Friday, 22 January 2010

OMG Sunglasses at the ready

This is my card for Copic Creations who's challenge  this week is coloured skin.



I chose another of Mo's images (who else's) - isn't this little chap delightful, but wrong image for a first attempt at coloured skin me thinks as it is rather detailed. This is the third attempt, two in the bin. I'm not sure his skin is dark enough but he's probably faded from spending too much time in the UK, where we don't have summer sun. I find the downside to Copics is I never have enough colours, same with pastels etc., whereas with distress inks you have every colour imaginable, you just mix whatever you require. Once I'd finished the colouring the next problem was finding papers and this Basic Grey Lemonade was the best match, but how bright are they? The problem after this was embellishments, I had nothing suitable so resorted to using three strips of ribbon and making a 'lollipop' flower and cut the corners with an EK Success punch.
Right that's it, end of post - have to go - my eyes are hurting (lol).

28 comments:

Wilma said...

That is soooooo sweet Heather - what ever were you on about - i just love it- gorgeously coloured and colourful :) xx

Crafty Chris said...

Heather it is beautiful.
Christine x

Sandie said...

Woah, flower power!!! LOL.. it's brilliant!! I'm not brave enough to even attempt this challenge, but you certainly did a great job!

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
This is sooo amazing!
hugs
kim x

Eija said...

Just greetings from Jamaica :)
I think so when I look at your card and remember our cruise to West Caribia two years ago. The colors are straight from there.
Lovely rhytm-memories from Jamaica :D

XXX Eija

Anneke klerks said...

wou, what a colouringful card

anneke

Denise said...

Again... quite fabulous coloring. You just bring your images alive!
THANKS!

scrappyjan said...

oh WOW!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!!!!!!!!! The image is super and the colors are to die for!!!!!!!
hugs, Janiel

Moni said...

Waw this card is stunning, so love the colour combo and image is so cute. Love your design! Have a fab weekend! Hugs,moni

Tasha said...

WOW this is fantastic! The colours are fab and i love love love your colouring
love tasha xx

Marley said...

I love it Heather! Great image and you match the image perfectly with the design paper colours! Awesome.. big hugs Marley

Sue said...

oh heather luv it i just luv bright colours, fabby image coloured brill hun,lnching scrummy papers, luv it,sue,x

stephanne said...

You may have been taken out of your comfort zone, but the work is fantastic!!! You have chosen rich, vibrant colours and patterns very much like those of The Islands, and your colouring is fantastic, you've done the image justice, that is certain!!
Take Care,
Stephanne

Christine said...

Hi Heather wow we need these colours to brighten our dark damp days up, it really is a fab image & we all put coloured images in the bin..well I do its half full now..LOL no LOVE IT ALL you have blended the colours perfect.

Hugs Christine xx

Pattie G said...

Oh Wow! This is so clever! I love the colors you chose and the way you colored your image. You are sooooo talented...

hugs
Pattie

kaz_za's crafty corner said...

i love it.. this is a warm sunny, fun card...!!! and i think your colourin is wonderful..!!!! this card has given me a great big smile on my face 2day after all the rain we had this mornin...!!!
kaz_za

Cheryl said...

stunning card hun love that image such wonderful detail too hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxx wonderful skin too think you have it just perfect

gina g said...

Wow Heather it is bright but its gorgeous i think you've coloured him beautifully and it does make you think of summer, did i say summer what's that lol. luv gina xx

Thank you so much for the most beautiful card and goodies that arrived this morning, i shall have to have a go at making one now lol. Have a lovely weekend. xx

Squirrel said...

This is SO bright and colourful, and I think you've got the skin tone just right! Love the BG Lime Rickey paper too - I wish I could still get it here. Maybe in Australia after my no-buy challenge is finished? LOL
Rosey x

Elborgi said...

love the fantastic colors!
Hugs Elma

Cathy said...

Beuatiful card heather ... I love the bright colours and your colouring is brilliant.
Hugs
Cathy xx

Sandra1968 said...

This card is great! I love the colours and the energy of this card.

Dena said...

Fantastic card ! I love the bright colors! So pretty!
Hugs, Dena

mycardz said...

Hi Heather! I get so excited when I see your name on the Copic Creations list - Yay. You never disappoint with your gorgeous creations!! And this card is no exception. I just love how you've colored this little cutie! And the layout with the corners punched is amazing! I love love love it. Thanks for joining the Copic Creations Challenge! hugz, Mary

Danielle said...

LOVE this Heather! Wow - the bright colours just scream Jamaica man!! The corner detail around the image is fabulous! This is a favourite for sure!
Hugs, Danielle

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Wowzers, this card is awesome. I LOVE the bright colors and that image is awesome. You did a great job coloring it. This is fabulous. Thanks for joining our CC challenge again. Hugs,

Curt in Carmel said...

I honestly don't know what you are talking about! I think the skin color on this is absolutely perfect. If I had done this, he would have looked like a burnt gingerbread man! LOL I can't do people at all (that is why you never see any on any of my cards). So you did an outstanding job in my eyes. Plus, the colors you used are jump off the page brilliant which captures the area beautifully! Outstanding job! Best, Curt

Pam S. said...

Your card is totally charming Heather! Bright is beautiful when you do it! lol
Awesome coloring and card design! tfs and playing in the CC challenge this time!
Pam Going Postal

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