Thursday, August 28, 2014

We're going "Back to School" at Mo's!

Hellooooooo!! It's time for another fun challenge over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!! And my sweet and talented DT sistah, Tracy, is our hostess for this challenge! And she's chosen the theme . . .

"Back to School!"

Timely, huh? Especially since kids are all getting ready to head back to classes! So here's my little creation . . .
This cutie is "Erasmus" and she's available right HERE in Mo's online store!! I just love her choppy little hairdo!! And those big ol' feet crack me up every time!! Here's a side view . . .
This is my very first time EVER using Inktense pencils!! I have to admit, I definitely need more practice . . . but I love, love, LOVE them! Instead of coloring directly onto the paper, as some artists do, I decided to wet the paper slightly and then pick up pigment with my damp paintbrush directly from the pencil tip! I seem to have a bit more control that way!! Next time I'll have to wet the background a bit more and then quickly lay down pigment to get a more even application!! 

My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed on Strathmore 90# Watercolor paper
Always Artichoke & Baked Brown Sugar cardstock: Stampin' Up
DPs: "Sugar Hill" by Farmhouse
Sentiments & embellishments: My stash
Peony Nestabilities die: Spellbinders
Inktense Pencils

Inktense colors used to color this cutie . . . 
Skin Colors . . . 
Baked Earth (base)
Willow (shadows)
Mid-Vermillion (cheeks)

Hair Colors . . . 
Sicilian Yellow
Saddle Brown
Burnt Orange
Red Oxide

Reds (shoes, backpack, book). . . 
Chili Red

Greens . . . 
Light Olive
Leaf Green

Dress/jumper . . .
Red Oxide

Blue background . . . 
Iron Blue 

Here's a peek at the inside (which I kept very simple with space for a personal note) . . . 
And . . . one more . . .
I had such fun with this card!! And am looking forward to more painting with my Inktense pencils! Now, please be sure to pop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog to check out the fabulous projects created by Tracy and the rest of my talented Design Teamies! Then, please join us for this fortnight's "Back to School" challenge!

Oh,  and don't forget, Mo is awarding (selected at random) one $5.00 shopping spree at her online store for every 25 challenge participants! What an easy and fun way to get some new Mo images, right?!

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!! Hugs . . . .

3 comments:

Janie Printz said...

I'm soooooo happy to see you have your comments back on Pat. I really missed letting you know I stopped by for a peak & to tell you how much I enjoy your awesome creations. And here you are tempting us with another coloring medium that you have mastered. The image looks wonderful & the card is a treasure.
Hugs, Janie

Dortesjs said...

aww so very adorable, love your colouring and the image

Candy said...

Hi Pat,
I think you did a wonderful job with your new pencils.
Your card is beautiful as ever. Love the image you chose to work with and especially like the little ruler stamp. You always do something a little different!
Big Hugs, Candy