Sunday, February 4, 2018

When in Doubt... The Paper Shelter

Hi and I hope all is well with you.
I have a quick post today about a birthday card I made for my son who is an avid fisherman.  I found this digi image at The Paper Shelter and it's called When in Doubt Exaggerate.  I actually used the name of the image as the sentiment.  The image comes with a coloured one so I used that for the inspiration when colouring the fish.  I'm quite happy with the way this turned out.  I used the tip to tip Copic blending method and I like the little splotches of colour.  Don't you just love that fish and the snarly look on his face and by the look on the guy's face, it took quite a bit to land that big fella! 
Thanks for stopping by and have a super good week!
Fish - BG02, BG01, BG00.  When finished, I added some splotchy dots with BG02 and then touched them up with a Copic blender pen.  The pinks were added with the tip to tip blending technique using RR11, blues with BG000, Greens with YG17,YG11 YG41. When happy with the colours, I finished the fish by lightly going over all of it with BG000.  For the sky, I rubbed Tim Holtz's Tumbled Glass distress ink, using a little cardboard cloud template I have.
Hat - E37, E35, E33, E31
Pants - B97, B95, B93, B91
Shirt - YR24, YR23, YR21
Boots & Hat Band - C10, C7, C5
Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000, R20 for the cheeks
Hair - E47, E44, E43, Y23
Ground - E37, E35, E33, E31
Water - B24, B23, B21, B00 and then added some stickles
Stamp & Sentiment - The Paper Shelter's When in Doubt, Exaggerate.  The sentiment is in AR Christy font
Dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs Dashing Circles
Paper - Maja Designs
The Paper Shelter - Birthday Cards


jimlynn said...

Oh Marilyn, I'd be MORE than happy with this!!! It's just darling and your coloring, not only on the fish, but everything else is perfect and sensational! He's going to love it! REALLY a cute image too!

Sandy said...

No one and I do mean NO ONE can color with Copics the way you do!
Marilyn your coloring here is fabulous - every single part of this image is perfect. But most of all, your fish is spectacular.
You know how much I love your work - need I say more!
Sandy xx

Chrissy said...

Wonderful and fun card that fish and fabulous colouring..


aussie aNNie said...

Wowzer your colouring is amazing, how about some lessons..Love this card, finished with perfection. ♥[aNNie]

Maxine D said...

Thank you for the giggle this card gave me Marilyn - beautifully coloured and made, and such fun!

Lisa Lynn said...

Marilyn, just LOVE your coloring and I'm sure that your son will think it's great too.

Marie said...

Smashing card! Love the use of the TPS image. I love this myself. It's so fun. Sweet and lovely card. Love the colours. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Shelter this week.
Love n hugs

Jessica said...

Very pretty such lovely coloring .

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

I love your work on this card, awesome coloring and layout. Thanks so much for playing in our Birthday Challenge at The Paper Shelter. Hugs:) Audrey DT

Pollard Carole said...

This has really made me smile what a brilliant stamp, a fabulous card and perfect sentiment love and hugs Carole x

Karen Knott said...

Fabulous card, absolutely love that wonderful image and your layout of papers
Hugs Kaz xx

Tracy said...

LOL This is so much fun. As a fisher myself I can relate to the exaggeration that seems to creep in when you get excited over your catch OR the one that got away. hee hee LOVE your coloring! Hugs!