Tuesday, August 28, 2007

sketch challenge

I have a habit of coloring images without a thought of what colors or patterned paper are going to go with them... As a result I have a folder FULL of homeless colored images. Sometimes, though, they come in handy when I need a quick card or when I'm working on a sketch challenge.

So here's one of those. I started coloring this (with Twinkling H20s) in May when we went out to Bunaken Island, and never finished it until this evening. This was a result of 2 colliding challenges - Julee's sketch challenge, and Kraftin' Kimmie's card contest (Fall colors). Thanks, girls, for the inspiration!

I watercolored in the scene behind the apple pickers (stamp by the Merry Stamper)...pink isn't a traditional fall color but it's the color of the sky on evening and I love it. I miss it here.

I flipped each panel and scored just inside each edge - I have done that before on a focal panel, but thought I'd try it on all the panels just for effect. I like! That's a little Basic Grey paper peeking out on the right, and the saying is from TAC.

Thanks for checking on me!


  1. Oh this is so adorable!! I love those colors. I've never tried twinkling H20s - I'm intrigued. :-)

  2. Cute card! I have the same coloring problem - I have a whole bucket full of homeless colored and usually even glittered images. I never think to use them, though. Maybe I should challenge myself to use 'em up! :) Thanks for playing my challenge.

  3. Beautifully done! I always color first & assemble later. Maybe that's my problem..... LOL

  4. Beautiful! I've been checking out your blog daily but have not had the time to comment. Just want to let you know that I love your stuff as much as ever, especially those paper peaced picnic baskest which are down lower on the page. Great great eye candy that you treat us to!

  5. Dini - this is gorgeous - what great coloring; and i love the scoring you did around each page. what a great idea - i'm going to try that technique!! thanks for sharing - have a super day!

    Beth (mommy to a busy 4 yr old)

  6. Dini, I do the same thing from time to time. Then I have to stop an think about what to use with that image.

    So I have a full Envelope full of those stamped colored images. that I do need to use.

    Maybe one day.

    Thanks for sharing.