Thursday, March 29, 2012

SCS sketch challenge!

Good Thursday evening, everyone! I am sitting in my comfy recliner, all set for the Idol results show! Last night was amazing....I didn't know who to vote for! Phillip is my favorite.....Holly is right up there....but last night Elise rocker her little heart out & she did AWESOME! Such a fun show! 

Anyway, back to the reason you all came here ....this week I decided that I wanted to join in the SCS sketch challenge. I haven't joined in a SCS challenge in AGES! I had already started coloring the image (remember, it takes me a few days to make a card lol) so yesterday when I was ready to put it together I went to check out the sketch & it was perfect! To make it even more of a challenge, I decided to keep the rectangle shape. Yes, I could have made it a square, but it was more of a challenge this way --- I never make rectangular cards anymore!

I used my NEW Koala Hugs Tilda -- I've admired her from afar for awhile now & I'm thrilled she's MINE :)   I stamped her onto Cryogen Shimmer White with Memento London Fog ink -- not quite the "no line" look, but close. It definitely gives it a different look. The papers are SU Basic Gray, Bazzill Red Rock & Basic Grey Ambrosia. I used my Magnolia swirly die again -- my new favorite border -- & added just a flower & a corner die. Rectangular cards definitely don't allow for a lot of "stuff"!

With each image I color, I use a little more gray, lol. I really am trying because I do want to achieve those shadows, but it is really hard! I like the pretty colors, it's hard to add gray to them!

Can you see his cute shiny nose? Doesn't it look cold & wet? LOL! I think you can also see a bit of the shimmer of the paper -- love this stuff. Thanks to my friend Dianne who reminded me that this paper is awesome to use with both pencils & Copics. I had forgotten I had it! 

In addition to the SCS sketch challenge, I am entering this into the following challenges:

Creative Mondays ~ anything goes
Make It Monday ~ anything goes
Simon Says Stamp ~ anything goes (I'm seeing a trend here)

Yep I go for the TOUGH challenges, lol!

Idol is half over, & Elise & Phillip are both safe. Holly is in the bottom 3 which surprises me, she is so good. I don't understand DeAndre AT ALL -- all the hair & bouncing & singing falsetto -- yuck. I also am not a fan of Jacob. And it's funny because the judges are gaga over both of them. Idol is never boring, that's for sure! 

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!!! 


Exclusively by Mel said...

Oh I love your card! The design and colours are so beautiful!
He looks gorgeous.
I always found it a little hard to colour with pencils on cryogen. To me it was a bit hard to get the pencils to produce a strong colour. But you seen to have proved me wrong :)
But I really love the sparkle of this card stock.
Love, Mel. xxx

Laura Evangeline said...

Amazing! (As always!!!)

Mary J said...

So soft and gorgeous, love this! Thx for linking up to the Make It Monday party!

Mary J x

Joy said...

Super cute.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Elise said...

Wow Michelle! This is gorgeous! Love how you've coloured this Tilda! What a beautiful creation this is!


Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie I love this image she is one of my faves, gorgeous colours too hugs pops x

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