Friday, September 12, 2014

Cock your hat - angles are attitude.

Hello all!
         Starting off with a quote from Frank Sinatra as our new challenge from the colouring DT at The Outlawz is taking inspiration from the upcoming "Make a Hat" day - who knew there was such a day???
      Anyway I thought the Frankie quote was very apt for the image I used for my card as you shall see.  Before we get there though, I just want to mention that we are being sponsored by the fabulous Vera Lane Studio this month so find some time to join our challenge and you could be the lucky winner!

      I tied in my card with the current challenge from Make It Colourful which is 'Two tone monochromatic with abstract background' - what a title!!  Their challenges always encourage you to stretch your colouring skills and I've missed entering them for a few months as it took a while to get settled back into things after returning to the UK and becoming gainfully employed again!  Anyway I made some time to think about my card design before printing the images and decided I wanted to use MIC tap dancing man in 3 different poses, using grey for the shadowy figures, blending it into a sepia type brown for the front man.


             I achieved this threesome by using Photoshop Elements and opening 3 layers with a different figure on each and then overlaying them - the digis are PNG files so this makes it a whole lot easier. Sorry if I'm speaking gobbledegook for some of you but there are plenty of great tutorials explaining how to do this a lot better than I can.   The abstract background was created by masking all the images (I printed them onto cheap paper and fussy cut around them) and then stamping with a patterned rubber stamp from my stash.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut 2 cardstock frames and added some tickets for an extra bit of bada-bing!

      Here's a close up of the fancy footwork dudes!

   This was fun to do and although not quite as dramatic as the fabulous two tone creations from the Make It Colourful DT, it still follows the guidelines and I'm pretty happy with the end result :)

        I would also like to enter this for the challenges at Chocolate, Coffee & cards, Creative Corner, Left of Centre.

                     Thanks for stopping by - it would be great if you could check out the fab creations from the rest of The Outlawz Colour DT, especially as we have a new member joining us.  You can find Laine's blog here and just click on their names for the rest of the team - Carla , Penny and Kathi.


8 comments:

Gerrina said...

Superfun card! And the colouring looks perfect! Hugs, Gerrina

sandie said...

This card made me smile and it is so creative. I love grungy background and that you kept it all monochrome x

Carla S. said...

Awesome card, Dawn! Very creative take on the MiC challenge! I love it! Have a great weekend!

Penny said...

This is such a fabulous, artistic creation! Wow, I just love it! Love the way you layered your images, love the hatched bg, love the cool edge cut, and of course, the tickets are always fun! Superb effort! :^)
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Penny

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - this is amazing Dawn. You achieved movement and the feel of the dance in this - I am so impressed! Love this. Hugz!

icardeveryone01 said...

Love the quote, love the card, and, finally, love the tip, too!!
=] Michele

KristyLee said...

That is so cool how your stamped those guys, by going light to dark. Great job! Thank you for entering in "Left of Center Creative Challenges."
Peace,
Kristy
(LOC DT)

Tracy said...

Oh my gosh this is spectacular!!!! I love this character but only have one pose. The way you have put them together is sheer genius my girl. LOVE this!!!!