Edwin has a big RED hug for YOU!

Zoe January 15, 2011 97

Hi Everyone,

We are back again for our SECOND Make it Colourful challenge and this week we are challenging you to colour with RED!

I was having trouble deciding what I was going to do and because I had left it to the last minute I began to get a little worried as I saw the INCREDIBLE creations rolling in from the rest of the team! Gosh these women have me on the edge of my seat drooling all over my keyboard!

The images I combined for this scene are Valentine’s Bear (Free Digi illustrated by our very own Barbara), Edwin wants a hug and the Tree of Love from Make it Crafty.

The whole image is coloured with copic markers. I am now sitting here trying to recall what all the colours are that I used.

Reds: R22, R24, R29, E19

Leaves: Y17, Y38, YR04, R24, R29
Trunk: E31, E33, E37, E17. E29, YR24

Sky: B000, B00, B02

Bear: E41, E43, E44, E47, E49

Pants: C02, C04, C05, C07, C09
Shirt: C01, C02, C04
Skin: E000, E01, E11

I am thinking of making a collection of little tag rubber stamps that can be hidden in amongst flowers or off the page. What do you think?

I know my perspective and sizing is all out of whack but I don’t care at the moment. LOL It’s a WHIMSICAL lovey dovey card. hahahaa

I actually cut the pillow away from the bear so he could be leaning up against the tree. Also I chopped the whole top of the tree off to make the trunk the main feature of the background.

The papers I used are from the Basic Grey Max & Whiskers pad and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Craft.

I was inspired by Mary last week using acetate for her pop up card. I thought it was a great idea to use something clear to elevate Edwin. I also used it on the bear and the great thing about acetate is that when you fold it you can fold it on an angle which can give you a different kind of dimension. So the bear is actually angled with his legs higher than his head.

I hope you will join us this week and get yourself all colourful with RED! Be sure to drop over to the challenge blog to have a droooool. heehee

I would like to share this card with the following challenges

  1. Just Magnolia – My Favourite Things (COPICS & COLOURING!!  heehee)
  2. Lexi’s Creations – Say it with Love
  3. Southern Girls Challenge – Totally Loved Up
  4. Bunny Zoe’s Crafts – Love is in the air
  5. Scrap Creations – Love is in the air
  6. Stamp Something – Anything Goes
  7. Scrappy Frog Challenges – Sentimental

I know I still need to answer some of your questions. Just trying to do everything at once. 🙂 Next post I promise!!!

BIG Squeezes! Thanks so much for popping by.

Zoe xxxooo


  1. Maria Therese January 15, 2011 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    Woooooooow your shadowing is good! So love the depth of your image!!

  2. Maja Gomboc January 15, 2011 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    Oh, that’s a beautiful card. I love the colour you used. Your coloring is awesome! Also, great choice of images. And those flowers on the top are awesome as well. Well done!

    If you want, you can visit me here: crafty-little-bee.blogspot.com

  3. Bente January 15, 2011 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    I just can’t get enough of your AMAZING coloring – the folds in Edwin’s dress and shirt – just gorgeous!!
    The card was just perfect too!!

    Hugs, Bente

  4. Lynette January 15, 2011 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Your tree is gorgeous, it almost looks like you embossed it. The whole card is gorgeous. Beautiful work and I think your on to something there with little stamps you can put up in the flowers or off to the side.

  5. chrilvian January 15, 2011 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    ooooo hugs back
    you did an amazing job with the clothes

  6. Kitty January 15, 2011 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Hi Great mix of stamps love the tree !! and great tip using acetate. Wonderful colourful project. Super inspiration !! Kitty 🙂

  7. ? Kristy Young ? January 15, 2011 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    OMG Check out your amazing colouring WHOAH!!! Not to mention the fabulous LO!! Gorgeous!
    Kristy xo

  8. ? Kristy Young ? January 15, 2011 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    OMG Check out your amazing colouring WHOAH!!! Not to mention the fabulous LO!! Gorgeous!
    Kristy xo

  9. ? Kristy Young ? January 15, 2011 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    OMG Check out your amazing colouring WHOAH!!! Not to mention the fabulous LO!! Gorgeous!
    Kristy xo

  10. Annika January 15, 2011 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    You have just cost me a fortune!! Looking at your colouring I decided that I need a full lineup of grey colours, not 1/3/5etc like I have now. So lets see, four ranges of greys, 2/4/6/8 for each of them… aw, my head hurts…so will my credit card
    Maybe in February. Or March. Or something.
    I might need to sell the kids first.lol

