Thanks for being patient with me. I know I've been behind in posting on my blog. Life... sure has a way of getting busy on us.
Here's one more card using Stampin' Ups! Furry Folk Stamp Brush Set -Digital . I use Copic Markers to color him in.
Thanks for being patient with me. I know I've been behind in posting on my blog. Life... sure has a way of getting busy on us.
Here's one more card using Stampin' Ups! Furry Folk Stamp Brush Set -Digital . I use Copic Markers to color him in.
These cute digital stamps are found on SU! MDS called Furry Folk Stamp Brush Set. Love them!
When you find pretty paper sometimes you just have to use it twice in one day! Love how these cute little critters worked so well with the new SU! Paper Gingham Garden Designer Series paper
Go to my website to see all the beautiful papers that apply for the July special.
Isn't he just adorable? Love these cute little creators from SU! MDS digital brush set. That's what I love about having SU! My Digital Studio program installed on my computer. It gives me more stamp options! You'll be seeing more cards I created with this set. I colored him in using Copic Marker.
|Furry Folk Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 127417|
Retiring my digital stamps the end of the month. (October 2012)
So you have only a couple of weeks left to purchase these and help
support Operation Write Home.
It has been a blessing working with Hambo Stamps to help out this awesome organization.
I've enjoyed drawing my little ladies and so happy that Hambo Stamps was able to host them on their site.
All images remain the property of Asela Hopkins Copyrighted 2012.
I retain the rights to all of these image, even after they have been retired.
Please do not alter, reproduce or distribute them without my consent. Thanks!
Copic Markers - B000, Boo, B12, RV23, RV69, RV55, RV66, Y35, YR04, YG09, YG67,0
Just a quick post. The last of the really cute Farm Animals by Hambo Stamps
I had fun coloring in these adorable digital stamps in unusual colors. Something unexpected!
Who says a cat can't be blue?
I hurt my back this week. Something that hasn't happened to me in a very, very long time. I think I just pulled a muscle. But boy am I stiff.
It's getting better. So should be back to my normal, 100 miles a minute self by next week.
My son has settled in to his new room at the base and is really enjoying it there.
I miss him but I'm also very happy that he's found something that he really loves.
Copic Markers -BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV02, BV04, R81, RV34, C7, Y35
I am loving coloring in these cute farm animals by Hambo stamps. They are digital, which is great. They can be re-sized, printed out and colored. No need to take up precious storage in my house.
I'm itching to get back to drawing and doing something creative.
But time is precious right now as my son James is home before he has to report to his next duty station. With things heating up in the middle east I'm praying, not only for his safety, but for all of our men and women who are serving.
I don't know if he will deploy right away or not.
I know he's in God's hand and that what ever happens is not in my control.
My parents, who came up to visit him, don't see it this way.
It's hard to have to be more mature than those that raised you.
The burden I bear, unfortunately.
They, in a very selfish and immature way, think that we "forced" him to join the military.
Nothing that I can say can change their minds.
It couldn't be farther from the truth.
It was his choice.
He went to college and he didn't apply himself.
He didn't want to continue to go to college.
He made the decision to join.
And we are very proud and very supportive of his decision.
He is extremely happy in the Army.
And he has excelled in all of his courses.
Because he loves it!
But I have to carry the burden of the guilt that my parents are now placing on my shoulders.
If, God forbid, something were to happen to my son, my folks would never forgive me.
As if I didn't have enough to worry about, right?
So....hence the lack of post.
I'm bouncing back from the drain that their visit placed on my heart.
And enjoying this last, wonderful, amazing week with my son before he drives off to his new duty station.
I know he will do great!
And I'm very proud of all that he has done.
Keep him in you prayers.
Copic Markers- V000, V01, V15, W1, W5, W7, Y17, YR15, 0, B05
I hope these close ups help. Sometimes it's hard to see the blending from just a card picture.
