Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day ~

Hi everyone!  Hope you're all spending a wonderful day with the fathers in your lives!  Today all my hubby wants to do is relax around the house...perfect for a hermit like me!  lol  A little while ago, I saw this card on the Kenny K's Krafty Girls challenge blog.  I knew this was the digi stamp I would have to use for my husband's father's day card. 
My husband has been riding bikes in some form or another since he was about 3.  He sells Harleys now, so of course, he has to have a Harley too!  lol 

This is my guy riding his bike up in the great Rocky Mountains. 

Seriously, I have to tell you that I felt like this digi stamp was drawn just for me!  lol  It's so perfect...and so detailed...and so daunting!  I put this thing off until the day before because I was so scared to color it.  Whenever I'm that scared, I must have reference photos to go off of.  I'm not a true artist that just knows how things are supposed to look, or how the light hits things, etc.  So I took photos of the card I wanted to CASE and of Doug's bike with me to work and set to coloring.

This is Dirt Bike Mike.  He is so exactly a depiction of my Doug.  Love it!!  Of course, I colored this up almost entirely with Copics!  ;o)  His bike and outfit are colored mostly with warm greys (W3, 5, 7 and 110 Special Black) while the metal parts of his bike and the tires are colored with cool greys (C1, 3, 5, 7, 9).  The forks of the bike are done with Y26 and Y28 - great golden colors.  The ground is colored, dotted and doodled in with a bunch of browns (E23, 25, 29, 33, 37).  I used a multiliner to draw a couple of extra mud clumps or dirt clods thrown up by his tires.  The flames on Doug's helmet are actually all red, but I just had to try making fire-y flames and I love how they turned out!  I did a gradient of R59, R29, R24, YR18, YR12, Y15 and Y13.  The sky is sponged in with Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass.  I thought I was finished there, but it needed that little extra something, so I doodled in the trees with G29 and G24 just like Heidy did.  
Even though this is CASEd, it follows with the Copic Creations challenge #52 - to doodle on your art!  lol  Also, the challenge at iCopic (#34) this week is to color with browns.  You still have a little bit to get your card in for a chance at a lovely prize there!   Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  :o) lyss
My guy with his kiddos last summer.
Please ignore the yucky background of our hot tub...we need to fix it, but always find other things to do!  lol


FroggieStamps said...

So cute!!! Love that card and family pic! :)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I don't have the right words to say how freaking awesome this card is! Your coloring is sensational and even more so because you added the ground and the trees all on your own! said...

Amazing!!! You are blowing me away with your copic coloring skills!!!

RoseC said...

Alyssa, your use of Copics to fill this cool image is just amazing. Your doodled accents enhance this image beautifully. Nicely done! So glad to see your entry at Copic Creations. ~ Rose

Cheryl Valadez said...

Hey, Alyssa! WOW! This card is fierce! I can't believe you added all those additional detail! Of course, I CAN believe it because you are just so dang talented! What a special card for your husband. Super work,lady! I hope things are going great at your end of the keyboard ;D Hugz, Cheryl

PS- thanks for joining the current challenge at Copic Creations!

Kerri said...

Seriously girl, you are such an artist! This is AMAZING!!! I am blown away right now! I hope your hubby loved it:)

We found a biker hangout on our trip to the Smoky Mountains. If your hubby is ever interested, it's off the foothills parkway near Fontana Village or Bryson City or something like that. There were hundreds of bikers and my 3yo was loving it LOL!