  11. kerry January 15, 2011 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    You’ve amazed me again Zoe..your colouring makes everything look so real..I love it as always

  12. lis-murphy January 15, 2011 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    Hi Zoe..
    just wanted to sayi looove this card. Your colouring is absolutely Freakin’ awesome ! love it, love it! xx
    hugs xx

  13. Magali January 15, 2011 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    Are you coming from another planet ??? Your colouring is just out of this world Zoe !!!
    What a fantastic creation, Edwin seems so real in your hands !!!
    Big Hugsssss
    Mag 🙂

  14. Renkata January 15, 2011 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    ohhhh you are really an inspiration for me!
    The folds in his pants are just fab and make look like really fabric.
    Sensational Zoe!
    It’s just pitty I am in otherside of the world otherway I will be on your door step 🙂 ( hehehehe)

  15. *mieke* January 15, 2011 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    O so SWEET!!!!!
    Love from Holland…Mieke

  16. Janette January 15, 2011 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    LOVE the way you colour, your amazing, this is another fabulous card from you, so adore the whole thing, it’s a work of art.xx

  17. Vicky xx January 15, 2011 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    WOWWWW…..this is truly amazing its gobsmacking gorgeous hun. What I would do if I could colour like you….my goodness it would be a dream come true. Hope you have a good weekend.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  18. Julie S January 15, 2011 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    Just stunning!! The folds are just fabby! I watched your tutorial just have to practice lots and lots!! lol!
    Will you do more tutorials? Your coloring is really inspiring! julie x

  19. Anneke January 15, 2011 at 11:14 pm - Reply

    Hi Zoe,
    what a amazing card!!
    Love your color work
    Hugs Anneke

  20. Anonymous January 15, 2011 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Beautiful card! Your coloring always inspires me.


  21. Angela January 15, 2011 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    Zoe, your coloring on this is stunning! You are truly the best colourist out there in my opinion! The way you colored Edwin and the folds on his clothes is brilliant! I will be studying this card for a long time!! 😉 hugs, Angela

  22. Angela January 15, 2011 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    OH! And I love how you used dots to color in that teddy bear! Brilliant! Did I say that already? Wow!! I can’t get enough of this card! 😉

  23. kv6i6 January 16, 2011 at 12:11 am - Reply

    It is marvelous color. Very well be transfused colors.

  24. Sue S. January 16, 2011 at 12:38 am - Reply

    Great scene and wonderful coloring. Love the flowers topping the tree. It really comes to life!
    Sue S.

  25. Barb Hardeman January 16, 2011 at 12:39 am - Reply


    It took me forever to get my jaw up off the floor! Girl! This is stunning, I mean STUNNING! I have shaded pants before, but not wrinkled like this. Please…PLEASE…would you consider giving a video tutorial on how you color! I’m going to study this until my eye balls fall out and then I’m going to practice like crazy. Your work is blowing me AWAY!!!!!!
    Hugs (maybe if I touch you through cyber space some of it will rub off on me)
    (Your drooling new friend)

  26. dale8655 January 16, 2011 at 12:46 am - Reply

    OMG Zoe…you’re shading is absolutely incredible. You are a genius girl…and if you ever get over here to Perth I want to take lessons :))
    Fabulous !!!!!


  27. Ineke Bezemer January 16, 2011 at 12:59 am - Reply

    What a nice card. I love Edwin very much.

    Hugs Ineke

  28. Myrna January 16, 2011 at 1:03 am - Reply

    Your talent just blows my mind!!!!

  29. Danielle January 16, 2011 at 1:15 am - Reply

    Totally & Amazingly BEAUTIFUL! Breathaking.
    Hugs. Danielle.

  30. Chris January 16, 2011 at 1:15 am - Reply

    Oh my Gosh, this is a heart melter! I love it! That tree is fabulous, your Edwin and the Bear are adorable. What a labor of love I just keep looking at it and thinking, “Hallmark, eat your heart out. This gal makes better cards than you ever will!” It’s gorgeous!

    Chris Christensen

  31. Becca Fabozzi January 16, 2011 at 1:17 am - Reply

    Your coloring is just amazing!!!! I absolitely LOVE the way you do your shading and pleating, it is just amazing. I hope that someday I too can color as well as you do. Your scene is just adorable

  32. Solveig (Sol) January 16, 2011 at 1:23 am - Reply

    Fantastic Card!!! WOW!!! Your Colouring is Amazing!!! The Colouring of Edwing is Absoloutely Gorgeous. I don`t know how you do it! Fantastic!!!! Great Card!!! Have a Great Weekend! :o)

  33. Shana January 16, 2011 at 1:24 am - Reply

    Zoe – oh my the shading is WOW! I love your “whimsical” stamp combination and how you’ve popped up Edwin and the bear! Thank you so much for sharing!

