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Thursday, August 13, 2009

White on Black Rooster

This was one of the images that I had colored in the coloring pencil class that I took with Karen Lockhart a couple of months ago. The image is a Lockhart stamp and was stamped onto black card stock using white ink. Then we were to go over the stamped lines using different strokes to create shadows, lines of varying thicknesses and color in parts of the rooster using a white Prismacolor pencil. This was really hard for me! I think it took me longer to do this rooster with one color than it do to do just about anything else we did that day. It was a great exercise though and it did teach me different strokes to make when using pencils to create different effects. I like the way it looks but I couldn't decided what to do with it until tonight. I was playing around with some different papers and patterns and when I pulled out this gray striped paper from DCWV, it started coming together. I decided it did need a little bit of color and I thought the red would be a good choice. After I found the gingham ribbon, I knew red would be the way to go. 

Does anyone else create that way? Sometimes, I will just randomly pull out some papers, solids and patterns, then add some ribbon and other embellishments and try to make something out of it. I always pull out more than I would use on one card, but I have found some different combinations doing that. It seems to work the best for me when I am working with an image that has already been colored and the things I pull out will incorporate the colors or theme of my image. I love to color and seem to always have a stack of colored images ready to go! Thanks for visiting!

19 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great card- I love roosters. Yes, I too create that way...sometimes it takes me 2 hours to make one card and the entire kitchen table is COVERED with supplies. It makes my husband laugh. I love the idea of the pencils over the white to add subtle color- bet it is really really pretty IRL! TFS

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love roosters! And, yes I create that way too. Sometimes it will take me 2 hours to create one card, and I have the entire kitchen table full of supplies from one end to the other.....I love the idea of the subtle pencil over the white ink- I bet it is gorgeous IRL!

The Wired Angel said...

oooh.. I would love to know how you did this.. it's just beautiful. Will you share?? Hugs, Peggy

The Mama Monkey said...

OMW this is one of my favorites!!! I love the color combo...the ribbon...everything!

Ann said...

LOVE this card, Gina!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

You can't go wrong with gingham and a rooster. I love this card and for some reason love rooster stamps too these days.

When I make a card I usually pull out some stuff and stare at it for awhile before putting something together. I tend to be more creative when my table is a disaster--I've discovered some interesting color combos that way!

Karen from PA said...

I love this card!!!! It's so simple and perfect. I love the coloring on the rooster..what a great technique.

Paige said...

A stunning card in a classy color combo!

Michelle said...

beautiful card... i love the look of red white and black...dont you? TFS!
michelle

Jaspere said...

This is perfect. Those colors and the contrast are just right.

laos348 said...

Your card is fantastic! I really like the look of white on black - it's something I don't try all that often. And the touch of red looks great.

Scrapping Julie said...

i certainly do create like that sometimes. the rooster looks so neat-o in white. excellent job
my sista!

Susan Raihala said...

Fabulous card, Gina! What a striking coloring technique!

I drag everything out I can find that "might" go on a card. I don't color much at all, but the same principle applies.

Dru said...

This rooster looks great!! I love him on the black paper - I seem to go at cardmaking from a myriad of angles - probably never the same. One thing for sure - my area always looks like a bomb went off in it after each creative frenzy!!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous creation. You picked the perfect coordinating colors and the gingham bow is a WOW!

I usually start with an image and take it from there! Not the most efficient way cause I then spend lots of time digging through my stash looking for papers, embellishments, etc. that will work.

Have a great weekend.

Grace said...

Oh I love your technique on this! I don't have one way I create... but it usually starts with an image, and I build from that and yes, it can take me hours! I'm slow and methodical! LOL! LOVE this white on black coloring though... you really did create depth here!

Linda's Craziness said...

I love Black and White, gingham and Roosters. When I redo my kitchen in a year or so they are the colors and theme it will be in. I love a little touch of red in there also. This card is awesome, you do such great work. Hey, You should see my scrap area. Whoops I mean areas. Room is a disaster so drug over to the dining table most of the time.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

What a great card! Hmmm.....well, most of the time my cards take way longer than I think they should. *rolls eyes* but, I think mine starts with the image to kind of determine what DP I want to go with it that I think would compliment it and then I work on a layout adding and subtracting colors until I find the right combination that I feel works. Thanks for asking! Have a great week gina. *hugs*

Stephanie said...

I love this Gina!! It reminds me of a chalkboard we had in our kitchen in college (although we'd put some CRAZY things on the board). Love the striped paper, too!