I used 4 violet markers. V15 is the darkest. (The 5 lets you know that it has more pigment)
However, I have found that this rule doesn't always apply! LOL
So what I always do before I color, or blend my markers, is try them out on a scrap piece of paper first.
Make sure that the scrap is the same as the paper you will be coloring on.
I like Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb.
But I have used other brands, having found similar results when coloring.
Use what works best for you.
You can find this fun cow at Hambo Stamps Digital Store.
This is the cutest horse! I ordered him from Hambo Stamps. Farm Horse
I wanted to used different coloring than you would normally expect to see on animals. I decided a yellow horse would be fun.
(I thought of all those cute lil' girl toys.)
You can see that I used 4 yellows to color in his body. Y0000, being the lightest to the Y08 as the darkest color. Often you will read that you need to go from light to dark. If you have ever worked with watercolors you know that it's easier to build up layers, from light to dark.
Some people will color with markers from dark to light. Putting in the shadows first and then working towards the light areas.
I have to confess....I do both!
So don't ever feel like you have to be stuck doing it one way because you see how this or that artist color in their images.
Do what works best for you.
With the horse I put down the Y0000 first. Colored all the body in. Then I added the Y08 where I wanted shading.
After that I used Y02, Y00 and Y0000 to blend. Also, you can use 0 (blender marker) to lighten the areas, highlights.
Remember, that it takes practice to get colors to blend smoothly.
And you have to work over the darker areas with the lighter colors and then go back in and add dark again.
Don't give up....just keep working at it and you will eventually get the right "feel" when enough is enough.
New gal I've drawn for Hambo Stamps. All profit benefits OWH.
You can find her at Fiona's Flower Hambo Stamp Digital Store
I thought I'd take some pictures while I colored her in.
(I tried taking a film of one card I was coloring and well....let's just say...it turned out awlful! But I'll try again.)
Copic Markers - W0, W3,W5, W7, E31, E35, E23, R17, R59, Y38, YR23
Farm Dog Digital by Hambo Stamps
It's been a while since a posted. After getting home from seeing my sweet son graduate my hubby went to the west coast for a week.
I took advantage of that extra time and did some work around the house.
I hate clutter.
And I often get overwhelmed when I find that stuff needs to be purged and I haven't been able to organize it.
So I didn't get any rest while he was away, instead I spent that week re-arranging, purging, moving and cleaning.
But it felt good.
When we built our dream home, our retirement home, I really wanted my own art room. But I lost that battle. Some things just aren't worth arguing over, you know. The house looks huge on the outside, when you drive by it. And it is the biggest house we have ever lived in.
But big to me is 2500 sq ft. (Considering I spent the first 16 years of my marriage in a 1200 sq fr patio home and then 4 years in a 1400 sq ft home in California with no side, back or front yard. I think 2500 is huge!)
Well, we do have an office, but it's weirdly shaped and we really need it to be an office.
We have a dinning room now, but we use our dinning room. Yep...one of those weird traditional families that sits down to dinner every night.
I have 2 small bedrooms upstairs. One for each boy.
My oldest, who's now in the Army, I would like to keep that room as is. It has my first bedroom set that we bought when we got married. And I want a guest room. Something that I never had in the past.
My youngest son will be in his room for several years. One day...when he moves out to start his own life...I'll make that my dream art studio.
Anyways, I have this really cool, old cedar drop leaf chest that I keep all of my scrapbooking papers in, along with other supplies.
So....while hubby was gone I kept looking at that dinning room table and thinking.
During the day, while everyone is gone, it's empty.
I want to get back into scrapbooking.
But I need room to spread out.
So I moved the cedar chest to the dinning room
(Hubbies first words out of his mouth during dinner time was..."Hmmm, never seen a chest in a dinning room before.")
All the rest of my stuff I moved to a tiny space that I re-organized and moved other things out to make room for my stuff.
At least, it's all in one place now.
And I can make a mess and close the door and not feel bad about how it looks.
(Remember I'm a bit OCD when it comes to having things neat!)
