Monday, January 12, 2009

Whew! Got it done!

THIS is the challenge card that the other days card was suppose to be, a sketch challenge at Stampers Dream! LOL! Told you the other card was OFF!



And of course, I fiddled with that card all morning and still am upset with it. The problem is that I colored the couch green which made it look like Christmas instead of Valentines to me. Thus the heart brads up there in the corners and the xoxoxo (which I put on backward I just noticed too, lol!) But IM DONE! LOL!

Now, I'd thought I'd show you my process of coloring Riley, a mini little coloring tutorial so to speak. This is my favorite way to color images, first with copics then use colored pencils over that.

First I lay my base color on Riley:

In this case it was E33. Then next, I took my Prisma colored pencil, dark umber, and went around where I wanted some shadows:

Next, I take my blending stump and OMS and blend in the colored pencil:

And he's about done! The only thing I did in the finished one was to color the hoofs and antlers, both using just colored pencils because I wanted some light spots, and added some blush to his/her cheeks. This is not Riley to me, it's Sophie, lol! She just got home from an exhausting day and flopped down on the couch, it even scooted like it does on my wood floors, notice the crooked couch? LOL! I stamped it crooked and just went with it when drawing in the floor, haha! Cause my couch does this all the time, even with the little skid things on. Anyways, sorry about the dark photos, I was a bit lazy and should have taken to my light box and took the pics, next time I'll do better!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a good week!
--CAT
Card Details
Stamps: Couch Riley from Hannah Stamps
Paper: SU! cardstock
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Accessories: square and oval nesties, scallop corner punch, scallop border punch, oval punches, cb embossing folder swiss dots, piercing tool and pad, copic markers and prisma pencils with OMS, ribbon, eyelets, heart brads, dimensionals

12 comments:

mudmaven said...

This is so cute Cat! Thanks for the coloring tutorial too - always need help with that! ~chris

Tracey said...

This is adorable Cat! I love Riley! Thanks for the tutorial too!!

Joan Fricker said...

Cathy, this is very cute!!!!

Joan

Theresa said...

Cat, this is darling! Your coloring is gorgeous!!!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Even though you were having *one of those days* that WE ALL have, your card is simply adorable! You did a fabulous job with the sketch, and I DO SO appreciate your tutorial. YOu know I'm Copics challenged, don't you?

Thanks for playing along with the Stamper's Dream challenge, my friend! :-)

Carolyn King said...

that is adorable...and i like the green couch!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Saaaaaaweeeeeeet!!! I just got this stamp and can't wait to play!! I love this card Cat....actually I {heart} it!!! LOL

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This is just way too cute! Love the little heart corners and your ribbon treatment!!

Shirley said...

OMGosh, look what you've been up to! Love Riley. A really pretty 'sweet' card!

Donna said...

awesome coloring job! what a fun card!!!

Melanie said...

great coloring tutorial!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

ADOR-able card!! I just love the tutorial about using the pencils to shade more!!! I'm gonna try that sooooon!!

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