Thursday, July 24, 2014

Christmas card, Floppy

This image is called Floppy from Make It Crafty.  His outfit looked like so much fun to color up but I am disappointed with my results.  I have to try again but he is still cute and it took hours so I am going to use him anyway.  I colored him for a Creases and Folds challenge at Make it Colourful but I am not too confident about this one.  I think its time to get some better marker paper.  The problem is I am not sure what I am looking for it to do,  I know which ones everyone seems to favor but I don't know what it is about the papers that makes them better to be able to choose.  Does it need to be a heavier paper? Smoother ? My biggest complaint with my paper is that I can't build up my colors as much as I would like.  When my paper reaches its saturation point I can't add anymore color or it gets splotchy and shiny.  I am hoping I can find a paper that lets me  layer more so I can get more dimension out of my work.  I don't think the blending is much of a problem so I hope thats not the only bonus to the marker papers. 

Can you see the kitty claw marks ? Naughty !! 

Here he is on a card so I can enter him into some challenges.  He is colored with copics, the combinations I used are listed below.  The tree and tag are done with a Sizzix Die, the patterened paper is mostly My Minds Eye, the others I'm not sure of, they came from my scrap stash.  The stamped images are rubber stamps from SU.  Edged and stamped with Tea Stain Distress Ink, Martha Stewart glitter glue.

E11 E00 E000 R20 E04
E35 E33 YR24 YR21 YR20
G99 G94 G43 G40
R59 R29 R24 R22 R11
B06 B04 B02 B01
E37 E35 E33
C5 C3 C1
W7 W5 W3 black 110
Y11 Y15 YR24 Y28
Gold Spica
N2 N0 Colorless Blender

I am entering this card into these challenges:

Craftin Desert Divas- Christmas in July Linky Party
Catch The Bug- July Bingo, I used circles, stripes, and red and blue
Make it Colourful- Creases and Folds
Make it Colourful- Shades of Blonde
Graph' It Markers- Christmas Colors
Gem of a Challenge- Spots AND Stripes
Avenue 613- Anything Goes, optional theme party time
Come and Get It- Christmas in July
Crafting for all Seasons- Christmas in July
Craft Your Passion- Christmas in July
Hiding in my Craft Room- Christmas in July
Polkadoodle- Christmas, add a twinkle
Die Cuttin Divas- Christmas
Digi Choosday- Xmas in July
Jellypark Friends- Christmas in July
Crafting By Design- Anything goes in July
Just Keep On Creating- Anything Goes
We Do Doobadoo- Spotty and Dotty
LIttle Miss Muffet- Anything goes
The Stamping Chef- Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin- Kraft


  1. Wow your colouring is so vibrant and fantastic blending, it truly is gorgeous, thanks for playing at AGOAC. I have some candy ending soon so hop over

  2. Gorgeous colouring on this playful image. great card. Thanks for playing with us at Crafting For All Seasons challenge blog. hugs, Carol S.DT

  3. Great coloring, and a beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It.
    Cindy DT

  4. What a great project, very cute!! Thanks so much for joining us for our July Bingo Challenge at Catch the Bug! Hope to see you again very soon!

  5. Such a cutie! Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Colourful.

  6. Wow, stunning colouring. Love the image and wonderful colours you have used. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It and we hope you will join us again soon. Meighan DT

  7. I have no idea why you were disappointed with your colouring results its absolutely flipping marvellous! Thank you so much for joining in our twinkle challenge over at polkadoodles.

    1. Sometimes I get so excited about coloring an image, then when I am done it never lives up to my expectations. It seems like the images I don't have a huge vision for I end up happier with. Its silly. I think I could have added some pleats that weren't drawn in by the artist to give it more movement and dimension.

    2. but thank you, thank you ! He is still cute.

  8. WOW!! Your coloring is AMAZING!!! Such a BEAUTIFUL card!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  9. Absolutely delightful!! I love the image - it just beckons you to color, doesn't it? And your coloring is inspiring - I enlarged the photo to full screen to examine your technique, and Liz - you do beautiful work! I love that your dark shadows go so dark, and what you did with the fur on his hat is unexpected and wonderful! And of course the framework you built to showcase him is so fun and funky! I love the DP choices and the funky corner pieces you created on the two corners. The die cut of the tree from the peppermint paper is a fun discovery and the tag is a perfect final touch. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful project & creativity at our house!
    Challenge #81- ATG / optional theme of “Party Time”
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create
    RubberMAD (

  10. Fantastic card a great design Thank you for joining Crafting by Designs challenge Anything Goes good luck Love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

  11. LOVE this card, The image is delightful and the colouring is great!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room Christmas In July!!
    Cheers Jennie DTM

  12. I think your colouring is fantastic...seriously amazing. Your depth of shading is wonderful and you've shown the highlights so well. Your card design has wonderful and unexpected elements that make it playful and a wonderful way to showcase this little guy. Thanks for playing along with our Christmas in July Challenge this week at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

    1. Thank you! I have been working very hard with my copics.

  13. Gorgeous card, love your colouring, it's fab!. Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday. Wendy (DT).xx

  14. This is amazing! I'm in awe of your coloring! GORGEOUS!!!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Die Cuttin Divas! Please join us again!!

  15. Wow what awesome colouring skills you have that image is fantastic so is your card design, thank you for joining our challenge this week at TSC
    lorraine x

  16. What a fabulous card!! Love it!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  17. This is fabulous, Liz! Love the fun image and your coloring is fantastic! Thanks for joining us for the Little Miss Muffet (and the Make it Colourful) Challenges!

  18. An amazing coloring, Liz... I can't stop staring... :)
    Thanks for playing with us over at the Crafting by designs & good luck!
    Sanja, DT

  19. WOW, this is amazing! I am always in awe of people who can colour images and you do it swimmingly! So festive, love it! :)

  20. Love it! Gorgeous colouring and your card is fab too! Congrats on being the guest designer at LMM!


    1. Just woke up to this ! I hadn't seen the news yet. Yay! I'm so excited ! Thank you.

  21. Beautiful card! Thank you so much for linking up with us in our “July Bingo” challenge at Catch The Bug! Please join us, again, next time, for a new challenge and more chances to win! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

  22. This is just fabulous and your colouring is spectacular! Don't be so hard on yourself - you did a great job of colouring him in! Thanks for joining in The Stamping Chef challenge.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    TSC DT

  23. Hi Liz, as I said before stunning coloring, love the colors. Great job. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting for All Seasons, and good luck.
    Cindy DT

  24. Great coloring!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  25. Thanks for celebrating Christmas In July with us at Crafting For All Seasons!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  26. You can never start to prepare for Christmas ealry enough. I love your creation it´s so wonderfull! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

  27. You know how much I like this card! Fab colouring. And no, you couldn't do more to it! Thanks so much for joining us at Make it Colourful :)

  28. I love this card, the image is so cute! thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday xx

  29. lovely card and great coloring! well done! thanks for joining us at Make it Colourful challenge!


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