  34. Dawn Bennett January 16, 2011 at 2:31 am - Reply

    Another gorgeous card Zoe. Love your coloring and your shading is well, WOW…. Love it all. Thanks for sharing.

  35. paola January 16, 2011 at 2:35 am - Reply

    Just hang on while i pick up my lower jaw off the ground. This is phenomenal!! i absolutely love what you’ve done with Edwin’s trousers and the folds on his shirt are mind blowing. SPECTACULAR!!

  36. renecomstock January 16, 2011 at 2:39 am - Reply

    GORGEOUS! The coloring…A-MAZ-ING! The scene…ADORABLE! Those flowers…FANTASTIC!!!!
    Rene 😀

  37. Cricket January 16, 2011 at 3:05 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness I love it. Your coloring is great. Love the teddy bear.

  38. Louise January 16, 2011 at 4:08 am - Reply

    Lovely card Zoe, your colouring is always amazing. The flowers along the top look great. Love the idea of cute tag stamps.

  39. carisa January 16, 2011 at 4:39 am - Reply

    Zoe – Zoe – Zoe….Colouring Goddess that you are! Wow, I just about flipped when I scrolled down and saw your card. This is GORGEOUS!!!! I am in awe once again….you are truly talented with your markers. One of these days I hope to be half as good as you!!!

  40. Beccy January 16, 2011 at 5:50 am - Reply

    Wow Wow and Wow truly amaazing love Edwin even if hasnt got a mouth lol. Love looking at your colouring the depth you achieve is tremendous, picking up hints all the time.

    Hugs Beccy x

  41. San B January 16, 2011 at 5:59 am - Reply

    O wow! I love your coloring, you’re soooooo good at it!
    Hugs, Sandra

  42. christinacarstensen January 16, 2011 at 6:06 am - Reply


  43. Debbi January 16, 2011 at 7:14 am - Reply

    What a beautiful card! I love how you used the acetate to elevate Edwin–so clever!

  44. sammi January 16, 2011 at 7:55 am - Reply

    Hi Zoe!
    This card is gorgeous!! LOVE the combination of images and your colouring is truly Amazing! LOVE the texture and shadows!!!

  45. Christa January 16, 2011 at 8:06 am - Reply

    wow great card i love it, love your coloring hugs christa

  46. Leah Ann Gast January 16, 2011 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Edwin is adorable. Love this it is beautiful and Love how you did his pants. Sooo cute! & very colorful! Excellent

  47. Snoopy January 16, 2011 at 8:20 am - Reply

    Who cares about perspective? This is fabulous! Anyone would be
    THRILLED to get a card like this! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Snoopy 😀

  48. Nikki C January 16, 2011 at 8:38 am - Reply

    Beautifully done love how you’ve colored it all in with all the shading
    hugs Nikki

  49. Maz January 16, 2011 at 8:40 am - Reply

    Hi Zoe!
    I’m like the rest…I can’t stop looking at your work of art.
    It is mind boggling. I want to color like that. Could this be done with distress inks? I love the shirt. The coloring is awesome. And the pants sure do look like satin. Love it all.
    Hugs Maz

  50. Kim January 16, 2011 at 9:24 am - Reply

    oh my gosh! Wow! I am drooling over your coloring!! I LOVE LOVE how you colored Edwin!! This is a masterpiece!

  51. Lydia January 16, 2011 at 9:34 am - Reply

    Hi Hun
    I think a definite ‘YES’ to the tags…and I think ….WOW! to your card!!
    Your colouring as always, is totally dreamy! xx

  52. harma sym January 16, 2011 at 9:44 am - Reply

    WOWWWWW Zoe.Your coloring is just amazing! I absolitely LOVE the way you do your shading and pleating. It will be along time befor I can coloring the way you do.And the heart in the tree !!! brings back memories longgggggggg time ago when my sweetheart carved a heart in the tree with our names lol
    Hugs harma sym


  53. Helen_e January 16, 2011 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    ??, ???, ????? ???????!!! ????? ?????!!! ????? ???????!!!

