Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Raccoon's Balloon


I could get used to coloring a bit every day, it is quite relaxing!

After watching the video for Day 3 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge I really wanted to try a few techniques that Kathy brought up: 1. Make an image look a bit faded by lifting color with a lighter color (she used the 0 Copic, I used the W1 Warm Gray) and 2. Add a bit of rosey colors to the cheeks of a cute animal. I started by stamping a die cutting the cute raccoon from Lil' Inker Designs Lovie Stamp Set and Dies. I then colored him in "krafty" colors and the balloon red with Copic markers, applying the techniques mentioned above. My colors were derived from the ones at ColourQ Challenge #137. I then created the card with a some banner dies and a die cut stitched square fro LID and May Arts Natural Burlap String, applying the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #222.
 

19 comments:

  1. So adorable. Love all the fabulous cards you are posting.

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  2. How cute is that little guy! Love your colouring. Thank you for sharing with us at the colourQ!

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  3. Such a sweet raccoon! Colored to perfection! Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

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  4. SO cute! Great interpretation of the sketch!

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  5. Fabulous coloring, Karen! Love the composition and design! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Have a Heart” Challenge!

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  6. Fabulous response to those challenges. And that guy looks so soft and sweet!

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  7. This is totally adorable! Nice job coloring the image! Thanks for playing along with us at colourQ and Freshly Made Sketches!

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  8. Oh my goodness who cute, love the colors and patterns!

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  9. Oops, forgot to thank you for joining us at ColourQ!

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  10. This is just so adorably sweet! What a delightful image. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

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  11. What an adorable design, and your coloring is amazing!

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  12. Adorable card and beautifully layered!

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  13. I agree, I find colouring very relaxing, love how you have achieved the 'faded out' look on the raccoon.

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  14. That raccoon is crazy cute!! I love it to pieces! Great use of your color fading!

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