28 June 2011

I see red!!!

Lately I have noticed that I seem to add red to pretty much all my cards somewhere...  I guess it's only natural seeing as it is my favourite colour, but maybe a bit predictable?

Anyway, today's card is one I created for this week's Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge which is ribbon and lace.  This was the first time I have coloured up any of my TPS images and I really like them!  I followed the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday...

And here is my card... not really what comes to mind when you think ribbons and lace, but hey...

I had so much trouble colouring the reds on this one... I started with the arms and I must have put too much of the darker reds down as it started to go all grainy when I blended so I thought I was going to have to trash the image, but I decided to continue colouring the rest of the coat just for practice and it turned out okay, so I went back to the arms and tried to re-blend them and they kind of worked.  They ended up a little bit darker than I intended though.  At least I learn't something new!

The papers are from Cosmo Cricket and the ribbon and lace is from The Ribbon Girl.  The image is coloured with copics and I made the wee flowery things with a gather stitch along one edge of the ribbon and a brad through the middle.

My husband actually verbally volunteered that he likes this card...  which is something for him.   I must admit, the bright red does make it very eye catching on the shelf lined up with all my other cards that are waiting to be posted.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch 107
Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges - Ribbons and lace

Here is a close up of the image:

And these are the copics I used:

Happy Monday!

Arabella Chickie in Lavrio, Greece


Jeannie said...

Your coloring is amazing and those big green eyes are gorgeous! What a beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

farmhouse-story said...

oh, my, arabella--your coloring is just amazing!! such a beautiful card:)

Genevieve said...

Oh wow!! This is gorgeous, fab colouring & her big green eyes are beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

Genevieve DT

Linda Anderson said...

Wowza, that coloring is outstanding!!!! Perfectly wonderful!!! What a fabulous image too!! Love her green eyes. Thanks for joining us at SSW.


melody said...

wowza..check out that coloring ~ just perfect! fabulous card chickie...LOVE THOSE FLOWERS! yummy!

Kathie said...

Hi Arabella, I love your image and you have coloured her perfectly. I find sometimes when using a dark red it bleeds I haven't had it go grainy, I have with dark browns. Love those big green eyes and your design paper goes perfectly. Love the ribbon and lace. Great job and thanks for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck hope to see you again soon.
Kathie SSW-DT

mulberry station said...

Og my cute is this! I am a lover of RED too!!! Big time. Your added flowers absolutely set off this adorable image. It is colored beautifully!!!! Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Sharon Basel said...

Wow this is a fantastic card! I love your coloring of this cute image - amazing job with those Copics. Your ribbon flowers and lace are gorgeous too. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday! Hope you return again to our challenges.
Sharon, SSW-DT

Jeanette Wallén said...

Awesome colouring - I LOVE IT!! The card has a clean and simple feeling, and I love that too! :D

Thanks for joining us at TPSC this week!

/ Jeanette

ChickieChirps said...

These are really unusual eyes! Love them!