Zoe All Excited

Our challenge for this week at Make it Colourful is “Coloring Grounds” and for my image I created and colored a sidewalk with grass. In other words, adding a ground to an image that does have one. There is some fabulous inspiration at the challenge blog that you don’t want to miss too! ;D

On my journal page I used Zoe All Excited from Make it Crafty and thought it would be fun to have her skipping down the sidewalk! I embellished the page with bits and pieces including gems, metal bits and brads, and leaf chippies from Butterfly Leaves.

Here’s a close up of the image with the sidewalk. First I drew the lines of the sidewalk with a fine tipped marker then colored it like a normal image. I added grass on the one side then a few strands in the cracks of the sidewalk… because I always have a few strands in mine. ;D

The grass was created by flicking the brush tip of the marker from the sidewalk as the starting point up and away into the air. I used four different shades of colors and varied the length of the stroke to give it a more random look. Hope this gives you some ideas and don’t forget to check out the Make it Colourful challenge for more ideas!

20 thoughts on “Zoe All Excited

  1. Totally fantastic, Barbara! I love your choice of image and your colouring of Zoe is absolutely gorgeous, but so is your ground! WOW! Have a lovely weekend! Hugs Delphine xx

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  2. Hi Barbara, I always thought Zoe was jumping in the air, but now I can see she is actually skipping! Looks great the way you've done her…i love the shadow underneath her and the fact that you put grass between the paving stones (brilliant touch I wouldnt have thought of). Also fabulous hair! CoB

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