Monday, August 10, 2009

Ship ahoy

If you look really carefully you will see the ship in the background of this image, and it's not the titanic cause it's still sailing!

I was quite scared when I decided to colour this image up, okay you might wonder why I bought the the stamp then. Well it just looked so nice and fun, but after I stamped it, I thought, huhmm this is not going to be that much fun. I eventually pulled the image out of storage and attempted it. And voila....., here you have it! It was actually really enjoyable, but that could be because I tried something I learnt the other day. I was watching a craft show, and they were doing fabric painting, the person who was explaining what to do said that you can add a little blue to create a shaded effect on red. I was like what, huh, is that how they do it, I just had to try and you won't believe it, it's like magic. I'm guessing the artists out there (probably not only them), are thinking, isn't that common sense. Well I did not know that, and I was so impressed by the result.

I coloured the image with prisma pencils, and that red is just stunning. I have lots of reds in my lyra set, but not one is actually red, they are either pink or orange. The image and sentiment are both from Micia, which I bought locally at a little craft shop. The wavy border is my EK Success punch used for the first time. There's never enough time to use all my supplies, but I am sure they will eventually get their turn and hopefully more than once, lol!

There's a new sketch for this week's Bellarific Friday, and it's by none other than our Shannanabella, that's so cute! Remember if you participate you could win Bella bucks, to buy Bella goodies, and who wouldn't want some Bella goodies. I know I do, my order shipped today, yippeeeee!

Here's the sketch, see nice and fun and easy! All the instructions are on the Bella blog. Now go on, get started, I know I am. In fact I have my image all coloured up and ready.....


Clare (Littlebear) said...

This is stunning, the image is fantastic and your colouring amazing.
Clare x

Janine said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!

paula said...

Oh, I love this summery and the red is like you say...STUNNING!!

Rene' Sharp said...

Another gorgeous card Meahni! I know what you mean about the stamp, I think it would also be a bit out of my comfort zone, but you did a really great job with it!! Thanks so much for those links you sent me, I really appreciate it. Still no parcel, I really hope it hasn't got lost!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I love it. Your coloring makes it so real and beautiful. The sand coloring is so nice too, I can feel it on my feet. Is that coloring pencil as well? it looks so smooth. You rocked this card Meahni!


Riet said...

What a beautiful card Meahni,i love the images and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Mary J said...

Well I learnt something new today! Thx for sharing the tip with us too! Beautiful card, beautifully coloured in


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