Thursday, August 20, 2009

Dirty Dozen August Challenge

I am officially on the road....but I made this post ahead of time for you to enjoy today....I'm sending you a little sunshine!
It has been a while since I have been able to participate in the monthly "Dirty Dozen" challenges so it was a joy to just sit and color as Val only set a few parameters for the challenge.
We were challenged under the theme "THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER", we were required to use a dog image.....I haven't used this set from MFT in a long time and I just go ahhhh when I look at the tranquility that it speaks to me. It is called "by the seashore". It is also celebrate MFT day today I am 2 for 2 today!
The other required element was to use oranges and yellows...I thought this new paper from Cosmo Cricket was perfect! It is called "Earth Love" and this stripe is just plain beautiful!

Here is a close up of the coloring. I colored it all with copic markers and I used a lot of the palette technique. The colors on the hat YR31, YR18 are VERY far apart but blend nicely using this technique.
I used a lot of W grays for shadowing as well.

I hope I bring a little of this gorgeous sunshine along with me to's beautiful and a lovely way to close down the summer.

Alberta here I come!


leenda said...

Love this card!!! Very creative!

tracie said...

You coloring is WONDERFUL. I haven't ventured into the world of coloring yet. I need to head that direction!

Your card is beautiful!

Melody said...

I love your card. The colors are beautiful and I love the details on the sentiment.

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, such great colors, everything compliments each other so perfectly, love the sentiment banner and the flowing gems!

Anonymous said...

Ooo, I just discovered your blog and am so excited to back-track and catch up to all your posts! I am just getting into the copics and I know I'll find lots of tips and inspiration from you. Thank you! I'm over at so I hope you will visit sometime! Have a nice vacation!!!

Angie said...

Sorry, didn't mean to leave that as "annonymous"...I'm Angie! :0)

Heather x said...

Beautiful card Sherrie, love the vibrant colours that you have coloured the image with, it makes it stand out from the card :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Nancy said...

I have heard some wonderful comments about your certification class in Calgary!! Woo hoo!

I am babysitting for Shannon today (who is helping you at the Pantry)... not sure which of us has the better job LOL! You get to play with some great women and I get to snuggle a 5 week old!

Graphicat said...

I learned that palatte technique from you at the Langley certification course and I have to say it's my fav bit of info I took home from that course! A great technique!! and this is a fantastic card! LOVE it! colours are great, papers are great! very nice!

Anonymous said...

Very nice!! Great coloring skills! I'm jealous of your copics!