Daily Archives: September 6, 2014
I wanted to try watercoloring on a digital image so I grabbed this freebie from A Day For Daisies and brought it into Photoshop. I created this cluster of 3 from the one image and printed the image out on regular typing paper. I then took a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch piece of 108 lb watercolor paper (lighter so it goes through the printer better) and taped it right over the image using washi tape and centering it over the image. I put that back in the printer and re-printed the image. My error was I used my Ink Jet printer instead of a laser jet. As you can tell, the ink bled. I don’t think it’s horrible, so I didn’t re-do it, but next time I will certainly use the laser. The image was colored using Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw. The background is Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage. I then took black soot, added water, and splattered over image. The sentiment is Hero Arts “All Occasion Messages”.
Happy Saturday everyone! It’s time for another Send a Smile 4 Kids Card Challenge! You ready? This challenge is featuring kid friendly Fall or Halloween cards. You can use any image be it rubber stamp, digital or cut file, it’s up to you. We have some great sponsors for this challenge that would love for you to use their images in the challenge, so check them out. The first sponsor is:
1) The Crackerbox Palace – Prize – $15.00 Gift Certificate
2) The Cutting Cafe – Prize – 3 sets of digis or cutting files
3) Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet – Prize – 2 digital images – Value $6.00
Now, let’s get to some inspiration! My first card showcases images from The Cutting Cafe’s “Halloween Time”. This set alone comes with 55 assorted digital images and I just used a few to make a scene! Fun set. I created shadows with Copic Markers and the sentiment stamp is an oldie but a goodie from Stampendous. Paper is from DCWV 6 x 6 pad “Spooky Time”.
My second card is from The Crackerbox Palace using the Pumpkin and Autumn Blessing images, which I colored with Copic Markers and design paper from Authentique’s “Enchanted”. The stitching is created by the new “Stitched” die from paper smooches. I finished this one off with some waxy thread and called her done.
My final offering is from Stitchy Bear’s Digital Outlet called “New Hat”. She’s colored in Copic Markers with a small strip of We Are Memory Keepers “Spooksville” design paper on the edge. The “Boo” is a new Paper Smooches Die. Though I am already Copic Certified, I just took another awesome class by Jennifer Dove through Annie’s Closet. If you haven’t seen her work, you’re really missing out. She does a great job and explaining how to color people. She also has a beginner class that is supposed to be really good too. The coloring I’ve done is really basic compared to what she does, but it was my first go after the class and I can see more definition in the face that I normally produce. I look forward to hearing if you’ve also taken this class and what you thought about it.