Saturday, November 29, 2008
So, I was in the mood to try my hand at coloring this adorable dog image from Whipper Snapper. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored the image with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils. I then decided to paper pierce the image panel, because of the layer restraints. Patterned paper, as well a Cuttlebug embossing folder, a heart brad, and a heart punch were also used in the creation of this card.
Do you think I'm procrastinating the making of the many Christmas cards that await me?
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Wednesday, November 26, 2008
The image is a Maryse Carrier image from Stampotique. I bought it almost two years ago, when we were in Phoenix for the national championship game. So sad to learn that the store Stampotique is closed, but I'm happy to report that they still have their online store open. Love the images from Maryse Carrier!
The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils. I used colored cardstock and patterned paper, brads, ribbon and Stickles also in the creation of this card. I also paper pierced too.
Felt so good to have some time to create just for fun.
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Saturday, November 22, 2008
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Sunday, November 02, 2008
Anyway, I was drawn to this swap from the beginning because it called for participants to make alphabet ATCs that were geared for children just learning the alphabet. I resisted temptation initially because I just know how busy I am in the fall, but when I noticed this swap needed an angel for the letter D, I knew I had to give way to temptation and join.
As I decided on the design, my professional knowledge kicked into high gear. I wanted to make a design that highlighted the letter D on white paper...since that is what most books use. It is important for print to be on white emergent readers. I wanted the relationship between the symbol and the picture to be clear, without distraction. Yet when I had the letter D from Impression Obsession and the dog image from Penny Black, the letter and picture was competing with each other. I then added the bouncing ball stamp from Hero Arts, thus successfully implementing the rule of threes in design. I decided not to color in the ball, as I didn't want it to compete with the d/dog relationship.
The dog is colored with Copic Markers and Prismacolor pencils, stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock. Versamark Black Onyx ink was also used to stamp the word and the tennis ball.
Posted by Kecia at 9:40 PM