Sunday, June 20, 2010

Challenge #6 Monochromatic (Mostly!)


Well tis challenge time again, and I am really excited about the theme my friend and fellow Crew-mate Mary chose for the challenge over at my other blog, Sundays With Crissy!  She wants us to do our cards/projects in a monochromatic colour scheme!  This sounds really challenging at first, but it actually is quite simple to do and very satisfying.  Plus you don't have to quibble within yourself over what colours go with what!  You just pick one colour family, and use it just like you would any other colour; adding the deepest shades of your colour choice in the shadows, and saving the lightest hues for the highlights.  I even left some of the white of the paper showing to make the highlights stand out even more. 
I didn't over blend with this one, opting instead to use the lines of the markers as part of the artistic expression.   I have seen it done before, and its my first attempt at it, so be gentle!  I have a long way to go I know, but it was fun to colour more "loosely" and not worry about whether or not all the lines were blended out. 
The image is a digital one for Whimsy Stamps and  is called "Daddy's Heartbeat."   I am super proud of this one.  It was an image I drew that was inspired by fellow blogger and friend Tracey.  She let me use one of her gorgeous photos that she took of her  daughter and hubby for my inspiration! Thanks Tracey, waving!!
These are the Copic blues that I used:
B91, 93, 95, 99 and for the rose I used R12, 14, 17 and 27
Some use of the blender pen as well.

The saying is also a digital from Whimsy, designed by Ann of Raindrop Echo Designs.  She has a marvellous collection of digital sayings at Whimsy that are beautiful and value priced too! Go check em out!
I used my new Stormy Sky Distress ink to ink around the edges as well as to stamp all the flourishes on the lighter blue dp.  Those flourishes (in rubber) can be found in the carousel horse sets I did for Whimsy as well.

I am entering this into the following challenges (besides my own of course!)
Incy Wincy: One for the guys
One Stop Craft Challenge: One for the boys
Ooh La La: Flourishes and Pearls

Here is your close-up of the colouring:
 
 I hope you will visit my challenge blog to see what the Crew has done for you in this monochrome theme!  It is rather a break-away from the norm and quite exciting to venture into!  So I do hope you will join us!
God bless you today, and thank you for stopping by! 

30 comments:

  1. This is awesome, I love this image and I love the colors you choose to use on this.

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  2. WOW! That's just AWESOME! How on earth do you manage to colour like that?
    Gorgeous!!! :D

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  3. I´m speechless !!!
    What a great kind of Artwork *respect
    and the phrase is such kind of true !!!!

    Love this wonderfull Projekt

    Cu hellerlittle

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  4. Hi sweetie, a fantastic card in gorgeous colours, love the papers too big hugs Pops x x x

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  5. Oh my this is utterly spectacular!
    What a beautiful work or art!
    hugs
    kim x

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  6. Ohhh wowww Crissy,So beautiful card,i love your image and the colour.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  7. I have spent the last 10 minutes utterly awestruck at your creation. Beautiful image, stunningly coloured and presented. I am sure tracey will be very proud to see this gorgeous image brought to life!

    Sarah x

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  8. LOVE it! The colours are gorgeous and I am loving the loose colouring style. Especially perfect for monochromatic colouring I think. Hugs..

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  9. Chrissy, that is an amazing work of art! To be able to draw this and color so beautifully is such a gift. I haven't done monochromatic coloring as yet - seems difficult. Hopefully will try soon though. hugs, Angela

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  10. Waving right back at ya Crissy!! :)

    This card is incredible! Absolutely stunning!! Your colouring really is amazing!! xx

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  11. Hi Crissy

    this is stunning, your coloring is soo great it looks like a picture
    very beautiful


    greetings karin

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  12. Wow! This is absolutely stunning and I LOVE it!

    Hugs,
    Marina

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  13. Chrissy this is stunning :) I love the slight touch of red and beautifully shaded on the image
    I think of it more as a painting then a card
    hugs Nikki
    thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy too

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  14. OH Crissy! This is just gorgeous work!! You never cease to amaze me with the coloring you do!! Wonderful card layout too!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  15. O-M-Goodness GF!!! My mouth literally fell open when I saw this card! It REALLY should be framed. Wow. A truly stunning card Crissy, both in the image design and your amazing coloring! Yikes. I have to go look again... hugz, Mary

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  16. WOWWWWWW Chrissie this is fantastic oh my it pulls at the heartstrings it is amazing thank you so much for sharing this with us at OSCC this week.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  17. Wow!! Chrissie, this is one seriously stunning card, love the colouring and that red flower touch is just amazing. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week. Hope to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  18. What an absolutley fabulous card the colours and image are stunning
    thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this wek
    Wendi

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  19. Crissie your work is AMAZING I can't even explain the talent you have..your coloring is unbelievable GF!!!! Have a great night!!! I LOVE this image!!!

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  20. Oh my Crissy, this is absolutely STUNNING!!! This is precious and I am speechless!

    Big Hugs,
    Patricia

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  21. This is utterly beautiful. Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week.
    Hugs
    Valxx

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  22. Your colouring just takes my breath away.
    'Nuff said.
    Except - I am SO excited that I can get my dirty paws onto your images now that I'm in Whimsy team. Life is good!
    Hugs
    Annika

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  23. SO amazing. I love the pop of red on the little girls hat. An amazing image (pat on your back) and truly jaw dropping card. Thanks for playing with us as OSCC.

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  24. Hey there--finally got some time to get online and view everyone's cards for this SWC challenge and WOWZERS!!!! I just love what you've done with this new image Crissy!! It reminds me of the illustrations from the Ideals magazines from when I was a kid!! (Not sure if you know what I mean) but I just love what you've done--the blues are perfect!!Kinda dreamy!! This was such a fun challenge--I look forward to hopping around to see what all the participants come up with!!
    Hugs,
    Sarah ☺

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  25. That is some special card. Great colouring.

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  26. WOW you are one talented lady...thanks for sharing

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