline

sallysbitz said...

Wow what a great card ... you have used fab papers and the colouring in of the image is just divine xx

Mina said...

oh wow Cheryl, perfect colouring and a fantastic colour combo...gorgeous card
Mina xxx

GrammaR said...

What a sweet card! Love the violet around the image, lends itself to the Halloween theme.

Lesley Wyness said...

Really lovely card, shape, colours and Kai a perfect combination

Chrisd said...

I'm ready for some baked apples after seeing the wonderful Halloween themed project!

elin said...

Great card and colors. The image is so cute. :-)

Linda Carson said...

Love your creative style! Wonderful artwork!

Clare said...

She is so cute - she looks like my granddaughter! Cute, cute, cute! Great colors!

lakeslady said...

If this isn't just the cutest card!!

Nancy Parker said...

Hi Cheryl, I love easel cards & yours is absolutly beautiful. Nancy

Miss Jaster said...

Just too cute!

Ardilla said...

Great halloween card, love the image, so sweet....
Nice combination for halloween colors, love the bow!

Rheannon said...

This is THE CUTEST! Seriously you did a great job. So vibrant, so fun. Perfectly captures the image and season.

Manasa said...

Choooooo sweet ! :) Love Kai... :)
Cute halloween card must say !

chrilvian said...

amazing, all those nice things on your card

Loreal Blondi said...

Fine card with great bright colors.

Ramona said...

Love your card and this little cutie!!

Hugs~
Ramona

Gale said...

What a great Holloween card! The image is perfect for this fun card. Great coloring and awesome colors for the card/

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous coloring Cheryl and beautiful Halloween card!
Hugs,
Cabio

cheribella said...

WOW....this is truly beautiful. I realize it's a Halloween card but your coloring is just amazing! Now I have to have that image. I think it's the cutest one I've ever seen for Halloween...I sure wish it was in rubber.
Cheri

Tracy said...

I am not much into Halloween but this fella is CUTE!

jandokan said...

Your card is super cute...
the coloring is amazing...
how beautiful :D

Josephine said...

Your card makes me itch to start my halloween cards,but I not ready to say goodbye to summer. Totally awesome card. Josie

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