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Single Layer Card with Lots of Colored Layers | CraftyPaws

I have been wanting to add coloring white fur to my Copic coloring YouTube series and ever since I saw Sandy Allnock’s Charity Hop, I’ve been wanting to create a card that celebrated polar bears, who are endangered and losing their habitats to global warming (the big melt). So I decided to try my hand at coloring up the super cute bear from Some Odd Girl’s “Winter Friends” stamp set. I looked at lots of pictures of real polar bears and found one that was very similar to the stamped image so it was actually relatively easy to translate the colors, shadows and highlights for this image (see video below for shadow mapping and coloring process)

To add a bit of fun for me, I tried a new-to-me Copic coloring technique, taking a chance by trying to color an Aurora Borealis (aka Northern Lights) background sky. This was a total experiment, and I could have ruined the Copic colored bear, but I figured–nothing ventured, nothing gained. I was so excited as it started to come together. I felt lucky that it turned out — almost as lucky as I felt when I once saw the Northern Lights when I was on a family vacation cruise to Alaska 13 years ago.

I used the following Copic colors for the whole single layer card scene:
Polar bear with his “white” fur: E50, E51, W0, W1, W3, W5, W7, R30, and R20
Northern Lights sky background: G14 (yes, green!), B34, B37, B39
Snowy/icy foreground with the cast shadow: B000, B01, C1 and C2

While this is a clean and simple single layer card, I actually layered a LOT of Copic colors for what I think came out to be a rich layered and dimensional look.  The following is a Copic coloring process video showing the coloring of the polar bear:

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Green Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Bit O Green Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Layer it Up Challenge
CASology Melt Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Challenge Anything Goes with Optional Pearls or Gems
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Addicted to Stamps and More Clean and Simple Challenge
Penny Black and More Anything Goes Challenge

MarkerPOP Lucky Pot of Gold (Green) Challenge

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