This is my card for Robin's fun Free For All challenge where our inspiration for a card comes from a wonderful moment from 2017.
My wonderful moment lasted 4 months when DH and I set off in our little caravan. It was a true adventure. We loved it so much we are going for 5 or 6 months this year.
I love this Unity Stamp, she reminds me of Ann of Green Gables setting off on her own adventure. This card was going to be bigger, but I had to lop the top part off because my clouds looked really dodgy.
All the colouring is with Prismacolour pencils and zest it pencil blend. I used a red Copic marker over her previously coloured pinnie and a brown Copic randomly flicked in her hair, hat and suitcase.
Ann's pinnie looks super shiny in real life. I discovered once before that red pencils, zest it pencil blend (with a heavy hand) and red Copics can turn shiny. It must have something to do with the red pigment. I also rub really hard with the blending pencil, this will make everything look more waxy.
I finished by stencilling on some blue dots, sponged a bit of left over walnut stain in the corners and doodled a border. Oh I almost forgot, I outlined Ann with a great Copic marker.
Thank you for looking, I hope you get some inky time and join in.
Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018 GMT Views: 568
Registered: October 26, 2009 Location: Oakhurst, near Yosemite Nat'l Park. Posts: 39552
Thu, Jan 11, 2018 @ 9:32 PM
Yeah, I got you photo from HERE! Duh!
She DOES look like Anne of Green Gables doesn't she? Oh and by the way...uh, no, you CAN NOT be gone for 5 or 6 months! I will die! how can we survive without our Susie for that long????
Oh, your card is so so cute!! How can any little girl be this cute??? Your coloring is out of this world fantastic with your pencils and Zest it (which I haven't even opened yet!) I love her red pinafore! I used to sew all my daughter's clothes and I made quite a few little pinafores for her dresses!
Beautiful card Susie!
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Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 7879
Thu, Jan 11, 2018 @ 9:59 PM
Such a fun card, Susie. It makes me want to pack a backpack and set off on an adventure....i just love that image. Your coloring is sensational. You work magic with pencils, copics and zest it. The stenciled dots are the perfect addition.
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 84352
Thu, Jan 11, 2018 @ 11:48 PM
Yes!! She is Anne of Green Gables for sure, Susie. And I didn't get notified of your upload :-( so I'm glad I knew that if Francie had uploaded, you must have too. I'm glad you had such fun last year that you want to go for longer, but we will miss you here.
Registered: October 17, 2008 Location: Brisbane Queensland Australia Posts: 6096
Fri, Jan 12, 2018 @ 12:25 AM
A...mazing my friend totally love it and your very helpful description, I really need to use my pencils more.
PS if your heading north and we haven't headed some where else there is a spare front room and or space to park the van. ;)
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Registered: June 4, 2009 Location: Deatsville, Alabama Posts: 35026
Fri, Jan 12, 2018 @ 2:54 AM
What a fabulous scene and girl. So reminds me of the book. Your coloring and details are so amazing! When you color something, it seems to come to life. I am so amazed every time I look at one of your cards, my friend. I am also amazed you want to do a caravan for more than 3 days. I would not. I wish I was more adventurous like you - my hubby would be in heaven if I was. Many hugz
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Registered: June 29, 2010 Location: Small village in England, linked to Henry 8th Posts: 8780
Fri, Jan 12, 2018 @ 3:14 AM
Susie off on her adventure! What an clever, beautifully created card. The colouring is gorgeous and I adore the font of the sentiment. Happy adventures to you both - you live in the right place for one!