Thursday, September 23, 2010

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge--Glitz

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge this week is by the wonderful Paola who chose Glitz as the theme for this weeks Challenge.  I am not sure I did Glitz right but I guess I will find out by the comments left of not left LOL.  Here is my card:

When I first saw Gregory I fell in love but haven't colored him until now...I was saving him for just the perfect challenge.  I love to create little scenes and my new embossing folder, rays, was perfect for the spotlight effect I wanted to create.  I used  my airbrush to color the background leaving the center "light" beam white.
I colored the hand drawn floor in next and the easiest way to get nice hardwood floor look is to use the chisel end of the copic marker pulling away from the seams...does that make sense...try it.  I left the center uncolored and sprayed it with the yellow so it appeared the spotlight was shining on the floor too.
Before I mounted Gregory I sprayed the background with Pearl Glimmer Mist.  That stuff is kind of messy (or I got a bad bottle) but I kind of look good in Gliimmer Mist LOL.
When the Glimmer Mist was dry I mounted Gregory, whom I had cut out leaving the tiniest border all the way around him.  His top hat has Glitter Mist and his bow tie and suspenders are colored with Atyou Red Glitter pen.
Because Gregory is a little Star, I added the star in the upper left corner, with a rhinestone and outlined in the Atyou Clear glitter pen.  The final item was the sentiment stamped in the lower right edge of the card which says "Doin the Happy Dance"

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Because I am not much of a Glitz and Glitter kinda girl I thought this worked for me and the Challenge :)



Silli said...

This is so sweet the image...

Dawn B. said...

This is so sweet.. I LOVE how you added the hightlighting behind him.. Great card Cathy.

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh he is a SWEETHEART!!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

What a brilliant idea! This card is the perfect back drop for little Gregory. ~jeni :)

Virgo5 said...

Beautiful Cathy and what a great way to use that embossing folder!

Sheila said...

Cathy this is fabulous!!, I love all your sparkle in his limelight.
Sheila xx

Elaine L. said...

How cute this is, Cathy! I love how you've created the spotlight effect.