Saturday, February 12, 2011

Great Day to Fish

Are you ready for another coloring challenge at Make it Colourful? This week we're challenging you to color with depths and shadows, to make something look 3D. For my project I went overboard, of course, and colored a full scene. I went minimal with the embellishments and made this card with father-themed in mind.

I colored the images with Prismacolor Pencils, this time blending with the pencils only. I had to apply a lot of pressure to keep the colors smooth so I might be back to a paper stump with oil for the next round. However, I am happy with the bright effect as if the sun is just rising on a perfect summer day.

DT Challenge: Make it Colourful - Challenge #6 (Shadow & Depth)
Challenge: Craft Your Passion - Challenge #44 (Anything Goes)
Challenge: Critter Sketch - Challenge #51 (use critters)
Challenge: Tip Top Tuesday - Challenge #21 (frame it)
Challenge: Scrap-Creations - Challenge #8 (animal antics)
Challenge: Bearly-Mine - Challenge #3 (for the guys)
Main Stamp:
Great Day to Fish (CAH) and Country Walk (MiC)
Patterned Paper: Green Stack (DCWV)
Prismacolor Pencil Colors:
-grass: 991, 913, 909, 908, 961, 938
-trees: 910, 909, 911, 908; 920, 1006, 909, 907; 1021, 1020, 909, 961
-road: 940, 1068, 941
-wood/dock: 941, 946, 961, 991
-sky/clouds: 1068, 938, 1023, 1024, 1022, 1025, 901, 964, 938
-beaver: 943, 941, 946, 961
-moose: 997, 940, 942, 941, 946, 961, 962, 964
-shirt/shorts: 928, 926, 924, 925, 937; 991, 910, 909, 907
-hat/water: 1023, 919, 903, 901

Did you know? On 12 February 1988, the U.S. Navy cruiser USS Yorktown, while exercising the "right of innocent passage" through Soviet territorial waters, was intentionally rammed by the Soviet frigate Bezzavetniy (collision pictured) with the intention of pushing the Yorktown into international waters. This action has been called "the last incident of the Cold War".
[USS Yorktown,]


  1. WOW!!! This is really colourful and beautiful.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. This is so beautiful and effective. I'll be coming back to look at this whenever I do my backgrounds, they scare me silly lol. Hugs lin

  3. Amazing card, Barbara! LOVE what you did with the sky... so effective. The whole scene is just fantastic and your colouring is to die for!


    Meesh. xx

  4. Fabulous card love the scene and your characters. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

  5. Really wonderful card and superb colouring. Thanks for playing with us over at Bearly Mine this week.
    Love n hugs

  6. Wow! I don't think I've seen any cuter stamps. They are adorable. And your coloring is beautiful. I just bought a set of Prismacolor pencils and haven't had time to actually color a stamped image yet. If my coloring turns out just a fraction as good as yours I think I'll be happy! LOL!!

  7. How beautiful! I love your bright, dynamic colors and what a fabulous background! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Critter Sketch Challenge and we hope you will come back and play again next week!

  8. Great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion.

  9. Fab card, love the sky!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
    hugs shell xx

  10. What gorgeous colouring.Thanks for sharing this with us at Bearly

  11. Amazing card ………. Great idea ..............Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine....


  12. amazing coloring, the scene makes you feel like you are sitting there. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-creations.

  13. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, what a lovely card, Hugs Samantha :0)

  14. Beautiful colouring! Gorgeous!!!

    Thanks for joining in with our 'Frame It' challenge this week over at Top Tip Tuesday :)

    Carol x

  15. What a pretty scene! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenges!


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