Saturday, March 19, 2011

A very yellow/green card

Make It Colourful challenge is so very close to my heart - firstly, it's all about my favorite subject (meaning colouring with whatever medium I get my hands on) and secondly it's a really friendly, fun and amazingly talented bunch of crafters poor Zoe tries to keep under somewhat of a control, lol.

Anyways, this time it's all about blending greens and yellows. We don't care what images you use, as long as there is colouring on your project and you have followed the weeks theme.
 Since the sponsor of our challenge is Crissy Armstrong with her fab digis I wanted to use one of her images ...unfortunately my puter kept crashing and I couldn't put the scene together so I was forced to use one of her rubber stamps for Whimsy Stamps, it's available HERE. The bench is from Make Crafty and you can find it HERE. Oh, and that cute border strip (which I managed to stick on wonky) is a real cool die from Whimsy as well.
 I am listing most of my Copic colours below - just wanted to mention that if you are blending greens with yellows, thus creating an environment with sharp highlights, then BV25 makes a good shadow tone. Just my lil' tip of the day, lol

For papers I used OA scraps which worked for my colour scheme, distressed them heavily, then mixed Cadmium Yellow and White acrylic paint to buttery yellow and dry-brushed on edges (using a cheap sponge brush from my kids craft box...I am THAT caring of a mother...).

Oh, and that ornate shape behind the image is a laser cut chipboard from Make It Crafty (I'm obsessed with the stuff and bought several different sheets) coloured with the same acrylic mix.
COPIC LIST (looong):
Cat: E33/35/77/18/25
Sking: E13/11/01/00/000
Hair: E49/47/44/43/42
Reds: R89/27/24/14/02
Blues: B39/37/24/34/32
Coat: G07/16, BG78/99, YG23/14, Y04
Bench: E49/35/29/79, BG96, YG95, YR23
Ground:G85/28/82, YG67, Y04, BV25
Bushes, leaves, greenery: YG99/97/95, YR23
G07, YG25, G99

Patties Creations -  go green
The Outlawz Copic Challenge  must use Copic/Promarkers - Mother's Day / Spring
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge  - Punches or Die Cuts
CCEE Stampers -  - Use and image coloured or wearing green
Crafty Purple Frog -  - Green 
Do You Stack Up?  - Add a Bow
Creative Cottage  - Spring
Baby Bud -  - Ribbons and Bows
weet Stamps - Think Spring 
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Anything goes
Doodle Dragon  - Spring Showers

Thank you so much for visiting and happy crafting!


angelwhispers said...

You put my colouring to shame this is just fantastic!! Boy you really are so clever with the colours and all that beautiful shading!!

Love Chanelle xxx

Unknown said...

Oh Hunni...firstly it's nice to be back visiting your blog and seeing youtr amazing really were missed xx

secondly - wow... this is stunning. Totally love all the colours and embellies xx

Tine said...

Hi Annika. Nice to have you back with us. Hope all is going well. Fabulous card, beautifully coloured & a great mix of embellies.
Tine :)

Crafteezee said...

Yayyyyyy, so glad your back and with what a stunner! You certainly bring an image to life and I wish you'd do a tutorial on how to achieve those folds, awesome! Hugs Tracy x

Shirl said...

When I saw your card I was absolutely stunned! When can I learn to colour like that?? You're a great inspiration Annika, and thanks for the Copic tip! :D

Renkata said...

ohhh Yes.... this is utterly gorgeous card.
My ,my Annika such an amazing colouring on her coat :)

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Annika, So glad I found your blog, your colouring is simply stunning...and you are truly inspirational. The attention to details on faces is amazing. Hugs, Teresa x

Anneke said...

Ooh wow Annika, what a amazing card!!
Hugs Anneke

Kellie said...

This is absolutely amazing, your colouring is gorgeous and everything is just gorgeous!


Donna said...

Incredibly pretty card and such lovely spring colours! Thanks for joining in the fun at TCC this week :) Donna x

Lynne Armstrong said...

This is absolutely STUNNING Annika. Thanks for joining in our challenge at The Outlawz...hope to see you back soon :)
Hugs xx

SusanLotus said...

This is so beautiful and very sunny and warm!

Denise said...

Totally stunning card. Your colouring is awesome - so jealous!! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Sandra DeFalco said...

Annika - Absolutely gorgeous!
Well Done!
Thanks for playing in our 'Go Green' challenge!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Tracy Valure said...

Beautiful! Your shading is awesome!!
Tracy Valure

CraftyC said...

OMG, this is just stunning Annika, your colouring is always so perfect and such a pretty card, love it!

WencheP said...

WOW! This is gorgeous! Your coloring is truly amazing and the colors are fantastic! I love it!

Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


shulsart said...

Annika, your card is amazing, fabulous coloring but the rules at Sweet Stamps limit you to only 10 challenges.

Crystal said...

Oh my goodness Annika WOOWEEEE your coloring is absolutely AMAZING, you are def an artist sweetie!!!!! I love this image, and your card design is FABULOUS!!!! Have a wonderful weekend, big hugs!

Jo said...

Annika what can I say! Yours card are always stunning and this one is no different. It truly is a work of art! Your colouring is just superb! I love how you threaded the ribbon! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with DYSU this week! It’s always great fun checking out your work on your blog!

