Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Whimsy & Stars Studio Blessed Harvest


We have a new challenge starting today at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps, the theme is "Fall" and I found a wonderful freebie a few days ago to use!  This pumpkin image was a Facebook freebie at the Whimsy & Stars Studio page, it's called Blessed Harvest.

A "fall theme" sounds so good living in Arizona right now too, our Labor Day weekend temperatures were still 110+  I don't know about you but I'm so ready for cooler temperatures even if we don't get to see all the leaves turning different colors...  anything under 100 degrees would be a welcome relief.

I love coloring pumpkins and had so much fun coloring this digital image.  I used Copic markers E41, E42, E43, E44, B21, E35, E39, E44, E47, E49, Y04, YR02, YR04, YR07, YG03, YG67.

I was following a tutorial from Marianne Walkers blog she'd made in 2007 or 2008 coloring pumpkins and teaching about color contrast and high contrast.  The blue background on this really scared me, she called for B23 and the colorless blender.  I had everything colored and added the B23 and thought I'd ruined the whole thing, yikes!  I continued on with B21 and used the colorless blender to add dots to push the color away and blend it out more.  I like the finished affect and was happy I could save it. 

I hope you have time in your busy week to come play in our Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown challenge using a fall theme!  Don't forget there are a lot of challenges this month on the Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps blog to celebrate our second birthday as an org., lots of fun prize packages too!  
Thanks for visiting my blog today -


Challenges:
Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps - Fall theme
Color Me Creative Classroom - Fall/Halloween Inspired
Secret Crafter - Autumn Colors
Happileigh Scrappin' - Autumn
Lexi's Creations - Autumn
Stamp With Fun - Autumn
Everybody Art Challenge - Autumn

30 comments:

Linda said...

Love the image ange coloring. The blue really sets it all off!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful colors! LOVE all the blue with the pumpkins. So very pretty, Jan.
Lynn

Cre8tiveVet said...

THis card is wonderful! i love the bright colors. great job! -Yvette
cre8tivegirls.blogspot.com

Cheryl said...

Awesome coloring! Your pumpkins are blended so well, they look velvety, and I love the blue dotted background as well as the multi-brown dirt. Great card!

downrightcrafty said...

What a beautiful creation, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have new candy if you are interested:)

Sue from Oregon said...

Wow...this is outstanding!

Jen said...

I LOVE how this turned out! Your coloring is always so wonderful.

Sherry Hickey said...

Beautiful autumn card, Jan; I absolutely love pumpkins and acorns! Love the orange & blue combination.

Lisa T said...

Gorgeous colors!

Danni said...

This is gorgeous!! Love how vibrant it is!! Wonderful job!

Ann said...

What a cute image and an amazing job coloring.... I recently purchased Copic markers, but have a long way to go getting really good with them. So vibrant, I love it!

deesdesigns said...

Jan - this is beautifully colored. I love how you the little dots around the image - I'm a little scared to try this technique but I guess it's just paper isn't it? I love visiting you blog, you are a real inspiration for me - thanks for sharing your creativity!

Carol L said...

This is awesome Jan, with truly awesome coloring! I LOVE the blue around the pumpkins - it's so different and looks great! I love this sketch too, and will be using it a whole lot more than I have been, for sure!

Sarah said...

Wow...your work is stunning! I am off to check out the rest of your beautiful work!

charlene said...

Very nicely done ! Love your coloring and you did a great job on the shading as well....what part of AZ are you in I am in the west valley of PHX ! Thanks for playing along with us at CMC Challenge group
Hugs

Patricia St Martin said...

Jan, Adorable card. So glad you could join us at Color me Creative. Love seeing your creations. Good luck on the challenge.
Hugz, Pat

Susan Shuler said...

Gorgeous card. Awesome coloring. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin this week.

Lynette said...

Fabulous card, love pumpkins.
And thanks so much for dropping a line by my blog and at Copic Color.

lalkygirl said...

fab card ,the pumpkins are so beautifully coloured ,love it.
thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
tracey x

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Gorgeous, vibrant colours. Awesome card.

NanaConnie said...

Love these colors, Jan! I never think of blue when I'm thinking fall cards. Obviously, I need to expand my thinking! :-)

Cathy P in AZ said...

OK...Copic dots tutorial is on my request list! :) I LOVE your color combo and the dotted background for sky and ground is FABULOUS. Love love love! Such talent, my friend!

Jeanne J said...

Jan, Gorgeous as always. I love that awesome blue background. Never worry you always knock it out of the park - ALWAYS!

Paddington fan said...

Great Autumn card and such a cute image! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time and hope to see you again soon! Love Jacky x

Starla B. said...

OH, this is just gorgeous!! Absolutely fabulous. Thanks for playing with us this week at Happileigh Scrappin'!

xx Star

NGCARDS said...

A gorgeous card hun! Thanks for playing with us at EAC this week! xxx

Wendy Colledge said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Lexi's Creations! Sure hope you join us again soon!

Ruby said...

Oh I SO know what you mean about being frightened to ruin the image after colouring it but the effect you've created is fabulous! I love it, I love colouring pumpkins too!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at Color Me Creative!

Marie Gamber said...

Just as cute as can be! Bring on the pumpkin pie and cider!
Thank you for joining is at CMC!!!

whimsyandstarsstamps said...

How beautiful! Fabulous coloring technique and I love your colors And layout! Thank you so, so much for opening your home to my little digi stamp designs!! Love, Mabelle
http://whimsyandstarsstamps.blogspot.com/