Copic Creations Challenge Number 31

>> Thursday, July 1, 2010

2nd post for the day! Scroll down to see my post for My Time Made Easy, Or just click HERE.
But really, you should scroll down, because i have something fun to share!

Well, it's the first so that means another challenge from the Copic Creations Challenge blog!
I loved all the entries from the last challenge - coloring on paper thats not white. What awesome ideas everyone had!

The challenge today is easy enough... BIRDS!
And our sponsor is
There are LOTS of images there to choose from, even some freebies!
Now first, when i saw this digi, i wasnt sure how to color it. So realistic! I'm usually more of a whimsy, cutesy to even punky type of person, so this was a challenge. Well DUH! Of course it's a challenge! Thats the point! Well, before i get to the details, let me show you my card! :D

Ok, so now when you are coloring something out of your comfort zone, as i was, the first things you should do is pull out some reference pictures. I simply went to google and typed in bluebird pictures and then clicked on images and i had a whole slew of real pictures to look off of to choose my blues, discover oh i need some "red" on his belly, go hmm, his beak should be black, etc. Now if i didnt follow these actual pictures to a T would my image have looked bad? No, of course not, but it did help me color him! I also noticed a glint in the eye of one of the actual photos and thought, oh thats a good idea! And pulled out my white gel pen to make that little glint in my colored picture.

Now when putting my card together, my original intention was to put the flowers a little higher so that the birdie looked like he was little in a little bunch of flowers. Well, apparently my fingers didnt get the memo as i was glueing everything down, so, oh well! But if i had the card to redo, i would redo that part!

Birdie Colors are: B12, B14, B16, B18; E33, E53, E51, E50; W1, W3; E47 (beak)
After i colored the birdie, i cut him out using a circle nestie and then used my Copic Airbrush inside the nestie using E21. I used this same technique for my sentiment, which by the way is from the Tweet Things set from Paper Makeup Stamps.

Now go check out the Copic Creations blog to see samples from the other fabulouso design team members!

The Card Deets
Stamps: Bluebird from Tiffany Doodles; sentiment from Tweet Things (Paper Makeup Stamps)
Copics Used: B12, B14, B16, B18; E33, E53, E51, E50; W1, W3; E47 (beak)
Paper: Patterned Paper from D'Bohemia collection from My Mind's Eye; Cardstock from SU
Tools: Label Trio and Small Classic Circles from Spellbinders; Flourishes by Quikutz
Accessories: Paper Flowers from Prima Marketing; Pearls by Kaisercraft


Tiffany Thursday, July 01, 2010  

Katie!! I just love this card! Your coloring is fantastic! So real!! I'm so flattered that you made my little digi look so good! Thank you!

Michelle VP Thursday, July 01, 2010  

Wow! This is just stunning. Your bird looks like it could be a photograph - it's so realistic! :)

Danni Thursday, July 01, 2010  

You did such a fab job! Wow!! Just gorgeous!!

Bonnie Thursday, July 01, 2010  

AS Julie HRR would say "THUD!" I'm knocked over by the beauty!!

mycardz Thursday, July 01, 2010  

Hi Katie! Wowzers, you really brought this adorable cutie to life! He definitely looks very realistic. You always manage to blow me away with your creativity and coloring! Awesome job on this challenge! hugz, Mary

Crafty Engineering Thursday, July 01, 2010  

Ok seriously your coloring is amazing. You are going to make me want to get copics aren't you?!

"Kirby" (KrB) Thursday, July 01, 2010  

Katie, this turned out beautiful! I love how you colored your bird and your flowers and swirls are the perfect touch. This is a gorgeous card!

Lilian Thursday, July 01, 2010  

Katie, I think your flowers look perfect where they are. Your coloring has brought this bluebird to life! STUNNING!!!

Anita Hovey Sunday, July 04, 2010  


Just a sec while I wipe the slobber off my keyboard!

Holy coloring batman! I thought that was one of those pre-printed card thingies that people use on their vintage style collage-y things. WOW that's amazing!

Collette Monday, July 12, 2010  

Stunning work on this bird - LOVE the card!

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