Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge

I guess I'm on a bit of a roll this week! :) This is for another challenge site I discovered: Stampin' for the Weekend. This site uses good old-fashioned rubber stamps to create with. They post a new challenge every Friday. this week's challenge was 'masking'

Since most of my stamps are smaller images, I created an ATC for my submission. Every element was masked by the time I finished stamping. I colored everything in Prismacolor pencils.

Digital Tuesday Challenge

This week's challenge at Digital Tuesday Challenge is 'simplify'. I went back to the very basics with this card. The digi-stamp is a doodle-dallion by Tracey Lynn Miller of Fred, She Said.

I wanted to capture the sunflowers blooming wild in my neighborhood. I did my base coloring with PITT pens. Shading and highlighting was donw with Prismacolor colored pencils and blended with a colorless blender. I then mounted the cut-out image on gold paper. The dark brown square has accent lines in copper (unfortunately they didn't scan well).

Monday, July 27, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge

I am definitely back into my paper crafting. I discovered another great 'kick in the butt' blog over at Digital Tuesday Challenge. Their requirement is that you use a digi-stamp in your project. (A digi-stamp is what we used to call clip art, but it can be colored like a rubber stamped image).

This week's challenge is 'Christmas in July'. My image is a freebie by Dustin Pike that I got from her blog. The papers are from my stash. I colored two copies of the digi-stamp in watercolor pencils. I then cut out the hat, spoon and dress from one image. I used pop-dots to attach the cutouts in a 3d effect. The shiny hearts and frosting are done with colored laquer.

Friday, July 24, 2009

I Took the Challenge

Over at the wonderful blog site, Fred, She Said is a challenge I decided to take. The blog owner designs 'digi-stamps' that she sells for paper/digital crafting. She often has a special freebie for her readers. This time, she is offering a prize to the best rendition using the current freebie.

Despite having most of my paper crafting supplies still in storage from the move, I decided to take the challenge. The card below uses layering to accent the printed image. The light blue paper was from my stash as was the purple mulberry paper. I used watercolor pencils and a waterbrush to paint the image. I tore the edges and inked with ink pads to enhance the image. The message was from a metal sticker set.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

New Sketches

These are a series of leaf studies I did working from one of my favorite pen & ink how-to books....DRAWING IN PEN & INK by Claudia Nice. I've been a bit lazy in keeping this blog updated. Hopefully, I'll have enough projects to keep the blog going.