Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Mojo 73 An Angel's Birthday

One of the hardest things about making cards is coming up with a layout. After that it is choosing the colors. I figured I'm going try and take some of the hard decision work out of it and utilize the Mojo Monday sketches or the SCS Wednesday sketches. This card was made using Mojo Monday's #73 sketch. Can you believe I still fussed with it for 3 hours? I had to audition papers then I was trying a whole bunch of different coloring techniques to see which one would look best with the paper. Finally I turned to my copics. I think the resulting colors turned out very nicely. I have noticed that I continuously give my people images dark hair. I have nothing against the other colors. I just think I'm drawn to high contrast. This card was made for a very special friend's birthday that is coming up very soon. She is definitely an Angel on Earth.

8 comments:

kadie said...

Totally Gorgeous! Left you some love in the gallery already. This card is da bomb...wish my bday was coming up! :)

Catherine said...

Your coloring is spectacular! Love it!
I usually give my peeps dark hair too - I have it, I like it. :D

Lorie said...

Your colors turned out fabulous, Mary! Gorgeous!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Lauri said...

What a beautiful card! I love your choice of papers!! I love how you describe "auditioning papers!" Funny..I am sitting here watching American Idol and I can imagine you sitting there with the paper in front of you saying...sorry, you are not going on the card!

Michelle said...

oh what a super card! I love the colors and the image. It was worth every second of the three hours you put into her!

Carolyn Bounds said...

What a TOTAL stunner!!! Your coloring is flawless (what's new:), and the papers are enchanting!!! You always have a way of choosing all the perfect card elements!!! I know your friend is going to cherish this beauty!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Julie said...

Mary this is AWESOME!
I love the papers. Can you share the papers you used? (Maybe you posted it and I missed it --half asleep!)

Beautiful girl!!

Martha said...

love the colors., its beautiful!

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