Peggysue said...

This card is a feast for the eyes Annika. The rich coloring is FAB! I’m glad you joined us for the DYSU Add a Bow challenge & hope to see you again!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card! Love the image, what a beautiful job coloring it!! Also love the added flower! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Paint!


cnelson said...

Such a darling card! The colors are just magical!!

Deb said...

wow, beautiful, I love the depth of shadow you achieve in your colouring, I am hoping to learn from you!
happy crafting, Debxx

Jennifer Dove said...

Absolutely STUNNING card. Your coloring is fantastic (unfortunately we require a doodledragon image for our challenge) but we do appreciate you entering the challenges. Your work is amazing!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Holy cow! This is a complete feast for the eyes. Your coloring is magnificent! You must work on a piece like that for hours. The entire piece is amazing - just love the vibrant colors and that die cut that you threaded the ribbon through has got to go on my wish list!

Have a great weekend.


Miranda said...

awesome card Annika, fantastic colouring and your card is indeed coulourful, it's bright and happy
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

Nannieflash said...

Oh that is such a sweet image Annika and beautifully coloured to. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the Challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxx

Sue from Oregon said...

OK you did it to me again. I am trying to hurry through my google reader and start cleaning house for my soon to arrive company and then you post this outstanding creation that I must "study" and look at and look at your copic colors and much for cleaning! Guess I will have to leave my reader full for a while LOL!

*Alison* said...

This is so adorable and very creative.. I love your coloring.. Way to "Stack Up" at DYSU Challenge and use a BOW on your creation.. Can't wait to see what you create next week..


Lisa Summerhays said...

Annika, you always blow me away! Absolutely fabulous work! Love the mixtures of green and yellow.

Cec said...

I now have a bruise on my chin, which I got because my jaw dropped when I saw your incredible colouring on this creation. This is so much wonderful eye candy. Thanks for sharing it.

Cards By MI said...

What a wonderful card. Lovely colouring and lovely image. Fabby! Thanks for playing with us over at TPS challenges this week.
Love n hugs

Pattie said...

Wow - I am always in awe of your coloring but this is just stunning! I cannot take my eyes off of it!

Faye said...

Hello my lovely. It's great to see you and your great creations again. I am so in awe of your work. xxx

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is so bright and cheery! Amazing coloring! The shine on her boots looks so real! Love the whole card!

Anita said...

Annika, this is absolutely gorgeous!

Dorcas said...

WoW Annika! You never cease to amaze me, I could stare at that card forever. Wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, can you hear me say WOW? Such a pretty colored and adorable design.

Dianne said...

Your coloring is amazing. I love the way you colored the image and her boots.


Viv said...

OOOOOOOOOH! Love this Annika! All those folds you've coloured so beautifully, and that die is cool! You're back with a roar , girl!
Viv xx

Heidi said...

Wow! This is stunning Annika:)
Your colouring is absolutely fantastic. The image is adorable.
Gorgeous card!
Have a lovely Sunday.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Barbara Sproatmeyer said...

Hi Annika! Welcome back and such a cheery card - love the bright colors on the girl next to the natural colors of the background. Just dropping a quick note to say "hi." :D

Mary Anne said...

beautifully designed and colored card. your techniques are brilliant. thanks for playing along
Mary Anne

Saron said...

Gorgeous card!! Love your colouring!! Thanks for joining Art Impressions Challenge#8!

Debs said...

Great card, love your fantastic colouring, thaks for joiig us at The Paper Shelter this week.

Caroline said...

wow! the little girl just pops off the page.... fantastic colouring
thanks for playing along @ The Paper Shelter this week

Pattie G said...

What a cute card! Your coloring is awesome! I love how you used our theme and the image too. Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Hugs ♥

Marlene said...

Speaking of magic....WOW WOW WOW!! Check out the shading on that rain coat!

Unknown said...

Oh Annika, you are so an amazing crafter! Love the so nice colouring its one of a kind! Compliments again.
Hugs Ageeth xx

THERESA said...

I have to say that your coloring is simply divine, wow, when i am big, i hope to be a little as good as you !!
Absolutely fantastic !!!
Thanks for joining us ver at Pattie's Creations !!
PS: gotta love you

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh girl!! Your coloring is just totally amazing girl!! I absolutely LOVE This whole card!! WOWZER!!

Sue said...

Hi ya
wow this is totally stunning, awesome colouring, gorgeous papers & embelies,, thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Stella said...

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! You should frame this ;)'s gorgeous!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining us at TPS......


Lauren said...

WOW! Beautiful! I love your coloring! Thanks for joining our lace challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!


angelwhispers said...

It's me again!! How bad am I that I missed that you had entered our challenge on my first visit!!!

Hope you forgive me!!

Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxx

Monique said...

Wow ! This is gorgeous !! I love it. Beautifull colouring :)). If only one day I can colour half as good as you .....

Hugs MOnique

Unknown said...

Annika this is gorgeous just looks soooooooooooo realy, thanks playing along with BB Designs this month

Kelly said...

Exquisite, your coloring is immaculate! I love the layers, it literally looks like it is popping off the page!! Well done!!

crafty amy said...

Wow wow wow! One day I want to be able to colour like you :D
Thank you for joining us at CPF and good luck.


Amy xx

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