Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Angels Landing Wednesday: It's a Sketch!


Happy Wednesday everybody!  Today's Angels Landing Design team project is a sketch challenge!  Judi provided us with four versions of a sketch to use for creating a card!  I chose two images from the new release, Autumn Tweetings, and decided to use two different versions of the sketch.  Being able to resize digital images makes it SO easy to use for different sketches!


My first card uses this cute little bird on a branch.  I printed the image on watercolor paper and colored with watercolor pencils and my aqua painter. The sentiment is also from the set, and Ijust printed it on some of the DSP in the paper pack.   Here is a closeup of the bird.

I am still a bit of a novice with coloring, but I do find the more I do.the easier it gets!  For the other card, I chose a different orientation of the sketch and this pretty acorn birdhouse image.



I also printed this on watercolor paper and colored with watercolor pencils and aqua painter.  The paper for both cards is last year's fall paper from SU! .  I am so glad I still have some!  I love it!
 

I also embellished each card with some crystal leaves I picked up at Joann's.  In both cases, I used a coluzzle to cut around most of the image, then cut out the pieces ourside the circle/oval by hand.

These new releases have SO many images in them!  I have not used all the images yet in the Autumn Tweetings set...and have not even started using the HoHoHolidays set!  Hope you enjoy this bit of autumn!  Be sure to stop by the other Design Team members. I know you will be very inspired!


12 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh wow! these are beautiful. and the watercoloring is fabulous!

hugs,

MiamiKel said...

Fabulous watercoloring and terrific match to the dsp!

Lynn said...

What gorgeous coloring and papers on these wonderful autumn cards, Lauri!
I love what you have created with this sketch!! Sensational!!

Jennifer Scull said...

so beautiful, Lauri! and I am impressed that you were able to get watercolor paper through your printer!!! you did a wonderful job - as always dear one!! :)

Cindy said...

Beautiful cards, Lauri!! Great coloring!

Dawn said...

adorable! I'll have to try wc paper!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Beautiful, Lauri!! I just love those colors for autumn! And I'll have to try the watercolor pencil route on some of these images! It looks great!

Judi M said...

Beautiful watercoloring, Lauri. That's a fun idea, to print the sentiment directly on DSP -- and the crystal leaves are a fun embellishment for fall.

Donna Marie said...

Love the birds!!!
Great job on the watercolors.
The paper you chose brings it all together!!!

Godelieve said...

Great job on the sketch. Your cards are beautiful, the second one is my favorite.

dpkennedy said...

Very pretty cards!

Jennifer Love said...

Wow! Sooo beautiful!!! These are just spot on!

 
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