So I have a desk upstairs with my coloring supplies.
A cedar chest in the dinning room with my scrapbooking supplies.
And all the rest of my stuff is tucked away....to embarrassed to tell you where, 'cause you'd laugh. Especially if you saw my house.
You'd be, like.....seriously!
But hey....it's working.
I have 2 new gals that are now available at the Hambo digital store.
I've colored them.
And I just need to make them into cards and take photos.
Gosh...life just doesn't get easier, does it?
This is another cute digital stamp from Hambo Stamps.
Copic Markers - E50, E43, E21, R11, E23, E29, BV0000, BV00, BV02, BV23, C3, C5, C7, YG61, BG93
I really love working with digital stamps.
Don't get me wrong, the clear and rubber ones still pull my heart strings when I pass by them at stores.
But I've tried to live with less "stuff".
And digis....well they only take up space on my computer. That's way cool!
And I can print them in any size. Another plus!
(When you get up in years it's easier to color larger images, just sayin'. Wink)
I am enjoying the new space that I created upstairs, in that small nook. It's just a desk.
But since moving all of my pencils, paints, pens, markers to that desk I find myself drawn to it.
It's like my own little piece of heaven.
Living in a house of "guys" I really am looking forward to the day when I can finally have my own art room.
I know I have some time till that dream comes to fruition.
Ben's only 15!
(I think I like the idea of his room better than the other room.)
So for now, I just enjoy what I can with what I have.
Life is too short to worry about what we "don't" have.
We need to just be thankful for what we "do" have.
I just couldn't resist this adorable digi by Hambo Stamps. Bird Hero
Copic Markers - RV10, RV55, V05, YG17, YG67, Y08, YR15, Y08, R46, W0, W1, W3, W5, C00, 0
We had a great Memorial Day weekend with the visit of my sweet son. He got to spend time with his friends and us before he had to leave back to post.
He is half way through his training and doing really great.
We are so happy for him. He is really excited about the career path that he has chosen.
Here he is when we picked him up at the airport.
My goodness he seemed all grown up.
Yes, I cried when we said our good byes on Monday.
....he's definitely my Hero.
Copic Markers - E00, E41, RV10, Y35, YR23, E33, E15, BG000, BG01, B95, R14, R17, R59, BG90, C3, C5, 0
Copic Markers-E33, E35, E18, E51, E53, YR30, BG000, B12, B02, YG23, YG63, R29, R59, V95, RV10, Y28, BG72, YR15, W2, C3, C5, 0
Meet the new gals, Summer and Stella!
I finally was able to get some coloring done, so Daisy got a shot too.
Things around here, as usual, are busy.
My sweet son James came to visit us from Army AIT. It was a short weekend visit but oh so wonderful.
The hardest part, saying goodbye. I cried my eyes out.
I really tried to be strong. But when we hugged goodbye I couldn't stop the tears from coming.
I'm happy for him.
He's doing something he's very excited about.
And I know, as a military wife, that this is a good choice for him.
I think he'll do really well in the Army.
And I pray for him daily.
I'm not really looking forward to his next step in this journey.
But it's what he wants.
And that's okay...
(These digital stamps can be found at the wonderful Hambo Stamps. Profits from the sales of my digis are going to OWH. If you haven't heard of them you have to hop on over there and see the wonderful things that they do. )
New gal's in town!
I just finished her this week and colored her in.
Didn't have a chance to create a card but I hope that's okay.
I love to color.
Cards, well....it's been a while.
So artist first, cardmaker....when I can.
Copics -E00,E50, E53,Y11,YR31, YR23, Y17,E81,E33,E23,E77,RV21,R17,R59,B32,B95, G14
Maddie and Cat can be bought at Hambo Stamps.
(There are some cute saying that are part of this set.)
Profits of the sales of my new digital stamps go to support OWH. (See blinky on my sidebar.)
My new digital stamp is now available at Hambo Stamps!
I'm so excited to be able to share my illustrations again.
