Sunday, 1 May 2011

Little Things for The Artistic Stamper

"Ladies and Girls"

I created a quick and easy card using the very cute "Walkies" stamp, colouring the image with Copic markers.
Me being me I just can't do stamping without changing something around!!!
The full stamp has a cute little doggie too...

...but I masked him off inked up with Archival black and then drew in the line of the skirt with a black Sharpie pen as the image would not have been balanced with the sentiment I wanted to add. :)
I'm still not happy with using Copics but I do keep trying! LOL
Thankfully this image is a nice easy one to practice on ;)

I even practiced with the 0 colourless blender that magically takes away colour and added a few spots on her light blue's a bit subtle but it is there ;)

One of the things I used to do when I first started making cards was try to build up a stash of card stock in different colours to use as backing mats and cost me a fortune!!!
Then I discovered stamping and ink pads and now it is simple to colour a plain cheapo piece of card with Distress Inks or Adirondacks dye or pigment inks
(I use 160 gsm from the stationers).

After colouring and adding the sentiment I edged the image with a gold marker pen and matted and layered it onto a piece of digital background paper.
Because the paper is quite a busy design I decided to abandon using any embellishments to let the image be the focus.
You really must pop over to see all the creative "Ladies and Girls" that the rest of the team have made and here are the links for you.

So don't forget.............the monthly challenge is "Ladies and Girls"
The rules are simple... all you need to do is make a piece of art, be it a card, ATC, wall art, altered art ;)... just remember that it must include some rubber stamping and the theme... and... if you use Artistic Stamper stamps on your entry you will be entered into the draw twice! The prize is £15 worth of stamps from the Artistic Stamper shop... along with the KlingOn to mount them onto.
I hope you get chance to play at the challenge... it is open until May 31st and the winner will be chosen by shortly after :)

Thanks for looking and happy stamping
xoxo Sioux


  1. Cute card! The colouring looks great! Haven't been brave enough to try copics yet! xx

  2. Adorable card, love the backing paper! :)

  3. Just a lovely card. Great quote.


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