Sunday, June 21, 2009

True Friend Edwin...

I was challenged last week to create a Magnolia card using my Prisma Color Pencils instead of my Copic Markers. I'm always up for a challenge and so here is the card I created. Thanks Pam for challenging me...



I think I'm doing this all backwards. I am coloring my images first,then trying to find a dsp to match. I'm going to have to change that up. Fortunately I just happened to have some paper with the right orange, blue and green it in. I very loosely followed a "Spoon Full of Sugar Sketch" for this one. I didn't use three different shades of the same color to create my Edwin as I do with my Copics, instead I used the same color and varied the shade by density. Quite a challenge...

Here is a close up of Edwin. I don't know where the spot on his mouth area came from, it's not there on the card, at least not to the naked eye:



My DH and I had a wonderful time in San Antonio this weekend, and now I will have to get busy and count my Points again with great diligence.

The babies and Jordan arrived safely in Florida tonight, a day later than expected, so after several phone calls to DPS to find out if there had been an accident - we were worried sick - all arrived in good shape, and are glad to be out of the car...

I hope you enjoy what I've done with Edwin and will leave a word of encouragement...


22 comments:

  1. Barb, he is as cute as can be...colored beautifully!!! I love all of those happy, cheerful colors...He looks so full of mischief...lol...Hugs..Jacque

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  2. I love the way he turned out. I love the dirt he is standing on and even the little dot on his face that isn't really there. Reminds me of a little boy kicking around the dirt whistling. Great job!

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  3. Oh gosh, Barb. This is just adorable! Great job with the pencils. I can't even imagine going back to try and use pencils. Awesome colors too! Another fabulous card! I love it!! hugs!

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  4. Oh my Edwin is so sweet!! He looks like a little fella just a walk'n down the street on his way...somewhere..Great job with your shading!!

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  5. You have been so encouraging through this whole process of adopting Ruthie. I just wanted to say thanks and I really do appreciate all of your words and prayers.

    Blessings
    Ginny

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  6. Barb, you are so good at coloring with just about anything!!! Truly, your eye for color combinations and technique are amazing. Keep up the good examples. Be blessed and have a great vacation...Martha

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  7. Barb: Just testing

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  8. Hi Barb,
    Oh Edwin is a cutie on your card!! Great colours and paper. I don't think I could colour first and then find paper to match. You did that beautifully.
    Hugs, Candy

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  9. Hi Barb, nice to see your card posted. I was checking for any new cards from your blog for the last few days. Very cute Edwin and love your coloring too. LOL, I usually colored my images first before choosing the DP :op
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  10. beautiful card! Where did the kiddos go in Florida?

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  11. Oh Barb...what a cute card you did a fabulous job coloring Edwin with your colored pencils! I really love this Edwin he is so very cute. Barb your cards are awesome and I really enjoy looking at your work!

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  12. Beautifully coloured image Barb!

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  13. Barb, I love how Edwin turned out! The color combo is so cheerful and bright. I might buy some prisma colored pencils too just to try something different. Great job! Angela

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  14. Hi Barb, awww Edwin is so cute, you did a beautiful job of coloring and with pencils!! Funny about coloring first...you're very lucky to always have the right paper!!!
    I'm glad to hear the famiy made it to Florida safely! I've been thinking of them and wondering how the kids are doing.

    Great that you & Bill got away, good for you!!! You need to do that once in a while!
    hugs!

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  15. Wow I love what you did with him. I don't tend to lean towards the Edwins too much for some reason but this one looks amazing!!

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  16. Oh I think Edwin looks adorable (he may just have a bit of chocolate on his mouth....lol)! And it looks like you did a great job finding just the right paper to complement him.
    Very nice job!

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  17. Glad that you had a nice weekend! This Edwin is Great!!! You colored him beautifully!

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  18. He is just so cute!! Love your pretty coloring too!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  19. He is wonderful Barb! Look you used prismas and still got tons of compliments on your coloring. You may have just inspired some of the girls to try a different medium once in awhile. Keep watch I may be posting a copic image soon!LOL! Us Magnolia-lious gals aren' boring! We know how to mix it up!LOL!
    I too do things backwards and pick my papers last. It may take me a couple of days...but what the heck Rome wasn't built in a day! Plus our "babies" deserve a lot of thought and attention.
    You cards turn out perfect no matter what you choose to color with or how you choose your papers!
    Hey may we try watercoloring next???LOL!
    Hugs,
    Pam
    http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/
    (just so you know where to find me! Ha!)

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  20. Barb, you did a terrific job with those coloured pencils. I've got a set too, but am not using them. Somebody should set a challenge for them then we'll be forced to use them--LOL.

    That aside your card is wonderful. Love your colour scheme and I like the DP's you've chosen. This Edwin image is so cute.

    Hugs.
    Norma

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  21. Oh Barb this is another darling you do such wonderful work with these little people.

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