Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Cute Bats?! Yes, Very Cute!

Welcome to the Conie Fong Art and Design October Facebook Challenge! The challenge this month is to use a Conie Fong image and the theme - Make it Spook-tacular! (As always, the challenges are Anything Goes, but you get an extra point for using the theme!)
The image I used this month is this adorable image called Bats Friends. (Which is a play on "Best Friends," get it?!) These little bats are just so cute. And who would ever think bats are cute?! 

I did something new for me...I colored a DARK background for my image! I have never done that before. It was SCARY! And it took me three tries!
I printed the image slightly smaller than 5 1/2" onto white cardstock. Then, using Copic markers (B39, B37, B26, B24, B21, and BV29) I colored the background. I wanted to have a soft glow around the moon, getting darker as you move away from the moon. It was really hard for me to lay down all the DARK color, let me tell you! 

As you can see, I colored the background first, just in case I made a mess. I did make a mess my first try. Then I tried pencils, but that was worse, so I came back to Copics and tried HARDER. Sadly, the camera picked up my maker strokes. It is not as bad in real life, but I do need to blend better next time...if there IS a next time!
After the background dried, I colored the rest of the image. The hardest part was the little bats. I really struggled with those guys, too! But in the end, I think they are just so funny and cute! 
Since my image is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" I made an 8" x 8" card using some paper from my stash. I found that cute jack-o-lantern charm in my bin of goodies, too. He was perfect for my card! 

Please play along in the Conie Fong FaceBook challenge. If you don't have a Conie Fong image, you can download one for free once you join the Facebook Group! Click HERE for that.   

I am entering my card into these challenges:

Stinkin' Inkers - Monster Mash (TOP THREE WINNER)
Make My Monday #56 - Animal Antics (closed)
The Crazy Challenge #258 - Add an Animal (closed)
Colour Crazy Challenge Wk 39 - Anything Goes (closed)
Really Reasonable Ribbon #172 - Anything Goes with Ribbon (closed)

Conie Fong October 2017 Facebook Challenge

Your project needs to be uploaded into the designated Facebook album (click HERE) in order to be considered for the prizes. Make sure to read all the RULES on the Challenge Page.

Digital stamps: Conie Fong Art and Design 
Bats Friends

Copic markers: B39, B37, B26, B24, B21, BV29, E42, E43, E44, E47, C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, YR09, YR16, YR18, YR24, YG93, YG95, YG97, Y00, Y02, Y06, R04, R20, R22, R30, R59, Colorless Blender
Pens: Sakura Gelly Roll White
Printed paper: Carta Bella Trick or Treat (The Big Night, Halloween Words)
Cardstock: Hammermill Digital Copy 100#, Worldwin Midnight, Orange (unknown)
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon Orange Plaid with Black Stitching
Stamens: Wild Orchid Crafts Black
Charm: The Funkie Junkie Boutique
Adhesive: ATG tape, 3M foam tape, hot glue


  1. You did an awesome job! I love your card!!! If its a contest, you won for sure! I love those cute lil bats and u rocked that background!!!

  2. Your bats are adorable and you made a perfect background. This is on of the TOP hallooween card I saw. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Crazy Challenge.


  3. These bats are just so cute!! And the background is great

    Hugz Tinz

  4. What a fabby card and a great addition to our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Huggs from Ginny at Polly's Paper Studio!

  5. Absolutely adorable!! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  6. Wow! What a fabulous card. Love the papers and copic background. The bats are so adorable. Thanks for joining the Stinkin' Inkers challenge.

  7. They are so cute and beautifully coloured, well worth all the hard work. Janet DT MMM challenge

  8. What a cute card! I LOVE your background coloring! Thanks for joining us at Stinkin' Inkers!

    ~Ashley W
    Stinkin' Inkers DT member