Saturday, 4 February 2012

Color Me Creative & Some Lurve–Green is the New Red!!

Happy Saturday everyone!  Color Me Creative has a new challenge that is all about lurve!  I created a card with this little cutie from our sponsors, The Stamp Fairy.  How adorable is he?!!!
As I typed this post I realised that the colours are also the colours of Love; red, cream and pink and oh yes, Ruby COMPLETELY messed up and did green and brown!!! Read the instructions woman lol.  The version below is the one that I made initially, the red and pink version above is my reworked one!
I used this sketch from I Spy Sketches.  I adapted it somewhat but it was my main inspiration for my card above.
I Spy Sketches is a new challenge blog so this is their very first challenge. I was inspired by one of their DT member’s cards by Danielle Daws’ using the holey ribbon!  (not sure what it’s officially called!)

I coloured him in the usual way using my Copics, colours shown below and then using a fluffy tea-towel spritzed with colourless blender I dabbed away some of the colour to give him some texture.  I’ve wanted to play around with this technique for a while, and it works so well on teddies.  I know Suzanne also has a free video showing you how to colour fur but I keep avoiding that, this is my safer option lol.  I will have to do that one soon.
I also added in some random shadowing around the edges using T1 & T3.  I was going to go all the way around but kinda liked it all spaced out. IMG_0538[2]
Here’s the colours I used..
I’m entering my card(s) into the following challenges;
CardMadFairy’s Digi Day Challenge – ‘Use Hearts’
Delicious Doodles – ‘All Loved Up’

I’m having a lot of technical issues this end for some reason so because of that I would love it if you would refer to our main Color Me Creative blog for full details of the challenge and I would also encourage you to visit each of the DT girls’ blogs because they have cooked up some beauties with this challenge!

Ciao for now!


  1. I love them both! The green is definitely more masculine, but the red is very pretty too. Gorgeous trimmings on both!

  2. Ooooh! I love the reds and cream together and your colouring is out of this world! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at iSpy Sketches :)

  3. Two gorgeous, cute and adorable cards Ruby, that image is lovely and what super colours you have used on each card the papers, ribbons and bows look terrific.
    Lorraine x

  4. oh so darn cute! he is awful fluffy and squeezable as is!

  5. How gorgeous, two fab little bears! Love both colour ways, and your colouring is FABULOUS!

  6. Two very cute and adorable card Ruby!

  7. ruby i love them both ,stunningly coloured and the bows are delicious
    thanks for joining us at cardmadfairy's digi days and good luck
    tracey x

  8. Were you having a blond moment Ruby?!! Join the club hun :) Love both of your cards and that bear is adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days and good luck, Sheila:)X

  9. Adapt away! He is so cute and I ADORE your ribbon~ Well done~ Thanks for joining in with the Special Agents over at I Spy!

  10. These are adorable!!!! I just love the ribbon! Perfect! Thanks for joining us for the very first iSpy Sketches Challenge!

  11. Great cards, love those big bows. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days.
    Jenni x

  12. Really pretty creations hun!
    Thanks for playing with the Delicious Doodles Challenge this time, and good luck with the draw.
    Teri x


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