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Friday, August 13, 2010

CHAPTER 26: Sizin' up a Sketch...

"The Caterpillar was the first to speak.

`What size do you want to be?' it asked.

`Oh, I'm not particular as to size,' Alice hastily replied; `only one doesn't like changing so often, you know.'

`I DON'T know,' said the Caterpillar.

Alice said nothing: she had never been so much contradicted in her life before, and she felt that she was losing her temper.

`Are you content now?' said the Caterpillar.

`Well, I should like to be a LITTLE larger, sir, if you wouldn't mind,' said Alice: `three inches is such a wretched height to be.'

`It is a very good height indeed!' said the Caterpillar angrily, rearing itself upright as it spoke (it was exactly three inches high).

`But I'm not used to it!' pleaded poor Alice in a piteous tone. And she thought of herself, `I wish the creatures wouldn't be so easily offended!'

`You'll get used to it in time,' said the Caterpillar; and it put the hookah into its mouth and began smoking again..."
Hello! How is everyone here in Wonderland today?

We are sizing up a GREAT sketch by JEN and the main panel just HAPPENS to be THREE. INCHES. TALL. :) Now, of course you don't have to stick to this if your image won't fit, but we didn't want to anger Mr. Caterpillar by saying that Three inches wasn't a respectable height, so here's the sketch:


And here is my sample:

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Background pieces were colored using distress inks by Ranger, perfect pearls, Liquitex modeling paste, and watercolors. Center piece includes Ching-Chou Kuik's Full Moon image colored with Copic markers and shaded with distress inks, highlighted with distress and regular Stickles.

And, hey, thanks so much for stopping by today and since we won't have a sponsor this week (but WAIT til you see who we have later in the month and in September! WOOT!) so you have no time limit to play!

Ta for now! ~ky

11 comments:

  1. Oh Ky! I LOVE this card... gorgeous image and I love how you twisted the sketch around too!!
    xxx

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  2. Beautiful piece of art on this card! Love the embellishments and background papers too!

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  3. Wow this is a fabulous piece of art Ky. Seriously gorgeous colours and i love the image - so striking
    love tasha xx

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  4. Very cool Ky! Make me think of the Renaissance Festival. Love all the little details.

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  5. Wow, Ky! This is gorgeous! Love all of these colors! Beautiful work :)
    hugs, margie

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  6. Beautiful collage of color, Ky! Thanks for being such an awesome DT member and for encouraging new people to play, too!! xoxo

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  7. WOW!! Sweetie, you got some new awesomeness going on

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  8. What a beautiful piece Ky-I love all the texture on the background. Great job with the sketch.

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  9. WOWZA! This is one beautiful piece of artwork!! Love it!

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  10. Very cool and artsy too - nice to see artsy and cards coming together; it almost has more of an art journal feel! LOVE the way you turned the focal image on point, this adds so much drama to the layout. WONDERful card!

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  11. Very cool! I love the artsy feel of is and that image is so cool!

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