  54. Cabio January 16, 2011 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Zoe, I know the word “Beautiful” doesn’t normally use for a male theme card, but this card is so beautiful and awesome :o)

  55. Tracy January 16, 2011 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    Gezz Zoe, how long do you spend on these cards???? AMAZING.
    Hope you are alright with all those floodings… Might see you in June… heading over on the 17th.

  56. Candy January 16, 2011 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    Holly Molly – Zoe!
    Your card is out of this world!!
    Your colouring as knocked me over it is so awesome!!!! I need lessons from YOU!
    Love the way you have cut off the tree – Great the way you have all of your images against or in front of it. Love the wee tag.
    I am just getting up off the floor now LOL
    Hugs, Cancdy

  57. Candy January 16, 2011 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Holly Molly – Zoe!
    Your card is out of this world!!
    Your colouring as knocked me over it is so awesome!!!! I need lessons from YOU!
    Love the way you have cut off the tree – Great the way you have all of your images against or in front of it. Love the wee tag.
    I am just getting up off the floor now LOL
    Hugs, Candy

  58. Lissa1985.85 January 16, 2011 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    It is stunningly beautiful! You do such wonderful work, a pleasure to see them!

  59. leslie January 17, 2011 at 1:34 am - Reply

    your shading is freakin awesome! I stared at it for a good couple of minutes. lol Fantastic job.

  60. Shelley January 17, 2011 at 1:34 am - Reply

    I love the scene and the bright colours. Wonderful card! I think we should see more of Edwin! hugs shelley


  61. kraigeteammates January 17, 2011 at 1:44 am - Reply

    WOW, what beautiful coloring! I LOVE your card and Edwin is adorable!
    Judy K.

  62. Sneezy January 17, 2011 at 2:24 am - Reply

    Thunk!!!! that was me falling over your coloring is so amazing I don’t know what to say! Wow!!!!!!!!

  63. Anonymous January 17, 2011 at 2:51 am - Reply

    How did you do those pants!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would love to see a tutorial. Gorgeous coloring.

  64. Ila January 17, 2011 at 3:29 am - Reply

    Totally Gorgeous!!…your coloring and details are Amazing!!

  65. sevi January 17, 2011 at 3:52 am - Reply

    oh my gosh,your colouring is so beautifull.
    just love it
    greetz sevi

  66. Anonymous January 17, 2011 at 6:02 am - Reply

    It’s gorgeous! And you colouring is amazing!

  67. Tracy January 17, 2011 at 6:25 am - Reply

    Totally stunning Zoe, so much attention to detail, I just love it, then again I love everything you produce. Gorgeous colouring, still waiting for my plane ticket, lol.
    Hugs Tracy x

  68. Ang January 17, 2011 at 8:01 am - Reply

    Completely stunning card Zoe!! I love the flowers on top of the tree stump, great idea! Hugs, Ang x

  69. ForgottenScraps January 17, 2011 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    This is fabulous – I love it! The color of the leaves are awesome and how you colored the bear to go with the Magnolia is brilliant! In fact the colors of the whole card are a fantastic – truly inspiring! 😀

  70. ForgottenScraps January 17, 2011 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    Oh by the way.. you should totally go on over and link it up in the challenge – I needs to be “beefed up!” 😀


  71. ForgottenScraps January 17, 2011 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Sa-weet!! Thanks for playing along in the Forgotten Scraps challenge! 😀 He he.

  72. Monique January 17, 2011 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    Wow Zoe !! This is absolutely gorgious !!! I love it :)).

    Hugs Monique

  73. LindaS January 17, 2011 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Your coloring is totally amazing – I especially love the row of flowers at the top.

  74. Jeanet January 17, 2011 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    This is totally amazing, your coloring is so beautiful! Hugs, Jeanet

  75. Grandma's Pearl January 17, 2011 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    How cute is that…. What a great job to put the Valentines Bear with a Magnolia!!!!!! I just LOVE what you did to the bear…Your coloring is beautiful… I am going to have to sit here for awhile and just look, so many things going on. Thanks for joining us at Forgotten Scraps. Just wonderful….

  76. Tracey Brossart January 18, 2011 at 12:41 am - Reply

    Wow super gorgeous coloring and amazing card! Wonderful job! 😀


  77. pops x January 18, 2011 at 1:39 am - Reply

    This is just gorgeous fab image and gorgeous colours, thank you for joining us at Just Magnolia this week big hugs love Pops x x x

  78. lalkygirl January 18, 2011 at 3:29 am - Reply

    fantastic card ,i am in awe of your shading,just stunning
    thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck in the challenges
    tracey x

  79. Anonymous January 18, 2011 at 11:17 am - Reply

    Um, yes, I’m leaving ANOTHER comment! 😀 I’ve been trying to figure out how your E40s colors equate to mine. Check this out… the bear and bunny are with E40s but they’re no where near your bear colors. Is it really just the lighting?


