Thursday, September 17, 2009

Dreamin' ATC

Dreamin' ATC
Dreamin' ATC,
originally uploaded by Clarian's Hawk * Arlene.
FIRST TIME COLORING WITH COPICS... wow - they are sweet.

I picked up a couple of skin tones, some reds, which I use most, 3 in the blue tones, an orange, a yellow, 2 brown tones so that I could color most anything. I can make a green from mixing yellow on the bottom and blue on the top, but wish I had purchased a couple greens. The green I used in this ATC was a marker which I then took some yellow and blue to highlight the leaves. Where there's a will, there's a way. I haven't used thiscute House Mouse stamp in 10 years and it just seemed the perfect stamp to test my new Copic Markers with.

I distressed the cardstock with Distressed inks: Worn Lipstick, Concord Grape, Shabby Shutters, & Broken China for the background. I stamped the cardstock, stamped again on white cardstock & cut out the image, then colored the image. I cut two different sets of grapes and a large grape & glued them back onto the grapes after coloring. I thought he looked like he was dreaming. I took a Hero Arts stamp and stamped the hearts so it looks like he's dreaming hearts, Hero Arts hearts.


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Entry for Society of Scrap and Stampaholics

I chose to go with the sketch and a Halloween theme. I'm not real happy with this, but I like the sketch... I may color the BOO bones in with orange. I wanted to try the sketch. I like the way it overlaps the top and bottom outsides.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Manweek at Hero Arts

I'm sure that title is going to catch an eye or two. Sounds like we're setting up for the Chippendales, doesn't it... No no.... sorry....

I saw so many wonderful cards for the guys at the local meeting hall - yes - flickr. I would visualize all kinds of different sentiments, scenes... but never had the time to create... but my mind was working overtime.

I sat down, keeping in mind a wonderful card by Anette and ONE, TWO, THREE.... it was done!