Saturday, 15 February 2014

Winterfest 2014 - Colour Me This Challenge

I made another card for the  Winterfest celebrations over at Two Peas in a Bucket. One of the challenges is "Colour Me This". You stamp an image two times and colour them in two different ways.

I coloured my first image with copics and did not care for how it turned out. I do not have enough pale and medium brown shades. Those that I do have, seem to need refilling. I just couldn't get the shading right...

I coloured my second image with Stampin' Up Chalks. I used an eye makeup sponge for the large areas and a fiber stick for the detailed areas. I wet the chalk for the bow and edges of the feet and paws. I really like the finished look of soft and pretty.

Before I bought my copics, I used to use chalk and sometimes even pencil crayons with gamsol blending. I think I may try these methods again, as I had fogotten how subtle the colours look.

I used all VOS (very old stash) to create this card. The design papers are at least 8 years old as I used them for Little Miss C's newborn album. I am pretty sure that I already had them in my stash at that time as well!  I made four  6x6 books for my daughter to give all the Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers and I had a lot of supplies left over. Everything I used here was still in the 12x12 plastic storage envelope that I stored her baby album supplies in. Although they were all originally 12x12 papers, they seemed to cut down OK as the pattern was fairly small. I also found a plastic drawer full of matching baby and little girl embellishments that I had forgotten all about. They were in a tall narrow cupboard that usually is blocked by the chair my neighbour uses when she comes to papercraft with me. It makes me tend not to go into that cupboard and it also did not help that the drawer was labelled Wedding!!! lol   Obviously some organizing that went astray!!!

Here is a little close up that hopefully shows the texture and pretty shimmer of the snippets of pink card.

To fit the requirements of the challenge, here is a shot of the finished card and the second image I coloured with copics.

I used another of the self adhesive Carolee's creations Scrap A Card pieces for the sentiment.

I decided this card could also fit into the "Embellish This" challenge. My Embellishments are
1. Pink organza ribbon for the bow
2. Pink flower
3. Yellow heart Buttons
4. Green twine tied in the buttons
5. Green brads with a pink filigree metal disk that I slid under the brad...not sure if this counts as one of two embellishments...

Card and base - 5 1/2 inch square textured card and envelope from my stash
DP - the pink, green, white and mauve patterned paper is Flare Designs, Baby of Mine; from my stash
      - the pink words paper and the flowers paper are unknown from my stash
Card stock - snippets of dark pink shimmery textured card from my stash
Embellishments - pink checked flower, green brad. pink metal filigree piece, green twine, pink chiffon            ribbon, and yellow heart buttons are all from my stash
Sentiment and Border - Carolees Creations Scrap a Card

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. - must cover card with paper
3. Two Peas In A Bucket Winterfest - Embellish This and Colour Me This
4. MFP Speedy TV  Speedy Fox and Friends - Chalk


jimlynn said...

Very pretty card and I love all that pink! So cute and pretty at the same time.
You did great with the Copics and the chalk! Really gives them a totally different look.

Susan (rainy) said...

This is so sweet. Such a cute bear colored beautifully... both times.

Mary said...

Very nice card and the coloring on both is very nice. Shading can be an issue....I surely do agree. I use Spectrum Noir Pens, I would imagine they are both very similar. I've never used chalks for coloring you did a great job with both.

Christine Harrop said...

This is really is lovely Maureen. The two bears look so so different but both look great. It's amazing how much stash we acquire over the years isn't it? Hugs Christine xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fabulous girly card Maureen, love the pink! Its amazing the different effect you get with different colouring mediums isn't it? Hugs Susan x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Great work Mo... love the bears .. thanks for the share. Shaz in oz.x

May said...

Gorgeous card...your colouring is amazing...I can't choose as both are fabulous...Love the design... Hugs May x x x

Sarah said...

Hiya, One of these days I'm sure I will have caught up with all my commenting but it's not there yet!

So I've been having a lovely wander around your blog having a peek at your lovely makes since I was here last - and lovely they are too!!

This card is particularly sweet - adorable image and gorgeous papers.

I always used to colour with watercolour before I discovered pencils and then pens - really must go back one day and re-visit, it gives a lovely soft finish just like your chalk.

Hope you are keeping well,


Sue said...

Awwww sweet image Maureen and you have coloured it beautifully! It's amazing what craft stash we find hidden away lol huggles Sue xx

MaryH said...

I have to say I think each of the media you used on the 2 cards turned out very well. Loved the chalk blending (and I can't do that so of course I'm impressed! LOL) but I think your copic image had a lot of shading & highlighting as well. Exceptionally so, if you have limited colors. Just goes to show your skill, Miss Mo! The pinks were adorable, and I'll bet using these, brought back some very happy memories too. TFS & Hugs

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your card is very soft and pretty. You made the right choice using the chalked teddy bear on it. The other bear is colored well, but too bold for a sweet baby girl card. I love all the embellishments and snippets you have added.

Bonnie said...

An adorable teddy bear and a gorgeous new baby card! I like the Copic bear too and I'm sure you'll find the perfect card for him too!

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
what a superb card. I love your perfect colouing of the bear, and what a really fab design too.
I avoid colouring bears as I'm not very good at
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Mrs A. said...

I can see the shimmer on the pink card. I love the bear done in the chalks. He has a sort of old sepia photo look about him which I like very much but having said that you mustn't put your other bear down. He is fab in a brown kinda way and just as loved surely!. Hugs Mrs A.

Greta said...

Sweet, beautiful card!

Di said...

Gorgeous card Mo! I love the pretty colours and the bear is one of my very favourite stamps - I treasure mine as Tammy sent it to me when I couldn't track a traditonal teddy stamp down!

Sorry I'm a bit behind with commenting!

Hugs, Di xx

Sandy said...

Isn't that the sweetest little bear. Pretty card, now why do I think this is a girly girl card!
Sandy xx

Pia S said...

Your card is sweet as can be, love the shimmer of the paper you used for the panels together with the soft pink DPs. Both images are so beautifully colored, love both coloring styles!

wannabcre8tive said...

Mo, your card is just darling, I love it. Thank you, for joining us for the Speedy Fox and Friends challenge.

Tracy said...

Such a sweet sweet card.
I like both of your coloured image :)

SARN said...

Such a sweet card Mo. I particularly like the triangle corners with the buttons on . . . and of course, the cute teddy! xxx

Stampsnob said...

Love what you did with the combination of chalk and pencil .......Lis MFP

Sassy Raggedy said...

I love the wonderful pink and the teddy bear is just so cute. Hugs, joann

Gail said...

a lovely card creation - love the bear - thanks for entering your card in SFF this week - and I wish you the best in winning a stamp set - have a lovely day! Gail

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for February with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

Jean Straw said...

I just love teddies so both of your images look good to me, and your finished card is very pretty.I must say though that I do like to use pencils for colouring. I think I am getting better at using the Promarkers that I started to buy now that I am getting used to them though.They are much quicker to use as the colours are stronger, but when I have plenty of time I go back to the pencils for a more subtle finish.
Jean x

linda said...

such a sweet card in soft pink! i love the other bear though too - beautifully coloured both of them.