Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Color & Sketch Challenges

I colored these images while watching a movie with my family last night. For me, coloring is a great way to relax... it's just too hard to sit still and watch a movie without having something in my hands. My family, a little popcorn, my Scor-Pal/Scor-mat in my lap and a few Copics nearby...now that's one great way to spend an evening :) !!! I checked this week's color challenge before getting started & pulled out a few Copics that fit the challenge, to use Riding Hood Red, Artichoke & Basic Gray (CC184). I used R37 for Riding Hood Red, G85 & G99 for Artichoke & N3, N6 & C1 for the Gray. The branches are E13 & E15. I used R32 for their cheeks & other highlights. My grays aren't an exact match for Basic Gray, but it's what I have, so I made it work :) . Oh, and there's a touch of B000 around the eyes. I used one of my favorite newly released stamps, Christmas Birds, by Pink Poison/Splendid Little Stamps! I absolutely love those little birds, they are just precious!

This next one technically also qualifies for the color challenge (she does have artichoke in her dress), but it's really for the Sketch challenge (CC194). I used my new Princess Anya stamp for this one...love those Anyas & I heard we can expect to see more Anyas in the near future...woo-hoo!! Great layout, it was fun to try. More Riding Hood Red & Basic Gray with a little Prism Aluminum cardstock, embossed with the Cuttlebug Textiles embossing folder. I Used the same colors of Copics with the addition of E00 & G40 for her skin & eyeshadow. Oh, I almost forgot...I used C1 for shadowing around the images. It's almost always what I use because it's subtle, but does add some depth (almost sounds like I know what I'm doing...it's a nice illusion, lol!!)

I have another RAK to share with you today too :) ! This is one I received from my friend Tonya! Beautiful layout, colors (Black, Pomegranate & Pink) & choice of images (Sweet Always)...isn't it awesome?! Tonya just started blogging recently and I think you're going to really like what you find over at Ribbon Paper Ink! Thanks Tonya, you & your cards never failed to amaze & inspire me :) !!!

That's it for today. I've been neglecting my beautiful new SU stamps a bit, but do have some fun things in the works for my hostess club girls and a few things on the workbench too!! So many great stamps, so little stamping time. What's a girl to do, lol!! I also have some great new ODBD stamps that should be arriving in my mailbox anyday. I've seen 'em online & can't wait to introduce them to some ink...and share them with you :) ! I also have a simple little masking tutorial to share with you soon. So, stay tuned for that. Thanks for stopping by :) . Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!!

Supplies for the first card (size 5" square) ~ Stamps: Christmas Birds Paper: Riding Hood Red, Basic Gray, Almost Artichoke, Bella Rose DP, White Ink: Palette Noir, Copics Tools/Accessories: Cuttlebug with Round/Scalloped Nesties, Dew Drops, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Crystal Effects, Sakura clear glaze pen, Dimensinoals

Supplies for the second card (size 4 1/2 x 4 3/4) ~ Stamps: Princess Anya Paper: Riding Hood Red, Basic Gray, Prism Aluminum, White Ink: Pallete Noir, Copics Tools/Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Cuttlebug with Textiles Embossing Folder, Crystal Effects, Silver SU glitter, Rhinestones (walmart), Dimensionals

7 comments:

Kelley said...

You're so funny...wink!!

Tonya said...

Great cards Nancy! That Anya card is fabulous. The colors on her dress are rich! I hope to get a chance to play with the sketch challenge too. =)

Thank you. You make me blush!

Pauline said...

These cards are just too cute, I love the stamps, layout, and dew drops too, (hint,hint)lol. Hugs.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Love the new Anya and all the sparkle you've given her!! And those birds are soooo cute!
Smiles, Jami

Sandi said...

Great cards as always. Princess Anya-of course reminds me of the Anya we know, but not quite her image! Beautiful work :0).

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Wow, these cards are awesome!!! Your coloring is exquisite! It sure looks like you have conquered those Copics. Great images too! TFS

Angel said...

You always have SO much to share and everything is absolutely fabulous. No duds in the bunch! How do you do it?
I love the birdy card especially. I am crazy about birds lately!