Thursday, April 28, 2011

SC Sketch Challenge & A Hippo

I couldn't wait to colour in this adorable digital image from Doodle Dragon Studios. I coloured the Hippo using C5, C3 & C1 & 0. I paper pieced her swim suit and bow with SU DP - I think Apricot, then added the white polka dots with a gel pen. The puppy is popped up with dimensional's.

This is for Wednesday's weekly Sketch Challenge at Splitcoaststampers SC330, see here for sketch.

I decided to try out a new technique for the background of my images. After reviewing many Tutorials, I tried out a few different methods. I did the dot/blend method using Copics, although I have a few Prisma pencils, I don't have any Gamsol, so I decided to dig out my water colour paints. It will take a little practice, but I like the effect.

The DP is My Minds Eye, SU - DS Old Olive and plaid from my scrap drawer. I have been trying to make an honest effort to use more from my scrap drawers, they are getting full. But new paper is so much fun!

I added a polka dot ribbon and bow as well as a folder tab with a computer generated sentiment "Oops... !" The inside reads "Sorry I missed your special day!"


Denise Marzec said...

Totally cute!

Lynn said...

This is adorable! Your watercoloring looks fantastic!

Denni said...

cute card!

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designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Don't you just love that OOps hippo!! Your card turned out super cute. Beautiful coloring! Thanks for joining us this week!

Lysa said...

This is super cute.. I love the way your background turned out-I'll have to give it a try :)