Monday, March 28, 2011

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge #75 --- "Show Me Some Attitude"

Mo's challenge this week is all about ATTITUDE.  Well, I can certainly do that! The hard part was choosing which of Mo's images to use! One of the things I love the most about her illustrations is that so many of them are just full of attitude, from the little kids' terrible twos to Mummu's happy dance.  I recently bought "The Tramp", a depiction of the original Little Tramp Charlie Chaplin.  We were introduced to Charlie as little kids, though these were classic films even back then, and we thought he was the funniest man! Mo has managed to capture the Little Tramp's attitude in this illustration.  With his too-tight coat, oversized shoes, and spiffy cane, he carries the attitude of optimism and hope, despite the rags of financial challenges.

"Strike a Pose!"

I used some dp I've had for years!  It came from Paper Pizzazz (HOTP) Masculine Collage sheets, though it could be considered vintage, as well.  I love the old camera, very much from that era.  The corners are Cuttlebug dies and the stick-on brass brads are my new favorite from K & Company. Little pieces of scrap paper and mesh sit behind the image and frame cut with Nesties deckle edged dies.

I colored the image with Copics and the main colors in the suit are E13, E23, E29, and E53. 

This character tells me that no matter what our circumstances we can strike a pose of optimism.  Laughter is always a good thing, and he makes me laugh!  I hope you enjoyed this card and that your week has lots of humor in it.  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Mo's challenge blog for more attitude -- and inspiration. 

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Carmen O. said...

OMGosh Barb! What a fabulous card. I love the image - he definitely makes me smile. Your design is perfection - just the right amount of embellies. LOVE IT!!

Cindy (Stamp With Me Cindy G/Stamping Therapy) said...

I LOVE this. Just fabulous. Your detalining is awesome.

Elaine L. said...

Oh, Barb! That paper is so perfect with this image! Great card, all around! glad you shared it with us in Mo's Challenge.

Pat said...

BARB!!!!! This is STUNNING girlfriend!! I'm totally gobsmacked! (I learned that from my DT sister, Paola! LOL!) I love this card!! The DPs are perfect...and let me tell ya, your coloring is exquisite! The shadows are amazing! I'm definitely saving this card for reference on how to do shadows! I'm so tickled that you've joined us again for this week's challenge at Mo's! It's always such fun to see what new little work of art you've come up with!! Hugs. Pat Frank

Dorcas said...

Now how is it that Ive never seen this stamp?? Wonderful job Barb!I’m so glad you were able to play with us at Mo’s challenge this week!

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

This is just FAB!! Love everything from the colours...DP and your wonderful colouring x
Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week x

Heather said...

He's adorable!!

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Oh, I love this...fantastic. :)