Sunday, August 22, 2010

First Attempt at a Digi Stamp

So don't laugh, but this is the first time I've ever used a digi stamp. Never even heard of 'em until I started blogging, and then I had no cause to use 'em because I didn't have a printer. But my mom and dad gave me a new printer, kind of outta the blue (thanks, folks!) and I decided to make this card as my first project. I used a freebie stamp from Some Odd Girl (isn't he cute, his name's Tobie) and I did some paper piecing for his clothes. The rest of the image I coloured in with watercolour pencils and markers from Close to My Heart. And that's when I realized why people use Copics for this kind of thing. It's pretty hard to get an even skin tone (or dog tone, for that matter!) with regular markers. Ah well, I think he's kinda neat, just the same. I used ribbon (for photo corners) and a rub-on to complete the Some Odd Girl challenge for this week, and I used a sketch from the Sweet Stop. Their challenge also has a twist this week, and that's to use a school-based theme, so this is a little boy giving his dog a bone before heading off to school. He kind of looks like my Nolan with his tanned face and spikey hair, doncha think? Thanks for looking, and make sure you check out my blog candy before you go!

Supplies (all CTMH): cardstock and patterned paper from Backcountry Level 2 paper pack, watercolour pencils, Exclusive Inks markers in Cocoa and Parchment, blending pen

Other: image from Some Odd Girl, Cosmo Cricket rub-on, Making Memories brads, unknown ribbon
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10 comments:

  1. Aren't digi stamps such fun... you can do so much with them! Thanks for getting out your ribbon and rub-ons with Some Odd Girl!

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  2. Beware the digi stamp! They are ADDICTIVE!! Love the manly colors on this! Thanks for playin with some odd girl!

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  3. Such a cute card! Thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop!

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  4. I know you gotta love those free digi stamps. It allows you to play with no commitment. You made such a cute card. Thanks for playing with us at Some Odd Girl

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  5. Oh digi stamps are dangerous!!! Kind of like a chip "you can't eat just one"! Great job! Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Stop Sketches this week.

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  6. Great card!! I won some digi stamps but still haven't used them ): Copics are great for skin but they're dangerous once you get started (:

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  7. So glad you chose Some Odd Girl as your first stop for a digital stamp! Thanks for playing along with us!

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  8. Well I am super flattered to be your FIRST DIGI! No bigger compliment I think! I love the manly take on your card, its so perfect with a boy and his dog :) and the sentiment is great too! Thanks for being Odd with us! We hope to help you break in that new printer again!

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  9. This is a pretty cool card! Digital images are so much fun! I was "forced" to buy copics! lol

    Thanks for playing with us at Some Odd Girl!

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  10. What a great card-I love your paper piecing!!Congrats on your entrance into the Digi Image world! Thanks for playing with us at Some Odd Girl!!

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