I just bought some new Copic markers.
I was such a good girl last year. Nothing bought. Really!
Just yarn and some magazines.
Okay a few books too!
And since I sold so many of my stamping supplies I had a bit of cash stashed away.
So I decided to spend a bit of it on the new markers.
I will also be getting the set of Ciaos that I don't have.
Then, of course, there are the refills.
Have a great weekend.
Copic Markers- W1, W3, W5, 0. B95. YG67, E50, E51, E35, E47, RV00, RV23, RV34, R46
Josephine can be found at Hambo Stamps.
I hope you guys are okay with me posting cards again?
It's actually weird for me.
I've been away from it for so long that when I see a card posted on my blog, I have to wonder if it's mine!
I have a new gal coming out this weekend.
Hopefully I'll be able to get a card done this week so that I can share it with you.
I'll make sure to post her and links to the hop here on my blog.
Here's my puppy.....
My son took this picture while there was a strong wind blowing and he was just enjoying all of the smells.
(I'm a dog person. But if I could find a cat that didn't shed I might, maybe, someday.....own one.)
Copic Markers- E00, E21, E33, E35, Y08, YR04, Y38, RV10, BG05, BG90, R29, 0
OMGosh! I'm always running around.
Did you know that Hambo Stamps have some really fun challenges?
Now that I'm starting to get back in the game, the stamping and coloring game that is, I want to start working on something fun every week.
They have a great challenge this week, extra folds.
I want to work on it next week. I'm rusty! But I'm gonna give it a shot.
Take a look at all the beautiful cards the design team created.
I'm so inspired.
And oh my!
Look at the gorgeous fairy card created by Sarah.
It's so nice seeing what people create using my drawings. And I'm so happy to be able to help out OWH.
Not to change the subject....
But a mom can't help but brag....
James passed his first exam this week, missing only 4 questions. He's so excited.
Watch out for Army Geeks!
Copic Markers - E50, E53, RV00, RV10, RV21, Y11, Y31, Y61, YR23, Y38, YG41, G02, BG93, W1, W3. W5, R46, E08, E37, 0
Meet Celeste. I printed her out twice. Then after I colored in the images, wings and mushroom only on one of them, I cut out the body and adhered it to the front of the card. Using foam dots.
I'm thinking now, glitter may have looked really nice on the wings. Maybe next time!
I cut out strips of the grey paper and layered it for the ground. To give it some texture.
(Okay....really to cover up a mistake! But texture sounded better....hehehe)
I already have 3 new gals drawn up.
Just need to make them into digis.
Can't wait to share them with you.
I hope you have enjoyed the new digital images that I've created.
I can't wait to hop around the web and see what beautiful cards you make with them.
Please, leave me a link to your creation.
I would love to be able to see it!
Thank you for supporting OWH.
Thank you for supporting Hambo Stamps.
Meet Addison. I had a blast drawing her. You can find her here at Hambo Stamps Digital Store.
Copic Colors- E00, E21, E53, E31, E33, E35, E37, E47, E93, B00, B97, B95, C00, C1, C3
Remember that the profits from the sales of my new digital images go to OWH.
Last year when I decided to take a break from stamping and illustrating everyone, including my family, thought I was nuts! LOL
But you're obsessed about it.
Look at all of those markers? $100's of dollars....let just add it up, hubby said one day....let's not! I replied.
(And I don't have ALL the markers! Imagine what he would say if I did have every one. All I have are the original 4 Ciao sets plus the 0000 set)
But I was serious.
I quit teaching, I quit stamping and I quit illustrating.
I learned to knit.
And I enjoyed the year I had with my son before he left to the Army's basic training.
Sometimes.....we have to let go of something that we love inorder to focus on something that is more important.
I will always be an artist, just like I've told my son that he will always be an artist.
Just because he's in the Army doesn't mean that he has to give up drawing.
I just sent him a care package and in it a little surprise.
A new sketch book with a set of black and a set of colored markers. No, not Copic. But thin ones for illustrating.
