Wednesday, February 1, 2012

7 Kids College Fund - Color Challenge

Happy Wednesday!

It is February already! Can you believe it? 

Our challenge at 7 Kids College Fund is a Color Challenge - Red, White and Pink! Perfect for Valentine's Day.


Accessories: Pearls, Flowers , Distrezz-It-All , Copics Airbrush System (for the halo around Tilda)


I broke out the Copics to work with some pleats and shading. I love my distress inks, but I think I prefer Copics for this. Here is an example of the same image with distress inks and with Copics...
I like the blend and softness of the distress inks, but love the vibrant colors Copics provide.



Now I wanted to show a new tool I found. It is called the Distrezz-It-All by Zutter and is available for a great price at 7 Kids College Fund.


 I love to distress paper, but the little distressing tools take so much time. This quick little tool really digs in and does a great job distressing paper. Here is an example of what you can achieve in moments with the Distrezz-It-All.


There is also a very good YouTube clip by Donna Salazar that shows what this fabulous tool will do.
I will be entering this card in the following challenges...
TOMIC - Valentine and Hearts
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Diamonds or Pearls
Simply Magnolia - Hearts and Love
Totally Tilda Challenge - Pink and Red Valentines
Just Magnolia - Sketch
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

32 comments:

Pat said...

Hi Julie!! First...let me say, I love your card! Absolutely precious!! And secondly...I love both the Copic-colored AND DI colored imaged. I need topull out my DIs again...but I just lov my Copics...what can I say?! hehe! Hugs. Pat Frank

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Julie and I love the backing paper. I also have that distressing tool and think its fab!!
Clairex

Peggie said...

Gorgeous card. Love the coloring both ways.

Paula said...

Beautiful card. Love the 2 examples of the coloring. I really couldn't tell you which one I like best, I think they both are gorgeous!!

syllie said...

Beautiful card Julie. Love the colors of your card and also your image looks awesome. Great job. Also the distress image is very nice.
xxxSylvia

Paper Tails said...

Beautiful card! Gorgeous red design.

Karen

Sandy said...

Julie your card is gorgeous and so is your coloring!
Sandy

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Very beautiful!!

Barb Hardeman said...

I love the card Julie, and thanks so much for showing us a comparison. I love my copics too, but it sure wouldn't hurt to give the DI's another chance. Your embellies are gorgeous...a wonderful card...hugs...Barb <><

Kelly Neis said...

Your card is so rich and vibrant. The heart sentiments are so cute too. I love the elegance in your card.

inge said...

What a gorgeous card, love the red design and colouring.
Thanks for joining us at Simply Magnolia.

XX Inge

Louise said...

Beautiful card, the red is really smashing. Love both images you colored
Louise

Sharon said...

WOW! YOur colouring is superb. Love the copics colouring. You've perfected those pleats so well. I'm jealous! LOL hugs

Linda said...

Wow this is really a stunning card!!!!! Love the design and your coloring is just superb!!!!! Wow excellent work!!!!!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Julie this is so beautiful what a wonderful design and Tilda looks amazing, awesome card.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Pen to Paper said...

WOW Julie!!! I love the richness in the red patterned paper and your coloring is gorgeous!!! The copics is def. brighter and I love it!!! I wish I could color like that!

Hugs,

Jackie

Pen to Paper said...

WOW Julie!!! I love the richness in the red patterned paper and your coloring is gorgeous!!! The copics is def. brighter and I love it!!! I wish I could color like that!

Hugs,

Jackie

Elle said...

I love your card. The coloring you did on her dress is suburb!

Dawn said...

Absolutely beautiful card with superb colouring x

Christina C. said...

Julie, this is absolutely lovely and delightful. Gorgeous coloring of Tilda (love the copics version)!
Beautiful card with stunning details ...love the distressing!

Michelle B. said...

Love the vibrant red, works so well with the pearls (and heart bling too!) Thanks for playing with us this week at Stamptacular Sunday!

Danielle said...

Hello Julie, I love your card, and yess this Distress it all makes wonders! Love sweet tilda, you colored her beautifully. I have the same challenge about copics and Prismacolor! sometimes I can't make up my mind LOL. I adore red, and you created such a beautiful all red card, which is not so easy, red is so intense.
Very very Beautiful.
Hugs.

kbrandy4 said...

Wow!! Stunning card Julie!! Thank you for sharing at Totally Tilda and Good Luck!!
Hugs
Hazel xx

Mina said...

fabulous card Julie, I love both your colourings but then I use distress inks for colouring so would lol...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

craftykitten said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. I love how you've shown both lots of colouring. I love them both but I agree that the copics one is better on your card. Thanks for sharing with us at Totally Tilda this time.
Hugs
Dawn xx

Carisa said...

wow! stunning pleats!

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Julie, I am in awe of your work, I really am! It's just gorgeous!

Frances said...

Very nice card, love the coloring. hugs, Frances.

Brittany said...

Lovely, yes i have tryed both copics and distress inks, and they both do have their pro's and con's. However i have now choose DI's.. lol, i guess everyone has diffirent opinions and styles of colouring... Great card, and i do love the results of the creases on the copic coloured image. Hugs, Brittany, xoxo http://www.mymagnoliacardsbybrittany.blogspot.com/

Brittany said...

Lovely, yes i have tryed both copics and distress inks, and they both do have their pro's and con's. However i have now choose DI's.. lol, i guess everyone has diffirent opinions and styles of colouring... Great card, and i do love the results of the creases on the copic coloured image. Hugs, Brittany, xoxo http://www.mymagnoliacardsbybrittany.blogspot.com/

Lisa Summerhays said...

Love her! The distressed Tilda is fabulous as well. Your coloring always rocks.

Kianel said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for playing with us at TOMIC challenge!
Hope to see you next week!
Kianel & Magnolia DT.