Wonderful Marlene

Friday, October 9, 2009

TGIF!! I can't say that enough lately. How's your weekend shaping up?? Got any plans? We're planning to go apple picking again since we ate all of the last batch we picked. There are some serious apple lovers in our house! LOL

It's Friday and that means Jess has another Farm Fresh Friday challenge for you all! I think this is one you're all going to love. It's a sketch and it's a really FUN one too!

I finally inked up Marlene Monkey and I'm not going to lie to you - I had some serious fun coloring her in!! Marina's images are so unique and you can definitely pick her style out from the crowd. I love how she adds the shadow lines to her characters because it really does help with the coloring process. I don't quiet have to put as much ink down to create the shadows as I would other images.

The scalloped edges on the center panel were done with a corner rounder punch with the guard removed and the small scalloped edge was created with a really inexpensive decorative scissors. I don't know what I'd do without those things! I colored Marlene with my ever faithful reinkers, ink pads and an aquapainter brush and sponged the edges of the circle panel with Cool Caribbean ink and a sponge. I added some crystal effects to her eyes to make them glisten - it's a great little touch to your images.

If you want to play along with this week's Farm Fresh Friday challenge, just create your card and upload it to The Greeting Farm's gallery where you should find a section created for this week's challenge. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday October 14th, 2009 One lucky winner will receive some goodies from TGF!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

Stamps: The Greeting Farm 'Marlene Monkey' & 'Wonderland - retired'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Close To Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean, Certain Celery, Ruby Red, Cranberry Crisp, Pretty In Pink, Sahara Sand
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - The Greeting Farm 'Sunny Glen'
Access: Ribbon, Button, Spellbinders Large Circle Nestibilities, Fiskars Circle Cutter, EK Success Corner Rounder, Fiskars Decorative Scissors, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals, Sponges


Mary(OhioMary) said...

I love this layout and your coloring on Marlene is beautiful. I really like the pop of red in her striped dress. I've been using my corner round punch more too. I like the bigger scallops sometimes.

MiamiKel said...

Aw, she's adorable Sandra -- love the paper paired with Marlene ..it's a beautiful combo for a sweet, sweet card! Have a good time at the apple picking!

Danni said...

Super duper adorable! Love this!! You seriously are so talented!! Your coloring just amazes me!

Juls said...

just so cute!! Love it!!

Makiko Jones said...

What an adorable image, Sandra! Your coloring is spectacular as always. Not only that, but I also love how you mixed the all designer papers!!

WickedPixie said...

Sp Sweet! I love the TGF paper used! You have been inspiring me to use those less expensive scissors and saving some money (makes up for all of the stamps you make me want to have! Ha ha!!) :-)Traci

Candy said...

This is an adorable card Sandra, love your coloring!!

Ida P. Krause said...

How adorable. You've done a fabulous job with the coloring and the DP and colors you used are just so fun.

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is fantastic, Sandra! I LOVE the coloring and your use of the Sunny Glen DP-what a wonderful card!

Lorie said...

Absolutely the cutest, Sandra! Marlene is one happy looking little monkey all colored up in her pretty red striped dress and green pinafore! You just have to smile when you look at her!

Jacilynn said...

These new images are soooo cute! great card. YA Know I love those papers! super de duper!

Gingerbread Gal said...

So Sweet Sandra! The colors come together perfectly. The coloring is simply fabulous! (as always)
:) Rachel

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