(Like the new Prismacolor ones, without the brush tip.)
with some of the stresses of last year gone....
with the joy of knowing my son is doing something he loves....
with my passion for illustrating tapping again at my heart....
I'm so happy to be able to share on my blog again.
Hang in there.....
it's gonna be a process for me to get back into stamping again.
I honestly don't think I'm gonna get as involved as I once did.
It's on my time!
I have some exciting news!
One of my dearest friends has been sweet to host my illustrations on her site. Hambo Stamps !
Not only that but the sales of my new digital images will benefit Operation Write Home.
As you know from reading my blog my son is now in the Army.
And I can't tell you enough how important it was for him, as well as for us, to receive a card or letter.
I'm nervous and excited at the same time about this premier.
I've been having a blast playing with my new illustration style and I am so happy to be able to share it with you. You already got a glimpse of 2 of my new gals, Trena and Bella, but now you get a chance to see all of them!
To see samples of all the new images please go to the Hambo Hoedown.
I hope you enjoy using them on your cards as much as I've enjoyed drawing them.
She is printed out on Neenah Classic Crest White Super Smooth paper. I then spray the image with Krylon Workable Fixatif. This makes sure that the ink on the paper, from your printer, will not smear when you color in the image. I have tried other sprays but found that, for me, this one works the best.
Copic Colors - E50, E51, Y02, Y15, Y11, YR23, W00, W1, W3, YG03, YG63, YG91, 0, B02, BG05, RV14, RV21, R17
You can purchase all the new digital stamps at Hambo's "New Arrivals"
Please remember, all digital images are copyrighted Asela Hopkins for Hambo Stamps.
You can use them for your own personal use and to create cards. Handmade, not mass produced.
I think this clears up Copy Right questions. (Thanks Maurie J Manning!)
(We are having lots of overcast days. Hard to take a good picture, darn it!)
Copic: E11, E21, E33, E35, E37, R20, R17, R85, BG23, BG34, BG49, C1, B45, 0
Okay, I drew.
Really....I'm amazing myself lately....LOL
Like I have been saying, I'm trying to draw cartoons. And I'm really not that great at it.
My son keeps encouraging me to keep trying. So I have been.
Draw, erase, crumble and draw again.
It's a vicious cycle!
So yesterday, after scanning a gal I drew and worked on in Photoshop for hours. When she was done I thought to myself, "Self I like her."
So I started her all over again. I'll share her with you another time.
I was pleased with her so I drew another little girl.
Yep, as you can see from the middle picture I used those kids as a starting off point, an influence for her.
And I just started to draw. Weird, really....lol.
So I scanned my 2 little gals, cleaned them up. Saved them and printed them out.
I ran to my son for a word of approval, excited that I finally found a style I was somewhat please with and what did he say?
"Those are good mom, not really cartoony enough, but good. Kind of like something girls would like."
Good enough for me!
This weeks challenge at the Copic Creations Blog was light source. The chose the light source to be coming from the front of the image. Shining on it from that direction.
The sponsor is Whimsy Stamps
Hair - Y21, YR23, E37
Wood - E31, E33, E35, E37
Blues- B0000, B00, B05
Greens- G0000, G000, G00, G02
Leaves- YG00, YG95, G99
Wings have the blues with some lighter greens added to it.
You know how people say "it's all in the details"? Well, this image by Make it Crafty is brimming over with details. Wow this image was so much fun to color.
Make it Crafty is sponsoring our Copic Creations Challenge this week. So hop on over to the Copic Creations Blog and see all of the beautiful samples by the design team.
Skin - E00, E21
Browns - E50, E51,E53,E57
Pinks- Rv10, RV02, RV34
Yellows- Y0000, Y11, Y17
Greens - G0000, YG11, G21, G28
Blue- B0000, B32
Other- 0, YR20, W1, W3,C1,C3,C5
We have a really fun challenge this time at the Copic Creations Challenge Blog. Colorless blender techniques. You'll find links to a bunch of awesome tutorials that will help you with your coloring.
