Sunday, 22 January 2012

Some Wintry Fun over at CMC!

Happy Sunday everyone!

The fun has started over at Color Me Creative with our newest challenge that is all about wintry frost.  I’m in a bit of a purple phase right now so coloured in a little snowy image using purple Copics and patterned papers. 

CMC 112-3
I have to apologise because I cannot unfortunately find the name of the image for you, she was one of a few images that I won over a year ago in a challenge and despite looking I don’t seem to be able to find her.  If anybody knows where she is from I’d love to give the appropriate credit so it would be great if you could leave me a comment pointing me in the right direction.

I coloured my image with a central light source.  (I found light sources quite a challenge when I first started colouring but I think I’m slowly getting it!!)  The first thing to consider when colouring an image is where your light source is coming from.  As my little girl is standing quite straight and not at an angle I decided that the light source would be central so I coloured her darker on either side, leaving it lighter in the middle, giving the appearance of light hitting the centre.  Suzanne Dean’s Copic Colouring classes don’t just focus on colouring but also cover some of those tricky ‘arty’ type things such as shading, shadows, light sources which I find incredibly helpful.  She teaches you things to look at and what to do to develop your eye into seeing how light falls.

I used C3, C1 and C0 for the snow and then outlined her in BG10.  My friend gave me the gorgeous glitter to use which finished her off really well, well actually she gave me most of it.. the papers, the flower, the ribbon lol.  Thanks Pauline, you’re a star!

I think one of my goals for this year is to spend more time just playing with my Copics, trying different techniques and seeing what happens with them.  Being a bit of a perfectionist can be a challenge sometimes so it’s nice when I just permit myself to play!  I hope you all do that from time to time too!  Here are the details of the challenge..

NEW CHALLENGE #35 will run until February 3rd!
Your challenge this time is all about


In honor of the winter season we want to see your cold & frosty images!  Use frosty colors to make everyone feel brrrrr....COLD!!!
Use Inspiration Pictures Below as well!

Pop on over to the main Color Me Creative blog to find out all of the challenge details but remember that you can also colour your image with ProMarkers or Coloured Pencils, not just Copics.

One lucky winner will win a fab prize from our Sponsor for this challenge, Lily of the Valley

Visit their store for a great selection of digi stamps perfect for copic/promarker/pencil colouring!!

Pop on over to my fellow teamies to see what delights they have for you..

I'm entering this card into the following challenges...

Cardmadfairy's Digi  – Ribbons & Bows
Cardmaking Mamas – Use Something Old (my digi)
Delicious Doodles – Winter Wonderland

I look forward to seeing what you create. Have fun and most of all keep cosy!!


  1. Love this card Ruby. The purple color is so pretty.

  2. What an adorably image! Your depth in colouring with purple is beautiful!

  3. Love the purple Ruby!! and she looks like she is freezing!!

  4. Such a cute card. love the color combo.

  5. Lovely card and fab layout. Thank you for playing at Delicious Doodles :-) xxx

  6. wow, this girl is very cute!!! I love your card!!


  7. oooooh, pretty pretty pretty! Love the gorgeous purple.

  8. Brrrr, your card makes me a good way! Good job on the colouring too! Thank you for playing along with our "SOMETHING OLD" challenge at Card Makin' Mamas :)

  9. She is a real sweetie! I love these purpley tones and your colouring is magnificent!

  10. What a great image - love it. Thanks for sharing it with us at Delicious Doodles!

  11. This is stunning, love the colours and your shading is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Cardmadfairy this week,...

  12. Girl, you can ROCK a Copic! I'd say come teach me, but I cannot get addicted ;)! I cannot!


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