Sunday, February 20, 2011

Summer Breeze

I made this card featuring Summer Breeze, designed by yours truly, and hope to have Spring Whisper released and previewed tomorrow. :D For this card, I created a scene using two Make it Crafty images and basically colored the whole card.

I was working on this card while my Mom was cutting up cotton shirts for another project and I snatched some of the scraps to make the bow. I kept the rest of the card pretty simple to keep the attention on the images.

Most of the time I color withing a specific hue range, for example, the hair is colored with E50, E51, and E53. However, I wanted to try a new technique for the tree and colored it using a mixture of hues. I started out laying down a basic color and shadow then built up the colors one layer at a time. The more layers I applied, the lighter I kept the colors. It was interesting to see how the browns changed colors and the end result gives the shadows a different color than the lights.

Fun Challenge: Make it Crafty - Australia Day Challenge (Aussie Slang Interpretation)

Here's a warning to empty your mouth and put your drink down before reading on... I'm going to "give it another try" for Zoe's Aussie slang interpretation and define "give it a burl." Ok, that's enough laughing for now, you can pick up your drink again. ;D Here's my definition...

Give it a burl: This is a common tactic used in debates to help speed up a resolution. When all hope is lost and you're about to loose, you "give it a burl" or in other terms "throw in a monkey wrench" (just say something totally unrelated and absubtly rediculous) and then enjoy your opponents reaction.

Sketch: Crafts 'n Things Magazine April 2011 Issue
Challenge: Digital Tuesday - Challenge #98 (die cuts)
Challenge: Color Throwdown - Challenge #129 (greens/blues)
Challenge: Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenges (anything goes)
Challenge: Charisma Cardz Challenges (Spring has sprung)
Main Stamp:
Summer Breeze (LMMS), Old Oak Tree and Daffodil Dell (MiC)
Patterned Paper: scraps
Copic Colors:
-skin/eyes: E000, E00, E11, R11, R21, R22, G40, YG63, YG67
-hair: E50, E51, E53, E55
-clothes: 0, R11, R12, G40, YG63, YG67
-book: R32, R35, R37, R39, E41, E43
-tree: E25, E44, E47, E15, E57, E59, E49
-greenery: YG63, YG97, YG93, YG95, G21, G24, G20
-items on ground: R43, R46, YR04, Y11, Y32, Y35, E42, E44, T3, T5
-sky: BG0000, BG10, BG11, BG72

Did you know? The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) formed in 1970, is one of eight Independent System Operators in North America. The ERCOT region occupies the entire Texas Interconnection, which occupies nearly all of the state of Texas. Unlike the other major NERC interconnections, the high voltage transmission and energy market within the Texas Interconnection is operated by ERCOT as essentially a single power system instead of as a network of cooperating utility companies.
[Electric Reliability Counscil of Texas,]


  1. Fantastic card, I'm always in awe of how you do complete backgrounds like that. Love your summer breeze, will be off to get that. Hugs lin

  2. Amazing scene Barbara and so beautifly coloured.

  3. Wow, Barbara! Amazing coloring!!

  4. Wow, what gorgeous images and coloring! Beautiful card. :)

  5. Wow, your coloring is just amazing!
    So glad you joined us this week for Shelly's Images "Show Us What You Got" Challenge! We hope you'll join us again this week!
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  6. What a nice card!
    Thanks for your participation in the Digital Tuesday Challenge...
    xxx Anne-Marije

  7. Just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Shelly's Images.

  8. Really like what you've done with the colouring and combining the two images - beautiful!

  9. gorgeous creation! Thanks for taking part in our Springtime challenge at Charisma this week! Gemma :)

  10. hahaha - I was nearly worried about what you were going to say!! And it just turned out to be a burl! lol hugs xxxooo


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