Saturday, November 1, 2008

OCC Challenge - Coloring

Happy Saturday & thanks for stopping by Jennifer's Sweet Designs!! Today's card is for a fun challenge over at Our Creative Corner!! Our November host over at Our Creative Corner is Denise Marzec. For Denise's first challenge, its All About the Coloring. Show us your favorite way to color...copics, watercoloring, gamsol magic, etc....or just pull your favorite image that you enjoy coloring and have some fun!!

For my design, I picked watercoloring. Not to take away from this adorable snowman image, I used a VERY simple layout. The background is embossed using my Cuttlebug snowflake folder from Cut At Home. The image was stamped on watercolor paper in black staz-on ink.

All about the coloring, I went with watercoloring... I pinched the Stampin' Up! ink pads while closed so the inside lid picks up the ink. Once the ink pads are opened, you leave them open half way so you can get to the lid. Pick up the ink using your aqua painters or blender pens and VIOLA... you can watercolor!! If you have reinkers, you can add the ink to the lid and pick up the ink the same way.

My snowman image is one of my favorite images and it was so much fun to watercolor!! You can find him at the Mothers & Daughters Creations Store. The stamp is called Snowman With Birdhouse and its by Serendipity.

Please stop by Our Creative Corner to see more samples using one of the coloring methods above!! Laurie will not be playing, she has gotten some terrible news this week about her daughter, Ali. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers. You can read more about it on SCS forum. LOTS of hugs Laurie!!

Before I go... Don't forget to sign up for my Christmas Card Giveaway X's 20.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

23 comments:

Viv said...

Fabulous card Jennifer. That snowman looks so REAL! Love the way you've colored him, it's so natural looking. The effect is amazing. The puffy stuff is a great detail too. Fabulous!
Hugs'n Smiles Viv xxx

Ann said...

oh wow love this card and the all the fantastic Halloween items you have been creating. You never fail to amaze me with your gorgeous creations - so inspiring.

Thanks Jennifer.

Ann xxx

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

this is simply GORGEOUS! Fantastic job!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Seriously, girl, WOW! Your coloring is amazing!!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous watercolouring Jennifer!!! I love your image choice too...snowmen melt my heart!

Shannan Teubner said...

You rocked this one, Jennifer! I love it!!

Stacy said...

OH Wow!! Stunning!! I love it!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Gorgeous card, Jennifer! Love the snow on his hat, and that image is adorable. Your coloring is perfect! :)

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Jennifer. I just love this creation which has such a soft tone to it. Warm regards

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

jen:
That snowman is the cutest! I also love the embossing with the Cuttlebug snowflakes!

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

What a lovely holiday/winter card great job. TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

Shirley said...

A beautiful card and a very creative and marvelous snowman! I love all of it. I have an award waiting for you on 'the blog' in my last post. I love your blog and wouldn't miss a post!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome card! Love the cute image, the watercoloring, the dry embossed BG... TFS!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your coloring on that sweet snowman Jen. Super work.

Lynda Benden said...

Wow Jen, your watercoloring is awesome! I love how you did the blue around the body, highlighting it. The image and layout are fantastic!

Amy Sheffer said...

So cute, Jennifer! Awesome coloring!!

Nancy Riley said...

Jennifer, your watercoloring of the snowman is incredible! Perfect in every way!

Sandra said...

Wauu!!
The card is awesome!!
The snowman is wonderful!! The colors are so beautiful!!

Handcrafted With Love said...

Another super stunning card Jennifer - and thanks for the tip on using S.U. ink pads for water colouring. ;-))

Love Pam xx

LeAnne said...

This is adorable! Great job on the coloring!
LeAnne

Mothers and Daughters Creations said...

Beautiful coloring job... great job!

Jennifer Love said...

Gorgeous card! I love snowmen!

Sending prayers for Laurie's family.

Leslie Miller said...

This is one of my favorites! Your coloring is awesome! Love the LA accents, too. Great card, Jennifer!