Saturday, April 30, 2011


Welcome to another week at Make it Colourful Challenges for a fantastic color combo challenge! This week we want you to color with black and add red accents. We're sponsored by Tiddly Inks and I chose to use an adorable girl, Pinky, and pair her up with the Alchemist Chamber from Make it Crafty.

I used some old papers and new embellishments I picked up this week on my shopping spree. The metal flowers are from Stampin' Up! and were glued on the card. I then went back in with Liquid Pearls and added a white pearl to the center of each flower.

Here's what the Alchemist Chamber looks like before it was cut down for the card. There is a lot going on in ther and some fun details to color. Somehow, a cupcake was made inside that "kitchen." Now you just have to decide if the cupcake contains a secrete potion or not! LOL

I used Annika's cloud technique and colored the top part of the sky to help fill it in and also to bring in some more blue. It's a simple technique and really helps complete the image.

The words are actually from boy themed scrapbook tag that I cut up. I originally cut it up because I thought "adorable" was out of place but ended up using all the words anyway, except for "boy" of course. Two of the strips are popped with dimensional foams.

The metal tag was handmade. I used a thin sheet of metal and cut out a tag using a Cuttlebug die. I then used metal chip art stamps and impressed the crown before attaching it to the card with eyelets.

I'd like to enter into the following challenges:
Desert Island Crafts Challenge#7
(choose 3: black, words, no flowers)
DT: Make it Colourful Challenge #16 (color back with red)
Main Stamp: Pinky (TI) and Alchamist Chamber (MiC)
Patterned Paper: Oliver (BG)
Metal Die: Cuttlebug Tiny Tags
Chip Art Metal Stamps: Ornamental Crowns

Copic Markers colored on Copy Paper:
-skin tone: E000, E00, E11, E13, R11, R12
-browns: E31, E23, E37; E55, E57, E59; E42, E43, E44, E47
-reds: R30, R12, R14, R24, R37, R59
-oranges: YR21, YR2, YR14, YR18
-yellows: YR31; Y000, Y32, Y35, Y38, Y26
-greens: G40, YG61, YG63, YG67; YG91, YG93
-blues: B01; BG11, BG72, BG75, B91; O, B0000, B000, B52, B91, C1
-grays: W00, W1, W2, W4, W6, W8

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Update: I was a featured Guest at the Tiddy Inks Challenge Blog!

Update: I was a winner at Desert Island Crafters for this challenge!


  1. This scene is amazing Barbara! I love the Alchemist lab in the background and that Tiddly Inks image. Your coloring is BEAUTIFUL! Wow! hugs, Angela

  2. Beautiful card! I love these two images together and your coloring is fantastic.


  3. wow this is just amazingly beautiful! I LOVE the card. So pretty!

  4. When I grow up, I wanna be you!
    You just never get it wrong, do you?
    And I just can't get over how you do their facial features, even if the original image doesn't have any!
    What we need, is me, you and Zoe in room, going cheerfully barrmy with Copics and paints, lol

  5. Ackkkkkk! This card is GORGEOUS!!!! Oh my goodness....I can hardly look at it there are so many wonderful little details....I will be back to drool some more! :)

  6. What a stunningly detailed work of art! Everything is so perfect and gorgeous!!

  7. Adorable card. Your artwork is spectacular and the theme is so cute! I'm a little sketchy about eating that cupcake, though :)
    Sue S.

  8. Wow Barbara, that would have taken me a week to colour. So much detail and you have captured it perfectl. Hugs Tracy x

  9. What to say except ... How do you do it. Stunning.
    Hugs Shirl x x

  10. Holy cow girl! This is just fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at DICC this week :)

  11. Barbara, the details of your card are amazing. Beautifully done! You've mastered the "Annika" clouds. So glad to see your entry at Copic Creations. ~ Rose

  12. WOW! Your card and scene are amazing! I love your coloring and you've definitely done a fantastic job on the clouds! So glad you could join us at Copic Creations!! hugz, mary

  13. The coloring on this card BLOWS me away, WOW!!! This is absolutely stunning in EVERY way!


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