This challenge was sponsored by Pink Cat Studios. They have the cutest digi and rubber stamp images. Hop on over to see all the goodies you can get if your card is picked.
Copic - 0, E43, E21, E33, E35, E37, RV42, E49, B00, B02, R37, R59, W1, W3, C3, C7
I have an empty wide marker that I have filled with Blender solution. I use this when I want to get a really smooth background color. First you wet the area that you want to color using the wide blender marker and then immediately start adding your background color, I used B00. Continue to work your way around the image, working fast. I then used B02 to create the snowflakes. I took the blender marker and pressed the tip on the blue to create the dots.
Other blender areas - Blender used to soften the Gray areas.
Blender marker used to remove color in the hair so that another color can be added.
Blender solution added to a rag and then touched on the dress (Make sure that you do this technique first and then add colors to the rest of your image.)
Blender marker used to create highlight on the boots
Sorry for the lack of post this week. I've been under the weather but on the mends.
Well it's back to school week and I'm enjoying my mornings again. I just need to get into a new routine. Still have my oldest here who starts college next week, but after that I should be able to get more done around here. It's funny even when they are older they still take up some of my time. (Granted, not near as much as when they were little.)
I'm really loving coloring in Hambo's stamps! This image reminded me of my boys. They had and still have quiet the imagination. I can picture them at the playground pretending that they have a friend dinosaur to play with.
Creating a smooth background with Copic markers is really hard. You can achieve a smooth look by masking off the images and then airbrushing the background. Or you can do what I did, not even try to make it smooth! I cross hatched 3 blue marker colors over and over again to create the background blues. I like it. It's a nice contrast between the dinosaurs smooth skin and the layers of the background.
Lots of Copics used!
B32, B95, B12, B39,0, Y02, YR23, E51,E53, E35, R27, G0000, G000, G02, YG41, BG96, W1, W3, C1, C5
Copic Markers - B00, B93, B45, YG11, YG63, YR23, RV06, 0
Hop on over the Copic Creations Blog to see all of the amazing cards.
(While I was making this card my 13 year old son walked in and started playing with my container of brass do-dads. He said "Mom, put these right here on the card, it needs it!" Hence how the brass swirls and square brads ended up on my card.)
I'm so excited to be able to use a digital stamp image from one of my favorite stamp companies Hambo Stamps!
This weeks challenge at Copic Creation Challenge Blog is coloring animals. And Hambo has really fun stamps, perfect for this challenge. I used this adorable Prince frog digital for my card. Hop on over to the Copic Creation Blog and see all of the gorgeous samples that the design team created.
Normally I color the entire body with the light color, but in the first picture I decided to just color in the light areas and leave the darker areas untouched. Just something different. I still went over all of the image using the lightest color to blend.
Copic Markers - Y11, YG03, G24, BV0000, BV00, BV13, Y17, YR23
This week CC Blog is featuring MONOCHROME Copic Coloring! For those who are unfamiliar with this term, here’s the definition from Dictionary.com: A monochrome or monochromatic painting is one created using only one color or hue.
Copic Creations Blog did have a little help from our SUPER talented sponsor for this challenge . . . Katie Cotton! Katie is the creator and owner of the stamp company Paper Makeup Stamps. I hope you have the time to visit her store, she has some awesome images that are perfect for Copic coloring. Everyone on the CC Design Team has created some true masterpieces using this technique and images graciously supplied to us by Katie from Paper Makeup Stamps. Hop on over to the CC Blog to see the great creations that Katie has made along with all the rest of the talented Design team. You won't be disappointed!
So hop on over to the CC Blog to join the challenge.
At one of my classes I was asked how to color a brides dress.
So I pulled out a drawing that I had done some time ago
and tried a few different markers to color in her dress.
Thought I'd share what I came up with.
(Skin pair of colors is skin colors)
(Click on images for larger version.)
