Saturday, January 8, 2011

Make It Colourful Cool or Warm Challenge

We have a fabulous collection of "color-ers" on the new Make It Colourful Design Team.  Zoe, our amazing leader, has issued a challenge to make a Warm or a Cool card.  I chose to go with Cool as we are in the throes of a frosty winter.


So if you are familiar with the concept of cool colors, they range from yellow-green thru the greens, the blues and into the pale purples.  I chose this peaceful digi image from Make It Crafty called Sailing Leaf.  I sized and printed the image onto Cryogen paper with my inkjet printer.  Copics used:
Water - B0000, B000, B00, B01, B02
Leaves - G40, G21
Stems - E43
Mast - E42
I airbrushed B02 around the outside of the die cut using the super brush tip of my Copic.  This caused a wonderful splattering of color.  Next I added BV01 over the B02 only above the horizon line for a wonderful sky color.  Then I airbrushed B01 in the water area to finish it off.

I used Cheery Lynn Designs XL Scallop French Flare Nesting dies to create all the panels.  The background panel was created with my Foliage XL Embossing plate, also from Cheery Lynn Designs.  The leaves are made with Nellie Snellen punches.  I airbrushed the gems to match the sky.  Finished size is 5 5/8 inches. 

Be sure to stop by the Make It Colourful website to see all the other amazing creations from our team.  We really do have the best "color-ers" on the Web.

17 comments:

Karen W said...

Very pretty, great coloring and the previous oval was gorgeous also.

Only By His Grace said...

Oh Sandy this is beautiful. My very favorite colors. It is such a peaceful card. I love your coloring of the background and the frame looks awesome.
Hugs Maz

Bec W said...

Love it. Don't know how you come up with so many ideas. Missed you yesterday.

Bonnie Brown said...

This is such a beautiful card with great colors. I love the French Flair combo.The embossed leaf panel really pops the image. Your airbrushing is superb!!!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty and the colors are gorgeous. Edna

Sandra1968 said...

This car is very sweet and what a cute image.

Anonymous said...

This is really beautiful - love the colors....Elaine

Viv said...

Sandy this is lovely! Gorgeous framing of the image and the embossed background. I think I'm gonna have to get that leaf punch! Viv xx

Angela said...

This is very pretty Sandy! I love the shape of this card and your coloring is lovely! hugs, Angela

Monique said...

What a stunning card Sandy Beautifully colored and love the colors :)

FitterTwit said...

Sandy, this is absolutely lovely!!!

mycardz said...

Hi Sandy! Yay, we finally get to work together on a team!! I've been an admirer of your work for ages. And, this card is a perfect example of your awesome work! I just love the colors you've used ... just pure gorgeousness! hugz, Mary

Carisa said...

this is def a serene scene - i love it!

Crafteezee said...

So tranquil Sandy, wish I was there and not here in the cold. I always look forward to your scenes, you are a wizard with the digi's. Beautiful.
Hugs Tracy x

...just Barbara said...

This is lovely and so calming! I love the colors you chose and the coloring of the water is perfect! Great background layering too. *Hugs*

Zoe said...

I absolutely love the tranquility this card offers. I want to climb right in there and RELAX! Maybe it will take me away to a hidden island where I can escape for a while.. well as long as there are some hot guys that can cool me with fans and feed me grapes.. hehehe see! you sent my mind on a journey... hugs xxooo

RubyM:) said...

EXACTLY WHAT ZOE SAID LOL!!!!!! When i saw your card i said "AWE, how pretty and relaxing"!!!!


I AM SO DROOLING ON YOUR SHAPED CARD,GORGEOUS!!!!!!!BYE SANDY LOL!!!!RubyM:)