Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Friday, January 18, 2013

Life is good

TGIF!!! Welcome to our first inspiration challenge of 2013.  I always thought it would be cool to have inspiration challenges. I see them all the time on blogs - some of the colours you would never think of putting together. When I saw our inspiration colours I thought what am I going to do - follow the colours or the design.  As I went through some of my 6x6 paper packs I came across the perfect paper that contained the exact colours - well pretty close.

Then I saw this image sitting on my desk - I pulled it out last week to colour and never did, so this is what I went with.  I'm using another Mo Manning image called The Big Guy Jogging.

 As always, I stamped the image using black memento on bella's bestest paper.  I used copics to colour and pencils for the shading.

The top right corner left a large white space and wanted to fill that in a bit, so I decided on this little sentiment from Verve.  I stamped it on a piece of scrap dp and then cut it out using Verve's ribbon banner die.  I tied a piece of red twine around it and then tucked the end in behind the layers. 

For some more inspiration on this weeks challenge, stop over at Bloggabella and leave a comment while your there for a chance to win $10 in bella bucks.

Did you notice my new 'blinkie' in the top right side of the page? You can have this too.  Be a part of the Sisterhood and add this to your blog.  Stop over at Stamping Bella to get your new blinkie - here.

Next weeks challenge is another sketch. If you get a chance to play along, you can email Emily your card by Thursday night.
Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by. Your comments are greatly appreciated. 


Mary J said...

Brilliant guy card, Pauline! I love those papers with him and very clever how you did the sentiment!

Dana White said...

I love your take on the inspiration challenge - great card Pauline

Leslie said...

This is lovely Pauline! Your colours and shading are perfect and I LOVE that little banner in the top right corner - perfect!

Tracy said...

He's fabulous Pauline! You did match the paper perfectly for the challenge and got a very manly look. Great job! Hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

What a great guy card! The big guy and his little dog -- so cute!

Crafty Cath said...

Wow - this card is fantastic! The coloring, paper and layout came together so very nicely. I want to CASE it - but I promise I won't post it!