A new week, another challenge:) This card is for the Freshly Made Sketches, #43. My image this week is from Mo Manning, at Mo’s Digital Pencil. Believe it or not, I DID color this image myself! 🙂 Yes, I pulled out my Stampin’ Up! ink refill bottles and went to work with my Aqua Painter. I’ll tell you how I did that in a minute;) First, here is the sketch for this week:
My computer was down all day Tuesday:( I had my image all colored and I had a different layout ready to work with….then my computer popped back on Wednesday and I found this sketch:) This sketch worked much better for me, how lucky was that? I wanted my image to be kinda big, so it wouldn’t be too difficult to color. Yes, you all know by now I don’t color very well:( As a matter of fact, Mo had this image colored as a sample, I just copied it, the colors I mean, not the card;) I love the colors and they translate well into Stampin’ Up! So here is my card, you can click on it to make it larger:
Isn’t it just the cutest Cheshire Cat?! I only had to color about 8 images before I was satisfied! Now onto how I did it. I work on a glass mat for all my cardmaking. I took a bottle of Melon Mambo and put 1 drop onto the glass mat. I squeezed out some water from my Aqua Painter and mixed it up. Full strength would be too dark! I colored the Melon Mambo first and then the Pumpkin Pie. I did the branch last with Chocolate Chip the same way. For the Wild Wasabi, I used a stamp pad and just tapped it a few times onto my mat and added water. It’s so simple:) And it all cleans up with a paper towel and a little more water;)
I tried to work carefully and slowly, but even still, I kept getting pink in the orange or the other way around:( And the teeth, oh my, trying to keep the teeth from being Pumpkin Pie colored was difficult. I had started with some smaller images and then just enlarged them. LOL I know, it’s a simple image, but I’m very picky, that’s one of the reasons I don’t color often.
Sorry, I seem to be a bit chatty today:( Anyway…..I will have a full list of supplies below.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my card:) I hope you all have a great week!
Stamps-Warm Words (retired)
Paper-Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Designer Series Paper-Patterns Stack-Brights Collection, Pumpkin Pie Stripe, and Melon Mambo Dotted
Ink-Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip
Misc-Stampin’ Dimensionals, Tombow (green) glue, Stamp-a-ma-jig (for sentiment placement)
Digital Image from Mo’s Digital Pencil