Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Be Brave, Be Strong

This is my DT entry for My Time to Craft Challenge #158, "L" is for...  I chose this lion from Digi Doodle Shop.  I have always loved this image and was just waiting for something to use it for. The sentiment is from TLC Creations; I like it with this image.

This was one of those interesting coloring sessions.  I colored his mane first and added way too many reddish tones.  I went over it with the Copic O hoping to eliminate them.  I got rid of some, then I colored over them with a more brownish color.  Ah, live and learn.  I should have printed off another one, but I was in a hurry trying to get it finished on time.   I now have a very orangish maned lion.
The paper is from Graphic 45.  I used Copics to color the image.  The brad is from Stampin' Up.

Copics: E08, E09, E31, E33, E34, E35, E51, E53, W0. W1, W3, W5, Y23, YR12, YR14, YR30

I am entering this in the following challenges:

The Squirrel and the Fox Anything Goes
MamiDoodles All Creatures Great and Small
Cards for Men Anything but Square
Crazy Challenge  For Men Only
Stamp with Fun Anything Goes
Nettie G's  Anything Goes
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Lots of Layers
Prairie Fairy Fridays Masculine
Creatalicious Challenges Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink Animals
Anything Goes  Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge  Creature Comforts
Scrap Creations Anything Goes


Debs M said...

i think it looks lovely x

Ellis said...

Fantastic card you've made! =)
Thanks for joining us at NettieG's Digital Gems!
Hugs, Elenor

Stef H said...

this is simply gorgeous!!! your coloring is awesome!

hugs :)

Inkypinkycraft said...

What a beautiful card, lve the coloured image trace x

Elaine Stark said...

I love the colour of his mane. It makes him look strong and regal. A great card. Elaine

Denise said...

Stunning card Dianne - love how you have coloured the lion.
Denise xx

Natalie Z said...

Very very beautiful card!
Many thanks for playing along with us at Creatalicious Challenges this time!
Happy crafting.
Hugs Natalie xx

Gillian said...

Fab card love your colouring. Thanks for joining in at Cardmadfairy. Hugs Gillian.

CraftinGranny said...

This card is gorgeous and I love how you've colored the lion. He looks so real as if it was a photograph. Amazing! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes. "Hugs" Carol

Nannieflash said...

Wow fabulous image love him and your colouring. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxx

BrossArtAddiction said...

Gorgeous!! Love that beautiful brad!

Thanks for playing along with us at "Prairie Fairy Fridays" and good luck! :D

xx Tracey xx

Ashley said...

Great job! LOVE the lion! Thanks for joining us at NettieG's!

NettieG's DT

Merry said...

Now this card is magnificent. Your colouring of the lion is so lovely. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Cardmadfairy Digi Days.

Kerry said...

Wow Diane this is gorgeous...your colouring is beautiful. I love the simplicity of your card..the pp is fab! Thanks for joining in the fun at LCI this week xx

Kathryn said...

Great card and I think his mane looks great! Thanks for joining in with us at Anything Goes K x

Lesley said...

Great card Diane, it's a lovely image! xx

Curt in Indy said...

Actually, I love your coloring of the lion. I think it looks beautiful, and that is what I thought even before I read your post. You also picked a perfect sentiment for the image. Nice card! Best, Curt

Pat said...

Beautiful card Diane, lovely image and great colouring.

Pat xx

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, love the beautiful image. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the challenge x

Lyndi said...

That digistamp is gorgeous. Love your colouring too.

Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week


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