Wednesday, October 14, 2009

SFYTT and Mojo Monday Challenge and the Greeting Farm Digi Stamps

Hi Friends! I decided to participate in a few challenges. Do you participate in challenges for the prize that are given out or do you like to be challenged? I like challenges because it helps me to do something different from what I normally would think of doing. It's fun!

Well, this card is for the "Sketch For You To Try" challenge. I really liked the sketch so I decided to play along!

Hey. . .do you see the image? OMG! It's the new digi images at the Greeting Farm! Dang. . .they are so darn cute! I seriously had the most fun coloring the image!

I colored the image with a mix of Copic Markers and Prisma color pencils. The fun thing with Prismacolor Pencils is that it's easier to create highlights and shading but the down side is it takes much longer to color than with Copics.







Prismacolor Pencils was once my choice of color medium but after using Copics. . .I stopped using them. Mainly because of the time factor. It twice as long to color with the pencils which I don't like. I don't have as much time as I once had to craft so to sit and color with the pencils is just too time consuming but I do have to admit, the depth of shading is so much easier to achieve with pencils.

You can see the difference in my coloring. . .if you look at my card below. . it was colored with Copics only.

There are times when I can color with good highlights and shading with Copic . . .for me, it's hit and miss. It's a miss when I rush my coloring and I over color and totally color over the highlights like I did with my card below.

Card Details:

Stamps: The Greeting Farm Penny Witch Digi, SU
Paper: SU designer paper, Really Rust, Only Orange, More Mustard
Ink: Copic Markers and Prismacolor Pencils
Accessories: Nestabilities, Recollections Ribbon, SU Large Star Punch



This card was created for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. I thought it was a fun sketch and a simple one too! Sometimes simple sketches are great because it allows more creative freedom. to add your own embellishments and such.

The image is again a digi image from "the Greeting Farm". I'm seriously diggin' the new digi images! They are so cute! I can't wait to get more of them! With this card, like I said earlier. . .the image was colored with Copics only


Anyway. . .that's it! Hope y'all have a wonderful Wendesday!!

Card Details:

Stamps: the Greeting Ivy Christmas Tree, SU Christmas Punch
Paper: SU designer paper SU Real Red, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Copic Markers
Accessories: Nestabilities, DCWV Adhesive ribbon, buttons, hemp cord, SU Scallop Oval Punch, Dew Drops

18 comments:

Mariska said...

Oh wow these are SO stunning Maria! I LOVE your coloring on both so much!

xxx
Mariska

Summerthyme Studio said...

WOW!!!! Maria~~~ WOW!!!

Dawn Easton said...

LOVE these Maria! I agree that prismas make colouring much quicker but your shading with them is still GREAT!! I'm still practicing...lol

Angela S. said...

These cards are stunning, but I can tell the difference using the prisma pencils.. love the shading and all the depth you created with it..

Terry Oulboub said...

Maria, the cards are so incredibly beautiful, swimming with color and fantastic overlays. You really make card crafting fun (and challenging for those of us who aren't as gifted :D). Beautiful coloring techniques!

LaToya said...

Your coloring came out wonderful. I love the cards, especially the candy corn ribbon...too cute.

Anonymous said...

Those critters are tooo cute-love the cards. Traci

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

Beautiful coloring! I hope they do a lot more digital images at TGF.

PaperCrafty said...

OMword!! These are fabulous Maria!! I love your coloring on both!!

Marja Sch said...

Ohhh Maria what gorgeous cards. The colours are so wonderful. Hugs Marja

Danni said...

Your coloring is amazing no matter what medium you use!! Gorgeous creations and how fun on the first one with the candy corn ribbon!

Mary said...

Both of these cards are so dang adorable Maria. Your colors are gorgeous.

Mary

doris said...

OMG... OMG...OMG...
Ohhh Maria what gorgeous cards... Wow, the colours are so wonderful... Wow!!!!!

xoxo Doris

Viv said...

They are both stunning Maria but I must admit, you've given me something to think about!

Viv xx

Ila said...

Wowzers Maria!! these cards just jump of the page!! the images are Super Cute..the colors and coloring methods on both are Fabulous!!...Hugs, Ila

Monika/Buzsy said...

Maria! Fabulous cards! Your coloring is just fantastic. I do like the Prismacolors better just beause of the shading... TFS!

MacKenzie said...

Wowza girl! Your coloring skills just blow me away. How do you get that cool aura behind the stamped images?

Ida P. Krause said...

Wow these are both just amazing cards. Love everything about them.

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