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Sunday, 15 August 2010

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge

As soon as I saw this amazing "inspiration photo" at Mo's Digital Pencil, I knew exactly which image I would use. I didn't own it and had to buy it (plus another seven images which just happened to dive into my cart at the same time!  How did that happen?)  I also knew I wanted to incorporate the grey tones of the yarn in the picture and try my hand at my first black and white colouring. It would have been impossible to ignore the beautiful bright colours so I also picked the oranges and greens with pink and a hint of saffron. The image is called "Darn It" and my card is for best matey's hubby who will be 50 later this year. He will love this image, I'm sure, and I'm delighted to have carried the sewing theme throughout. I just hope he doesn't decide to go blog hopping for some reason and see it beforehand!

My main background paper is DCWV. The sentiment is word processed and layered with an SU punch. The recipient of the card may be hitting a milestone birthday but he is very good looking and I intend to soften the blow of the external sentiment with something like "and still SEW handsome at 50" on the inside. The candy is by Craftworks and is nestled in a scalloped edge which is also an SU punch. I painted the green ones with my Copics and the image is coloured in a Promarker/Copic combo.
As with all my photos, you can left click to enlarge and for some reason the picture is always much clearer when it is bigger. Thank you for stopping by!


lalkygirl said...

lesley this is stunning,i love your colouring ,its amazing and has brought he image to life,fantastic idea for a card ,so original
thanks for sharing it
lalkygirl x

Faye said...

Lesley this card is beautiful, what an inspired idea to use the colours with the monochormatic areas. xxx

Lexxie said...

I have just got to get this image Lesley, your card is stunning.
I love how you've left the image in monochrome and highlighted the other details in such beautiful colours.
Really really fab,
Love Sarita xx

Annie said...

wow! amazing colouring on this image and a fabulous at fifty card!
enjoy your day.
hugs, annie x

dolcreations said...

I love how the image is monochrome and the rest is those gorgeous colours! That image is awesome Lesley! It is quite funny when we place an oreder how other things just end up in the cart as well!

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

What a fantastic make.

I love your image and your choice of colours.

What a great piece of inspiration too.

You asked how come you had missed so many creations on my blog .. .. well I can say the same of yours.

Don't know about you but my life has been a bit of a blur this past week and I have been playing catch up nearly all the time.

Enjoy what is left of Sunday.

Love Jules xx

Fiona said...

wow this is fantastic...your interpretation if brilliant. I too loved the photo when I saw it but haven't had a chance to use it yet.


Lindsey said...

Great card again Lesley. I love the image and the sentiment is brilliant. Your coloring is great too
Linds x

Julie said...

Oh Lesley - I'm so happy that this will be making it's way to my house, even if it is for hubby's birthday!! It's stunning and I Love the monochrome image with the coloured accents!! Superb!! Juliexx

CraftyC said...

Wonderful card Lesley, love the image to!

Elaine L. said...

This is wonderful! I love that perfect with this image. Thanks for joining us in Mo's Challenge this week.

Cathy said...

Lesley, this is awesome, Love the partially colored image, so dramatic!!! Thanks for playing the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge this week :)

Janiel/ janny said...

wow girlie this is STUNNING!!!! I love th colors you have used BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

have a great week.
hugs, Janiel

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Fantabulous card Lesley! I will have word with Mo about her 'dodgy' shopping basket...I seem to have that trouble too!! ^.^
Thanks for joining us at Mo's challenge this week :)

Kristyn @ Good Gravy Crafts said...

This card is so great Lesley! I don't have this image, but you are making me want it now!!

shulsart said...

How fabulous. Wonderful shading on the elf and the bright spot of color on his pants and the spool are fabulous. It reminds me of the Wizard of Oz when it changes to color. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Mo's Digital Challenge blog.

Anonymous said...

LOL!! This is just darling!! :)