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Monday, October 12, 2009

The Cuttlebug Spot, Something New and Happy Birthday Dylan!!!

It's Monday and that means it is time for our weekly challenge at The Cuttlebug Spot!!! Our challenge this week is to work with monochromatic color schemes. We could use black, white and a single color for our work including our images (well, you can use flesh colors if you really NEED to!!!). I have seen the black and white image technique before and have even attempted it once before to give up out of frustration. I decided this time I was gonna make it work only to run into more obstacles! One of my gray Copics was dried up and the other gray color family I didn't have enough of so I had to improvise! I really like how she came out and want to practice with this technique a bit more!! (The B&W coloring is the something new...LOL)

My card:


And Copics used to color B&W:


And Copic used for my pop of color:


I really like how this turned out and once I get the refill for the one gray and a couple other gray's I really think I can make it a lot more dramatic. One I'd love to figure out how to do is sepia tones - now wouldn't that be gorgeous??? I might have to do some searching and even some experimenting with the colors I have!!! If you know of a sepia tone Copic tutorial def link it for me, I'd love to have a starting point!!!

After I figured out the B&W part I went looking for a sketch to work from and as always, Just Magnolia had what I needed, when I needed! I used their sketch by Mina for my inspiration to get going and on the strips behind the image I did the inked embossing technique featured a few weeks ago at The Cuttlebug Spot!

Now, the Happy Birthday part. Today is Dylan's birthday. He is a whopping 17 years old! Wow how time flies!! I came into his life right around the age of 7 (maybe a little before) and it amazes me to see how he has grown from the little squirt he was (always shorter than everyone) to the young man he is now (taller than me now LOL). So, from me to him:

Happy Birthday!!!!

Happy Birthday Pictures, Images and Photos

As always, thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin'!!


JanJ said...

I think this is fab Karen, really love it!

and Happy Birthday to Dylan too

Jan x

cats whiskers said...

Fabulous card sweetie, such a great image and wonderful colouring, thanks for joining us this week
Hugs Jacqui x

~* Jay Jay *~ said...

Wow what a great card! Your take on the sketch is great! Thanks for joining in the fun.


Just to cover all bases...................

I am not the best scrapper out there. I don't claim to be totally original, I lift from many places and in many forms from color combinations, to product usage, to technique and so forth. I try to be fair to all scrappers out there and mention them when I lift from them - now keep in mind, there are so many people out there scrapping, card making and altering items that naturally more than one person will have similar ideas. When I mention lifting, or casing as some call it, I mean when you intentionally take a design you see and duplicate it exactly or only change up the coloring........KWIM???

With that said..........

All content, including text, photographs, and concept design elements are © Karen Brooks unless otherwise noted. Content within this blog is shared for personal, non-commercial use and inspiration only and shall not be used for personal gain or entry into contests or for publication. That wouldn’t be very nice now would it???

Thanks and happy scrappin'!!!!