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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Twisted Thursday Challenge-Purple and Orange

Here is my entry for this week's Twisted Thursday Challenge on the Shirley's 2 Girls challenge blog. The twist to the sketch provided was to use the colors purple and orange. Sketch challenges are my favorite challenges to play along with and the twists are a fun addition. I don't have any of the S2G Halloween images (yet!) so I pulled out this set that I got from Michael's last week. I stamped my image with Memento ink and then colored my monster with Copic markers. I used scalloped oval Nestabilities for my large oval and CTMH ink for the sentiment. The paper and card stocks are from DCWV and the brads are from the Paper Studio. I tried again to make my monster look like he had some fur and tried to create some texture with my Copics. I think this attempt turned out a little better than the last one.

Samantha is here today and wanted to play along with the challenge too. She enjoys doing challenges with me on occasion, but this is the first sketch challenge she has attempted. She picked out the papers she wanted and I cut out the pieces for her. She used an  image from the same set as mine, and the image was also stamped with Memento ink and she colored the image with Copic markers. I have been trying to teach her some basic blending techniques with the Copics. She is learning to chose different shades in the same color families so as soon as she started to color she went and picked out three different shades of orange. In person you can see the beginnings of some shading going on there, not too bad for a seven year old! To finish off her card she added some spider confetti to each corner. Thanks for looking!
(Samantha is the daughter of my friend. She is also my little crafting buddy!)


21 comments:

Paige said...

Both cards are delightful!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww both of these are way tooo cute!!!! You both did an Awesome job on these!

Stephanie said...

Love that one eyed two horned flying (?) purple people eater :) such a fun card - great purple dp!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh Gina, this is terrific! I'm really impressed with the texture you were able to achieve with the Copics. Thanks so much for playing with us for Twisted Thursday! Hope to see you again next week.

I think Samatha's work is impressive for a 7 year old! What a great card.

Cindy said...

These are really cute.

The Mama Monkey said...

Ok, no kidding, that purple monster looks like he is real fur!!! What darling cards!!!

Karolyn Loncon said...

Fun!! I'm so jealous that you have a very talented little stamping partner to play with! Both of you are brilliant stampers. Those little monsters are kinda creepy looking, but your work is marvelous!! Thanks so much for playing Twisted Thursday!! Looking forward to both of you playing with us again!!

Vicki said...

You two are quite the pair Gina! Terrific cards! Blessings to you!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Awesome job with the Copics, it really looks furry to me! Samantha did a wonderful job on her card too!

Amy said...

These are so cute! I love the monsters! Great job!

Sara said...

These are both too cute!

Jennifer Talley said...

Oh my gosh, these are too cute! Love them!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

These are very fun monster cards. Your purple monster does look furry.

Grace said...

Well I'd say you found the perfect way to use purple and orange!!! Very cute!

Lynn said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog during the Angels Landing Blog Hop and leaving such a sweet comment, Gina!

I love this happy monster!! What a cute, cute Halloween card!!

peggysue said...

They are both so cute!

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh how cool! you were able to really make it look like fur! both are very cute cards! so nice to have a stampin buddy :)) she is very talented!

Angie Williams said...

Oh, I just love those little monsters!

Mary said...

Love these monsters - especially the purple one (my favorite color!)

Shirleys2Girls said...

how did i miss this? these are adorable!!! C U T E""!!! thnx for playing...DEIDRE

Jennifer Scull said...

both cards are perfect! I love them!!!! :D