Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Tall Guy!

#17 blk

As I was checking Mo's Digital Challenge today, this idea *popped* into my head. The challenge is to use "wood" or "would"... make a card or 3-D project and incorporate 'wood' or 'would', or perhaps use 'faux wood' in your project.

We have a friend whose birthday is Saturday.
Tom is rather on the TALL side!
As he puts it...he's 5' 19"... that's 6' 7"! Yeah, tall!

#17 crp

I wanted my card to be a long/tall card, so I stretched out this digital along the side of my 8.5x11 blank file in PSE7. Then I printed it on a piece of copy paper just to make sure...yup! it was the right size=).

Now time for the wording, back to my working file in PSE, I used Papyrus font and did the sentiment. Printed to cardstock (Georgia Pacific white) and we're ready to color!

#17 masking1

It's all colored with Copics and since I had the copy paper printout already, it was easy to cut my masks!

#17 masking2 A few dots of 2-way glue on the back of my masks lets me keep them in place while airbrushing. You can see how I did the clouds in my tutorial.

#17 masking3  #17 mask oops And this is what happens when your mask slips a bit! LOL! His feet are glowing!

#17 Who WOULD Have Thought

Anyway...who WOULD have thought
oh~so~many  years ago
that little Tom WOULD grow so TALL!

Hope you're having a great day!
Thanks for stopping!



Virgo5 said...

OMGoodness Dawn this is fabulous! How perfect for your Tall friend, and the colouring is wonderful!

Julie Campbell said...

OK. This is WAY impressive! :) You GO, girl!

- dlm. said...

Oh. My. Goodness. I love what you did with the challenge...your colouring is fantastic and the printed sentiment is perfect!

Elaine L. said...

Wonderful! I love the sentiment you've used with this image. Thanks for joining us in Mo's Challenge this week.

Cathy said...

Dawn L. This is gorgeous!!!Wonderful colors and coloring. Thanks for playing the Mo's Challenge this week!!!

shulsart said...

Dawn, this is quite amazing, love the idea of it and you did a wonderful job coloring and airbrushing. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Mo's Challenge blog and good luck!

Chrissy D said...

Dawn- I love Mo's images and have used them MANY times! Love this one too! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Hi there Chick-a-Dee-Dawn!

This card is so awesome! I love every bit of it, and I am sure your friend,Tom, will love it even more...because you made it for him! How special!

Does "Mo" make non-digital stamps? I love the look of this person. I am about to look at your tutorial. I'm so glad you use airbrushing, because with the list of things I want to learn, I'm sure I will never get to it, and it looks so real!

Dawn B. said...

Great job on this challenge Dawn..Who WOULD have thought you could come up with this. The dt thought this was a tough challenge.. I WOULD beg to differ..LOL...This is awesome. He will love it..Great background. Thanks for joining us this week..

Sheila said...

Great card Dawn,awesome background.
Thanks for joining us this week on Mo's challenge.
Sheila xx

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Fantastic card Dawn! A great idea and I'm sure he'll love it! x
Thanks for joining us in Mo's challenge this week x

Caryn said...

Wow, that's amazing. Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week.

Caryn xxx

Payne Holler Cards said...

incredible! love your airbrushing!

Grace said...

You are so clever Dawn! I love how you color with that airbrush! I got one for Christmas but I'm still a little sceered of it! LOL! Love how you stretched your image to fit a tall card!!! Love it!!!

Carina said...

This is great.I LOVE it!

betty benton said...

What a terrific, creative card! Love it!

Deirdre said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning. Love it. Amazing card.

Sassy Cheryl said...

One of the best cards I've seen!!!

melv said...

This is GREAT!!! As for his feet that could just be some magic from the bean stalk, but no one will notice unless you point it out. I still LOVE this card.

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Oh my goodness! You are so talented & this is so beyond beautiful that it actually makes me get all teary eyed. AMAZING. I would love love LOVE to take some colouring & airbrushing lessons from you. WOWzers!

Anonymous said...

This card is so beautiful. I love it! I have a new grandson, and this will be great!
Can I ask what cardstock do you use?
Thank you
Vivian L

Joey said...

Hi Dawn,

your card is beautiful, I love the step by step way you have shown us how you created it, the background is beautiful too


Linda Carson said...

totally AMAZING! Thanks for taking your time to show us your process & sharing your talent w/us!

theneon said...

Hi there! Tom is one lucky "tall guy" -- this is beautifully done.

Wendy @ E-1-A said...

Beautiful xx

The Wired Angel said...

OMGoodness.. this is fantastic Dawn! It's so nice to see your work and that you enjoy Mo's challenges week after week. Thanks for playing along with us!