2 July 2010

DU2DS Challenge 41 - The great outdoors



Hi everyone, hope you've all had a good week and some good weather! It's a new challenge on DU2DS today with a theme of the great outdoors so there are lots of ways of interpreting this one. I hope you can join us and there's some wonderful inspiration from my design team friends and our guest designer Julie.

I've used my Kingfisher digi available here, coloured it with copic markers and then used the 'out of the box' technique to cut it out with a rectangle nestability die. The background paper is by 'Scribble Scrabble' from quite some time ago and I've used dimension tape to raise up the layers, some scrunched ribbon and a pearl to decorate.

I'm also entering my card into the Copic Creations Challenge where the theme this time is birds.There's a great prize of bird digi images by the lovely Tiff of Tiffany Doodles and some fantastic copic colouring by the design team.

Thanks as always for your lovely comments which are much appreciated.

36 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

that bird just pops off the page. this is gorgeous!!!!

Cami said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Chris! OMGosh, your drawing is awesome and I love how you color your images...they always come to life. Such talent you have and I admire all of your work. It's so nice of you to share your creativity. Hugs, Cami

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Chris, this is absolutely gorgeous! Your coloring is beautiful and your DP's and even that ribbon are perfect with it. Thanks for joining our Copic Creations challenge!

Rica said...

Hi Chris hunni, hope you're managing to keep your head above the water!!!
Beautiful card, love your colours, papers and that scrummy silk ribbon. Seeing yours I wish I'd got some darks/brights not just pastels. As for your bird, what can I say, I can't I'm just speechless in wonderment at it = amazing!!!!!
So happy you came over to play with us at Copic Creations.
hugs Heather xx

Anesha said...

Wow, your colouring is just amazing. Love the card. Enjoy your weekend.

Lythan said...

You are the Queen of colouring Chris. That kingfisher just took my breath away! Amazing

Fiona said...

This is so perfectly coloured Chris and the ribbon matches it exactly. Did you colour it yourself? Lovely image.

Fiona x

Renkata said...

wow the bird is like real :)
Your colouring with Copic is amaizing, I actually don't have words ........... so gorgeous card... and the ribbon match so perfectly.

mckinkle said...

Oooooh Chris, this is just such a stunning creation, its a little piece of art!

Ive looked at everything Ive missed and they are all equally gorgeous. You make some stunning cards Chris!

Keryn x
just off to find that kingfisher!!

debby4000 said...

WOW Chris your colouring is stunning its almost like you can see the feathers, amazing.
luv
Debby

Beth Norman said...

Be still my heart. I spent a good length of time sipping my coffee and starring at your card. As always, your colouring grabs my attention.

Donna said...

Wow Chris...this card is amazing and the detail on the bird is brilliant...he is so beautifully coloured...my eye is drawn to the ribbon too...perfect colours for a perfect card...absolutely stunning! Hope you have a lovely weekend :) Donna x

Georgia said...

Absolutely beautiful card Chris! I must say this a lot about your cards, but this has to be one of my favourites of yours! Your colouring of the gorgeous bird is stunning and I love the papers and lovely ribbon! Have a lovely weekend! :) Love, Georgia xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, wow youve done a brilliant job of colouring that bird he looks so real. Fabulous and stunning card. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Riet said...

So beautiful card Chris,i love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Gabi said...

WOW!
I miss the words which can describe this beautiful card!
Your colorations are a sensation!
I just thought that you have taken a photo from a bird, not a stamp!
I like to look at your blog every day...

Greetings from Austria
Gabi

June Houck said...

Wow wow wow, Chris. Your coloring never ceases to amaze me. Another beauty!

IsaNorris said...

STUNNING Chris!! the colours are amazing!!
hope you are well,
hugs,
isa x

Fleur said...

Oh my Chris, when this came up on my screen I was actually lost for words (ask anyone who knows me and they'd find this pretty unbelievable LOL). It is absolute perfection. I so much enjoy visiting your blog.
Hugz Fleur xXx

marilynprestonn said...

Gorgeous bird, the colouring is perfect. You do fabulous art work my dear. Just love to drop by once in a while to say "hi there".

Hugs, Peggy

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Chris,
I thought I had already commented but it doesn't seem to have uploaded. Well what can I say the bird is beautiful the colouring is so vivid you can almost touch it - the bird. I just don't know how you do it so clear.
Lots of Hugs JOXXX

Pops x said...

Kingfishers are my all time favorite, i dream about them all the time, you have coloured this to perfection breath takingly gorgeous hugs Pops x x x

Juls said...

Love your gorgeous image, and amazing colouring!!! and that ribbon is gorgeous, it just finishes off the card beautifully! Hugs Juls

Hanna said...

Chris.... I'm speechless!!!
I find no words to describe this fantastic card, sweetie! AMAZING, LOVELY, BEAUTIFUL, GOGREOUS... I mean, I could go on and on!
Your colouring blow me away every time... it's out of this world fantastic! I could look at this for ages, hun! You have an incrideble talent!

hugs & love,
Hanna

Lilian said...

Your coloring is just jaw dropping gorgeous! Love the layout and the other details too! Thanks for joining the Copic Creations challenge! :)

Sandra said...

Hiya Chris...."STUNNING" card,such a beautiful image...your colouring as always is second to none!the kingfisher looks almost real!perfect finishing touches too...

Hope you had a good weekend,and everthings good in your world :0)...

Take care
San x

Jane Wetzel said...

hi there Chris! As ALWAYS..YOU have made a "STUNNER" here! just so awesome!!!! thanks for joining us at Copic C.! :)

angelwhispers said...

Another fabulous card Chris!!!! The bird is so gorgeous and really pops of the card. I am also loving the beautiful ribbon down the side such beautiful colours Chanelle xx

Janet said...

Wow breath taking! You are such a talented artist Chris.....hope you are well chick! x

Suzie Q said...

Wow!!
this kingfisher looks real, mighty fine colouring x
hugs
Suzie qx

Merry said...

Oh wow....so brilliant...that ribbon goes so well with everything beautiful on your card.

ytramm said...

Chris - WOW!!!!! blown away. yvonne xx

Tiffany said...

What a great image! I just adore your coloring! =)

Anita C said...

Wow Chris!! Your coloring is absolutely gorgeous!! Great job!!

Kay Carley said...

Oh my God!! I just can't believe your colouring on this card - it is just amazing!

I am coming to your house for lessons!!

Kay xx

mycardz said...

WOW, wow, wow! A triple wowza card Chris! I'm so happy we've extended the challenge so I actually have time to stop by and see your gorgeous creation! It's really amazing - your coloring always blows me away! And, why did I not know that you illustrate stamps too! It doesn't surprise me with your talent, but look what I've been missing!! Holy moly! I'm excited to take a peek! And, sooooooooo glad you could join us at Copic Creations! Hope you come back again . . . OFTEN! :) hugz, Mary