Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hand Drawn Cards - Yellow Tulips Sympathy

With Heartfelt Sympathy Card

This is one of my popularly viewed cards on splitcoast stampers. It has garnered over 2,500 unique views and several comments. This is card's image is hand drawn and colored using prismacolors and pen. I deckled the edges and used watercolor washout effect on the edges. The background is cuttlebug embossed and the sentiment is a clear saying sticker by DCWV. The arched effect on the tulip was a last minute improv because I drew several images on a sheet and they were too close together that the top of the tulips didn't have enough border space. To create that illusion, I used a circle container top and traced half of it and drew smaller arcs on the edges. That way, i was able to preserve the leaves and didn't have to cut them straight down. Hope i'm making sense. TFL!

Hand Drawn Cards - Miracles Do Happen

hand-drawn rose and colored using prismacolors on textured watercolor paper. i stamped a bamboo backdrop image and chalked with pastels. then i layered the pieces using foam tape and added a two-toned monochrome green ribbon. this one topped my yellow tulip hand-drawn card in terms of number of views at my splitcoast stampers gallery - 3,060 views - woohoo!

Keywords: rose,, hand-drawn miracles
Stamps: my own rose; bamboo stamp
Paper: bazzill
Ink: colorbox
Accessories: ribbons, brads; k n co vellum sticker quotes

Hand Drawn Cards - I Heart Ice Cream

I Heart Ice Cream Card

i love this bright yummy color combo. the main design is hand-drawn on water color cold pressed paper using water color wash-out effect. click on the second pic for a close-up of the ice cream card and you can also see the nice cuttlebug dry embossed background.

Hand Drawn Cards - Lovely Green Orchid

Lovely Green Orchid Card

another one of my hand-drawn cards using pencil, prismacolors, and pen/ink. i love coloring and drawing, especially when the there's no stamp available to express what i want to create. this card is generic in nature.

Paper: making memories
Ink: prismacolors

Digital Scrapbooking

I've been recently trying my hand on digital scrapbooking. It's different. For one, there are no scraps and clean-ups which is super cool. It also allows me to practice my digital skills. These images took tons of layering and masking but worth it all.