Saturday 29 October 2011

Having a bad day?!!

Today over at Color Me Creative we are going boy mad!  We were all asked to choose a boy image called ‘Two Toby’ from Mo’s Digital Pencil, our sponsors for this challenge.  This little boy image tickled my sense of humour.  When you’re having a bad day wouldn’t you just love to throw yourself on the floor and have a tantrum like this?!!  As grown ups we mostly act with self restraint but it would be so much fun to just let it all out sometimes!!  Thank you for the fun image Mo!
CMC 1011-2

There’s not much to tell you about this card on the design side as I kept it quite simple, there is a lot of colour on the main image so all I did was distress the edges of all of the patterned papers, die cut a star and added some button detail. For the image itself I used a range of colours, see info below.  My daughter Natasha suggested colouring him in with odd socks, she thought it looked like that could be why he was so upset!  The sentiment is just printed from my computer.

As time is going on I’m starting to feel more confident with colouring images, slowly my skin is getting a little better, as is my blending.  The tricky part of this image for me was the grounding.  I wasn’t quite sure how to do it so I used some of the warm neutral colours, firstly dark, then medium, then light (T1, T3, T5) and blended as normal.  I then used my colourless blender to remove some of the colour by adding random dots, trying to keep it a little bit darker nearer to the image to keep in line with the shading of where his body would be nearer the ground.

Hair is always still a bit of a challenge, but I find Copic colouring is a bit like souffles.  You hear that some particular technique is oh so difficult (like a souffle) but with a bit of practice and determination you will perfect it eventually!  You just need a ‘can do’ attitude!  Suzanne says in her videos if an image is becoming annoying because it’s not quite right then walk away, what a great piece of advice!!

We have a silly thing that we do in our house when something is really annoying us, we hiss!  I know you’ll think we’ve all gone completely nuts but you would be surprised at how much better you feel when you do it!!  Go on, try it next time you’re feeling cross, I dare you!

Here’s the challenge info, it’s all about BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! BOYS!

NEW CHALLENGE #30 will run until November 11th! So your images should be all about BOYS!  BOY THEMES, BOY IMAGES, BOY FUN!!!  We want to see you use YOUR COPICS, COPIC REFILLS OR COPIC AIRBRUSH SYSTEM (Or ProMarkers if you have them)
Use Inspiration Pictures Below as well!

So make sure you pop by the girls’ blogs to see what they’ve been up to, they have a plethora of wonderful boy images to share with you.

I’m entering this card into Digital Tuesday challenge to make a card using button/twine.  My main image is digital and I added the little button with some baker’s twine.

The second challenge I’m entering is a colour challenge over at Paper Makeup Stamps.

Finally I’m linking this up over at Make It Monday where anything goes.

I’ll be back soon with a card for a couple of challenges and information on the winner of the My Memories digital scrapbooking software giveaway!

Have fun!

Copics used..

YG03, YG06, YG07 & R24, R27, R29, R39 & BG10, BG13, BG15 (socks)
YG61, YG63, YG67 (dungarees)
T1, T3, T5 (ground) plus colourless blender
E11, E00, R20 (skin)
YR04, YR07, YR09 (t-shirt & sock)
E25, E49, E53, E59 (hair)


  1. This is great! Thank you for joining us at CFAS xx Jan

  2. I LOVE how you shared a bit more about your coloring and hissing! I might have to start doing that:) Trav might think there is a snake in the house:)

    Your coloring is so amazing--and I LOVE this little image! He is just tooooo cute! LOVE LOVE LOVE his mismatched socks! ADORABLE:)

    Tell Tinks and Ian HELLLLLO!

  3. Great card I love Mo Manning images. So cute and great way you did the card. I saw your card on Make It Monday.

  4. Hi Ruby

    I absolutely love this image, so reminds me of my boys when they were little.

    Your colouring looks fab and this layout is just perfect.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  5. Oh wow, this is wonderful! LOVE his odd socks! Your colouring is fabulous Ruby, and wouldn't it be nice if we could all have a little tantrum like this to let the frustration out!
    Thanks for the info about being able to enter using Promarkers, I may give this one a go!!

  6. LOL..well, now I'm baffled. Should I throw a tantrum or hiss? Can I do both, sort of a backup plan?? ;)
    Your image is FANTASTIC and it tickled my sense of humor too. Your daughter's idea of mismatched socks is perfect!!
    Beautiful coloring and I'm loving your grounding of the images. I am terrible at that, but you've given me inspiration.
    Great card. :)

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

  7. Hi Ruby, wow this is so cute.
    Love the colouring and the layout.

  8. hee hee...Mo's images always make me smile. And your card is beautifully put together!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Digi Makeover Challenge!

  9. Love this card. The little boy crying is hilarious!!! Your coloring is outta this world good!

  10. Oh my, how super funny and oh so cute!!! Beautifully colored and love the paper!


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