Monday, June 7, 2010

You're the Best

I just got this cute little stamp set by Hero Arts-isn't she just so adorable? I just couldn't resist her. My dilemma: I don't own any Copics (yet!) so I was a little unsure about how to color her. The peachy markers that I have are a little too bright, and they don't blend very well.

I came up with a way to prolong buying Copics for a little while longer, plus use up a product that I really don't use anymore: vellum. I got this idea from the latest issue of CK. I stamped the little girl using black StazOn ink. Then, I flipped the vellum over and colored the back side of the image with my Sharpies and Bic Mark-Its. When I flipped the image right-side-up, it had a much softer tone and the colors appeared to be blended.
I was quite happy with the results, and decided to enter this mini card in this week's CPS Challenge. I had fun playing with this technique and tried it with this and several other stamps which i will share later this week. Happy Monday, everyone!


Dawn said...

Sherri - this is so cute. I liked the idea of using vellum and colouring it with sharpies. I have a few Copics but all one offs - need to start getting more but here they are soooo expensive.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is such a sweet card love it!!!

jo said...

So cute!!! She's adorable!