Thursday, June 14, 2012

I will Always Remember.... What was it????

Hello everyone.  This is my week off and .... yep... I am a happy woman!    I grabbed a cup of coffee and headed into my craft room to have some fun!  

I am so excited to share the new challenge The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday - is having.  It is an "animal" theme.  I think a lot of people just love animal themes - I know I do!     I created this elephant card in hopes of discovering how to improve my memory.   It must be a secret known only to elephants!
I used this adorable image from GKD called Wild About You.   I just love the stamps that Theresa Momber illustrates.  I think you already know that about me!

This image was stamped on Cryogen scratch paper.  This stuff is expensive so I use every bit of left over paper!    The dark shadow is W7 and applied in a flicking motion.

W5 was applied.  Excuse the blue hue.  I was playing with my white balance.... Bad idea LOL!
 Back to the camera manual!   :D

W3 was the min-done and that means most of the coloring was done with the W3.  

W1 and W00 was applied for highlights

E33 and E30 was applied to the tusks.   The image was  paper pieced with Cutterbee scissors and the small areas in-between the legs were removed the a Cutterbee blade.

The background was sponged.
Ink Used:
Memento Rick Cocoa 
Memento Canteloupe
Ranger Shaded Lilac Distress Ink

I am entering this card in the following challenge:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes 

I have been practicing drawning my Manga images.. I have been studying the drawings and Copic colored images that Neva does on her blog HERE.  On an email, she told me to practice every day.... so that is what I have been doing!     This is one of the early attempts.  The little hair sticks look like horns coming out from the top of her head!  LOL

Aww Moment for The Day

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  1. Your card is striking! Beautifully done. I think your drawing is really good!

  2. The title is hilarious...the card is priceless! I've loved all the cards from the DT's on this. Your elephant looks amazing and so does your drawing. Happy week off!
    Lisa :)

  3. Oh my, Marie, what a gorgeous card! I love it! Fabulous job with the elephant, btw! And you definitely need to keep going with the drawing!!! You are really talented! :^)

  4. Great heading Marie. I love this awesome card. Outstanding colouring of the background and the elephant is great.


  5. Your card is so pretty - what a gorgeous background and the elephant popped up looks great!

  6. Fantastic card and colouring Marie. I saw this on M IM..Loz

  7. Fantastic card. The elephant is coloured so well.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  8. Love your card Marie! Love how you sponged and did all the shadowing. If I could improve my memory with owning Elephants- I would have a zoo in my backyard!! Love your manga drawing esp. the eyes! Hugz


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