Saturday, April 3, 2010

Ring, Ring??

Hey All! I have to tell you, the last Mo's Challenge was so fun that I HAD to participate AGAIN!! Hmmmmm...I sense yet ANOTHER addiction coming on!! ;)
This week's challenge was to create in all PASTEL colors. For those of you who know me IRL know why this is close to IMPOSSIBLE for me. For those of you who only know me virtually, I wear only black 99.9% of the time. So...THIS was a real challenge.

I didn't want to go overboard and I didn't want it to be TOO soft. That's just a little too far out of my comfort zone...for now ;) So I chose 2 colors to work with, yellow and purple, and simply variated within those two color families.
I chose Melia on her Shell-Phone as my image. LOL! Get it? HAHHAHAH! But seriously? She is THE CUTEST thing EVER. I love her!!! She is colored with a mixture of my Copics, Prismacolor and Pantone markers. Her nails and beads are colored with marker and then overlayed with light purple sparkly, Sakura gel pen. I stitched her main panel to the mat of yellow behind it.

My card base is 5x5, followed by a simple yellow cardstock, then my main layer. I knew I wanted to do SOMETHING else but wasn't sure what. Like I said, I didn't want to fuss with it TOO much.

I decided to paper piece her tail with a scrap of purple DP that I ran through my printer and printed the image again. I trimmed out her tail leaving the very end of her fin unglued and flipped up a bit so you can see my coloring underneath. I love the detailed and dimensional effect piecing has!!!

I then grabbed my 3/4", 1" and 1-1/4" circle punches and just started punching. No particular amount of one or the other. But I wanted them to be able to just mix and match easily representing bubbles for our darling mermaid!!! I had a darling time playing, matching, adhering, and lining up the "bubbles". My very last touches are the silver beads (I'm in love with those lately!!) in each bubble and the 2 tiny ones in the flowers in Melia's hair.
Thanks SO much for reading and following along. I'm so appreciative of every view and comment that I receive!!

I hope you've been inspired and have enjoyed my creation for Mo's Digital Pencil Shop!!