Friday, 29 January 2010

Mo's Digital Challenge #16 (and a mini Publisher tutorial)

Aaah, another reason to use a Mo! I love Thursdays, when I find out what Mo's challenge has in store for us.  Mind you, when I found out what it was this week, my mojo went running for the corner and took some coaxing out, I can tell you.  The challenge is 'Shades of Gray' (or 'grey' if you live in the UK) and I wasn't quite sure how I was going to achieve my first monochrome card.  But, for me, there was only one image that I could think of when I read the challenge title: 'Mummu' - and here she is:


Image: Mo's Digital Pencil, 'Mummu'
Papers: Digital scrapbooking papers by Coreen Silke, 'Tea on Tuesday', available at computerscrapbook.com.  This particular collection is FREE too.

The papers are actually a gorgeous selection of pinks and greens:

 

but I recoloured them to fit in with this week's theme.  And no fancy-shmancy photo-editing programme was involved, Bloglanders (for those of you who, like me, don't have one) - I simply did this in MS Publisher, by using the 'Format Picture' command and then choosing 'Recolor'.  If you're not sure how to do this, I have a mini-tutorial here, which might help.

I coloured Mummu on a slightly textured card this time, to try and give some extra dimension to the monochrome image - you should just be able to see the texture on this photo:


I think it works well and I'm actually quite pleased with my rendering of a monochrome Mummu!  Unfortunately, I couldn't use my new and treasured Copics for this challenge, as I haven't yet got sufficient greys (I'm working on it!).  So Mummu was coloured with my trusty Prismacolors and low odour white spirit.  A few pearls, a silver bow and a (slightly cheeky) sentiment and she is ready to face the world!

So, I'm off to link up with Mo's challenge and I can't wait to see the other lovely projects you've all come up with.

Happy crafting.
Px

9 comments:

  1. Fabulous colouring of that cute image, and thanks for the tip on MS Publisher, will be giving it a go. Enjoy your weekend. :)x

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  2. This is great! I love what you've done with one of my favorite images. Glad you shared it with us in Mo's Challenge this week.

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  3. This is amazing. I am a huge prisma pencil lover and your coloring on textured cardstock is WONDERFUL. I would love to know what cardstock you chose..Really nicely done.. Love the redone dp too.. Great job..Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week.

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  4. I love the Mummu images for the Shades of Grey challenge. Wonderful coloring, love the texture the paper created. Thanks for playing the Mo Challenge this week!!

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  5. Brilliant! Great card and great colouring...it certainly looks fab on the textured card.
    Thanks for joining in with Mo's challenge this week xx

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  6. Your coloring is amazing! This is a beautiful card! Love the texture!

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  7. This is stunning and you did a fab job. Thanks for joining in in this week's challenge at Mo's. Hurry back for more fun each Thursday.

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  8. Wonderful interpretation of the challenge. Fabulous shading and texture and your sentiment is so apt!! Juliexx

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