Thursday, September 18, 2008

IO Design Team Challenge

Yeah! It is time for another design team challenge. I have really come to look forward to the challenges. I can't wait to see what everyone did to create a "Fall" themed card.

For my card, I had to play with the Leigh Hannan candy corn tree since I have been itching for a chance to use it. I colored the the image with various Copic markers and then colored around the tree with the Night Sky Copic marker. I didn't want to do a solid layer of blue around the tree mainly because that would use up a lot of my marker. Instead, I lightly colored around the tree and then sponged black and blue inks on top to fill in the color. I sponged black Memento ink at the top of the card, and that seemed to work well with the marker. I sponged a blue dye-based ink at the bottom of the sky, and it seemed to almost bleach the color a little bit. I liked the look, but I made a mental note of how the two mediums interacted with each other.

If you would like to check out the other design team fall cards, Julie, Daniela, Kelli, Penny, and Dina will all be posting samples some time on Thursday.

**post script...After having computer problems, Deborah now has her card posted too. Plus, she has a chance for you to win some IO blog candy. Woo hoo!

27 comments:

Julie said...

Laura... your coloring on this card is fantastic! I actually said.. Woah... when I clicked on your page! That orange is so vibrant and the grey shades look spooky!! :-)

Daniela said...

Wow, this is awesome, I love your coloring.

Penny said...

Totally wonderful colouring - the night sky looks amazing! I guess you masked the tree before sponging? fab!

krcrafts said...

I love the tree with the night sky---beautiful! You did a great job on it(and I love your choice of stamp!!) Thanks for playing :)

dini said...

Wow! I love the variation in the sky, and those bright colors in the tree. Such a cute stamp too! Seriously, how can you go wrong with candy corn? :)

Jennifer said...

Wow! Love how this turned out. You did a great job with the sky. You rock!

Anonymous said...

Nothing says fall & Halloween like candy corn! Love the stamp! And love your coloring. I know you're stamping royalty...but I think you're also the Copic Queen!!! Q

Laura said...

Penny, I didn't do any masking. I just colored up to the tree. I avoid masking whenever I can.

Deborah said...

This is WICKED GORGEOUS Laura!!!

chris.britbiz said...

Fabulous! Such great colouring. I love your card. from Limeyscrapper ( Chris)

CharityHand said...

OMG! This is fantastic!

scotspanda said...

fantastic card, great idea to sponge the inks, it looks just like a night sky..love it

lotsalove

Amanda x

Chrisi said...

The sky totally works! Did it turn out like it was in your head?

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Oh oh oh, I LOVE this!!!! Your coloring is amazing, the scene is SO cool and I need that tree stamp. Also, I need one of those trees - like, for real. heehee.

Annelies said...

Wow this is so nice! I really love your colouring job on this one. Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Heather "Hev" said...

Not that a have the slightest idea what candy corn actually is - this tree is good enough to eat!!!

Anonymous said...

What! Are you crazy? This is the most fantastic card-you sure got caught up in the moment. Everyone will want this card-Knowing people will want you to make it for them!

seamom said...

I just love your card! Of course, I also love candy corn.....
How fun!

Jennifer said...

This candy corn tree is AWESOME with a capital "A"! Love your coloring as well as just what a fun Halloween card it is. Hmmmm...now you have me craving candy corn. What a sweet treat this card is!

Anonymous said...

I love your card. The intense colors, and the moon in the background with the pumpkin at the foot of the tree make your design work very well.

Swedie

A Stroke Above said...

now a CANDY CORN tree. I love this "hop". I love them all. Thanks Linda Crowder

Cathy A said...

Super spooky with the black background, great choice of colours Laura

Sharon in NE said...

Okay, your card just slapped the "sold" sign on that stamp. Now I can't wait to get it. You did a wonderful job making this card! Great coloring and sponging.

Anonymous said...

Cool card!! -Milo

Anne said...

Hi, Laura! I love your Halloween tree with the shiny moon behind it! How creative! :-)

Deedster said...

What size sponge did you use?

Mistylynn said...

I love the candy corn tree at night! It just pops out at ya. Wonderful work.
Misty