Monday, October 18, 2010

Mo's #53 Sketch Challenge



Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. It was cold and dreary here so I decided to make a card for Mo's Challenge #53. I love Mo Manning's awesome digis and I chose "First Christmas" for this challenge. I also, had gone to the fall stamp convention and picked up some new toys (which I had to try out here). I saw pan pastels being demonstrated at the Bugawump booth and after much thought and consideration decided to purchase the basic colors...(I always seem to like whatever is being demonstrated and firmly believe that it looks so easy EVEN I can do it...lol not always the case. ) I used my copic markers to color this cute little one. I masked my baby and proceeded to use the pan pastels to fill in my background. Once I was ok (or as close as could be), with the background I stamped a portion of a Christmas tree over the mask to make the Christmas ornament appear to be hanging from a tree. I used crystal effects on the ornament along with some glitter to make it pop...(patience is not one of my strong suits) so before it was quite dry.....sigh....I ran it through my cuttle bug with the round nestie...effectively putting a dent in the original almost dry crystal effects. I then tried to fix that little mistake with more crystal effects...in the long run it doesn't really look all that bad, but will not be doing that again for awhile...lol... Thank you for stopping by and checking out my card....


Image: Mo Manning Digital First Christmas

Paper: all SU....espresso, cherry cobbler, Deck the Halls DSP

embellies: crystal effects, iridescent stickles

7 comments:

April said...

What an adorable card!! I love how you are so willing to try new techniques. I think I am in a rut with that!

Lorie said...

What a sweet card, Carol! I've never heard of the medium you mentioned, but the results are beautiful! Can't wait to see and learn more about it!!

Elaine L. said...

How cute! I love the background paper. Thanks for joining us in Mo's Challenge.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness... what a fun card. I love how the cute Cute CUTE image shows up so well against the neutral background... and wow! Your coloring is awesome!!!

Dawn B. said...

This is so sweet. I love that background. You did a great job with the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week.

~Paola~ said...

wowzer! another winning creation by Carol!...such swwwwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeet card my friend...the image is just darling and colored to PER-FEC-TION!*Luv it!* :o)

Imke said...

Carol,your card is so sweet. I like the background.