Sunday, June 20, 2010

Daddy Lion

Yall know Im a last minute kind of girl so its no surprise I spent yesterday making Fathers Day cards right?!LOL!! I usually put off masculine cards since they are not as fun to make for me...except this card! I love how this turned out and it was actually alot of fun coloring it. I used this image by Crissy Armstrong available at Squigglefly. Ive been trying to decide if I wanted to use this image for bday or Fathers day for Danny. Its perfect since Danny is a Leo and of course the sign for Leo is a lion and we have 3 little lions! Maybe before August Crissy will come up with another "perfect image"!LOL! I love her images and she also a master at coloring so I visit her blog often-tons of inspiration available!LOL! I found this dotty background technique and decided to try it. My background didnt turn out exactly like I planned but Im still happy with it for a first try. Okay so I colored the image using copics y32, e30, e31, e42, e43, e44, and e49 for their fur and e04 and e09 for the noses. For the dotted background I used bg78, 75, 72, w3, w1, and w0. After I had my image colored I went looking for dp and stumbled across this Recollections dp from Michaels. I LOVED this dp in the fall -it was my fave but I also found that the colors in it were great for masculine cards! I paired the dp with a kraft base for Jeanie's TKT. Since this is a masculine card and the image is large I didnt want to embelish too much so I just colored a few dew drops and added them to the card. Thats its for me today! Hope all the Fathers out there have a wonderful day!

9 comments:

Neva said...

AWE Shannon this is just roaring with beauty. I love it and I know Danny will too. Great job

Crissy Armstrong said...

This looks so great Sharon! I love how your dotty background turned out! It looks fantastic and I love the colours you chose too. They are very complementary to one another. Also I love how you chose different colours for the cubs. It is all so very interesting and expertly done! I am really impressed! Thanks so much for the kind words you said about my art and for the link ups too, that was sweet to do!
hugs! xo

Jeanie said...

Eeee-gad!! Oh Shannon, this is simply stunning! I LOVE your coloring and those dots are FAB! I visited Crissy's blog and LOVE the "how to" video... might have to give that a go myself!! Woo-hoo! Thanks so much for participating in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}

Kim said...

Super sweet and I love how the dotty background turned out. Gotta look up that technique!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

ACK! This is GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS SHannon! LOVE this image and your coloring!!!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous and such BRILLIANT colouring!!! Congratulations!!
xx

Niki Estes said...

Shannon, this is adorable! Beautiful coloring and such a cute image!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Shannon your card is wonderful! Your coloring looks great and the spotted background came out beautifully! I need to go look at the tutorial now!

Melyssa said...

OMG the lion looks like he's popping off the page!! You've got some mad Copic skills!!