Thursday, April 5, 2012

Gone Fishing

Hi Guys!
As you know its the start of a new month so we have a new challenge at Mo's!
As always, our first challenge of the month is: Anything Goes with the option of using a fabby sketch by our teammie Iulia! Thanks Iulia!

I decided to use the sketch although I had to adjust it slightly to accommodate my large image which I just HAD to make large cos its such a great picture and I wanted to use my pastels on it and try something new (for me) A sunset/ sunrise.
What do you think? Was it a good experiment?
I have to say I had fun with this , all the smudging with my fingers and getting all dusty and pink was great fun. And even better than making a mess I'm pretty pleased with how it came out, too. :)

Image: Mo Manning
Colors: CarbOthello Pastel Pencils
Paper: MME "Sunshine" and 'Portobello Road".
Buttons and Wire: from stash
Button Twine: Sew Sweet

So I hope you can join in the fun this week at Mo's! 
I look forward to seeing all your projects!

A few challenges:
Stars and Stamps Midweek Throwdown - no glitter - thinking of you
Joanna Sheen Challenge - -  It's a Man's World
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge -Spring with Pastel Colours
Sassy Cheryl's - - #109 Soft Pastels
*NEW* Twisted Tuesday - Clouds (but clouds can't be stamped)
Cards For Men - must be masculine - The Great Outdoors 
Karens Doodles -) Make It for a Male 
Pollycraft - "Water, Water Everywhere"
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes


Tine said...

Fab tranquil scene, Dorcas. Lovin' that sky in particular.
Tine :)

Debbie said...

Another lovely card Doracas.
Must go over and play with my favorite blog challenge (Mo's)
See you there. Debbiexx

Joey said...

Beautiful card Dorcas, the scene is so peaceful and the colours gorgeous. Joey x

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

My 1st thought was: what a peaceful scene!! I love your sunset!! And the red wire coils/spirals!
At school I couldn´t stop painting sunsets, because it was so easy with my watercolors and looked good every time :-)

dj1952 said...

This is fabulous. I've always thought about trying it but just never have. I love that it's the vocal point. Hugs, dj

Daizeefli said...

I love this! I've used this image too and it IS wonderful to color! Funny - I was just contemplating digging out my pastels for a background - used to do it all the time as a kid. Love smudging. This came out great!

Catherine said...

Wow! Love the sunset you have achieved.....

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Dorcas! Fantastic coloring of the image and scene! It looks so peaceful!

José said...

Hi Dorcas,
The sunset is gorgeous,and so peacefull. It looks like a sunset at the ocean.
And I'am a great lover of the beach and ocean. You make my day.
Hugs, José

KarinsArtScrap said...

fabulous card dorcas.

greetings karin

deb said...

What an awesome job! Pastels are one more of your many talents!
Thanks for sharing!


Marie Gamber said...

Beautiful sunset card! wonderful! Saw it on MIM

Melina said...

Oh wow! I love your sunset sky! Great "cloud cover" :) I love your masculine card. Thank you for playing this week at Twisted Tuesday Challenges! :)

Pat said...

Dorcas!!! Seriously, you draw? You need to do some original pieces...your coloring is beyond stunning!!!!! I so, soooooo am in awe!!! You am just drooling here, girl!! (I know, nice visual, huh!) This scene is so if I could just get past the smell of stinky fish! hehehehe!! Just kidding...I love this! So glad you've joined us this week at Sassy Cheryl's too!! Hugs. Pat Frank

Alina said...

as always, awesome colouring, Dorcas, it's a very beautiful card!
hugs, Alina

melissac said...

Your sky is incredible!! Beautiful scene! Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge blog!!

Tracy said...

Boy if my hubby could see this card right now he'd probably jump in the boat with that guy. LOL He wants to buy one right now so bad. It will have to be a bit bigger than this guys for the ocean though. :-)
Love your sunset experiment. You never know until you try do ya? Hugs!

Michelle said...

Love this -- great sketch --- LOVE the image!

Pat K said...

This is a beautiful card - love the soft feel of it and your dp compliments your wonderful coloring.

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Dorcas! Wow, wow, wow! The coloring on this is beyond beautiful! You are a genus with pencils and all kinds of colors! What a peaceful scene you've created whether it be sunrise or sunset! It looks like a Texas sunset to me...just beautiful! Hugs...Barb <><

AnnMarie said...

Wow!! This is an absolutely beautiful card! Your sunset is just gorgeous! Thank you for playing along over at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

The Stamper's Touch said...

WOW, this is stunning! Such gorgeous coloring! Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog.


Linda McClain said...

Oh honey child! This is gorgeous. This is one of my favorite images from Mo - it always makes me think of Dad. It's bittersweet, but lovely.

Becky said...

I love how it came out!!:) Gorgeous coloring and love the sky.

:: BlueInks :: said...

I love that image and how you colored it. Great job! I saw it on Twisted Tuesday.

jkreucher said...

What a beautiful, peaceful scene! these colors are so soft and delicate. A treasure for sure!
Thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl soft pastels challenge this week!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

WOW! This card is awesome!!! Love the smudged cloudy sky!!! Your coloring is fantastic, too!

It is perfect for the Twisted Tuesday Challenge of Clouds without stamps. Thanks for playing along and good luck!

Nannieflash said...

Oh Dorcas that is stunning I love the soft palette youve used. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Sassy Cheryl said...

Fabulous Mo image and a stunning card Dorcas. You always amaze me! Love it.
Thanks for playing in the Soft Pastels challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Happy Easter and good luck in the drawing for the two FREE images.

Debbie said...

Great job on the sky... so peacful.


Rene said...

What a GREAT card! So simple and stunning!
Thank you so much for linking up with MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM...the more comments left, the greater your chance of winning the second prize! Good luck!
Rene :D

Berit Synnøve said...

Fabulous card. Love the way you have colored the image.

Hugs Berit

Berit Synnøve said...

Forgot this: Found you at MIM :)

happyscrapper said...

What a gorgeous male card. Thanks for joining us at CCCB, and hope to see you back next month.
Christine Dt at CCCB

Hazel said...

Hi Dorcas

What a fabulous card - love the image and colour combination you have used - so pretty.

Definitely worth the experiment!

Take care

Hazel x

Julie said...

My goodness, I just love the sky, what an amazing job you've done of it with those pastels! Such a perfect male card,love it!.x

Sandra said...

Hello Dorcas. Beautiful card. Love that you've used your pastels.. and had fun with them :o) Thanks for joining in with the fun over on the Joanna Sheen Challenge blog.
Hugs Sandra x

Patty Gorka said...

I love the way you colored using your pastels. I hardly use mine and I need to get them out and dust them off. Thanks for playing along this week over at Twisted Tuesdays!

Ann English said...

Oh, Dorcas, this is simply wonderful! So glad to stop by!
Thank you for joining us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week!

Chana said...

I have always loved this image and I love what you have done with it.
Thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

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