Thursday, June 23, 2011

Edwin is feeling a little blue - or rather grey!

I have a couple of things to say about this card! First of all thank you Angie Hunt for the inspiration and layout! She doesn't even know that she inspired me, but she recently did the sweetest card for our Blog Hop and I stole her idea...only instead of using Maggie Mini's I used #103 COOL EDWIN, from the Sweet Rainbow collection. He is available from Diana at the Magnolia-licious store.

The other thing I wanted to say is that I've so admired all the monochromatic colored images that have been done. To tell you the truth, I've been scared spit-less to try one, but last night I decided to give it a whirl. I finished my card and showed it to my BFF and she critiqued it for me. She suggested that I darken the pants a little. Well, the card was finished but I decided to take her advise. I still may not have gotten them dark enough, but this was my first shot - and the card WAS finished...

I so enjoyed our Blog Hop challenge which was to use black and white and one other color for pop, so I pulled out some Magnolia dp from the Vintage Christmas collection and paired it with some retired SU dp. I love the effect this gave my card.

Here is how the front turned out. The beautiful wide striped ribbon was part of a package I received from a fore mentioned BFF. I thought it would be masculine enough for my card. No flowers or pearls for this one. Now that I look at it I should have included some Screw Head brads to the corners, but it was too late by the time I was finished the card.


Here is a close up of Edwin and how I colored him. The colors I used are as follows:
W00,1,3,6; R14,46,59; and I touched him up with T1,3,5 6. The cheeks were done with chalk and then rubbed off a little.



Here is my artsy view of the card...


This is how I finished up the inside. I didn't have enough of the SU black and white paper left, so I just used it on the top. One of the pieces of ribbon was left over from the front, so I simply cut another piece to match and secured it to the panel with Screw Head brads. The bottom of the card uses another piece of ribbon and I attached three Screw Head brads to the notation panel.

Will I ever do another Monochromatic card? Yup! This is quite doable and I like the effect.

Thanks for taking time out of your very busy day to come and visit my blog.

Hugs,
Barb

30 comments:

  1. Hi Barb,
    You've done a beautiful job of colouring Edwin!!
    Good for you - I was another who was that scared to do a monochromatic card :o)
    Great background and wonderful papers and design.
    Hugs, Candy

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  2. Perfect! Loved how you did the coloring...Cool on Cool Edwin!!! That touch of pink cheeks and the red on Edwin is also perfect! Fabulous card Barb...terrific design!!!!

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  3. Fabulous job coloring Edwin. Great guy card Just love it.

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  4. Gorgeous colouring Barb! I love the monochromatic look, it's really striking!
    Hugs Julie P

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  5. This is AWESOME!!!!!
    Rene :D

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  6. What an awesome card Barb! You did a beautiful coloring job on it!!!
    Hugs
    Judy K.

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  7. Wow!!! I love how this turned out. Great job. Guess I need to get out of my comfort zone and try this soon.
    Great job on the card.

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  8. Hi Barb!
    So gorgeous. I love how you have Edwin in the monochrome tones and then blushed his cheeks. it is so effective. I love the striped ribbon It's so beautiful the whole card. I love it.
    Hugs Maz

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  9. I love how you colored Edwin grey!! I was scared of coloring a person 1 color too...so my pop of color was the person - I chickened out! Love the insides of your card too...very creative!!

    p/s: did you (or DH) figure out the problem of getting to my blog?

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  10. Wow Barb,
    You've got this shading down to a science! I love the charcoal tones with that pop of red! You're using my color phobia combination too. Beautifully done.
    Hugs,
    Leslie

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  11. Excellent job on coloring and I heart for Edwin's rosy cheek. He is a totally handsome and adorable bow here. Love this card!!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  12. FABULOUS BFF, you totally nailed this, your coloring is just awesome, and those pleats perfection!! I TOTALLY LOVE THIS!!!!
    thanks for the chat
    smiles
    Paola

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  13. Oh my Gosh Barb, this is incredible. I love what you've done with Edwin, the design of you card is incredible. Fantastic job hon.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  14. This is INCREDIBLE....totally awesome creation!

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  15. Wow Barb, this is absolutely stunning. Just love it!hugs Sharon

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  16. You colored him perfectly, I love the shadows and the hint of color. I don't know if I am ready to pull that off but you did great.

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  17. This has to be one of my favorite B&W with a Pop cards - PERFECTION!

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  18. Love it! Mono creates such pop, especially the dash of red. Cool card, love the sneaks!
    Sue S.

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  19. Hey Barb!

    This so SOOOOOOOOO GORGEOUS! You did a fabulous job on this card. Edwin is colored perfectly and I love your layout (hehe) :-)

    Angie

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  20. WOW!! This is so very stunning!!! I love how you've colored Edwin!! I really need to work on this technique!! Thanks for sharing this!! Have a great weekend!! HUGS

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  21. OH Barb I love your card!! Gee those colors are fabulous and the inside is great as the outside! You did a marvelous job and your coloring is wonderful!!! Great work as always!!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

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  22. how handsome this edwin is!! Luv the color combo & even the inside of the card!! Very Nice!! :-)

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  23. Oh Barb, I just LUV this card! You did a FANTASTIC job coloring Edward and he looks so spiffy! Your card is great inside and out! I will definitely take note of the colors you used as I'm struggling doing a monochromatic card like this challenge LOL! Great card!
    Hugs, Cami

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  24. Adorable monochromatic card , Barb and your coloring is ever so amazing! Never saw this Edwin stamp before and he looks so cute! Love the neat look of your card and the inside too! Great work sweetie!
    Hugs, Iulia

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  25. You do make the most amazing cards Barb! I am peeking now and then and leaving a comment here and there - mostly there. I love following what you do - always fresh and creative. The pictures of the kids were great!
    Love you
    Sandy

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  26. Hey girlfriend...your coloring is spectacular! I still struggling with the pleats and folds. Maybe someday I'll get it right! LOL! I love this card...the black/grey and white with the little pop of red couldn't be more perfect!! I love the ribbon too...I'm such a fan of the wider ribbon!! Thanks for sharing the update on the girls' b-day party! They're so dang adorable, Hope things are settling down a bit at your place. Keep those cards comin'...I need your inspiration! Hugs. Pat

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