Sunday, May 5, 2013

exiguous: adjective

 excessively scanty : inadequate

Paper Smooches - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Mail
Inkspirational - #18 color challenge ( peach, grape, olive )

For anyone who thinks they cannot use digital stamps because they have the wrong kind of printer ( me ) ....this is what I do. I print out the image and use my light box to trace over it with a waterproof pen and then color the image in. Of course, this can be done best with a simple design, nothing too complicated. 

I gave the background a light blue grey wash of color, then painted in the balloons. Next I laid my water color paper over the printed digital image and traced. I drew the image in 2 steps, the squirrel was first: angled a little bit, then tilted my paper back a little so the word hi would be a straighter. Next, I outlined the balloons...finis!

Kim Hughes  - Paper Smooches free digital stamp
Ranger - Distress Ink
Faber Castell - gelatos and PITT pen


Crafty Steals - Third Thursday Sketch Challenge

I added some Distress Stain to this chipboard star and I love how it looks like suede!

Maya Road - star chipboard
 traveling typewriter - font
Prima - Gear pattern paper
Copics - marker
Balsam wood, remaining papers - from stash bin
Ranger - Distress Stain

Hope you had fun yesterday for NSD...did you scrap? I got a few things done!


sandie said...

Love your watercolour card. What a great idea to use your light box! I especially like the grey background, so subtle but really works. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.

Jean said...

Hey girlfriend! Cute card!!

Nana said...

2 Fab cards here my friend. My fav is the 1st one too cute.

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Craftychris said...

Both these are cool especially the first one which is so cute and made me smile lots! xx

Kristi said...

Loving them both! That little squirrel did get a chuckle from me;he's too cute!

Krisha said...

Both cards are really wonderful. Love the baloon card.

Lisa Carroll said...

Fabulous cards! Love your creativity with the digi image.. brilliant! :) Thank you for joining us in the "Happy Mail" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog!

Meggymay said...

Two super cards, love the cute image on the first one.
Yvonne x

Karen said...

Both great first super cute. Second love the Star!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

Well aren't you clever!!! For some reason I've stayed away from digi stamps too. It would make more sense what with the lack of space......

I need to send you an email, my friend.


Larissa Heskett said...

I am LOVING your Cute card!! Such a FUN take on the Challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Ruth M said...

Your squirrel with the balloons card is so sweet and charming Sandee - made me break out in a smile! Great tip for digi images too! Thanks so much for sharing your happy card with us at Inkspirational, see you soon! Ruth x

Mynn xx said...

These are wonderful, Sandee! LOVE the digi squirrel--I have that image and I don't think I've used it yet! Too cute! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

PS: I'm having a DT call at a new challenge called House of Cards and if you are interested, I'd LOVE for you to consider entering! :)

Yvonne Garner said...

What a great card and idea for using a light box! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Inkspirational!

Mynn xx said...

Thank you so much for joining our DT call at House of Cards and good luck! Mynnette, Owner of House of Cards

Karen Dunbrook said...

sweet too...

Beverley said...

The watercolour card is beautiful!