Friday, October 17, 2014

Kokopelli Sun



Today's challenge at Pattie's Creations is to use Autumn Colors in your image.  When I think of autumn colors, I automatically think of oranges, yellows, and reds, so when I was browsing Pattie's Etsy shop, I knew the Kokopelli Sun would be a great image to use showcase those colors.

I printed the image twice so I could fussy cut the Kokopelli person and adhere him on top of the main image.  I didn't add adhesive to his "hair", so it would give a touch more dimension to that part of the image.  The zig zag of his clothing and his horn were heat embossed using Sparkle N Sprinkle's Poolside embossing powder.

The entire image was colored with Copic markers and I added some white highlights with some Copic opaque white paint.  The first yellow panel was dry embossed using the Spellbinders "Valor" embossing folder and the mat behind the image was die cut using a Spellbinders die (Large Octagon).  All of the edges are distressed using Distress Inks and the Distressed Embossing technique was added to the card base edges, using Mustard Seed and Clear embossing powder.

A few gems on the corners and a another bit of blue (in the form of ribbon) are the finishing touches.  Be sure to visit the Pattie's Creations Design Challenge to see what the rest of the team has created for you.


17 comments:

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Anne, I like the design the image and the colours, have a lovely weekend
Kevin xx

Lori Kobular said...

Wow Anne!! This is such a bright and cheerful card!! I love how you colored the image!

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful Anne, love the rich colours and beautiful image.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Very pretty colors, and the white highlights look great, Anne! The turquoise elements are the perfect contrast with your vibrant colors! hugs, de

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Anne!! The colors are so fabulous!! The pops of blue look amazing!! What a gorgeous image and card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

jimlynn said...

Bright and beautiful!!!! LOVE THIS!
Lynn

Tammy said...

Wow Anne, fabulous coloring of the image! The sun is just gorgeous! Wonderfu card!

NanaConnie said...

This is beautiful, Anne, but I'm so not ready for anything that looks hot or summery. :-D We just finally got our temperatures into the "Oh, good, it might be fall instead of broiling summer!" range. :-D

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a fun image, love the bright colors you've adorned him with.

Gerlinde said...

What a bright fun card! Would bring a smile to anyone's face!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Absolutely beautiful Anne! That image is perfect for this challenge and you've coloured it so beautifully. I especially love the little bit of white to accent it. Well done!

Lisa D.

Monica Taylor said...

Anne, Love your inspiration! ♥ Monica
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Shelly Schmidt said...

You did a great job with the image and loving the great fall colors on this image! The die cut background really makes the image pop too.

Sandi said...

Anne - I'm a little late getting here, but I made it!
Your autumn colors are so bright and pleasing, and you picked the perfect image for it!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Life of Pie Key Lime said...

A really lovely card. Niamh - DT member

Pattie G said...

HI Anne,

This is so nice! I love how you colored my Kokopelli image.

Hugs
Pattie ♥

Jackiekg said...

Lovely card Anne - love your coloring and highlights.