If the Broom Fits, Fly It!

    Happy Monday!  It's "happy" because I am off- Columbus Day here in the USA so schools are closed. I had a choice today to make a card or to grade papers so you can guess from the post which choice I made. Seriously, I will be sitting down to grade those papers in a bit but I so needed to take a break and spend time in my craft room!

     For my card, I colored up a new Mo Manning digi image called "Hold on to your Hat".  You can find her here at Mo's Digital Pencil store.  I fell in love with her from the second Mo posted her, and what fun to color!  Since it is a black and white ink drawing, it really helps with those of us who may struggle with shading!  I also am a sucker for all things Halloween so she was perfect for my card.

      I decided to try using Polychromos pencils with my copics, and so while the image is largely colored with copic markers, I did use my pencils to shade parts of the image, especially the cape. To achieve those dark shadows, I did use BV29 under the darkest shade in each color family to achieve the deepest color shading. I applied the BV29 where I wanted the darkest shading, then the darkest color used in each color family blend and then my other dark to light shades. I am sorry I did not save colors as I am often a madman with markers and use so many at a time that I do not chart them.

       Since I printed the image rather large, I kept the embellishments to a bare minimum. The design papers are from Michele R Designs- Halloween 6x6 papers and Halloween Inserts. You know I just love the inserts for the inside of my cards!!  You can find these papers here on her ETSY store. These papers are gorgeous and are perfect for your cards, layouts and Halloween projects. Along with these two sets, there are matching 12x12 size papers and "Elements" that feature banners, bows and die cut sentiments!

My bats are cut from a MS bat punch and I dotted on eyes with my Sharpie fine point marker. The sentiment is a rubber stamp from Great Impressions that I have had for years! Last, all edges of my design paper were distressed with Black Soot Distress Ink.


That's all for now...thanks so much for visiting and for all your kind comments here and on my facebook posts. This card is available in my ETSY shop!  Have a great day!  

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
That Craft Place- Halloween
The Stamping Boutique-  Halloween
DP2 Challenge 256- Anything Goes with a Mo image - Option Fall Colors
Whimsey Inspiration- Anything Goes Halloween
Addicted to Stamps- Color Challenge

Gitte said...

Great card.

Sharon said...

Such a fabulous image and your colouring is amazing. Love the papers and design.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Deanne Saunders said...

Adorable card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our STAMPING BOUTIQUE challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

*Vicki* said...

Your coloring on this image is quite amazing!! Really adorable card and design!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

Jane said...

Beautiful work Anne Marie, I suspect this image of Mo's will be added to my collection shortly. You've done a fab job, I love it xx

Monika Reeck said...

Oh woooowww
Your coloring is adorable
woow woow and wooowww
I am not so good at coloring but you have talented for it
I ADORE THIS all in your card is adorable
this is my winner card
hugs, Monika

Amanda said...

Hi there, wow your colouring and shading is gorgeous!! Such a beautiful card and image.Thankyou for joining in with our Halloween challenge at That Craft Place. Good Luck and hope to see you next time.
Hugs Amanda

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at TSB, good luck!!! Amy DT

Penny said...

Beautifully designed card! Absolutely fantastic coloring! Love this! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Tracy said...

Your detail is just stunning Ann Marie. Gorgeous rendering! Hugs!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Love this Ann Marie. It's absolutely fabulous! Your colouring is amazing. Love the papers and card design too. Also LOVE your fab sentiment. Hugs, Wends x

Kim Bell said...

Beautiful card as always just stunning!!! Thanks so much for joining Mo's Digital Stamp

memorial garden benches said...

Wow! Lovely. Love the papers and design. Beautifully created!

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