Monday, 29 August 2016

Hello, sunshine!

Let's do a sketch challenge!

For this card I used BB Polynesian Paradise from My Favorite Things. I stamped the little girl with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and with some masking I added flowers and leaves. I colored mostly with Stabilo pens/markers, the skin is done with Copics. Purple glitter gel pen on flowers gives a very nice shine:-) The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

On the stage

When I first saw this freebie digital stamp for Task for Two Tuesday Challenge, I pictured this band of cutties on stage...curtain call, standing ovation:-) So I created this scene:

I colored our Fantastic Four with Copics and drew the podium, curtain and the box where usually the prompter sits. I knew I didn't want to have a completly black background behind our performers and I remembered how Kathy Racoosin once made background with black fineliner by drawing the lines next to each other.
First I traced all the shapes in the background, so I would get a white border around and then I took black Stabilo fineliner (point 88) and loosely drew the lines with the intention to have some white space there.
I colored the podium lightly with colored pencil, I wanted to use the texture of watercolor paper. The curtains are made using Stabilo markers and water plus a little bit of yellow glitter gel pen. All is placed on a kraft base together with a stripe of black washi tape. Then I added the red oval on the prompter's box.

What does the Fox say?

This is my card for Gerda Steiner Designs's August Challenge.

I used Distress Inks for the background (Mowed Lawn) and for the red stripe (Fired Brick). My stencil of choice was Circle Burst from My Favorite Things. I colored this supercute fox with colored pencils, fussy cut it and adhered with foam tape.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Swim Piggy

I needed a birthday card, so I reached for Swim Piggy digital stamp from Gerda Steiner Designs.

For the background I played with watercolors and a straw to create splashes. The piggy is colored with Copic, Stabilo markers and colored pencils. Sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp's Big Birthday Wishes stamp set.