Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Sweet Turtle

So sorry I haven't blogged in a bit but I do have 2 copies of the Paper Crafts Special Issue Card Style to make up for it! :) Leave me a comment and I'll draw two names this Saturday, Sept 4 at 6pm EST.

I was out last week but I've been home -- just slowly trying to get back into the swing of things. :) I slept pretty much all weekend. I woke up to eat and then went right back to bed. 


I have an unhealthy obsessions with cute turtles. I think my obsession comes from when I was little and my mom always told me I was the little tortoise like "The Tortoise and the Hare" fable. Yeah I was a slow little kid. Haha!

This card is two-fold. I wanted to show my favorite small-handed crafty friend that even I can do crazy layers in my card and it works for the Bellariffic challenge of using animals. While making this card, I remembered why I stopped doing these types of cards. This took me FOREVER to pick my patterned papers, to pick my image, to layout my card, then relayout my card... yeah... keep it simple kids!

At CHA, I finally got a chance to take the Copic Certification Class. I've been waiting for years for them to come to a town I live in. Of course, after I signed up, I learned that they were coming to Da Burgh a month later... But anyways, I really wanted to get some more coloring experience in. I need to keep practicing - but I was happy with how this little critter turned out. I think I needed to take a little more color green from his belly to give it more of a rounded appearance. But eh...

Thanks for stopping by and have a grand day!

Just a reminder that I'll draw two names from the comments to win a copy of the Paper Crafts Special Issue Card Style! :)

35 comments :

Aimes said...

What a totally cute card, Belinda! So utterly adorable! I love your colouring, your Copic talent is super!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

BabyBokChoy said...

That is one turtley cute card!!! Your coloring is so good!!!

Melissa said...

So sweet! Your coloring is great! I really need some coloring help, LOL! Love the papers you chose, they work so well with the image!

Diane Jaquay said...

Ohhhh, this is just TOO CUTE!!! I love this sweet card Belinda, your coloring is great and I love your paper choices!

Claudia said...

Great card - I love the little turtle!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Belinda, this is ADORABLE! Your coloring is FABULOUS! :)

Carrie said...

He's super cute!!! The colors and coloring are perfect too... You're gonna convince me on copics yet, lol. :) Are you sure you don't like turtles cause you're thinking "tasty" ??? ;) sorry couldn't resist. :D

Tiffany said...

Such a sweet turtle, gorgeous coloring!

Ren-Yi said...

well that turtle is cute. so even if you were a tortoise, i bet you were still a cute kid. love your coloring technique - that class paid off? ;)

Alice Wertz said...

this is too cute!! just makes me smile!! fabulous coloring, too! love it!

LaurieJ said...

That turtle is a cutie! Fantastic coloring AND layering. I especially like how the green DP looks like a turtle shell. Love it!

Gisèle said...

So cute !! would love to win that magazine...tks

Dana said...

I think it's sweet that your mom called you her little tortoise! And this card is adorable even if it DID take you forever. Lucky you wiht the Copic class...I can only wish...*sigh* But your coloring is fab, so it obviously paid off!

Karen said...

You did a great job with the coloring the turtle! I also always notice how well you stitch around the card--how do you get it so perfect? When I stitch it comes out all uneven and one side is usually in farther than the others--Help! Please enter me in your drawing.

Charlene said...

What a beautiful well put together card! Love it!

anya said...

Your coloring is great - this guy sure is a cutie! The same thing happened to me with the Copic class .. figures it would end up in Pgh after you went to Chicago and I went to WV! :)

Christine Riley said...

What a gorgeous, cute card, I love that little guy and you colored him wonderfully. Sometimes we all just need a sleeping weekend to regroup, hope you are feeling rested :)
Hugs, Christine

BethieJ said...

Belinda this is DARLING! I LOVE that sweet little turtle!!!
Have a GREAT day!

cardcrazy said...

Such a cutie, love your card too!

Cheryl said...

Cute turtle and you did a wonderful job on coloring him.

Mara... said...

this is absolutely adorable, Belinda! The turtle is perfect and I looooove the green patterned paper for the background!

**Treefrog** said...

What an adorable little turtle this is. I have a small obsession with frogs and since my son was born a little obsession with turtles ( for some reason he reminded me of a cute little turtle when he was small, lol) I haven't tried the copics yet (I actually afraid of another obsession, lol) But I love the look so I'm going to have to break down and purchase some. Also Thanks for stopping by my blog, I always feel so honored when you leave a comment (on my apron cards) I know it sounds silly but heck you are an Idol winner, hee hee. Take Care!
Froggie ((Hugs)) Theresa

Nadine said...

You did a great job coloring him Belinda! And why do turtles have to be a "him," hmmmm? {grin}

I wanted to ask how you colored the sky around him? See if it was me, I would have just outlined him with my B0000 marker (that's the only light blue color I have) but your way looks soooooo much better. So how did you do that? 'Cuz I LOVE it! ;o)

Tanya said...

This is soooo sweet!! Your coloring is beautiful, I love that turtle image. I think it was well worth the time. Have a great weekend

Carolyn King said...

what an adorable card---great coloring!!!!!!!

Nicole said...

Hi Belinda, it is a sweet turtle! I love it!
Greetings from Toronto/Canada,
Nicole Boeckelken
www.my-beautiful-paper.de

Susan Hogan said...

This is so turtly great! She is so very cute.

Julia Aston said...

This is a cute turtle and wonderfully colored Belinda! hope you are well rested now GF!!

IamDerby said...

Belinda this card is perfect! Beautiful coloring!

Courtney K said...

your coloring is perfect!!

Monique said...

So cute!!! Your coloring looks fantastic!!

Lyn S said...

That little turtle is way cute! Fabulous colouring and love the PP you chose!!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Belinda, I love this! I am obsessed with turtle, too. I have so many knick knack that's turtle related. Totally love your card!

Kathi said...

Fabulous job coloring the turtle. He's super-cute, as is the card.

It's that you've been certified. :D

Kathi said...

That was supposed to be "nice" that you've been certified...