Friday, May 21, 2010

Operation Write Home Stars & Stripes Sketch Challenge #17

I've been holding this one back for a few days to let it grow on me!  I made this card Sunday afternoon for the OWH Sketch #17 and for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge to use a tree on your card.  

It's a digital image from Dustin Pike at Doodle Dragon Studios, if you haven't checked out his blog and store you really should.  Cute stuff!  I colored it with Copic markers and air brushed the background trying to make beams from the sun in the background.  I'll keep practicing!  I also feel like I've been using a lot of the same colors so I wanted to try something different there too.  The green panel is stamped in Memento Cocoa using a Cornish Heritage Farms Montana Tree Bark background stamp and I ran the Sorbet Ice Blue panel through the Cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder for a little texture.  

I don't mean to complain but I just don't think it has the normal WOW factor I've grown accustomed to.  

Oh ya, it's only paper, I can make another one~

21 comments:

jimlynn said...

I think it's very cute! AND I can see the sun rays in the background. I thought I was the only one that sat a card on my desk for days and just kept looking at it trying to decide if I like it!!! LOL. I think yours is great.

Carolyn said...

What a darling card Jan. Love the little turtle. Such great coloring. Thanks for joining in at SSC.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Irena said...

Very cute image, lovely coloring, I like this card :)

lcamacho said...

WOW! what a cute card.I love your coloring.

Sarah said...

Are you crazy?! That is a WOW factor card for me. I love those blues and greens together and the stamp is super cute. Your coloring is so good - I only have 9 copic markers and I need some lessons (and more markers, of course!!!)

Paula said...

Beautiful coloring work on an adorable image. The bright blue is so nice against the black too. Nice card!

Betty said...

Such a cute image! And if this in not a WOW I dont know what is!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. The Flower Fold die is a Stampin' Up Big Shot exclusive die. (Everything on my blog is SU except for a very few exceptions) I have a soft spot for kitties, too!

Carrie said...

I think its fabulous. Wonderful job

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is adorable! Really like the image and love the papers you chose!!!

Betty said...

WOW! I'm fairly new to coloring images but this certainly has WOW factor for me... I can't imagine ever getting a sky like that.

Angela said...

Hi, Jan just wanted to welcome you to our DT at InStyle Stamps!! So excited about working with you!!
Hugs:)
Angela

Our Little Inspirations said...

The message this sweet image gives is priceless, so it's definitely a WOW card for me! I love the vivid colors and the embossing perfectly showcases the image panel!

Graphicat said...

This image is devine! So adorable!! You've done a fabulous job with it as well.

Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular this week!
Cheers
Cheri

Leonie said...

OMG how cute is that image!! Thanks also for the link to his blog! O my! I love this card. Super cute! thanks for joining us at SSC this week!
Hugs Leonie

Lone Pine Designs said...

I think we are usually our own worst critic...I think you've done a great job with this very cute image and met both challenges beautifully!

mommy2lou said...

so very cute! but I am obsessing over the tree-bark background stamp, LOL. A cute card for Operation Write Home; they'll love it!
Thank you for sharing your very special and unique creation with us at Stamptaclar Sunday Challenge.

helloholley said...

This is really cute.....love the image!! ;)

Gemma said...

What a great image this is, I love the way you have coloured the background with the sun peeping through the clouds, great take on our challenge this week. Thank you for joining us at SSC, Gemma

Sprytebyrd said...

Aaaw, what nice friends they are! I love this image! Great card!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday! ♥ Good luck on the challenge!
Dee (Spryte)

Caro said...

Jan, you've been outvoted on your own "wow" rating..I love it! That sketch is just too cute and again I love the Copics!

Paula said...

Adorable card, love Dustin's image...you did a fantastic job coloring it! I'm so glad you could join us for the Lovely as a Tree Challenge at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!
Pleasantly,
Paula