Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Finally, I can share my big news with you!! I have been on the edge of my seat with this secret but now I can tell you!!
I have been asked to illustrate digi stamps for Squigglefly!!!!!
Working for Squigglefly is totally amazing for this little artist! When Ashley and Chesney, the sisters who own Squigglefly, invited me to be a contributing illustrator for their digital stamp company, I was so excited. You see, I have been given carte blanche, to draw whatever I want as often as I want... now that is an artist's dream! That means I can let my imagination run wild and let all those little pictures out of my heart that have been patiently waiting to be revealed!
I also discovered the Squigglefly Design Team, and have been getting to know those wonderful gals! What a sweet bunch! They are full of enthusiasm and encouragement for one another. I love them already!! I feel so welcomed by all of them! They keep busy doing the challenges on the Squigglefly Challenge blog (Hi Ladies!! Waving!!)
So now you know ONE of the secrets I have been hiding from you! I am not saying anymore right now, ... BUT... I have been a busy, busy girl!
I do have a couple more surprises up my sleeve... you'll find out soon enough! (aint I a stinkin' TEASER!)
Now lets talk digi images...
I wasn't sure how to print them and if the ink would run, and what mediums I could use. I discovered I can use Prismacolor pencils, Copic Markers, or Twinkling H20 water color paints. Virtually ANY medium!
My laser jet printer works best for water coloring. I just heat set it after it prints, as if I was heat embossing an image, and I'm set to go - the ink doesn't run!
I use an ink jet printer for Copics or Prismas, and I don't need to heat set at all. I just wait a couple of minutes for the ink to properly set and I'm good to go!
The best part about digi images is that you get to use them as soon as you buy them. No more waiting for orders to arrive! AND, you can resize the image and even flip it if you want to, and the lines of the image still look perfect!
The bonus is, digi images are AFFORDABLE for everyone!
Well, I'm SOLD on digi now, there's no turning back!! Don't get me wrong, I am equally in love with rubber, but now that I have been playing with digi for a few weeks, I realize all the FUN I have been missing out on!
Anyway, Squigglefly is letting me show you some sneak peeks of my debut release! They will be available to purchase on:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19.
You can buy and download INSTANTLY off their site!!!
EVEN MORE GOOD NEWS:
The Squigglefly Design Team is having a blog hop on Friday the 18th, the day before the release, with a HUGE PRIZE to be given to one lucky winner!! Yours truly will pick a name using Random Integer Generator from all the comments you leave in the hop! The winner is going to get ALL TEN of my new illustrations, PLUS THREE sentiments, which I also produced by hand to match some of the images. AND, I am going sweeten the deal by adding some stuff from my stash, which I will send via snail mail to whomever wins!! Leave a comment on as many of the DT's blogs as you can in order to increase your chances of winning!!
Phew! So much excitement... now on to my card:
I printed this new image I did for Squigglefly called "Pop and the Kids" on water color paper using my laser jet printer and heat set it. I colored it with Copics. I love how water color paper makes Copic coloring virtually seamless! It does bleed a bit though so you can't soak it too much! I plan on giving this card to my Dad, just because, well, because he is a great Dad!
This post is long enough without me going into any more details. But come back tomorrow!! I'll have another peek for you!!
And Friday I've got a peek AND a new video demo on how I water color!! And don't forget, that's the day of the Blog Hop! You won't want to miss it!!!
Thanks for visiting my blog today!
Posted by Crissy Armstrong at 9/16/2009 02:00:00 AM