Saturday, March 27, 2010

Growth Part 2

Thanks for the lovely responses to my post titled, "Growth"  (one post below this one).  It was fun to take a look back at one of my first cards and to share it with you.  The first commenter, Angela suggested it would be cool to see how I do this same image now.  So I did just that!  Thanks for the suggestion, Angela!  There is a we bit of a difference :-D

Now I looked at what challenges would help inspire me to make this card, and I have included the following:

Creative Card Crew - "Going Dotty".  I put polka dots on the framing layer and on the sentiment tag.
Papertake Weekly - I used their sketch
Pile it On - "Furry Friends" (well that is obvious, lol)
and Stamp Something - they wanted us to doodle.  I doodled the polka dots with a couple of brown Copic markers

I used the following Copics on the High Hopes image,  Roasting Marshmallows:

Choppers Beaver: E41, 44, 47, then E21 all over as a general "wash"
Mudzie Moose: E70, 74, 77 on body, then E11 as a "wash" over that
Bear: E50, 53, 55. 57. 59, R81, 83
Tinks Skunk: C1, 4, 6 9, R81, 83, B41, Opaque White by Copic
Log: E11, 13, 15, 17, 19, E49, W4
Grass: G14, 21 24, 40, BG75, 78
Flames: Y17, R08, Y11
R81 and 83 on feet pads, inside ears and on marshmallow bag
Background: E50, R00, RV00

Thanks for taking a peek at what I did today!  Bless you!


  1. This is soooo adorable :). I love all the great details, and those flowers are awesome.

  2. This is just too gorgeous!!! Love the text flowers!! stunning creation!! Hugs Juls

  3. Fabulous as always! How fun it must be to take a look at then and now. I think your "growth" story would make for a great scrapbook page ;)

  4. Hi Chrissy! This is gorgeous! I'm thrilled to be able to see the growth in your coloring from your first card to now - I can only hope to color this way one day and will keep on practicing. I love the vibrancy in your colors and the dimension you give to the animals. The shading is perfect (even in the marshmallow bag - you've made it look all wrinkly and I love how you've made the skunk look so furry - brilliant). Would love to figure out how you colored the background. Well, one day when I can color like this, I will apply to be on your DT :0). Thanks for the link! hugs, Angela

  5. i had to go read yesterday's post and yipper skipper! you sure have grown! your talent has - as they say - come a long way, baby! wow!

    and what a fabulous share. i enjoyed this tremendously!

  6. so cute...I love looking at all the details of your coloring! What an ispiration!

  7. Oh, yes I'd have to say that there is a def. difference!

  8. Crissy my friend, your colouring is stunning!! Absolutely gorgeous!! xx

  9. Thanks Crissy for showing us the "before & after"! It's really encouraging!! The depth of the second image compared to your original is what really strikes me. Shading, shadows & the environmental elements make a huge difference!! And wow has your colouring ever changed!! Love Mr. Skunk's fur--he looks so cuddley!! Thanks for also sharing (on a regular basis) what copics you use when you colour an image--that in and of itself is educational!!

    Sarah xx

  10. This is fantastic Crissy! Love the image and your fabulous coloring! Great papers and details, has a perfect camping/outdoors feel to it! Love the flowers and doodles too! Thanks for sharing and playing along at Stamp Something! :)

  11. oh wow Crissy it is amazing, so love your colouring and the card is just fabulous, love the newsprint flowers! hugs Debx

  12. Oh Crissy
    this is such fun to see, it really made me smile! and my how you have grown! i hope you continue to grow and become even better( although i dont think thats possible!)

    Hugs Di xxx
    p.s i have accepted another offer!!!

  13. hee, hee
    Just looked at your first colouring in of this image- what a difference. There is hope for me yet then as I couldn't even produce what you did back then lol!

  14. Crissy, this is so fun! I love the papers and the colors! Fantastic! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamp Something!

    Janna :)