I have to share the funniest thing that happened to me yesterday. I was doing some running around with my son and we stopped by a burger joint to grab a bite. Something that I don't often do so I get really confused with what to ask for, it wasn't McDonald's but something similar. So my son orders a kids meal, chicken strips and I ordered a small burger with a drink. We sat down and as we ate the oh so not delicious meal I picked up the receipt and as I scanned over it I noticed I got a discount for something. Being a military spouse I appreciate towns like ours that support the troops by giving dependents and active duty a small discount from time to time, but hmmmmmm... that's not what it was.
It was the SENIOR DISCOUNT!
OMGosh, is that not a hoot or what?!
Now granted I don't dye my hair and the white is really white next to the black color of my hair but I don't think I look like a senior yet, do I? Ha!
Now I'll be more than happy to accept that discount when the time comes but not yet, right?
Okay, needless to say the boy who took our order was probably no older than 15 so I suppose in his eyes anyone with white in their hair must be a senior, so I'll give him a break. This time...lol.
Fairy in the card is one of the new images in my Etsy shop. Saying is by GinaK.
Sorry I've been MIA. I've had lots to do! Whew.... do we moms ever slow down?
I made this card using one of my digital images in my Etsy shop. I uploaded her to Adobe Photoshop Elements and sized her for the front of my card. I then printed her out on Ginak Pure luxury paper and sprayed over it, very lightly, with matte fixative.
I used Copic Markers to color her in. I cut her and the ribbon out and adhered her to the front of my card.
The saying is from "The Journey"
Have you tried digital stamps yet? They are a wonderful alternative to rubber or acrylic. What you get is a digital image sent to your computer that you can download and print out. Please respect the illustrators when you purchase these types of digital images and do not reproduce them for profit (except when you are using them on card fronts etc.) Also, don't forward them to your friends. I don't want to get into the specifics of copyright laws but ignorance is no excuse for doing something that is wrong, KWIM?
Okay, anyways. This adorable bear is illustrated by Tim for Hambo Stamps. Isn't he the cutest ever! (The bear I mean, well....Tim you're adorable too. Wink, Monica.)
I printed him out on card stock, not copier paper. When you are coloring in digital images that you print out on your home ink jet printer just remember to either heat set the ink or spray it first with a fixative other wise the ink my smear when you start to color them.
I used Plaids Acrylic Spray Sealer. I sprayed it very lightly. Warning: Please, if you use this stuff spray it in a very well ventilated area as it has a really strong odor. I am going to try to find something else to use on the print outs. I will let you know what I find works best for me.
I used Copic markers to color him in (arghhhh...wrote all the marker colored down and now can't find the list!)
You can see from the first picture, of another cute digital stamp by Hambo Stamps, that when you color over the lines the ink will smear. It seems to be worse with the lighter browns that we like for skin tones.
In the second picture you can clearly see that the ink lines are nice and crisp. I was able to blend and had no problems with the lighter colors.
Now remember I said to spray lightly if you are using Plaids sealer. I tried another print out and applied the sealer with a heavier hand and even though you can still color with your Copic Markers the sealer created a surface that I didn't like. It was harder to blend and it looked mottled. So experiment when you are appliying a sealer over your print outs.
To see Tim's awesome digital and rubber stamp illustrations you can visit their site Hambo Stamps.
Found my list!
Copic Markers: C3, C5, B95, G21, G94, YR23, E21, E33, E35, E08, E47, R20, R46
I used my sons digital stamp "Tongue Monster" that I have listed in my Etsy shop to create this card.
I printed it out on plain ole 80lb printer paper and colored him in using Copic markers.
I used SCS Wednesday sketch challenge for the layout.
This week is the release of my newest set for Ginak. I've been busy making samples using it. Hope you like it.
Keep checking Gina's blog for sneak peaks and blog hops! I'm excited to see what all of her talented design team come up with. All of the sets this month are awesome!
Check back this week for a chance to win my new set.