Saturday, August 27, 2011

Make It Colourful - Sunsets with Clouds

Boy oh boy when I told Zoe I loved a challenge I didn't realise how seriously she'd take me - LOL. This week at Make it Colourful we have been challenged to colour a sunset with clouds. Now I can honestly say this wasn't my first attempt - I took great delight in tearing that one to shreds - LOL. I was still not overly happy with this but after a couple days break it's not too bad! I think a bit of space can often be good when judging your own work.

I've come up with a fairly romantic sunset scene combining this cute image from this week's sponsor Tiddly Inks with a Make it Crafty background - I did erase one of the birds in the background though as it looked like it was flying out of the poor girls head - LOL. I coloured the archway and ivy in black and used black lace to indicate silhouettes as these often appear in the foreground of sunsets.

Now I must say I'm REALLY glad I gave this a go and I hope you try too - the only way to grow is to get out of your comfort zone. The other gals from the MiC DT have come up with more fantastic inspiration for you too - check it out on our blog HERE.

Images -
MiC Stairway to Heaven
Tiddly Inks - You and Me

MiC Lasercut chipboard - Love Hearts Swirls sentiment

Copics as pictured plus skintones - R11, R20, E08, E00, E000

Ciaos in picture - R29, R27, R22, R20, R00, C3, C1, YR16, YR04, YR02, Y06, B00, W5, W3, W1



sara said...

This is stunning!!! you colouring is really gorgeous!

Denise and Louise said...

Wow this is gorgeous. Great sunset and clouds - wish I could achieve results like this - so clever.
Love everything about this card.
Denise xx

Boxofcolours said...

Oh my, you've done an amazing job Debbie, well done you!!!
Jane ♥

Linda w said...

Stunning, a real eye catcher. Just adore your sunset, and the black lace silhouette is a lovely touch. Hugs lin

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Debbie.

Hugs Riet.xx

Chrissy said...

Beautiful Debbie, the sunset is gorgeous, and a very romantic scene.Great papers too, and I love the lace.


Lynda said...

Wow, wow, wow and WOW!!!!!!!! Debbie....this is stunning beyond words. Zoe MUST have known you'd ace the challenge easily (even with 1 mandatory shredding...which is like a mulligan in golf...let's face it huh??)I cannot list the individual elements I love in this card.....suffice to say I am gobsmacked by it all. ooxx

...just Barbara said...

I'm so glad you tried it too and really, it looks stunning!! This is looks like a perfect twilight sunset and so romantic too. ;D The embellishments are perfect too with the darker decorative paper and black accents - gorgeous! :D

Cheryl said...

WOW this is AMAZING and your colouring SPECTACULAR.......I love those colours!!!

Yanitza said...

Wow, super gorgeous!!! Great job!

Debra said...

Beautiful job! I did give it a go, and a go, and a go, and a go,and a go. LOL. Well, lets just say, I have to tap out of this one, but I do love the challenge!

Debra said...

WOW Debbie, This is just amazing. That sunset behind those cute couple is Fantastic!!!!!!What an amazing sky... and an even more amazing sky,I cant stop looking at it!!,xxxx

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

Stunning job. Love you sunset so much. It really looks effort-less.