today, i'm sharing a little something i FINALLY pulled together yesterday in celebration of our new challenge at Charisma Cardz... our sponsors ROCK, and i was provided with this fabby image, but i just couldn't get it right. i was trying my usual combinations for skin and black hair and then did the dress and boots and it was awful. twice, i mucked this image up, before finally settling on my monochromatic coloring technique, and i really should have just gone with it in the first place. anyway, when i tell you i was beating myself up over it, that's an understatement! not only was i too close to the deadline, but i was embarrassed because by now, i should just be able to pick up my pencils, color, and be done with it. NOPE. amateur! okay, okay, it's not self-deprecating Thursday. and i'm rambling. :)
here's my card, using an image called Becki from the awesome Saturated Canary (one of our sponsors for this challenge):
Our challenge? BLACK AND WHITE AND ONE OTHER COLOR.
so it may be a little hard to see, but she's all blue. i literally used 4 different blue pencils, and that's it. how much do i love using this technique? it really takes a lot of guesswork out of the whole thing when you limit yourself. some papers there from Teresa Collins and Bo Bunny, bling stickers from Jolee's, ribbon and pin from i-have-no-idea, bingo card from, well, i'm not sure because i thought it was Jenni Bowlin but the font has me thrown off (i didn't buy 'em so i have no packaging). Martha Stewart butterfly punch and teeny tiny pearls from Kaisercraft. oh, and a Sharpie. :)
close up, anyone?
the brightness on my computer monitor is the PITS, so i have no idea whether this is too bright or too dark or too saturated (no pun intended), but there she is. i'm kind of in lurve with her HAIR! (but much to hubbin's chagrin, i am NOT cutting my hair off) Becki rocks the bob. :)
SO. there's m'card. there's our challenge. there's one of our sponsors (Krista is giving away a $10 gift certificate to spend at Saturated Canary!)... the other one? Marker Pop! $10 to spend there, too! WOO! 'cuz you're going to need more markers to use when coloring your fabby images, right?!
CLICK HERE to go to the challenge, and check out the fun things our Charisma Galz have done! their projects are GORGEOUS (and blue was popular, for some reason!). you have until next Wednesday to play along (but be sure to read the rules!). xoxox
and i'm joining in the fun at:
Creative Card Crew - they want BLING (so bling i brought!)
Cute Card Thursday - they're looking for something BLUE (how about a BLUE GIRL?)
Really Reasonable Ribbon - they want Sparkle, Bling, and Ribbon (check, check, checkity check!)