Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Little Umbrella - Fun in the Sun Challenge

Hi all!! Well, in my neck of the woods we are quickly coming to the end of our summer season. The last two days have been absolutely gorgeous!! I thought I better take advantage and ink up one of my all time fav stamps one more time for our Fun in the Sun challenge at One Crazy Stamper. Check out this amazing image from Mo Manning called Little Umbrella:
I absolutely adore her attitude!! I've stamped her before but I just had to ink her up one more time this season.  I have been totally intrigued by a new technique introduced to me by Zoe of MiC which is to stamp in a light color ink.  Here I used Desert Sand Memento Ink but I've also seen beautiful results using light blues and London Fog.  She was then colored with Copics. Here's a close up:
I rather like the way this turned out! My background was done by airbrushing after masking my image. I then used my reinkers with a stiff bristled brush to flick on the specks of darker colors.  (I think I used E33 and E35).
Here's the other Copic colors I used:

My papers are Cosmo Cricket Salt Air 6x6 paper pack.
You still have plenty of time to join us for our Fun in the Sun challenge this month : )
Thanks for looking!

Challenges - 
Digi House Design - Recipe 
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
The Shabby Tea Room - Polka Dots
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes

Hugs~
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28 comments:

Frea said...

Wow Dana, what a masterpiece!! I've been seeing this new trend, it looks bl.... difficult but I will have to give it a try. Hugs, Frea

Dorcas said...

Absolutely 100% GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE the background and your coloring is wonderful as I expect from you. :-)Great card!

NickelNook said...

Fabulous Dana! Thank you!...Nancy :o)

Marilyn said...

I like this Dana! Your choice of papers make it so cheery and summery and I like the look of the 'lighter ink' technique. I'm off to check it out now because I hadn't heard of it before.

kurlygirl said...

Dana this is beautiful! Your coloring is incredible!

Pinkllilac said...

Wow Dana this is stunning I just love your colouring and the lighter ink stamping.
Hugs Linda

Brenda said...

Wow, your coloring is so amazing! Of course!!! Your shading on her body is so perfect!! Love the design of the card. So fun!!! The lighter ink looks really good, will have to try that out too!!!
Hugs~Bren

jimlynn said...

Dana, this is just awesome! Love the coloring (as always) and like how it's stamped in lighter ink. Great technique.
Lynn

Gina L said...

Oh, I have some London Fog. I have to try that! I also have the dark brown Memento Pad. Now I want the light one, too!!! It's all your fault, because you always do such awesome stuff that makes me want to try new things. I love how you did the background behind the image, too. Just another fantastic card, Dana.

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

Thanks for the info on this technique. It looks so kewl with your beach babe. The airbrushing turned out FAB! Awesome job all around, I can't stop wanting to zoom in on your image, tres cool.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Your coloring and shading is just fabulous Dana, wow! I love her attitude too, lol. I envy you that your summer is coming to a close, it's still HOT here. Have a great day! Jan

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is a fun image .. i love the polka dot bikini lol
Lisa x

Patti J said...

Dana, this is just so much fun! I love her spunky, sassy, attitude, and girl, your coloring is flawless! She is shaded beautifully, and the background around her is awesome. Great job, as always!!! Sigh...I am enjoying being out of the 100's, but I know what's around the corner too :) Hugs...

Jacee said...

Such a fun card Dana, I love the image, beautifully coloured too.
Hugs Jacee

*Vicki* said...

Dana, your coloring is just amazing hun!! What a fun image and clever layout! :)

Lisa Jane said...

oops Dana - sorry i forgot to say Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month
Lisa x

Kristi S said...

Love this Dana! Such a cute stamp! Your coloring is awesome.

Dana said...

Goodness....your card is amazing Dana. I think I'm going to try this technique.

Hugs
Dana

Just A Pac Rat said...

Beautiful project, love the images! Saw you on MIM.

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nnalorac said...

She is such a fab image, beautifully coloured, just pefect for our Sea challenge this month. Thanks for joining us. Good luck. Carolxx

Diane said...

Wowzers, Dana! This is truly amazing as is your previous post, a wonderful spread from your art journal! You really are so creative!
I've copied your 'God the artist' element and will use it on my own blog - I do hope you don't mind!
Diane x

Pattie said...

What a super fun card! So glad you could join us in the Tea Room this week!

Sheree said...

I can't stop laughing!!! This is one of your best yet! Thank goodness I'm not the only one who looks like that!
Fantabulous job!!!

Nikki Byrne said...

Just Brilliant! I love that sand effect and the image is coloured to perfection!. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Hugs

Nikki DT

Chrissy said...

Fabulous colouring Dana, love the image and papers, great card.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

Luv CHRISSYxx

Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Tracy said...

Off the charts girl! I have been admiring this new technique too and boy did you nail it. And the airbrushing and speckles---AMAZING!! LOVE IT!!!!!

ahlers5 said...

I think I will try stamping in a light color ink. Love the coloring on this. Saw it on MIM.
Diane

Michelle said...

Hi Dana

Wow, I absolutely love your card! Your colouring is amazing!!

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday.

I wanted to let you know too that I will be featuring your card as my DT favourite for last week.

Michelle :o)