Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas Fairy Celandine

Hi there!  Happy Tuesday!  Hope your week is going OK so far.  What a nasty day it was here!  It was very windy, rainy and the temps were only in the low 40s!   I sure would have stayed in all day if it weren't for an appointment with my surgeon.  He says I am doing well, but still have to use caution with lifting and bending and I am still supposed to limit my sitting and standing to short periods with rest in between.  This doesn't leave me much to do, does it?  I am not a patient person, but I am going to do what he says and hope that my recovery will go quicker that way.  Anyway, enough about me.  I am here with a quick post to share the card I made for the Make it Colourful Challenge #3 which was focused on skin definition.  The easy challenge was just to use skin colors you don't ordinarily use and the hard challenge was to show muscle definition with your coloring.  I decided to combine them into one image.

Here is my card:

My card base and mats are SU Cherry Cobbler and the patterned paper is from the Authentique Festive 6x6 pad.  The image is Fairy Celandine from Make it Crafty.  I used the rubber stamp, but the digi is available in the MiC store.  I stamped her on MiC Blending Card and colored her in Christmas colors with my Copics.  I used a new, darker color combo for the skin and I added muscle definition. The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  A couple of 3-D poinsettias stickers and a few pearls from my stash were my only embellishments since I was mainly focused on the colored image.

Here is a close-up of the image:

Skin: E50, E51, E11, E23
Hair: C3. C5, C9
Red (dress and flowers): R32, R35, R37, R46, R59
Green: G40, G43, G46

That's it for now!  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great evening and see you soon!


  1. Carla, only you could add muscle definition. You are an expert at coloring skin already. Great card!
    Yes, you must follow doctor's orders or it could not be good in the long run. Take care.
    We may see a few snowflakes tonight.

  2. Lovely Carla. Your colors really pop on this fairy. Hugs!

  3. Fabulous coloring! Love the image and your beautiful card.

  4. Carla, hope your appointment went well and that you got lots of good news. Your card with the beautiful coloring is just so incredible. Love the paper choice.

  5. Carla, I'm glad he says you are doing well, but I know it is hard for you with the restrictions placed on you. Glad you are doing what he says. With all those restrictions you still manage to do some outstanding coloring. The whole card is just beautiful, but I think you nailed the muscle definition on this angel. We are getting the wind-driven rains today. It sounds like a hurricane out there right now. Wishing you a great Thanksgiving. Good thoughts from me coming your way.

  6. Love how you've coloured the fairy, Carla. Looks like she's been working out! LOL. You take care, you hear. Stay warm AND listen to your doctor LOL. Glad to hear you're doing better.
    hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  7. Oh how beautiful! Such a cute, sweet image, and wow! Love those colors, just gorgeous!!!

  8. I cannot find words to say how gorgeous I think this is. The colors just pop off the page! Well done!

  9. Carla, it's good to hear you are doing well, but be sure to keep taking it easy even-though it must be a pain at times. Wishing you speedy recovery!
    LOVE your darling creation here today Carla! Your colors are so festive and fun and your coloring on this image is amazing! ;) Wishing you a fabulous Thanksgiving my friend! HUGS

  10. Absolutely gorgeous Carla with awesome colouring. The image is amazing and I love the design paper you have used.
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  11. Such awesome colouring on this Carla ! Great definition, really stands out and I love the red and green festive colours :)

  12. So stunning. LOve your coloring she is so adorable. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
    Hugs, Pat

  13. Great card and beautiful coloring! I love the muscle definition!
    thanks for joining us at Make it Colorful challenge!I hope to see you on the next!

  14. Beautiful Carla. The image is lovely and I love the design. Hugz, joann

  15. I love the colors on this and the papers you selected really make it stand out lovely! Great work on the muscle definitions. :D Thanks for playing along in the November Make it Colourful challenge!

  16. Good to hear you are doing well, but be sure to follow doctor's orders! ;^)
    Love your fabulous coloring on this, Carla! Really shows great muscle definition! :^) Love your design, DP, & embellies, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny


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