Saturday 12 May 2012

Colouring Fur Tutorial

Hi Peeps,

Well I've been on my bike twice this week and my arse is killing  I cycled with Hubby for 7 miles when we stopped for a drink and I said I'm pedalling trying to keep up with you and I'm just spinning, this is the difference between our bike!.  So he took a look at my bike for a spin only to reveal I had been stuck in cog 1 and therefore pedalled 7 miles twice as hard as I had needed to.  We then went on and done another 8 and got home just before the rain started.  I then did a 20 miles in the gym which took me an hour and 20 minutes  but my bottom was still saddle sore from our outdoor pursuit and for the last half hour I was lifting one cheek and then the other to try and relieve the pain.  If you haven't donated yet and would still like to sponsor me, and remember every little helps.

A huge thank you to all those who have already donated, I am extremely grateful and it will be you who keeps me going on the day, as I think it would be quite easy to say, nahhhhh, maybe next year, lol.

So today I have a tutorial on colouring Fur which I produced for the Copic Marker Europe Blog.  There are a few ways to do this so I am going to show mine, but there are a couple of different versions on the CME Blog so check those out too.

I have chosen this adorable little image by Lili of the Valley called Bunny Cupcakes given to me by my love friend Elaine, thank you sweetie, I adore these little bunnies, well actually I adore most of the lili of the valley stamps, haha.

 I have started with C5, this is just my preference to get some ink laid down to blend easier.

I then start with C7 and go over the C5

Then I blend out the C7 with C5

 Then I blend the C5 out with C3

Then I blend the C3 out with C1

I want a gradual blend so I then blend out the C1, with C0 and then again with C00

I then take my darkest marker again, C7, and ground around the image adding short strokes with the tip of the brush, this is creating the fur texture

I repeat this process using C3 

and C1

 And this is the result

And here is the finished Card

Materials Used:-
Image "Bunny Cupcakes" by LOTV
Papers by Pion (love these)
Leaves are Marianne Design
Flowers by Wild Orchid Craft
Tim Holtz Butterfly Border Die
Quickutz Corner Die
Magnolia Doohickey Heart Label
Tim Holtz Ideaology
Paperbag to hold tag from Kraft Outlet
Doily, Pearls and Seambind and Teacup charm from stash

Copics Used:-
Fur C7, C5, C3, C1, C0, C00, R20 for cheeks
Dresses V99, V95, V93, V91
Cakes W3, W1, C1, C00, V95, V93
Grass YG67, YG63, G20
Cake stand and Background BG10, BG000, C1
I hope I've inspired you today.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

Annabelle Stamps - Stitching
Fussy and Fancy - Butterflies, Ribbon and Punches
Stampin for the weekend - Layers
Crafty Ribbons - Flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Food or Drink
Delightful Challenges - Distressing
Do you stack up - Flower
Forever Friends - Spring

Don't forget my CANDY here.


Unknown said...

Hi Tracy, just been over to your fundraising page and got you the last step to 100%! I think you're awesome and as a bonus you'll probably loose weight and enhance your figure LOL! (I'm dieting myself at the moment cause I couldn't close up my summer pants LOL, so that's something that pops to my mind). Will have to start doing a fundraiser myself I think LOL! Had seen your tut on Copic blog, great job, love the way you colour that fur. XXX Frea

kbrandy4 said...

Gorgeous card and fab tutorial Tracy!! Have a great weekend!!
Hazel xx

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card and great tutorial.....

Ally said...

tanks so much for your tut! And the card came out as stnning as ususal. Oh my you poor man with a sore bum!! I defenitely should do more sports too LOL, but I will enjoy my nachos tonight at the cinema :o) Will start tomorrow... ;-)
hugs, Alessandra

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Tracy this is amazing!! For a start the tutorial is fantastic but I really love all of your details that you put onto your cards. Always so stunning. I am sorry I have been so slack - I will get over to your fundraising page soon! :D

Jane said...

Keep peddling away hun, I'll have those scones ready for you when you're done!!
Adorable card - thanks for another great tut.

Sassy Raggedy said...

Hi Tracy, I love the card and I am going to share the tutorial with my DT Members. Very Very Nice. joann sassy raggedy

Unknown said...

thanks for ahring the tut...the card is o very beautiful...superb just adore everything about it hugs sassyx

Hazel said...

Hi tracy

First of all thanks for the fab tutorial - love the card too - just wonderful.

You keep it up girl - you are doing a truly amazing thing!

Thanks for popping by to see me.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Toodley Pip

Hazel xx

gina g said...

Gorgeous card i love the image you've used Tracy and the tutorial is fab. . Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this time. luv gina xx

Unknown said...

Fabulous tutorial Thanks Tracy what a fabulous creation too , well done . Enjoy the rest of your weekend Hugs Elaine

Trish and Treasure said...

Nice tutorial!!!

Lisamariemlt said...

this is adorable!!!
great work!!!

carol said...

oh my what a beautiful card, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

A Consuming Passion said...

Gorgeous card Tracy and a fab tutorial too! Love a card with stitching and this has plenty making it perfect for AnnaBelle Stamps challenge this week~~~~ Thanks for playing along with us..........Hope you've recovered from your bike ride :)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Stunning, love your embellishments & distressing!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Wendy Fraser said...

What a stunning card, so beautifully coloured and perfectly embellished. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy xxx

Arabella said...

Beautiful card Tracy and thanks for the great tutorial!


The Other Patti Sue said...

OMGosh this is absolutely stunning!Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Mary Jo said...

Fab card and excellent tutorial! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Jan Garber said...

The card and the tutorial are so sweet and so are you for all of your fund-raising efforts! Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

Andrea said...

Simply beautiful!
TFS with us this week :)

Sue said...

Your card is absolutely amazing Tracy, I love the fur tutorial and all the beautiful additions to perfectly frame the super sweet image!
Thanks for sharing your fabulous creation with us at AnnaBelle's! :)

Becky said...

This is fabulous.
Becky xx

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Gorgeous - congratulations on your top 5 at Fussy and Fancy Friday
Debbie xx

Sheryl said...

Hi Tracy! Congratulations for winning Top 5 at Fussy and Fancy! I enjoyed seeing your fur tutorial too! We hope that you will join us again!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Diane Louise J said...

Beautiful card, love all your embellishments and the cute image.
Thanks for joining us at FOREVER FRIENDS 'Spring' Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you next time.
Diane x

Diane Louise J said...

Beautiful card, love all your embellishments and the cute image.
Thanks for joining us at FOREVER FRIENDS 'Spring' Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you next time.
Diane x