Tuesday, August 12, 2014

King of his Patch

I have been waiting to blog this for sometime, but could not until it was given to the recipient.

The image is one from the Graphics Fairy, who is most generous with the free  digital art she shares.

I printed the image off in the size I wanted, and then trimmed it and coloured it, and the background, with chalks.  I then went over the chalk on the rooster with some perfect pearls to add shimmer, blue on the dark feathers and yellow in the breast, although it added a green tinge too.

The sentiments are computer generated - I was also tempted to add, may your day give you something to crow about... but I restrained myself.

I finished the inside with a trimming from patterned paper that I used on the outside.

The main panel was mounted over some patterned paper and I added a few gorgeous dark red pearls, keeping in mind that the recipient prefers less fussy cards.

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May your day be blessed.


Dawn T said...

Neat card Maxine. Great rooster.

aussie aNNie said...

This is absolutely stunning for a rooster lol, full of colour and perfection..xx
♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

Unknown said...

A magnificent image Maxine. This art is amazing. I love it. We are always so happy when you take time to post with us.
God Bless you,
Carole, Word Art Wednesday

MaryH said...

Magnificent chalk coloring. I've never been able to master that & I love this rooster! (I haven't visited Graphics Fairy for a while, but think I got that pretty vellum digi from there once when I found the site!) You did an outstanding job with this digi and that brilliant coloring! TFS & hope DH is progressing very well. Hugs & have a great day.

Irish Cherokee said...

OH MY!! Very impressive. Love the colors. Nice touch adding the perfect pearls for the shimmer. The color does change on feathers depending on how the light reflects from them. Excellent. - Jim

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous coloring!!! WOW!!! So cute with that inside sentiment too. I know whoever this went to loved it!

cass said...

Great rooster, wonderful colouring, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetsh Challenge this week

Angela said...

What a pretty rooster! The shimmer! Had a giggle when I read the sentiment. :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us for the Sentimental Sundays Challenge! Hope to see you again soon!

Inky hugs,
Making Mayhem | Because Life is Messy

Susan Hogan said...

I think you should have added the commentary! A great card and amusing too. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Squirrel and the Fox.

Cynthia said...

Fabulous coloring of the rooster image, Maxine! Love the shimmer you got with the perfect pearls. I forget to use mine! Perfect birthday sentiment as well.

Debbie Adams said...

Just a beautifully colored image and wonderful card. Love how you added the perfect pearls for the shimmer on your image it really does add a beautiful highlight. :D
Thank you for joining us at Scribble and Scrap Challenge.
Deborah DT

JD/ Jill said...

This is awesome, Maxine...Like how you colored it! I'm sure this card will be treasured!

Chana Malkah said...

Delightful creation! I, too, am a big fan of Graphic Fairy. Nicely done. Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to your next visit!
Chana, Owner

Alyx said...

What a fabulous image! Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Mema's Crafts said...

Loved your creation for I love anything with roosters and other farm creatures. Reminds me of my childhood and grandpa farm. As always I am pleased when you stop by and visit with us. We at Mema's Crafts appreciate your visits.

Unknown said...

what a great shimmer effect, thanks for joining us over on artistic inspirations x

Cindy Groh said...

He is a handsome bird. I too love Graphic Fairy's freebies. What a big heart. Great use of chalks on your card and love the detail on the inside. Best wishes from Chalk Ah Lot.

Lisa :) said...

Really gorgeous coloring! The chalks created a great image. Thanks so much for playing with us at Mema’s Crafts! Hope to see you again soon! —Lisa, DT