The Spotted Chick (http://thespottedchick.blogspot.com/) now has a "That's Krafty Thursday" challenge...This week (the first) you just had to use Kraft paper somewhere on the card... any stamp. That was great because it forced me to think about how the heck to use a "stamp" I just came up with. I thought when I did it that it would make a good Mother's Day or Father's Day card... soooo
Kraft paper = Dad's day, in my mind ...
One of the things I use to do when I used real stamps was sponge the outside edges...now that I'm trying to do as much as possible BEFORE I print my digital stamps I digitally colored these then "sponged" the edges... I NEED PRACTICE!! One has too much, then next doesn't have enough...gotta practice!
I decided to include this picture so you can see why I LOVE coloring on the PC! I can print this page and be ready with 6 cards, with one page print!
You can also see in this photo that I saved a version with the "sponging" done in a circle in case I decide to cut it in a circle.
If you look closely at the little boy's shirt... and the dress and hat on the card below, you will see that I used background paper, that I scanned and have saved. If I had known I was going to use the plaid on the card I would have used that for the boy's shirt... Oh well...next time.
Actually.... I am adding this part a few days later... all I had to do the change the boys shirt was open the photo file and change the shirt! EASY ENOUGH! Matches better :-)
I was given a new challenge this week! I just never know what is around the corner!
Four years ago a friend that I used to work with went to work as an Events Planner at a church here in Atlanta. We haven't seen each other but one time since then. This week she had a "problem" come up and remembered me...thinking I might be able to help her out.
Their church is having a conference next weekend and the pastor's wife wanted a 5 foot lady on the front of a punching bag. LOOK what I came up with!!! I'm excited because its another thing I have never done. The coloring (dark skin, blonde hair) was her choice, I would have done something different...but YEA!!!
If you look back at my post on April 2nd you will see that I came up with the face/hair that day. GOD IS SO COOL!!! I had NO CLUE why I have been learning and drawing the things I have been this month... now we know :-)