Thursday, March 17, 2011

Brothers


Hi Guys!
 Well I'm pulling double duty this week with this card, combining two challenges and using it for both my DT sample for MO's  Digital Pencil whose theme this week is:
For The Boys
and Dutch Dare , which is a sketch:
The image is, of course, by  Mo Manning and the papers are assorted from my stash.
The pin is Tim Holtz and the baker's twine is from "The Twinery". Some cool stuff, right there! :-)


And the usual close up:
I have to say I am not crazy about picking out my papers before I color. See, this is what happens. You have an image with a VERY limited color palette. I felt QUITE cramped! NOT FUN! As you can see, I had to throw the red (in his shoes) in there just to spite convention! lol


So that's it from me today!
 I really appreciate all you guys stopping in to visit and leave encouragement. I have the BEST group of followers EVAH! You guys are really deserving some FAB blog candy! Shame I don't have any. lol
No, hang on...I may have some bits layin around somewhere.... now where did I put those.....so when is my blogaversary anyway??  Stacey! Help!!

Challenges:
The Crazy Challenge: eyelets or bradz
Incy Wincy: For the boys
OLLCB: Its a man thing
CES: Men only
Fairy Tale: For a child



40 comments:

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

According to your blogoversary counter 59 days! LOL We have to wait til May. We can wait if you can! LOL Great card! I think you did great with the colors. What do I know, I am a bit matchy. The red shoes are great. Love how you got that shine on their hair and back. Reminds me of Tommy and Joey!

Tine said...

Hi Dorcas. Fab image of course and those papers work really well together. Another great card!
Tine :)

Marianne said...

This is one of the most adorable images of Mo. The to togeter looks so sweet. You colored them great! And the papers fits so well together.
Love al the small details on your card.
Hugs Marianne

petra,s cards said...

wauwwww what a stunning card!!! great collors and colloring!!!
xx petra

louise said...

Just such an adorable card love it.
Louise xx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Such a lovely card and you've coloured it beautifully. Terrific.
Hugs, Sandra

patriziawithaz said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww ! I love your card Dorcas x The image is so cute but I really like your muted colours - they are the one's I feel more comfortable using myself. It's top class as per usual xxx

Debbie Pamment said...

Just GORGEOUS Dorcas!!! Even with you feeling cramped for colour! I'm like you - tend to colour first and pick papers later - most of the time! But when I'm stuck the colours on a pretty piece of DP are great inspiration!
xXx

Pat said...

Hey darlin'!! Talk about "doing it again"...well, girlfriend...you wrote the book on that! Time after time you come up with the cutest most brilliantly executed cards!! I love your DPs...they're perfect for these little sweethearts!! The eyelets are so clever...and I totally love that bakers twine. (I must get some for my stash!). Have a fabulous day, hunny bun! Hugs. Pat

Donna said...

Great male card, fab choice of papers and image! Thanks for joining in the fun at CES...good luck! :) Donna x

sueincanada said...

This card is wonderful. The image is adorable and the colors are perfect. Love it.

Bianca said...

So very cute! I love your colouring! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

dolcreations said...

I love your card Dorcas! The brown and the soft blues are awesome! Beautifully done.

Jovita said...

This is such an adorable image, your card is just perfect and I like the red shoes. I have to pick dp first and then color, it would take me forever to find dp to match what I colored. I love the little pin with the bakers twine.
Have a great day. Jovi

Doreen said...

This is superb Dorcas,your coloring is perfect,I love this.xxx

ChickieChirps said...

This is gorgeous Dorcas! I love how you have made the sketch work... I was looking at the sketch before I scrolled down thinking wow that looks tough! I'm with you on picking papers beforehand... I feel like I should, but then I never end up doing it.

Arabella

Wendi said...

Wow what a fabulous card I love the use of eyelets and cord
great colour combo too
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

stunning card your colouring is amazing and the stitch detail perfect.
I do sleep, made my card yesterday , it fitted the challenge so I posted this morning.
Just loving the Mo images. janex

Reflections from Granny said...

So sweet and colored in so perfect.

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Beautiful!! I love the colors on the image, doesn't look "cramped" at all. The DP you chose for this sketch are perfect. Love it! ~jeni :)

Jacee said...

Absolutely stunning colouring Dorcas, you never fail to amaze me with your talent!
Hugs Jacee

KarinsArtScrap said...

dorcas what a great digi, they are looking fabulous.
your coloring is awesome.

greetings karin

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous card Dorcas - love your colouring and choice of papers. Always a tough call for me - papers first or Copics first? Only problem is, if I choose my Copics first, I can NEVER find the toning papers. Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Annacarin said...

Hi, This is a very beautiful card!! I love the colouring very much, you are just great!!!
Thank you for the inspiration, I would be glad to be a follower to you!
Have a great evening, Annacarin

Dotty Jo said...

Fabulous colouring Dorcas, love this card - you really have made that sweet image sing with joy! Jo x

Linda w said...

Adorable image, coloured to perfection as usual, limited pallet or not. I so love this sketch. Hugs lin

Anita said...

Aww, Dorcas, this is just the cutest! I absolutely adore that image and of course you've colored it beautifully. The blue and brown look so pretty together. What can I say ... I love it!

PokSa said...

Beautiful work! I love your card.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
Hugs, Sandra

Anette said...

Great sketch Dorcas! Was quite happy with it. It only took me half an hour to put my card together. Yey! Loved your two boys. And a bit of Tim Holtz as well.....you can't go wrong.

Alice Wertz said...

such a sweet image and your coloring is amazing, girl! love love this gorgeous card!

dj1952 said...

I think the card is adorable. It's so sweet to see siblings helping each other. Beautiful job on the colors. Hugs, dj

Arlene said...

So cute... and I DO LOVE the color combo and RED SHOES! hehehe

Great coloring, shading, you make them live!

Milliesmarvels said...

It's simply gorgeous! Thanks for joining us for the CES Challenge!
Jane
x

craftykitten said...

Fabulous card, gorgeous image and wonderful colour combo. Thanks for joining in our Man's card challenge at OLL this time. Good luck.
Hugs
Dawn xx

Whimcees said...

Hello!

This is a beautiful card! I love the colors and the layout and the accessories are wonderful!

Wishing you a happy weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Nikki said...

Wow is this so adorable love how you've colored it Thanks for Sharing at Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT

Cathy said...

Dorcas, this is so beautifully colored. Love the tones, so perfect for a boy card. The eyelets and twine are so boy oriented. Love it.

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Perfect card for boys!!! Very cool embellishment-details...
No sentiment this time? ;-)
I like this one a lot!
Hugs,
Uli

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous card Dorcas!!

Elaine L. said...

What an adorable card! I love the way you've used the papers, and the baker's twine is a nice finishing touch.

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