Due to the nature of the weather conditions here, my time online is very limited. Lot of thunder and lightning, flooding and heavy rain. Im living close to a large river, and it has drowned our fields and now the water starts coming through the floor in the basement.
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and our theme for challenge #43...
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I had a play with "Gramps" from D4J and after coloring him he found his way to the front of a notebook I bought ages ago.
The tag was originally bright white, but with a little help of promarkers (Linen and Sandstone) its not white anylonger. I used the same markers on the small paperstrips (from a music notes DP) in the background. To make the tag pretty I added a ribbon that matched my colored digi (lucky with that one!) and some bakers twine.
For his trousers I tried a new technique. Well, what I remembered of it. I think its been 2 years since I saw the tutorial *lol* I used my darkest marker and made a criss cross pattern all over his trousers. Then I added the redbrown, new criss cross with the darkest, and then the lightest color to make worn out areas. Easy as that :)
I used a wooden button, and attached it to the notebook with twine after making holes in the notebooks cover. Voila, a notebook ready to give away to a elderly man :)
Skin: Coral, Oatmeal, Blush
Beard/hair: Ice Grey 1, Warm Grey 1
Green: Pesto, Marsh Green
Brown: Umber (criss cross pattern), Auburn, Sandstone
Rocking chair: Umber, Sandstone
Notebook (set of two) from 7 Gypsies
DP from Pion
Embellies: Bakers twine, ribbon and button from stash
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