Friday, January 7, 2011

RTB Challenge with a Copic Tutorial

Two posts this morning.. if you're here for One Crazy Stamper, scroll down : )
Can I let you in on a little secret? I am so glad to not be making a Christmas themed card!! Our first challenge at Raise The Bar for 2011 is a photo challenge. And what a cool photo it is!!

This is what I came up with:


I had a blast with this one!! I just love the papers and creating those dots around that gorgeous image from A Day For Daisies was soooo much fun!!
Here's a close up of that gorgeous creature:

She was colored with Copics but I've lost my list. I know I can figure it out, it's just a matter of doing it.. lol.
I hope this photo inspired challenges gets your mojo revving and you hop over to join us at Raise The Bar!!
Click here for the video.


Details:
Stamp: A Day For Daisies "Mermaid"
Papers: Kaiser Crafts (striped) from One Crazy Stamper. Polka dots were a digi set from ShabbyPrincess.com. The set is called Urban Kiwi.
Ribbon - Stash (from my florist days of making corsages!!)
Misc: Circle and Scallop Nesties and white gel pen. I think my white gel pen is starting to edge it's way up there with my Copics!! I LOVE it!! (or Lurve as my friends across the pond say)
Hugs~
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Challenges:
Stamp Something - Use a Digi

56 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

ooh gorgeous - and thanks for the tutorial
Lisa ;)

Celeste said...

Beautiful card

Brenda said...

Dana, your card is beautiful. Your tutorial is fabulous!! Your coloring is so beautiful!! I love this card!!!!!

Gina L said...

I love this card!!! Thanks so much for sharing how you did the background, too. I have to try it...it looks so cool.

Colleen Holmes said...

DAna, Your card is drop dead gorgeous! I just love your coloring and this image was perfect for you to do your magic coloring! ! Love, love it Hugzz, Colleen

Anita said...

Your coloring is beautyful.Thanks for sharing. Hug Anita

Patti J said...

Dana, this is beautiful! Your tutorial makes the dotties look so easy - thanks so much for sharing!

jimlynn said...

A true work of art!!!
Lynn

Linda w said...

Great tutorial(and relaxing - might come back anytime I need to chill lol). Really love that effect. Such a pretty finished image and looks great on the card. Hug slin

Adriana - DRIARTE said...

Absolutely stunning!!Thanks for the tutorial.
Hugs,
Adriana

Karen Howard said...

WOW, this is really stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with give a comment, receive a comment at Feline Playful! Hoping you find all sorts of crazy creativity in 2011. I’m now a follower. Hugs, Karen
www.felinecreative.blogspot.com

alethea said...

I have finally made it to your blog and am so glad that I did!! your cards are amazing!! I'm over from feline playful and I look forward to seeing more of your creations in 2011!

Tracy said...

AHA! Now I know what your Copic coloring secret weapon is! You're a lefty! LOL I was just thinking about this technique today. I'm so glad you did this video to show how to do it. The card is absolutely gorgeous! Did you see the ballerina digis they put up in the store today! I think one or two of those might be coming to live in my computer. :-) Hugs!

Marlene said...

Your card is just gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for the tutorial, too! I've attempted that dotty background before - but it didn't turn out the way I envisioned...lol!

Becky said...

Your card is just stunning.. Stopping by from Feline - now a member :).
Day 8

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Very nice Dana! Your coloring is great! Thanks for the tutorial too! Great card! It is such a fun color scheme, I hope to get to try it this week!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Oh my goodness this is stunning! Popping in to say hello and let you know I am a follower from Feline. Happy crafting in 2011! :-) Amy

Linda w said...

Hi Dana, back again, this time to say hi to you as I do my Feline Playful blog hop. Hope you're having a great day. Hugs lin

Karin said...

I'm here via FP...Great coloring!!!

Stephanie said...

This is great! Hopped over from FP and have become a follower. Hugs!

Debra said...

Beautiful card and thanks for the Tut! I am already a follower and I am commenting today through Feline Playful. I look forward to your inspiration!

shell said...

Hiya hun, nice to "meet you" i came over from feline playful,you have a great blog and i'm now a follower so i dont miss anything.
Shell xx

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Dana - This card is absolutely stunning!! I also love the tutorial and it's a technique I really want to learn!

I'm already very pleased and happy to be one of your followers and very excited about the Grand Opening of "The Outlawz" on Monday!!

It's going to be a fabulous group and I can't wait to start taking part in the challenges!

It's a pleasure to know you and I wish you lots of success and happiness!!

