Friday, October 24, 2014

Start Your Journey by Put Your Thumb in the Air, The East Wind

The theme this week at Graph'it Markers Colouring Crazy Challenge Blog is Extra FX.  For my extra colouring effect I decided I wanted to make an ominous stormy looking sky to go along with this fabulous image from The East Wind called 'Lucy Loo' Start Your Journey by Put Your Thumb in the Air which you can find HERE.  I also added in a road and the ground beside it.

I made an easel card and I really like them but they are so hard to photograph.  The roses are made with a Spellbinders die.  The other flowers and brads are Recollections and the ribbon is American Crafts.  The leaves are a Cuddlebug die.  The corrugated kraft card stock is Recollections also but the other DP are from my scrap stash.  Here are some more views of the card..

Here is a closer look at the image before I added the embellishments...

Start Your Journey by Put Your Thumb in the Air

I did the sky with the cloud template I made with different sized circle punches.  The rest I just sketched in, you can't see the road really in this picture.  It is all done with my Graph'it Markers.  Her shirt is done with just one purple marker that I mixed with different shades of warm grey on the mix it sheet.  This is my first time trying this method and I definently need more practice but I love the options it provides. Here are the color combos I used:
skin: 4125, 4150, 4170, 3120/ 4145, 4135
hair: 1210, 1230, 1250, 3125
purple: 6140 mixed with 9402, 9404, 9407
green: 9201, 8110, 8120, 8280
boots: 3110, 3120, 3125
backpack: 9402, 9404, 9405, 9407
clouds: 9100, 9101, 9102, 6110, 9104
ground: 3210, 3245, 3250, blender
I used my silver Shake Pen in the sky and opaque white for the 'flowers' on the ground.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 
Fairy Tale - photo inspiration
Simply Create Too- shop in your own craft room, I have had all of this stuff forever!, even the digi
Delightful Challenges- threes not a crowd, three roses and three layers
Inspiration Destination- ATG challenge 4
Craft Your Passion- bingo, flowers/gems/die cuts
Kraftin Kimmie- Wonderful Wednesday ATG
Scrappers Delight- ATG or halloween
Simon Says Stamp- Wednesday, use some kraft


  1. Fab image and fab background - really love this. Y x

  2. Adore this, it's just fab!

  3. Liz: Your purple card is very pretty & fits perfectly. Thank you for entering our Challenge #73 - "SHOP IN YOUR CRAFT ROOM". Looking forward to seeing your projects in our upcoming challenges too!

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  4. I love this! your colouring is awesome! look at that sky!
    have a great weekend!
    hugs xx Cara xx

  5. What a fab card and wonderfull coloration! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge. xx Bianca

  6. Fantastic creation with so much gone into it. Love the dimension, textures and amazing colour work. Thanks for entering The Stamping Chef challenge and good luck. Tina DT x

  7. Your colouring and background are just amazing.This is a fantastic easel card and all the blooms set it off beautifully,Liz.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  8. I adore this, so strong and bold but also so beautiful xx Thank you for joining us at
    Sandie (The Stamping Chef DT)

  9. Gorgeous and fantastic coloring! Thanks for sharing your fabulous card and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  10. This is very cute! That sassy image is too much fun! Fabulous coloring! Thanks so much for playing along with the Get Krafty challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  11. This is awfully the image and the colours and the design. Fabulous job. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Inspiration Destination Challenge. Hope to see you again soon.


  12. Wow! Gorgeous card!
    Thank you for joining our Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

  13. This is a gorgeous card and I love the scene you have created with your road and sky. Thank you for joining in the Stamping Chef Challenge this time.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    TSC DT


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