Saturday, 3 March 2012

Colouring Fur!

Happy Saturday!  I hope you have a great weekend planned.

Our new challenge up over at Color Me Creative is all about colouring fur.  I haven’t coloured fur before so dug out one of my VERY old stamps to see what I could come up with and found this little old bear.
CMC 312-1
Using a sketch from Fetch-A-Sketch and the new colours over at Color Q and Annabelle Stamps I cut out two strips of patterned paper and then die cut some stars, first in coaster board and then in patterned paper that I used to cover the coaster board.

The bear was coloured using E31, E35, E50 and E53 producing a lovely honey brown.  I think I will use this colour combo again, I really like it. Colouring fur is slightly different to the typical blending technique because you want to create a fluffy effect.  To do this you colour it quite roughly being careful not to overblend.  (I sound like I know what I’m talking about, don’t I?!  I haven’t a clue really, it’s just that I watched one of Suzanne (Dean’s) videos all about it over at the Color Me Creative classes!)

Once I’d done the colouring I took a flannel and spritzed it with some colourless blender.  I then dabbed the slightly wet flannel over the entire image to create a mottled effect.

I LOVE this coaster board from PTI, it cuts beautifully and it’s so easy to cover too.  I think you may see a bit more of this on my blog in the future! Our girls have been busy creating some more furry fun for you, so pop by for a visit..

Our challenge this time is all about


Pull out those fun, cute fuzzy-wuzzy animal images and create furry & fuzzy texture with your markers and pencils!

You can use Copics, ProMarkers, other alcohol markers or Coloured Pencils!!

Use Inspiration Pictures Below as well!

and you could win a $20 Gift Certificate to SCACD !!

Our guest designers for this challenge are Carly of Carly’s Crafts (she’s only 13!) and Delphine of Delphine's Place

I’m also entering this card into Crafty Catz Challenge – to use die cuts or punches (stars).

I’m off now to rest up, I’ve been poorly for a few days now so keep needing to have a doze.  At least I’m blaming it on that, maybe it’s just that I’m getting old lol


  1. That bear is so CUTE, Ruby! I want to give him a hug. Love him's little expression. :)

  2. How adorable Ruby! A great layout and fab colours, and that bear stamp is lovely!

  3. Ruby, your coloring of the bear is phenomenal! Great card! Thank you so much for playing with us at the colourQ this week!

  4. Fantastic card Ruby! LoVe how you created the 'fur',and such a great take on the challenges!
    Thanks for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps this week!

  5. A cute, cute card, Ruby, love your coloring of the teddy, he looks so real! Thanks for joining us this week on the ColourQ.

  6. hi..wonderful card, thanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ, x Carol

  7. cute! love the fur on this fuzzy guy. fabulous card.

  8. This is super,super adorable!Thanks so much for joining us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

  9. Great job coloring that super-sweet bear. Great take on both challenges. Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

  10. That bear is so cute, and is coloured perfectly - it really looks like fur!

    Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps this week :)

  11. Super cute, Ruby! Brilliant take on both challenges!

  12. Too cute, such a gorgeous image and layout!
    TFS with us this week :)

  13. Sweet image, you have done a great job with your colouring.

  14. Such a cute bear and I love your colouring technique. Thanks for sharing at AnnaBelle's this week.

  15. Great technique tip and great use of our sketch! Thank you for joining in at Fetch A Sketch – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Fetch A Sketch Challenges

  16. Great use of the sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Fetch A Sketch!


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