  80. Julie January 18, 2011 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Hi Zoe. Thank you for the sweet comment. I have to tell you, I love the coloring on this card. The detail in the clothes is gorgeous and really brings them to life. I also love what you did with the tree and the leaves. Gorgeous!


  81. Nancy Schultz January 18, 2011 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    Hi Zoe…I have just found your blog and I want to tell you that your coloring is amazing! I watched your coloring videos and I can not wait to try your techniques. Thank you so much for sharing your talent and I will be back often. Your cards are stunningly beautiful!

  82. bettina January 19, 2011 at 12:11 am - Reply

    Hi Zoe! this is so cute. Your coloring is out of this world, i dont have any word for it, fab ,fantasic, wonderful isnt enough. thanks for joining us at southern girls with your fantastic card. hugs

  83. RubyM:) January 19, 2011 at 3:18 am - Reply

    Hey HUN I’M HERE LOL!!! Ok do you want goofy Ruby or serious lol??!!

    OMG!!!!!!!!!! Zoe are you out of your mind??!! How the heck did you do this lol!!??? Ok i say you do come to the U.S but i’m not responsible if you don’t go back home lol!!Keeping you in my pocket so when i need you to color my images just sit you right up on my work desk lol!!!

    YOU MY LADY ARE AN ARTIST!! I think you would do good in the Manga industry.I would like to see more of those images colored by you.Just to see your translation on the lighting.I saw one of your videos!!!! I JUST HAD A BIG SMILE HEARING YOU CHAT AWAY LOL!!Well my lady going back to the coloring room to attempt to color close to you :)((love ya))RubyM:)

  84. scrappinpeg January 19, 2011 at 10:18 am - Reply

    wow your coloring is just AMAZING. I can’t even begin to tell you how beautiful it is…. Wish we lived close enough for lessons! Great inspiration!

  85. Aussie Loz January 19, 2011 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    OH MY GOD ZOE!! this is awesome, I love your colouring! Wow! ?

  86. Bizzi Hands January 20, 2011 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    What a great card Zoe.. i just love the way you have put it together.. I have just found your blog and am loving it so far.. cant wait to have some more time to have a look at your videos..


  87. TSuliks January 22, 2011 at 1:56 am - Reply

    Oh my gosh…. Is this for real that anyone can color like this????? Fabulous!!!! The card is just perfection!!!! I am in awe…. wow….

  88. leilabotting January 22, 2011 at 3:39 am - Reply

    This card is just beautiful. I haven’t gotten into copic markers yet. They are a little pricey but my goodness this card is gorgeous. and the videos make it look so easy.

  89. Netty January 22, 2011 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    Just been watching your colouring tutorials, they’re so helpful. Thanks for sharing. Annette xx

  90. Natasha Daly January 23, 2011 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    Hi Zoe, I can’t get over your amazing colouring!!! I will definitely be checking out your you tube tutorials on this! Best wishes for 2011. I look forward to seeing what you create this year.

  91. Frances January 24, 2011 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Great coloring technique, loved your tutorial on coloring folds. tks, great inspiration. Frances. becreativebeyou.blogspot.com

  92. autumn0725 January 25, 2011 at 3:46 am - Reply

    This is sooo cute! Fabulous, Fabulous coloring! Love it! Thanks for joining us at SG!

  93. Michelle January 25, 2011 at 10:50 am - Reply

    Hi Zoe,
    Thank you so much for your sweet comment you left me. Your tutorials are great and I love your accent =)

  94. E.T January 27, 2011 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    Wowsers! You are the queen of colouring! Brilliant!

  95. desiree January 31, 2011 at 8:47 am - Reply

    what a beautiful flowers you used on this card, lovely.
    I really like Edwin!

  96. Leslie Avila February 2, 2011 at 9:10 am - Reply

    You Rock! Totally awesome shadowing and shading. I’m in awe!
    Hugs from Georgetown~

  97. Mina February 10, 2011 at 8:04 am - Reply

    wow wow wow Zoe amazing colouring (of course), I love to see Edwin used and you have used him perfectly…thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe’s Crafts monthly challenge
    Mina xxx

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