Saturday, August 1, 2009
Mary Giemza, hostess of Copic Creations asked me to join their lovely Design Team this week! It is an amazing blog, with blog candy offered with every challenge! Lots of great companies are sponsoring; go have a look-see if you wish!
I had to turn down Mary's kind and gracious offer, because there is just enough on my plate right now, but any more would be too much to handle, so I won't be joining the team permanently. However, I was able to do this one card as a guest for challenge number nine, sponsored by InStyle stamps! For this challenge, we are showing how to color eyes Anime style.
The cute cowboy from InStyle Stamps is named Tommy. The boot and saying are from High Hopes Stamps. I used Spellbinders Impressabilities for the paisley bg paper! I love how it worked! I just inked it up with White Kraft Ink and laid it down on the brown cs. Then I took my big brayer and rolled it overtop (with a sheet of printer paper overtop). I used white embossing powder on it and heat set. The impression is not perfect, but I think that adds to it rather than takes away.
I would love to get a Crop-a-dile and some eyelets, but until then, I use my paper drill and gold embossing powder to "fake" it. That's how I did the belt holes! I gave the belt and buckle that leather look by smushing and rolling and crunching the cardstock with my hands until it was very wrinkly. Then I brushed brown dye inks overtop randomly. The faux stitching on the belt is made with a piercing tool and a white gel pen. It took a long time to make this buckle and belt, but I love how it turned out!
Tommy is colored with the following Copics:
Eyes: G05, 02, 00
Skin: E000, 00 11, R20
Hat band: E15, 39,97
Tongue: R20, 85,89
Blender pen used throughout except on face and hair.
God bless and thanks for looking!
Posted by Crissy Armstrong at 8/01/2009 08:29:00 AM