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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Summer Lovin' Cardinal

Hi. Geesh, it is so hot here! Too hot to go outside, so good time to stay inside and explore some more with my new copics. Today I decided I really wanted to be able to enter the Copic Creations challenge, so I took down my wood-mounted cardinal stamp by Carolyn Shores Wright. I have tried to use this stamp before but I was overwhelmed with how to color it. No medium seemed to do the stamp justice...that's because I didn't know about copics yet! I have so much to learn with how to use the copics. I really want to take the certification class and am hoping it will come to Arizona soon and that I will hear about it! Anyway, I don't have too many colors yet in copics, but I tried to use what I have to color this stamp. I have a loooong way to go, but I am pleased with my first attempt at coloring this cardinal. I would appreciate your thoughts and comments.
Challenges:
Pile it On - Holiday twist - green and red in a non-Christmas project
City Crafter - some like it hot - use RED!
Creative Craft - summer lovin
Fresh Brewed Designs - summertime
Your Next Stamp - flower power
Charisma - watch the birdie
Digi Doodle Shop - texture
Copic Creations - birds
Easy Craft Projects - summer
Aud Sentiments - no sentiment
Frosted Designs - use felt (flowers)
Polka Doodles - summer
Sketch Saturday - sketch
Cowgirls Sunday Stampen Challenge - colors of ice cream and sherbert (cherry and strawberry)
Ann's Creative Nook - anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - vibrant colors

51 comments:

  1. hi hun very pretty and summery card, thanks for playing along at creative craft challenges xxx

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  2. Definately Hot!! great card - thanks for playing along at CCCB

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  3. Yep, I agree with Ros, this is a HOT item, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

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  4. great card!! thanks for joining us at CSSC.

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  5. I love those vibrant colors! And yum on those ice cream flavors, lol. Thanks for sharing your creation at Cowgirl Sunday Stamp'en Challenge!

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  6. Great card!!! Love that image - I have him too. Love the backround with the bright colors.

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  7. Dear Kim, You amaze me! You have created such a beautiful card that fits SOOOOO many challenges! It's crazy that you even found time to make such a great card! I love your coloring! This little cardinal is precious! Thanks for joining us at Cowgirl Up Sunday Challenge! Hope to see you again! Hugs, Amy

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  8. Wow Kim, your card is gorgeous! You've coloured the little cardinal beautifully
    Love your icecream colours, thanks for sharing them with us at CSSC
    Claire xx

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  9. Very nice, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
    xx

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  10. The cardinal is sooooooooo red :o)!! Love it!
    Thank you for joining us at CSSC, hope cu next week again.
    Hugs Tiggerchen

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  11. Well you did a great job! I'm right there with you, I have copics but not enough to blend them correctly.. I was told by another blogger that you need three shades of each color. It is alot of fun to play with.. And like I said this looks wonderful... Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

    If you have any tricks on copic please let me know! ~Linda

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  12. Beautiful! Wonderful job on the coloring! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

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  13. Fab Entry, thanks for joining Polkadoodles challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  14. How cute! Love all the red! Thanks for playing with us at Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge! Hope you'll play again next week! Hugs, Val

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  15. Wow, gorgeous card. I love the cardinal! Thanks for playing along this week at Frosted Designs!!!!
    Blessings,
    Kim xXx

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  16. Great card, fab colouring. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

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  17. I am glad you found copics as you have made such a lovely card..

    Thanks for playing with Cowgirl up!!

    ps - you can find colouring tutorials on you tube..that is how I have been learning lol..

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  18. Thanks for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best! Your card is marvelous!!

    Greetings,
    Katja

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  19. Gorgeous card, stunning papers and love the cute image - great colouring.
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Copic Creations,
    hugs Heather xx

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  20. Love the dp it really matches the beautifully coloured image. Thanks for joining in with us on DDSB

    Jayne xx

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  21. Fabulous!!! The Copics really make this cardinal pop off the front. Thanks for playing along at the Nook this week!

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  22. Wow!!! The TEXTURE is splendid!!! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best and Good Luck!
    xoxo,
    KymKreates

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  23. Beautiful and bright card! Well done. Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

    Hugs
    Judy

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  24. Love your image! Super! Great DP! This is a very lovely card! Thank you for joining us for "COWGIRL’S SUNDAY STAMP CHALLENGE"! I look forward to seeing more of your SUPER FABULOUS crafty works in the future!
    HUGS
    Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

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  25. Wow what a gorgeous card...love the way you coloured the Cardinal...beautiful!!!
    Thanks for joining us at CSSC and goodluck.
    Hugs Alison
    xxx

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  26. Great card, love the color you use !
    Thanks for joining our Texture-challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
    Hugs, Jóna

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  27. Such a cute and colorful card. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

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  28. Fab colouring and I love all the red on your card gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle shops Best Challenge hugs Pascale

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  29. OMG, great job with the challenges. Beautiful card. Love the bird. Thank you for playing with us at Cowgirl Up Stamps. Hope to see you next week. :)

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  30. Lovely Images and lovely Bright color...Great card...Thanks for joining in with us on Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week, hugs, Monika

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  31. cute card
    Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week
    AllisonX

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  33. Love the vibrant colours, thanks for joining us at YNS,
    Angela x

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  34. Wow, this is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at the Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week!

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  35. Cute card!! I love that little bird image!! Thanks for making Frosted Designs one of your challenges this week!!
    bArb :)

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  36. Beautiful cardinal! I love all that beautiful red. Thank you for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges!

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  37. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us this time at Aud Sentiments!!
    Love and hugs
    Emma
    xxx

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  38. Bold and Bright. Thanks for joining us here at Digi Doodle for this weeks challenge.

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  39. So cute!! Thanks so much for playing along with our texture challenge this week at DDSB!

    -Jo:)
    http://joboogie.typepad.com

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  40. Fun card! Way to pile on those challenges! Thanks for sharing with us at Pile It On.

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  41. Fabulous creation! Love the beautiful red colors. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
    Hugs
    Amber

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  42. Oh this is absolutely outstanding, cute image!! Thanks for playing at PIO Challenge!!

    Hugs,
    Patricia

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  43. So bright and beautiful! Thanks again for playing along at ECP xx

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  44. Such a fun bright card, I love the colour of Cardinals but none around where I live!

    Thanks for joining us over on Cowgirls Sunday Challenge

    Sarah x

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  45. What a delish card! It is great you could join us this week at Cowgirls Sunday Stampen Challenge - we would love to see you again! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda CSSC Guest Designer

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  46. Gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining us at CSSC this week. By the way i have Candy on my blog!

    Beccy x

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  47. Stunning colour combo! Beautifully coloured image. Thanks for sharing your project with us at Polka Doodles.

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  48. Oh my, what an adorable card! I love this image and you've really done an awesome job coloring him with your Copics! So glad you could join us at Copic Creations!! Hope you are able to stop back again!

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  49. Beautiful work! Thanks for joining the Copic Creations challenge!

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