Sunday, February 16, 2014

Cafe de Paris

Good morning!  Happy Sunday!  Hope you've had a good weekend so far!  We've been pretty busy, so hoping that today will be a day to relax.  It is supposed to get near 60 later!  Sorry to mention that, especially to my friends and family who got hit with yet another snow storm yesterday. Crazy! Anyway, I am popping in quickly to share the card I made for this month's Make it Colourful Challenge #6.  As always, there is an easy and hard component to the challenge.  The easy challenge was to color with browns and the hard challenge was to color the entire image in brown like a sepia photograph.  Even skin tones had to be sepia.  I decided to give the sepia look a try and combine the two parts of the challenge. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?

Here is my card:


My card base and mats are SU Chocolate Chip and the barely-visible patterned papers are from the My Mind's Eye Madison Avenue 6x6 pad.  I created a scene to color by merging a cropped version of the Café de Paris Digi Stamp with Seductive Barbs from the new Carefree Woman collection, all from Make it Crafty, of course.  I printed the merged image on MiC Blending Card and colored it using only E markers (E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49). It sure was hard coloring her skin with these markers!  I didn't add any sentiment or embellishments so the scene would be the main focus.
 
Here is a close-up of the colored scene:


Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be around a little later to catch up on your blogs!

Have a great day!
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17 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous with your usual great coloring. The sepia tones give it such a lovely vintage feel.

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  2. Saw this on FB and loved it there, too! Really fab coloring of that cool image, Carla! Love your design, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  3. You did a fabulous job on this style. I love your card. Beautiful!

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  4. Wow this is gorgeous! I love the sepia look! Fabulous job coloring!

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  5. Wow this is a stunner Carla!!!
    XXX Heidy

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  6. I love your sepia card, Carla. It's very unique and gorgeous.

    We have had a great weekend. It has been sunny both days and it was in the 60's today.

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  7. Gorgeous card Carla, has a vintage look with the sepia color. Enjoy your warm weather - don't understand such things.

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  8. Very pretty in the sepia tones. Love it!

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  9. Oh La La! Very nice Carla!!
    sandy xx

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  10. Oh Carla this is so gorgeous! I'm seriously impressed at how well this looks and only with E40's! Think I need to expand my markers now. :D

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  11. Hi Carla, WOW, you did such a great job with this. I am in awe of how wonderful it turned out. Interesting challenge but the cards including yours I have seen so far are beautiful. Your are one very creative person...Hugs, joann

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  12. Wow, Carla!! This really does look amazing - great sepia work and another winner I'm sure :)

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  13. Fabulous card, Carla! You have incredibly given your card the vintage feel with a good handpicked choice of image, background and great colouring!

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  14. You did an amazing job and I couldn't believe that's the E40's family! I thought it was some sort of gray mixture but couldn't put my finger on it. It's perfect! :D Thanks for joining the Make it Crafty monthly challenge!

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  15. What a fabulous card and a great coloring!! well done ! thanks for joining at Make it Crafty monthly challenge!
    xx
    Nicoletta

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