August 01, 2011

Doodle Pantry Baby Cow Card - CPS 126

This baby cow is on beyond adorable! I live in a small town in the middle of farm country and I love seeing the baby animals with their mamas in the fields. I’m always pointing them out to the kids to the point where my 4 y.o. points out any old critter and says, “Oh, look at the baby {insert animal here}!” Too funny!

baby cow cps sketch

So cute right? The original didn’t have any lines for the cow’s spots so I added lines with a Copic Multiliner. The lines were much too thick for the drawing but you can’t tell anymore because I used black for the spots. If I was going to colour the spots brown, I’d have had to search for a thinner permanent marker.

The background was airbrushed with Copic markers. sorry it isn’t as vibrant as IRL, I took the photo when the sun was setting. I used YG63 for the ground, E33 for the hay and B32 for the sky. I had to be very careful where the sky and hay come close together as those colours aren’t too compatible but I was very happy with the result.

Print

Click on the sketch for a link to the challenge.

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Images:
Doodle Pantry
Stamps: weathered wood BG-SU!
Ink: Old Paper, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress ink, chocolate-SU!
Paper: Brown DP-, Orange DP-Cosmo Cricket Wanted, Espresso, Kraft CS-SU!
Accessories: raffia, wood button, hemp twine-stash, Label 1 Nesties, Copics RV42, E33,35, B32, YG67, C1,3,5,7, 100, 00, Crop-a-dile (notches for raffia)

17 comments:

Kristii said...

What a cute card!! I love the image and the braided trim is absolutely perfect!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is beautiful, Rebecca. Love the rustic background and trim -- perfect with the sweet image.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

What a beautiful card, I love everything about it!

Glenda Atkins said...

Aw I like that image and how you have coloured it."the background was airbrushed with copics" sounds down right hard to me, but you did a marvellous job on it. Love the trim, love the card.

Heide said...

Fantastic card, love your coloring and the braided twine.

Lorie said...

I absolutely adore how sweet your card is with the trim...niiice job!

Patti J said...

Total cuteness! You did a beautiful job, Rebecca! Thanks for sharing...

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Rebecca, how adorable! I love your baby cow with his spots! Great creativity!
Hugs, Sarah

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love you take on the sketch too!

Elise said...

A girl after my OWN heart - I love this on SO many levels, it isn't funny! You're a WONDERFUL mom, first of all! Second of all - a keen appreciator of animals is the kind of friend, I like to have!!!! Third - I love your use of the Card Pattern's sketch for this past week - I'm DELIGHTED that you took the time to share your lovely work with us! THANK YOU! Yee Haw!

maranda said...

OOhhhh what sweet very lovely images nice colors you have used.
thanks for sharing

hugs maranda

Kathy W. said...

Very beautiful! Love the airbrush effect, great job.

Anita Hovey said...

Lovely card & coloring!

Robbie said...

So so sweet! Love, Love baby animals of any kind. Great job with the Holstein calf. One of my boys thought they were called 'Holstink Cows', yep we lived in a dairy town. Awesome card.

Lisa said...

Oh I love your coloring on this - such a sweet image and the background is fantastic!

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Love the rustic feel - fab coloring too!

Sharon Basel said...

Beautiful card Rebecca. Amazing coloring job, spots or not! I love the crackled finish on the paper and the twine. A terrific rustic look so suiting with the image.