Friday, January 1, 2010

Copic Creations Challenge #19

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you're having fun doing whatever you do to celebrate, and I hope you can check out our CC challenge which is Coloring Fur. Our sponsor is Squigglefly, and we are featuring some cute images of theirs, all done up by our DT. I got this gorgeous tiger called "Just a little longer", and I enjoyed doing this a lot. I know Marianne's technique for doing fur requires a "nasty rag," but in the case of the tiger, I decided that his fur was on the smoother side so I tried doing more tiny strokes with my marker. The colors I used are posted on the CC site. I used a branch from a SU set to create the tree behind Mr. Tiger, and I used a combination of sentiments (SU's "Enjoy" and Gina K's "Lazy Days") to make the card one that I would actually send to someone. I also used some Nesties and my Cuttlebug "Argyle" embossing folder for the main CS. The half-pearls are Pewter from Kaiser. Thanks for stopping by and I want to wish you all a wonderful and happy New Year!

17 comments:

dolcreations said...

Wow..this must have taken some time to do this card. You have coloured this tiger just perfectly! Love it!
Love the family picture!
Have a fantastic New Year!
Christine

Jane Wetzel said...

gorgeous Karen! this really came out perfect! Blessings to you in the New Year! :)

Crissy Armstrong said...

This looks velvety soft Karen. Great job coloring the tiger's fur! That is a sweet image too... makes me wish I was him for an afternoon! :-)

Holly said...

Wow, I am so impressed! The coloring on this is beyond awesome and I like how you added the branch behind him to create dimension. I love how you kept the white areas - I think that's something I would have forgotten when coloring this image.

Rachel said...

Absolutely beautiful Karen!! this card is fabulous. Here is wishing you a very Happy New Year!
hugs,
Rachel

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Ooooh, he looks so real he could just crawl off that card!! Gorgeous job!! Happy 2010!

mycardz said...

Karen, your card is sooo amazing! The tiger's fur just looks so soft and REAL! I wasn't too crazy about this image, but after seeing how you colored it - I love it! Awesome layout and all the extra details you've added too! Happy new year to you and your family! hugz, Mary

asela said...

Great card! I love how you colored him.

Pam S. said...

Hi Karen! WOW, what an awesome card design but this coloring is amazing Karen!
Mr. Tiger looks so real and restful, but I still don't think I'd venture in to pet him!!!
Pam Going Postal

Jodi said...

Wow!! This is gorgeous! I love your coloring of this tiger and what hard one it must be to color!! Great job!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Susan (rainy) said...

Holy smokes!! Your coloring is fabulous, Karen. Love this card!

Lilian said...

This is just gorgeous work Karen! Love the colors and the tiger looks 3d! Sorry I am so late with blog commenting. :) Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Jenny Gropp said...

I love your Big Lazy cat -- beautifully colored!

NikkiNix said...

OOOOOHHH BEAUTIFUL!!!

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You have coloured this tiger just perfectly! Love it!

labatterie said...

he looks so real he could just crawl off that card。

r4 ds said...

he coloring on this is beyond awesome and I like how you added the branch behind him to create dimension.