Tuesday, October 28, 2008

# 2 Today - If it doesn’t…..

…kill you, it makes you grow stronger. Right? I heard that in a song this morning. Oh, I struggle with color challenges and have been pretty successful at avoiding them. But, it’s time to recognize that if I don’t practice, I will never get better. So this is for color challenge CC190 and also sketch challenge Mojo58 (although I prolly should have framed out Glideabella to really follow the sketch). This image was a PIF from Blessingsx3 eons ago (Thanks Janette!)

I was just getting ready to upload my photo when I noticed that poor Glideabella only had one pony! Ha! I couldn’t find the other one so I had to remove the only one she had left. Sorry Glideabella!

OK, now how did I make this card....Oh, I don't know, I tried this and that. Actually started with Pirouette Pink as the background and realized I had the wrong shade of pink. So, let's see......I masked the "lake" and sponged Kiwi Kiss for the ground. Then I masked the ground and stamped the evergreens many times at different heights. I didn't like the white showing in the sky so I watercolored some Tangerine Tango into the sky area. Wasn't sure I liked the colors so I stamped snow and snowflakes in Whisper White. If all else fails, add glitter!

The large pink snowflake was cut with my Snowblossom punch and then snow was stamped on, the edges were sponged in Whisper White and then the glitter. I used a similar technique for the flower from the Boho Blossoms punch that is in the center of the snowflake. Then I added a pretty brad. As I'm looking at this now, I'm thinking I should have added some stamped small pink snowflakes throughout to pull it together a bit more.

Stamps: Stamping Bella Glideabella, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Merry & Bright, Lovely as a Tree
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Pixie Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Pixie Pink
Accessories: Copics, Prismacolor pencils & baby oil, glitter pen, Boho Blossoms punch, Snow Blossom punc

Michelle B. aka “Queen of the Scene”

1 comment:

Sandy said...

Adorable card, Michelle!! Looks like you do just fine with color challenges, girl.