Monday, September 10, 2012

Whimsy Duck


This is Whimsy Duck and is one of the images in Whimsy Stamp's Animal Collection. The card was one of my submissions and published in Whimsy's printed version of the Inspiration Magazine. To create the clouds, I used Bev Rochester’s cloud template, and gently rubbed in Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass distress ink. For the water, I free-handed a shore line with a Copic Multiliner. For the reflection, and using Copics, I lightly brushed back and forth in the water with the same colours as the duck and cat tails and then stroked over all the water again with BG70 to tone it down a bit. I then added glue with a glue pen and sprinkled Glamour Dust in the water area. The sentiment is computer generated, the papers are from Pink Paislee's Indigo Blue collection and the brads are Basic Grey. I used the following Copics to colour:
Water – B93, B91, BG70, BG000
Duck – E57, E55, E53, E51 and G21 over all of it to get the green tone (although I wish I hadn't made him quite so green!). For the bill, I used E97, E95, E93
Ground – E37, E35, E31
Cat tails – E19, E13

Challenges:
Drunken Stampers - Use a bird on your project
One Stop Craft - No flowers
PolkaDoodles - What's the Word Bird?
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - Anything Goes

31 comments:

tilly's crafts said...

fantastic card Marilyn - just love that image! and I love how you've done the water & reflection, so effective!
Kim x

Doreen said...

This is just so gorgeous,love the image and fab paper.xxx

Donna said...

Super cute!
I love your duck image!
Thanks for palying along with us this week at Drunken Stampers for the "For the Birds" challenge
~donna~

Lorraine said...

Oh Marilyn, your colouring is amazing!! You've done a fabulous job on the water and reflections and that's quite a cute duck too!
Gorgeous card!
Lorraine x

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Oh, Marilyn, what a great card. The image is so beautiful and your coloring is so amazing. The water shimmers very wonderful. I love vour card.

Hugs Andrea

June Nelson said...

Wow sweets this is amazing love it but love your water it looks real,how clever are you, its fabulous big huggies June xxxxx

Chrissy said...

This is fabulous Marilyn, I love the reflection in the water, amazing colouring and such a cute duck..

Luv CHRISSYxx

shell said...

Brilliant I love the reflection, thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week.
Shell xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! This is wonderful. I love the image and your colouring is amazing, I particularly like the way you have created the water effect.

Sue

Gaynor said...

What a beautiful card, love your layout and the water, thanks for joining our challenge at My mum's craft shop, Gaynor x

Barbara Godden said...

Fabulous card, love the duck and the sentiments. Awesome colouring. Thanks for joining us t Drunken Stampers "for the Birds" challenge this week.

Molecraft said...

A brilliant card Marilyn and your water looks amazing!
Helen x

Alyce said...

wow marilyn that water is incredible! What amazing work :)

NickelNook said...

Oh, Marilyn! You've created a wonderful card! Your reflection is fabulous! I think I saw this little fella' at the river yesterday! lol :o)

Renee said...

Oh girlie you are good!! That cloudy sky is so cool and that duck…your coloring always makes me say "oh my gosh"! Awesome as always :)

Zo-Wie-Zo said...

Hi Marilynn Your card is gorgeous the image makes me smile..I love the sentiments... LOL Your colouring is amazing.. Hugs Willie

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

This is simply beautiful.. Love the details.. very lovely work as always..

Hugs
Judith

Tanya said...

Fab image and layout, I LOVE how you coloured the water, it's amazing :) Your sentiment is cute too!

Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge Blog :)

Tanya xx

Kelli Hull said...

Fabulous coloring and he makes me giggle!!! Thanks for playing along with the drunken stampers this week!

jimlynn said...

WoW! Marilyn, this is wonderful. So cute and love that image and sentiment! The "water" is so creative and pretty!

Thanks for the well wishes - I had the surgery and all is pretty good so far. I'm really taking it slow and easy until after I see the doc again tomorrow!

Lynn

Shannon White said...

Wow Miss Marilyn! This is So Adorably Clever!! 8- Lov your Sweet little ducky and your Fab fluffy clouds, But how you did the Water is Amazing my friend!! Wowie! Love this!! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

norine said...

Awesome card!! Love the image, and the glittery water!! Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Polka Doodles!!

Jackie said...

What a darling card, this little guy makes me smile! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Drunken Stampers Challenge!

Jackie, Drunken Stampers DT

Sandy said...

Well until my hip heals - I am walking like a duck - but I like ducks!! Your card is beautiful Marilyn and I love the way you did the water.
Sandy

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great card- LOVE the way you did the sentiment too. And, as always, LOVE the coloring!

Nicecrane Designs said...

Soooooooooooooooooooo funny duck, so cute, so adorable,,,,love your coloring,,,,,Mariyln,cuack cuack.

Katie Skiff said...

This is fun! Great job!! Thanks for playing with Drunken Stampers.

Nicole G said...

Marilyn I am in awe of that water. That is truly amazing and beautiful!

Donna said...

Congratulations Marilyn!!
You are the Life of the Party winner for this week's Drunken Stampers "The Birds" challenge.
Be sure to check the blog tomorrow for the blog badge!
Congrats from all of us at Drunken Stampers!!

Michele said...

gorgeous coloring on your lovely card! congrats on being the life of the party! i won it last week and it is a special treat. have a great week. xo

The Wolverina /// said...

Your coloring and reflection coloring are just absolutely outstanding!! I love it! :)