Sunday, October 17, 2010

Small Wonder

Good Monday Morning everyone!

I have a first from me today....my first Digital Image!  Like many of you I really love Mo Manning's work and have resisted till a few weeks ago.  I still like the process of stamping.  You could never take that away from me, but images like Mo's to color are just fantastic, and the colorist in me won out :)  Is this not the sweetest image?  I believe it's called John Praying.  It's just like my little blonde boys in their jammies, and that cute little teddy bear!


A goal of mine in the next few months is to practice and perfect my technique a little more with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS for blending.  I use the pencils often but the process of blending with OMS I'm still working on.  So this sweet boy praying was one of my practise sessions.  We have a nice little art supply store near work/church and I went in there to get a few more Prismacolor pencils to fill out my collection (which happened to be on sale, score!) and bought a couple more blending stumps.  A different brand this time.  I wasn't getting the movement I'd like with the other stumps.


But I think I'm catching on to the blending a bit more and how the colors move, because I'm so happy with how this turned out!  It's my favourite coloring I've done so far with these pencils!  I also added some color to the beaded edges and blended it as well to tie it into the main image.  For accent I've added Baker's Twine around the beaded edges and some gold nailhead stickers and sewing.  The sentiment is SU's Whimsical Words, I thought it suited the design perfectly.  The wonder kids have when they come to God in their prayers, and their sweet small innocence, and how He must look on them with such complete adoration, and then to realize that He loves us ALL that way!  Good news :)

Just a last personal note.  My husband's Dad is in the hospital, it's very likely he had another stroke.  He's had several mini ones in the past 18 months, so we're waiting to hear the MRI results today.  It's hard when you're so far away from family, we're about 16 hours away of driving.  Anyway, we'd appreciate your prayers.  Blessings friends.  


Stamps:  Mo Manning's John Praying - Digital;  Ink:  Ranger Tea Dye and Ranger Vintage Photo;  Paper:  Confetti Cream, Flourishes Classic Ivory, 7 Gypsies Gypsy Market DSP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Beaded Ovals, Ovals Nesties, Oval Punch, Gold Nailhead Stickers (Flourishes), Sewing Machine, Dimensionals, Baker's Twine, Scalloped Eyelet Edge Punch,  Sponge, Prismacolor Pencils, Blending Stump, Odorless Mineral Spirits.   

22 comments:

Marisa said...

What an absolutely precious picture, Christine! Love how you coloured it too! The baker's twine around the nestie frame is fabulous. Great card! Putting your FIL in the Lord's hands.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I just love all the images from Mo Manning! I have several, however, I never feel like I have enough! There is always one more that I just can't live without!

Your coloring is gorgeous! I have done a few pieces with pencils and love the look, but my skill levels are low with pencils. Hmmmm.....you make me want to try again!

Anonymous said...

Wow that image is incredible. Love your colouring! I'm wanting to learn how to colour with pencils too... just need more time.
Praying for your family.
Beth Greco

Jerri Jimenez said...

This is so adorable Christine! You did a FAB job of the coloring, it's perfect! The image is so sweet and adorable!

I'm so sorry to hear of your FIL's recent stroke, will keep him and your family in my prayers.

Emily Keaton said...

What lovely coloring, Christine!! I like Prismacolors and OMS, too, and I've just won some free digis recently so I read your post with interest because I can identify--just dipping my toe into the world of digital!! I've been a little concerned about using OMS with a printed image (not sure if the ink will run or smear with it. I know it does with laser jet toner), but I am encouraged by your results here--your work looks fantastic!!! I was interested to hear that you are getting different results with different blending stumps. Wouldn't have imagined that. I'll have to be on the lookout!!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh that is so sweet, great coloring and like the way you did the twine.
We are 8 hours away from family and so I understand were your coming from, but harder on you since your two days drive away instead of one, all the best to your FIL.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is so sweet, Christine! The image is just adorable and your dp is wonderful. Your coloring is perfect!

Karen McAlpine said...

Love how you wrapped the twine around the die cut. I just picked up the die over the weekend. Thanks for sharing this timely idea.

Stampvanwinkle said...

Christine, I'm with you. I just love Mo Manning's images and you have done a wonderful job with this image. How sweet.

Blessings,

Deb

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a beautiful card christine, it's adorable.
great idea that wire through the nestabillitie.

greetings karin

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Christine, your card is amazing!!! Girl, it does not look like you need pratice....the way you colored this little sweet boy is stunning!! I am sorry to hear about your FIL, I will definitely keep you and your family in my prayers! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Linda Carson said...

WOW! What a handsome card! Love the colors & coloring! I've read the best stumps to use are the beige colored from Taiwan. I've found it to be true.

Leslie Miller said...

This is an absolutely darling image, Christine, but it's your coloring that takes it over the top. Love your choice of papers. I wouldn't have thought these a likely combo with this image, but you've sure shown me otherwise. You're obviously getting the hang of the Prismas and OMS. I'm sorry about your father-in-law. We can hope and pray he overcomes this episode.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhh, such a sweet image...and of course, beautifully colored! I think you have EVERY coloring medium mastered. :)

Sorry to hear about your FIL. Sending up some prayers.

Rose Ann said...

Oh my gosh...absolutely precious!! I love all of your pretty details too!!

Rose Ann said...

Praying your your FIL too, Christine. Hugs!!

Beate said...

I am sorry to hear about your husband's father. I hope it wasn't a stroke and he is better already.

Your card looks amazing. Your coloring is gorgeous and I love how you added the twine around the beaded ovals. GORGEOUS card.
Hugs and smiles

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is beautiful, I think you have your coloring down missy! Awesome..
I am sorry to hear about your FIL. I will say a prayer for him and you guys. Hugs...

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

OMG!! How sweet is this Christine!! Love how you colored this image and LOVE the twine treatment on the nestie! Fabulous!!

Francie G. said...

Precious, Christine! Beautifully colored!

So sorry about your FIL. Prayers coming!

Dawn B. said...

You do not need any practicing.. This is beautiful.. I LOVE it Christine.. I have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers..

Sherry Kushibab said...

A beautiful card - love the coloring, I like working with Prismacolors also and it seems to me you did a masterful job, the details on the rest of the card are just fab!! Thanks for the inspiration.