Monday, January 16, 2012

iCopic Weekly Challenge 65: Unloved Colors

 Little Rocker Luka from La-La Land Crafts. 

Hello everyone!   I had a fun filled weekend. Yep, I got to see one of my all time fav comedians Saturday.   I attended the Gallo Theater in Modesto and enjoyed two hours of Lily Tomlin.  Wow! is that lady energetic and super interactive!  She was a delight!   I had some wonderful friends over yesterday and we attended a concert at the Black Bart Theater and the proceeds went to our county's  autism program called Mind Matters.  that was followed by all of us having fun football food and watching the New York Giants BIG win!   Life can't get any better than that....  unless you were a Green Bay Packer fan....   sorry DK!

And now for more exciting news...   iCopic Lover is having their WEEKLY CHALLENGE #65 up and rolling now.   I got to be the one to post the inspirational picture this week!    Yes, I know how it is....    I do it too!   We get comfortable with a few color combos that we get used to and just seem to stay in our comfort zone.  Well this week, we are kicking you in the "patudi" and challenging you to try new color combos that you just haven't got around to trying.  

I used the cutest stamp  called  Little Rocker Luka from La-La Land Crafts.   They have the cutest little stamps!   I just love them and know I will be visiting them again!     I decided to try a couple different skin tones....   It is so hard for me to venture away from my standard E000, E00 and E11.      I decided to  try a skin tone with a little more yellow tone to it....  and one that has a deeper reddish color tone. I also decided to use the "W's" for his hair and used some BG colors I have not used before.   I also wanted to try using Diamond Glaze on the guitar and  and some new Mixed Berries Fairy Dust Glitter by Donna Salazar on the star on his,    Here goes:

Lil" Luka with a light yellow-red skin tones
Copic: YR0000, YR000, Y11 and  R20
Challenge: 65 Unloved Colors (Use those colors you have not used in awhile).
Stamp: Lil' Rocker Luka (La-La Land)
Copics: New or rarely used combo's for skin, hat/jeans and hair.
Skin Tones: YR0000, YR00, E02
Hair: W7, W5, W3, W1
Hat and Jeans:BG75, BG72, BG70 and touch C3 on underside of brim.
Shirt: R27, R22, R20, R59
T-Shirt: C3, C0
Shoes: R27, R22, R20, R59 and C3, C1
Guitar/Star: Y26, YR28, YR23, YR21, YR00, YR000, Y000
Diamond Glaze
Mixed Berries Fairy Dust Glitter (Donna Salazar)

So the Tip of the Day is.......   Get those Copic markers out... Ya, you know the ones that you are not using that much.  You just might find a new fav like I did..... You can bet I will try my BG70, BG72 and BG75 a lot in the future.   And did you know.....  it will allow your "older" fav's to last longer...  The shelf life of a Copic marker (if the cap is closed securely) is 3 years....   But just think how much longer your others will last without having to refill if you use a variety of combos!  :D   

Lil' Rocker Luka with darker reddish skin tones
Copics: Y000, Y11, Y15

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Hop on over to ICOPIC LOVER and join in on the fun and who know's you may find that you will be pulling out those color combos that have been gathering dust!

Thank you for stopping by and please leave a comment and come back soon!   


  1. Hi Marie,
    the unloved colors ,look amazing.
    Very cool card dear!

  2. The unused colors look amazing. Beautiful coloring and beautiful card. Love the darling image and especially love the shadow underneath him.

  3. Cute little rockstar and wonderful colouring, Marie. Sounds like you had a great weekend!

  4. Awesome card, awesome colors and coloring.

  5. This is lovely Marie! Isn't he a cutie! Thank you for playing at Paper Creations Ink and good luck with the challenge. Judy (GDT) x

  6. Gorgeous card, beautifully coloured image, I popped over from

  7. Fab card hun, ur colouring is truly fantastic..
    Glad i came by from MIm to see ur card
    Kenzi xx

  8. Hard to imagine it is hand coloured, fantastic. Am just getting to grips with colouring myself. Saw this on MIM xxxx

  9. This is very cool! Saw you at Make it Monday. ~Diane

  10. Saw this on MIM, what a fab card, love the image! x

  11. This is adorable, Marie! Darling image and fab coloring!

  12. love your card and colouring. saw it on MIM xx

  13. Sounds like your weekend was jam-packed with good fun! I love the colors on this adorable card. It's just as cute as can be!

  14. You did a wonderful job with those "unloved" colors Marie. :-) I have plenty of those. I'm definitely a creature of habit. Hugs!

  15. OH gosh, not the patudi!!! Anything but the patudi! LOL...I haven't said that word in forever... Now I can't stop giggling.
    LOVE the challenge and the incentive for making the more favored colors last longer. What a smart woman you are. ;)

    WONDERFULLY colored and I thank you for the inspiration Marie.

    Thank you SO much for sharing your creativity with us again at Make It Monday. Good luck to you...
    Lisa xx

  16. Fantastic card Marie! Beautiful colouring, thank you for joining us over at Mad for Markers, Happy Colouring, take careX:)

  17. Adorable card .. love how you have shown the two skin colour combos !!
    Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'Anything Goes' challenge. Good Luck !
    Hope to see you back again next week ;O)
    Choccy x

  18. I spotted your awesome colouring over at MIM and just had to stop by and tell you! xx

  19. What a lovely card hun, and so beautifully coloured, lovely image too! Also saw this on Make it Monday..

  20. Marie your coloring skills are truly inspiring!!


  21. My Goodness, your colouring is superb!! And the card is wonderful:)
    Thanks so much for joining us PaperCreations Ink Challenges:)
    Lynn xx

  22. Fab card!! :) Your unused colours have come out great- love the BGs on the hat!! a great idea for a challenge- it's good to try new colour-combos but doesn't happen enough when I'm short on time... must try to just play more!!lol
    Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley this time!! :)
    hugs, Rachel x

  23. Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that you have a wonderful weekend!

  24. Saw your card over at MIM and just wanted to say how lovely it is. Fab image and love the colour combo.
    Diane xx
    p.s pop on over to my blog and check out the 1/2 price stamp sale x

  25. Marie, Your card is just way too awesome my friend. Your images is just darling. The coloring is amazing. I love seeing what you have created. I saw your card at Make it Monday or MIM. Have a wonderful week end. Hope you had a great day off.....
    Hugs, Patricia

  26. Hi Marie,
    This is a very cool card. I love the image too. Your colouring is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Mad for Markers. Take care,
    Love Alicia xx

  27. This is a really cute card! the colours are great and i like how you have not used to much patterned paper etc to take away from your stamped and coloured image. gook luck on the mad for markers challenge! Tara :)

  28. fantastic colouring x
    thanks for joining us at Cards For Men

    Jen xx

  29. Thanks for joining in our Mad for Markers - use a new colour combo challenge.. your card is so sweet!!


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