Friday, January 28, 2011

Warm Fuzzy Grass for Ralph

Meet Ralph.  Ralph is an old geezer available from Rubbernecker in their Old Characters line (SKU #78-05).  I had a lot of fun coloring Ralph's outlandish outfit with a watercolor brush and reinkers (Riding Hood Red, Elegant Eggplant, Soft Suede), and his hair, skin, and golf clubs with Copic markers.  I paper pieced his golf bag.

Lydia's Free for All challenge on SCS today is to make a warm, fuzzy card by using a warm color and something that resembles fuzzy in our design. 

Summer makes me think of walking barefoot in the fuzzy wuzzy green grass, and green, therefore, is a warm color to me, as is red. I started coloring this image on Tuesday for Betty's color challenge, but I never got back to it, so I'm combining Betty's and Lydia's challenges. Betty's colors were Elegant Eggplant, Riding Hood Red, and Soft Suede.

I got the idea to color my white Fun Flock with Garden Green (SU) and Lettuce (Adirondack) reinkers for the grass around Ralph's feet. At first, the Fun Flock and reinkers resisted blending with one another as the reinkers just balled up and rolled off the Fun Flock. However, I used a popsicle stick to stir up the ink and Fun Flock together and they finally got the message that I wasn't giving up! The two different colors of ink helped to provide shading of the grass.

My camera is giving me fits with not focusing properly when I try to take close-up shots; otherwise I would've provided a close up of how cool the grass looks.

I'm leaving off a sentiment for now until I decide for which occasion I want to use this crd.


Pat (mspfd) said...

LOVE your grass, you clever girl!!! This is one of those LOL images that always leaves a smile on my faceI Charlene, you really did a fab job on this fun creation -- incredible details!

Julia Aston said...

Ok, so now you are retired and you started this for the color challenge but couldn't finish it??!!??!! I don't want to hear what fun you were having that you couldn't finish a Tuesday challenge until Friday GF!!!!

I LOVE Ralph - and your coloring is wonderful on him! and the grass is just super!! have a great weekend!

Joanne (jojot) said...

loving this old geezer...reminds me of some friends.....lol!!! Also love your little technique lesson...you are so kind to share your creative process with us....always love to file away an idea to use later....