Snowfamily Card

ChristyCopics, Ink & Paper2 Comments

This stamp took a deceptively long time to color. Like…wait for it…2 and a half hours. It looks so easy, right? Red, Green, Black, a little orange and brown and some bluish highlights.

Yeah, here’s my color list:

BG0000
C1
N1
N5
N9
YR04
YR07
R24
R27
R29
G20
G21
G28
B00
E31
E35
B00
Colorless Blender

It’s actually not that bad. The most time was taken deciding what colors to make each hat and scarf. Unfortunately the shading on the snowpeople isn’t showing up as nicely as it does in real life, but that took a lot of time as well. I’m not particularly good at “coloring” white, so that’s an area I’ll have to continue to practice on.

You can tell I got a little impatient by the time I got to the far left snowman, thanks to the bleeding of the reds and blacks. The scarf was originally intended to be red and white, but I had to use green to cover up my mistakes.

Sorry for the dark pictures. I got a late start.

It was worth it though. Aside from the couple little bleed marks I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. So happy, in fact, that I’m entering this little guy in not one, but two challenges this week.

Caardvarks: Clean and Simple Stamped Card
Copic Creations #35: Shading On or Around an Image

Materials:
Blue Cardstock – from my stash
White cardstock – Neenha
Straight ‘n’ Narrow Ribbon – White, colored with Copic BG0000

Other Supplies:
Fiskars Rottary Paper Trimmer
Cuttlebug embossing folder – Swiss Dots
Copic Markers – Listed above
Hero Arts Stamp – H099 Snowpeople Border

2 Comments on “Snowfamily Card”

  1. Rose

    Nicely done. Love the use of embossed card background as it adds more snow. Coloring of white things done well too. LOL!!!

  2. Rica

    Fabulous card Christy, great design and fabulous colouring of the cute image. I think white is the most difficult colour to colour – that's a contradiction in terms but you know what I mean LOL and you've done a great job of it.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Copic Creations.
    hugs Heather xx

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