Thursday, April 16, 2015

Creative Knockouts #85 - Texture!

Are you ready for a new challenge at Creative Knockouts?!?  Team B is up with a Texture Challenge - use embossing folders, heat embossing powder, texture paste - anything to give your card texture!  I used two different embossed papers that were in my scrap drawer (love when that happens!) and embossing powder for my sentiment.

A Day for Daisies is our sponsor.  The image I chose is from the Timeless Beauties collection, called Bird's Nest - isn't she fun?!?  I love her face - the eyes, those full lips and that button nose!!  I almost let the hair intimidate me, but took a deep breath and dove in.  It was actually more simple than I thought because I tackled it section by section.  My practice image had more highlights, but I'm pretty happy with this one. I've found that sometimes layers of colors build up when I color hair if I am using Cryogen white paper.  Strokes won't blend out and I can't get the contrast with shading, so I have to stop!!

This week's sketch from Retro Sketches was used to design my card.

Take a look at what my teamies have done for you here and then play along with us.

Copics used:
Skin - E00, 21, 11, R20
Hair - E50, 51, 53, 55, 37
Birds - BG000, 11, 18, E41, 44
Background - RV0000, 000, W0

Challenges Entered:
Retro Sketches/ -  #160
The Pink Elephant #294/ - Photo inspiration (colors)
Through the Craft Room Door/ - AG (April 14-20)
Corrosive Challenge #222 /- Floral Fantasy
Shopping Our Stash #197 /- Lost and Found (embossed papers)
A Day for Daisies #119 /- AG


  1. Love the image Cathy, beautiful work!

  2. Nice find with those papers! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  3. Hi Kathy, thank you so much for your compliment about my coloring. I always color on the Holtz Copic Coloring Paper. See it here:
    Hugs, Karina xxx

  4. Love all your textures, Cathy! Your coloring on the skin tones is amazing, girl!! (hair too) And did you fussy cut those little birds? Wow. Great detail!

  5. Fabulous card. I do love that cute image and your coloring is wonderful. Great take on the sketch. Maggie, DT Teamie

  6. What a great card, Cathy! I love the texture and the bright colours! And the image - thats what my hair looks like every morning, hihi.

  7. I completely know how you feel about being intimidated by the hair. In fact when I choose my images I go for the less hairy chicks :) Your card has beautiful texture and lovely colors. Thanks for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door. We hope to see you next time too.

  8. Beautifully done! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  9. Gorgeous card Cathy! Her hair looks great!


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