Monday, March 8, 2010

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge #21 --- Color Theme

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge #21 is the color theme blue, brown and a neutral like white or cream.  This seems to be the week for color theme challenges!  But that's ok.  It gives me the chance to work on my own sketches or use some that I have admired. 

For my card I found the paper to go with Mo's "Rae with journal" and followed the design for my sketch.  The DP is from K&Company Wild Saffron collection.  One of the papers looks like graph paper, a perfect choice for a crafter's journal!  I cut the butterfly from one of the papers.  The blue grosgrain ribbon is wrapped with twine.  The only embellies are a few light blue rhinestones.  The wonderful illustration has so much character!  I used Copics E31, E41, B99 and B91 for her hair and outfit, layering the colors for shadows and depth.  E00 and E000 are my favorite colors for skin.  The grass and flowers are a variety of greens and yellows.

Believe it or not, when I was in high school I painted my bedroom light blue and did the decor in blue and brown.  This card really brings back memories!  I journaled "back then", too.

Thank you for stopping by!  I appreciate your time and comments!  Oh, and don't forget to hop on over to Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge and take a look at the DT's amazing projects, too!

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The Wired Angel said...

Fantastic job on this challenge Barb! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Mo's Challenge!! Sending hugs, Peggy

Elaine L. said...

Very nice! I love the twine around the ribbon. Thanks for taking part in Mo's Challenge this week.

Heather said...

First off, I LOVE this image. Your coloring is AMAZING!!! That ribbon is gorgeous! What a clever and lovely idea. Great texture.

And second of all, I LOVE when we create things and can relate to them or they bring back a memory. This totally reminds me of my sister. Beautiful and smart.

Have a blessed day!

Carmen O. said...

Oh Barb! What a gorgeous card! I love blues and browns together. Your coloring is just exquisite! Beautifully done.

I too painted my room light blue as teen. Matter of fact I even mixed the paint myself - to get just the right blue.

Crafty Dawn said...

Hi Barb hope your well hun. I love this image keep seeing it around fab card and love the string round the ribbon lovely touch! thanx for the comment about my new look blog I am really finding my artistic side and I think it's showing through my blog ;0)

Love Dawn xx

Denise (peanutbee) said...

WOWWW! Awesome coloring!

Dawn B. said...

This is adorable.. I love the way you used blue and brown here. Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's this week..

Sheila said...

Fabulous card Barb, love that it brought back happy memories for you too:-).
Thanks for joining us this week over on Mo's.
Sheila xx

Myrt said...

....another lovely creation, Barb. I love the rich colours and you have used them to perfection.