Saturday, February 19, 2011

Spring is on it's Way!

Good Morning or rather afternoon, I guess it is now.  It's been a busy week at the McLaughlin household and not much crafting got done.  Last night I sat down and did some coloring.  I've tried to focus more on techniques lately with my Prisma's.  I found a great tutorial over at my friend Dorcas' site for coloring clouds.  I've also been working on the coloring challenges Zoe is doing over at Make It Colorful.  Last week was to focus on shading, which is my biggest hurdle.  If you're in the same boat you might try out some of their tutorials.  The thing I have to remember is it takes practice so don't get frustrated if the first couple aren't just right.   I've got some great DT projects I'm working on this weekend that will give plenty of practice.

So onto todays card.  This is the adorable "Wonder" by the most talented Mo at Mo's Digital Pencil Two.  What an artist!  I love everything she does.  Mo's had a sketch for us to follow this week.  This is the first time I've colored her and thought she would be great for some spring colors.  I'm working on coloring hair too.  It's better, but still has some work to go.  I've paired her with some papers by Pebbles.  I just love those little flowers.  I used my EK Success punch to make the border at the bottom.  I added a scrap of ribbon from my stash and some flat back pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty(love that store!!!!)

To finish off my card I took a scrap of cardstock and built my embellishment.  I started off with two leaves, twisting the stem around my paintbrush then adding a beautiful yellow rose.  I love those little ribbon scraps they just add so much and that butterfly was perfect for a spring sentiment which is also from Pizzazz Aplenty

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy your weekend wherever you are and whatever you are doing!

Challenges Entered:
Lollipop Crafts - Favorite Coloring Medium (Prisma's)
Simon Says - Make your own embellishment (flower cluster)
Charisma Cards - Spring has Sprung


  1. Jen you did an AWESOME job on your coloring! Your clouds came out fantastic and I love her green overalls. Thanks for the shout out, too. ;-)
    Oh! And thanks for playing at Mo's this week , so nice to have some more support.

  2. Hi Jen...I soooo have to try out those clouds...Dorcas' tutorial is awesome....I just haven't got around to trying out the technique yet. Your clods are spectacular!! And I'm with you...Mo is the most talented artist out there! I love everything she does! And this little image is another of my faves. She's so dang cute...and your DPs are simply perfect!! So happy that you've joined us in this week's challenge at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog! Pat Frank

  3. This is fantastic Jen! Love the spring colors! Your coloring is so good! I tried Dorcas clouds and was not as successful as you! Love you new blog! She did mine too! She does great work!

  4. Great card! I love the colors, and you did a wonderful job on the sky. Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

  5. That is so pretty, you did a great job on the clouds. Have a great day, Shelley

  6. Hey girl, your card is gorgeous. Such amazing coloring and that fun butterfly and sweet little rose are just the perfect finishing touch!! Hugs, Sabrina

  7. I think you did a great job blending and creating gradients with the hair :) I'm so used to Copics that I'm a little afraid to step out of my comfort zone and try blending with colour pencils, hee hee...

    Love what you did with the clouds too!

  8. What a beautiful card, Jen! It makes me long fro spring! With 10" of freshly fallen snow its hard to imagine it though! :)

  9. beautiful, adorable card.
    Thank you for joining in with us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  10. really pretty creation! Thanks for joining in with our Springtime challenge this week at Charisma! Gemma :)

  11. Beautiful job..Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's this week.

  12. Beautiful card and your coloring looks great! thanks for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund!


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