Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Digger, or for the real diggers...a backhoe!

Here's the digger that you were looking for...exploring! digger is a Daisy Doodle image - check out Jules' blog.
This is card is not part of a  blogging challenge. I took it on as a challenge to me. My comfort zone is cute, floral, earthy. Well, I guess this card is definitely earthy!!!! But not my style. It was fun and different and that made it a great challenge.
yes, this one I colored with SU watercolor crayons and blender pen. To prevent smearing, I sprayed  digger with a fixative, a clear acrylic sealer by Plaid in a matte finish. Not knowing a thing about diggers is real life it was hard to know what to color and what not to, so I just used artistic license and had fun. Pencils, only needed four, two yellow a gray and a black. I printed the digger on plain copy paper, also, and cut it out leaving an edge all the way around and cutting out the center and used that as a mask. Holding the mask down over the cs image I sponged on three ink colors (see below) then used Itty Bitty backgrounds to get my sand look using CCaramel, River Rock, and Basis Gray. This way I did not have to cut out my image. There were so many corners and such that I knew it would be difficult at best to cut out the entire image. Cutting it out with a border is so much easier. I layered with a smoky gray scrap that was nearby, more mustard, a textured Bazzill yellow (that has the tiny gray stamped dots), and the black card base. is this a manly card for a guy that operates a back hoe, or what? My husband can operate a backhoe like he was born on one! It's amazing to see him work the equipment, he makes it look so easy and then I tried, yea, not so good at my first attempt. There will be no second try for me. I can say been there, done that!! and I wasn't even on one that big!

I have a blog for my cards, but it has become a memory storer! funny how the little things that we do or try become such huge memories when we get older!
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STAMPS: Itty Bitty Backgrounds,  sent from  See D's, 'A Word or Two'
INK: C Caramel, River Rock, More Mustard, Basic Gray
PENCILS: SU yellows, black, gray water color pencil, blender pen
PAPER: MMustard, yellow, black, smoky gray, white
TECHNIQUE: masking, sponging

I just had to hook up with a few challenges to get Jules image seen out there in the digi world.
totally paper Crafts...digital...thanks Rhonda
Midnight Madness...sketch


Sue said...

Hi Joanne
great card luv the image, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

Denise @ kc242 said...

what a cute boys card. Love the image and your coloring is great!
Midnight Madness DT

joey said...

Hi Joanne

fab card, love the backing behind the digger thanks for joining us at tpc this week


Kathy said...

Wow, this one is great. I love how you did that background. So happy to see you as part of the Daisy Doodles DT, that is so cool!

Cheryl said...

Very cute! Great way to challenge yourself. It turned out fab.

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Priscilla said...

Hello :) If you would like to use the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge as an avenue to gain exposure for your friend's image. Could you or your friend please contact me at heatonup@verizon.net so we can discuss a sponsorship with our challenge blog. Sorry for some may deletes ..
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Rhonda said...

You know what I think of this card...AWESOME!!! You are amazing!!!

Priscilla said...

Hi Joanne, I am back to say what a wonderful card you have made for our challenge. The way you have worked the image on the card really makes it pop off the background. Thanks so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week. I have posted the sneak peek early because I will be going to a scrapbooking retreat. Have a wonderful weekend.
MMSC Hostess

Carol said...

JoAnne, great to see you join us at Midnight Madness this week. This is a terrific "masculine" card. They are often so difficult to do...but you have made is look easy and rewarding with this superb creation. Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We enjoy visiting you to see your lovely creation.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

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