And here is my card based on the sketch . . .
Do you notice anything different??? Yes, it's a stamped image, on one of my cards! Well, actually it's a digital image, provided to the Unscriipted Designers for use in this challenge by our teammate Arielle who owns the Wax Fruit Company - a great digital stamp company that has some of the cutest, most adorable digital stamps around!
Now, you know - because I've told you repeatedly - that I am not a stamper. Partly because the cost of stamps, markers, and all the other stuff just isn't in my budget! Another reason is that there are so many other kinds of images to use that make just wonderful cards! Scroll through my blog and you will see many projects made from images I either found on Flickr, purchased from vendors on Etsy, or found on clipart software - among other sources.
But the digital stamps, now, I'm really beginning to like these! And do you know that I do not own a copic marker (or other brand) and I wouldn't know what to do with one if I did! I printed this image and painted it using watercolor pencils. You color inside the lines then, using a wet paint brush, do your shading and blending of the colors. I am new to the watercolor pencils, too, but they are easy to learn. And I think that gel pens, crayons, and many other types of tools could be used to color the image as well. In fact, if you go to THIS POST Arielle has published a great tutorial on doing digital paper piecing using the digital images and digital papers.
Bottom line, don't be afraid to try, because you never know, you may just like the digital stamps!
Now, here are the details on my card . . .
- Card base - Stampabilities (Hobby Lobby)
- White and blue cardstock - Bazzill
- Red cardstock - DCWV
- Patterned paper - The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
- Image - Wax Fruit Company (Link above)
- Colors - watercolor pencils by 'eeboo'
- Stickles 'gold', 'xmas red' and 'frosted lace'
- Ribbon - purchased at a yard sale - no identifying marks
- Sentiment - SRM Stickers
- Red star bead - stash
- Cuttlebug and embossing folders
- computer and ink jet printer
- scissors, ruler, craft knife, and rotary cutter
I really love this card, and think I'll be trying more digital stamps in future. Many thanks to Arielle for making the images available to us, her Unscripted teammates. Thanks for visiting today, and please come back soon! Blessings, Becky