Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mommy's little angel...

Today I made a card for the first ever challenge on Mo's Challenge Blog. The challenge is really simple, you just need to use purple on your card, along with an image from Mo's Digital Pencil. I actually really like purple, but for some reason, I almost never use it on my cards. So this was a fun challenge for me, as it gave me an excuse to pull out my purple copics and give them a whirl.

Isn't this just the sweetest image ever? I'm normally not into angels, but as soon as I saw Michael, I had to add him to my shopping cart. Before I started coloring the image, I actually had the prettiest purple designer paper picked out to use on the card, but once I was finished coloring, I decided that the image was too sweet on it's own to need any fancy paper or layout. I matted the image on black card stock, and then layered that onto a white card base for a simple but elegant card.


For my finishing touch, I added Frosted Lace stickles to his wings, and went over the halo with a Buttermilk Spica pen.

Copics used:

As you can see from the photo, I used two custom YR21 copics for the halo. The palest, YR21p, is made from 5cc's blender fluid plus 30 drops of YR21 ink refill. The darker one, YR21pd, is made from 5cc's blender fluid plus 80 drops of YR21 ink refill. These 2 custom markers are by far my favorite yellows.

20 comments:

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

I love your card your colouring is beautiful!

Emma xxx

margie c said...

Awww, what a sweet lil baby boy! Your coloring is impeccable ;)
TFS :*)
~ margie

Sheila said...

Ohhhh Melissa, he's just Beautiful!!, I love all of Mo's images... but have to say Michael, is my No1, I just love this little guy, & I Adore him in 'purple' :).
Thanks for joining us this week on MDPs first challenge :).
Hugs
Sheila xx

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

A really beautiful card...and beautifully coloured x
Thanks for joining in with Mo's first challenge and hope to see you again x

Sandy Hulsart said...

Your card is adorable. I love this image and you have colored little Michael perfectly. Thanks for joining in on the fun. We hope to see you again.

Dawn B. said...

This is so cute.. you did a super job on this card.. Thanks for playing along..

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

Very "angelic"! Just pure magic!

Cathy said...

Elizabeth, I love your Michael and the sparkly wings, so sweet. I agree that your card is beautiful with Michael as the focal point of the card! Thanks for playing!

Caryn said...

Beautiful card and fantastic colouring. Thank you so much for playing along this week on our first challenge at Mo's.

Hugs.
Caryn xxx

TARJA L said...

This is beautiful card and fantastic colouring.

Lelia said...

Just beautiful! Love your coloring!

Micki said...

OMG, that is adorable. Awesome coloring!!!!

Ann said...

That is a beautiful card Melissa. It really doesn't need anything added - just right as it is. I'm a C&S crafter myself so its great to see such a lovely example.

little angel said...

I think this one is the one I love the most! it's so cute!
sweet and nice card
hugs
little angel

Jen Popovich said...

He's as angelic as MY Michael!!!

Kerttu said...

wonderful card.
love how it looks with glitter on his wings.
thanks for playing along,
hugs
Kerttu

June said...

Brilliant card, love it, thanks so much for joining us at MDP challenge this week, huggies June xx

Elaine said...

Beautifully coloured, and I love the simplicity.

Thank you for playing along with Mo's Challenge!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at Mo's Challenge this week!

The Wired Angel said...

Beautiful job Melissa. I love this image. Thank you for participating in Mo's Challenge and for sharing your talent with us. Best, Peggy

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