Last week was my last week Guest Designing over at the WOJ Challenge blog, however, Donalda has asked me to stay on as a permanent member of the team and of course I didn't even have to think twice...I said YES YES YES!!! I am so lucky and extremely honored to be a part of such an amazing DT with such talented girls!
This week's challenge we have a color challenge for you...it's:
COFFEE & CREAM
When I found out this was our challenge I knew immediately that I wanted to try Fran's wonderful sepia tutorial. I got my Copics and set off for the challenge to try my hand at sepia. I am very pleased with how the coloring turned out. I then kept the monochromatic look going with the whole card. It's hard to believe that this is the very first monochromatic card that I have ever made.
The sketch is from over at Sketch Saturday. I've used SU papers from the Thoroughly Modern Collection. It took me forever to find shades to match my already colored Willow. The papers I initially wanted to use weren't jiving well with my image...don't you hate when that happens....I guess that is why I usually pick out my paper before I color....lol! Sentiment is from the Verve Fairy Tales set. I adore this wonderful sentiment collection.
Willow of course was colored with Copics. Then I took my white gel pen and did some highlighting. Added some Sand Spica to the swirls of the dress. Used Moonlight Smooch on Willow's necklace, and added the new Illuminate Smooch to her ring.
The flowers were made with tulle. I used Bev's amazing tutorial, which you can find -->here<--. I've always been in awe over the flowers she makes...thanks so much hun for sharing your talent. I love how the tulle looks for flowers!!!
I can't WAIT to see what you create with this week's challenge! And a hint....be on the look out for some blog candy....I am going to put something together to celebrate my GREAT news of being on the WOJ Challenge Team!
This is straight from the WOJ Challenges Blog and I wanted to share it with you......
We are also going to start choosing 3 top cards every week and those 3 people will be able to get our Top 3 Blinkie to put on there blog!!! The lovely Martine made us this gorgeous blinkie that you see on our side bar. Thanks dear so much. So come on folks lets see tons of entry's this week. We have blinkies and a great prize to win, so what are you waiting on???
Stamps: Pregnant Willow, Rose Swing (WOJ), Sentiment from Fairy tales Collection (Verve)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black & Rich Cocoa, Copics, Copic Spicas, White gel pen,
Copic Colors Used: E00, E02, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, Spica - Sand
Papers: Thoroughly Modern (SU)
Tools: Spellbinders Labels 4, MS branch punch, EK Success leaf punch, oval and scalloped oval punches (SU),
Embellishments: Moonlight Smooch, Illuminate Smooch, Tulle, pearls, and lace from my stash.
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