Copic Creations Challenge No. 30

>> Tuesday, June 15, 2010

It's the 15th which means it's time another another Copic Creations Challenge!

This is challenge number 30 for Copic Creations and challenge number 3 for me on the team.
I'm still just tickled pink that i get to be acquainted with these ladies!
Phenom talent they have, i tell ya!

Challenge No. 30 is to color on paper that is NOT white!
This is another great way to really change the feel of an image, or to get the most for your money when you buy a stamp! When you stamp and color on another paper, you can truly get a different look!

The sponsor for this challenge is Stampavie. Since i have, ahem, more than 1 Stampavie stamp that hasnt seen love, this was a great opportunity for me to pull one out!

Here is my card...

I chose one of the cutie patootie bear images drawn by Penny Johnson.
This one in particular is called Butterfly Bear.

I stamped him out on Neenah Kraft cardstock in 80lb weight. The blendability of the kraft cardstock versus the neenah white is about the same. The biggest difference is as kraft cardstock gets "wet" with the alcohol ink it gets noticeably darker. This would be the case with pretty much any colored paper. Just like when a blue shirt gets more noticeably darker when it's wet than say a white shirt does. So what works best for me is to color with a marker. And then take moment for the alcohol to evaporate out of the paper so that you can see what your final result color is going to be. It's also good to have a scratch piece of the same paper you are coloring on to scribble out colors on. Remember with kraft, to use brighter colors as the kraft cardstock will mute down the color quite a bit.

Here's a close up view of the image and a list of the copic colors i used....
Browns: E29, E27, E25, custom color E23, E21
Butterfly: Y02, Y04, Y08, YR04, YR07
Background: G03 for grass, B00, B000 for sky

First i paid a lot of attention to the tufts of hair around the bear and added some darker colors there and blended the other browns out from there. I did add a bridge to the bears nose by using the E25 there where the rest of the bears face is E21. E21 is a VERY almost non existent color on the kraft paper but in my opinion worked great.

I decided to not use a white gel pen anywhere as i knew that the bright white would be very eye catching, and i was going with a more subtle image (BUT OMG, i've already seen some of the other ladies samples, one with Copic opaque white and another with gel pen, and when it's done right MAN does it look good, and these ladies know how to do it right!) But i did still want a highlight. What to do, what to do. So i pulled out a white colored pencil for a much more toned down highlight. :D

I used some blues to trace around the bear and to flick out away from the bear. I didn't need to create the whole blue sky but I wanted to make the image stand out a little bit.

My papers are all from the Fly a Kite collection from October Afternoon.
Accents: Kaisercraft Pearls, cheap ribbon (haha, i cant remember the brand, but it's the 25¢ type), button by creative cafe.

Thanks for stopping by today! Dont forget to check out the rest of the Copic Creations team and the challenge today!


Tracey Tuesday, June 15, 2010  

Katie, this is so adorable! Your teddy is coloured so beautifully! Love it!! xx

Michelle VP Tuesday, June 15, 2010  

Great use of a white pencil for toned-down highlights. I've always enjoyed looking at the detail you get with copics. :)

Rica Tuesday, June 15, 2010  

This is so gorgeous Katie, love your colour combo, I would never have dreamed these colours would work together so brilliantly. Love your fantastic colouring of that cute bear and butterfly.
hugs Heather xx

Ginny Tuesday, June 15, 2010  

I really like how you added a hint of the background sky and grass to make the bear stand out. And I'm already going to be pulling out my colored pencils now for muted accents!

mycardz Tuesday, June 15, 2010  

Hi Katie! I just love to read your posts - you're too funny! But, so informative. Your adorable bear is just awesome. Your coloring and shading is so amazing, I know you're a great teacher. And, it's US who are VERY happy to have you on the team! hugz, Mary

asela Tuesday, June 15, 2010  

Adorable! Coloring is beautiful

Carma Tuesday, June 15, 2010  

The bear is very cute. Colored fabulously as always!

Michelle Wednesday, June 16, 2010  

This is beautiful! How funny that I wouldn't have even thought about coloring on a different color...LOVE how this looks with Kraft. Will definitely have to give this a try!!

Lilian Wednesday, June 16, 2010  

Super cute card and your coloring is awesome!

Cheryl Thursday, June 17, 2010  

Katie, yor coloring skills never cease to amaze no matter what the base color! This little bear looks 3D! Awesome card!

"Kirby" (KrB) Friday, June 18, 2010  

Katie, your card is so, so cute! Love that little bear and he shows up great on that Kraft paper. Such fun, happy colors in the DP's.

Renkata Friday, June 25, 2010  

Very cute image, beautifly coloured. Love the layout.

parisian_love1 Friday, June 25, 2010  

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