Thursday, August 14, 2008

SC189 - Autumn Pumpkin Riley Moose

Autumn is coming . . . at least I hope Autumn is on the way! I am done with the hot summer temperatures here in the desert and I am looking forward to some cooler weather and most especially to Halloween.

I made this card for the sketch challenge on SCS yesterday (SC189). I added a layer for my image, rather than making my image be on the main panel, I think it looks better like this. I tried the other way, but none of my images worked quite the way I wanted it to look. This is my second attempt at coloring with the Copics. Please be patient with me as I learn. I used a marker to marker technique, which you can read about if you click on those words. The finished look reminds me a lot of the look you get with prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits. It is a little softer, a little less bold. I think it worked well on Riley since he is so dark. Can you believe it? I have decided already that I need more browns to work with. I colored the prima leaves and one of the flowers with my copics for perfect matching (I love matchy matchy). Oh and I stitched with orange thread on the edges of the card and around the image. I thought orange would be a fun way to change things up a bit. Hope you like him!!!

Stamps: Riley Pumpkin Patch, Amuse "Hello Pumpkin" sentiment Paper: GP White, Old Olive, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daisy Bucket Designs - Astor Park Collection (Clay Street) Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Accessories: Clear EP, Nestabilities ovals, brown brads, prima flowers, prima leaves, copic markers, copic colorless blender, stitched skinny ribbon, brown button Techniques: Marker to Marker blending

10 comments:

Summerthyme Studio said...

Sooooooooooo Sweet Amanda. I posted same Riley today!! Great minds think alike!!!!!

Thea said...

Wonderful card. I love checking out your blog. See your award at my blog :)

Melzie said...

I love moose!!! Great card!!!

Rhonda Langley said...

He is very cute!! I love the stitching and the thin ribbon at the top. The flowers & leaves are the finishing touch!

Cris A said...

You do such a great job with the Rileys!

Rochelle W said...

Super cute!!

*Sally* said...

awww he is lovely!!

Jess said...

Simply adorable! This little moose is so cute. You made an amazing card with great colors. I'm so ready for Fall. :)

Lynn said...

This is an excellent card!
Love the leaves, flowers and stitching!

Tish said...

Just the cutest card. Your coloring is great. Love the "shadow" around the images.

Very nice work.