Monday 13 November 2017

Koala Bear for LOTV

Hello lovely peeps

Woo hoo! We now have a release date for the Novem-bears at Lili of the Valley, which will be Friday 24th November.

In addition to the Alpha-Bears there will be Num-Bears (numbers) and 16 brand new character bears. I would like to introduce you to Koala - isn't he adorable?

I printed him onto white card and coloured in with Promarkers
Koala: Cool Grey 1-4, Blender
Branch: Putty, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Walnut
Leaves: Apple Cider, Marsh Green
Butterfly: Saffron, Apricot, Spice, Cool Grey 4

For our next cardmaking club session I shall be showing the girls how to colour in with Promarkers, so I thought I'd take some step-by-step pictures of my colouring.

First I put down a base layer for the fur. I coloured all over with Cool Grey 1, then added Cool Grey 4 around the edges, came a bit further in with Cool Grey 3, further again with Cool Grey 2 and finished off the centre with another layer of Cool Grey 1.

To add texture I dotted around the edges with CG4, then further in with CG3

More dots with CG2, making sure to go back over the previous 2 colours.
Dots all over with CG1
Repeat the steps with CG4-CG1 for more depth

For the branch I added the texture first.

All over with Putty then add stripes with Cinnamon
Add stripes of Cocoa
Add stripes of Walnut

To get a more blended look I added a layer of Walnut on the right hand edge, switched to Cocoa to get half way across, brought in Cinnamon and then finished off with Putty on the left hand side of the branch.

Other Ingredients
green and dark grey card
X-cut circle dies
leaf dies from Susan's Garden collection by Sizzix 
brown organza ribbon
patterned paper from my stash
black pencil to draw leaf veins
Pretty Grungy - Good Times sentiment stamp from LOTV (retired)

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
 Hanna and Friends #286 Animals
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #8 AG with a critter
Craft-Dee BowZ  CDB55 Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Cutie Pie Challenge #117 Bear Hugs 
Seize The Birthday Circles

  Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Marianne's Craftroom said...

He is adorable, lovely colouring

Fikreta said...

Very cute card

Lisa xx said...

Aawwww, this is so adorable Katrina, what a cutie....perfect for our challenge. Really helpful colouring tutorial too

Thank you for joining in with the Cuties xx

Marilyn said...

So sweet and I like how you added the leaves and your card is gorgeous. I am really looking forward to getting these images.

Glenda J said...

This is so adorable! Your colouring is amazing. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday!

Brawny x said...

Fab cardvx

Julie said...

Gorgeous card, love the cute koala. Thank you for sharing with us at Cutie Pie.

Helen said...

Such a cute stamp and I love the colouring tutorial too!

Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

Helen x

debs29blue said...

Awww Katrina! He is so adorable! I love your colouring tutorial, brilliantly photographed and clearly explained, thank you!
I would love to see more tutorials on colouring from you, I love your cards and you are so very talented! Hugs. Debs xx