Hugs,
Lis

Berenice R. said...

So beautiful card! Thanks for sharing. Came via Feline Playful. I am a follower now :)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Your creation is fabulous and wonderful tutorial! I just love Raise The Bar and Joni is the best!! I've come here via Feline Playful and am now a follower! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations!

Holly said...

Wow Dana, great job on using the photo for inspiration! Fantastic coloring, and I loved your video!

Cindy2 said...

Amazing card - visually stimulating. Thanks for the info on a new to me digi shop. Here from Feline Playful to look for inspiration. C2

Faye said...

Hiya Dana. Happy 2011. Just doing the Feline Playful rounds. What gorgeous colouring. x

Tessa said...

lovely. I am a feline friend!
hugs Tessa

Mandy said...

Hi,
Just popping over from Feline Playful..Gorgeous card love the coloursand image...I have become a follower and will be back soon...
Mandy xx

Shirley G said...

beautiful card Dana. I'm glad you were on the f/p list..I'm now a follower. Thanks for the inspiration.

Shirley G

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Gorgeous cards! It was a pleasure "walking" through your blog. A late Happy New Year and a toast to a creative 2011!

Liefs, Renata

Tracy S said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I LOVE this card.. first off I LOVE me some polka dots and you got lots of them.. love the spotted background you used too... and that image and your coloring are amazing! Love it all! Thanks for sharing.

Bev said...

Gorgeous card. Love your blog. Here via FP. Now a follower, i will pop by regularly!

Seongsook Duncan said...

So beautiful! Love your background and coloring. Thanks for the inspiration. I am from Feline Playful and am now a follower. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Mrs A. said...

Hello Dana,
Have arrived here via Feline Playful as it is day 8 and am now a follower too. Your blog is fantastic. I loved the tutorial on how to colour a pumpkin in . Very easy and informative as not being a card maker I have never used Copic markers but your blog has inspired me to have a try.
Hugs Mrs A. (F.P.#25)

Jessica said...

Great job coloring.

Juanita said...

Hi Dana, I'm here from Feline Playful. I'm already a follower, must be because I think you coloring is amazing.

Cindy Gay said...

Very pretty. --Cindy here on the Feline Playful blog hop.

Barbara said...

Just hoppin over from Feline Playful to visit your blog and become a follower. This card is just amazing. Thanks also for this very helpful tutorial. I have learned so much by visiting so many blog :) I will be stoppin again soon to see more of your work. Happy New Year.

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs said...

love your tutorial. stopped in for a visit from feline playful.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Hi Dana! Your card is wonderful! I am new to here via Feline Playful. Awesome blog!

Daniela said...

Wow, this is pretty cool. Love the video tutorial.

Jenni said...

Just love your colour scheme here and the tutorial is very useful! Have popped over from Feline Playful today and am now following so will be back again soon.
I thought you might be interested in a new challenge blog launching at the beginning of February over here. Would be great to see you there :o)
Jenni x

Kras said...

this is really gorgeous.
Glad to found your blog with FP and become a follower

Margreet said...

Wow Dana....what a great effect on that fab card....thanks for the clear tutorial!
xxx Margreet

Margo said...

Hi Dana,
Love this card and thank you so much for the tutorial !
I'm a Feline follower :)
Greetz
Margo

~ Kendra ~ said...

What a fun image to get inspration from, I love your card! Beautiful job! I've enjoyed looking at your blog. I found your blog through Feline Playful.

Kendra

Mervi said...

Beautiful project, lovely image.
I'll be back again, i'm ypur follower now.
Sending you hugs via Feline playful;-))m

Maria (inkymits) said...

Hiya, im here from Feline Playful amd am now a follower.
my blog
Maria x
Thanks for following me Dana x

**Farrah** said...

Great work!! I really need to take the plunge into the world of copics!!
Glad I found your blog thru Feline P!
Farrah

Christine said...

Hi Dana. I've been enjoying browsing your blog. Beautiful coloring. I am a new friend and follower from FP, and I'll be looking forward to seeing more. See you again soon!!

Tammy said...

Fabulous! Thanks for the tutorial. I'm definitely going to try this technique.

Sue said...

Beautiful Card Dana! I love your copic tutorial too! I always have trouble with backgrounds.
hugs Sue

Rachel Hope said...

WOW!!! Stunning! I'm popping over from Feline Playful, can't wait to see what you have in store for us in 2011

Julie said...

Gorgeous card Dana, and great tutorial!