If you're reading this and suddenly something doesn't make sense, it's probably because I only slept for 2-3 hours last night. I came home from work and got busy on a couple of images that I wanted to use on Viva La Verve challenges over at SCS. The deadline was today before I would be able to get home, so I had to get them done before leaving for school this morning. I didn't intend to stay up so late, but once I got into a groove I lost all sense of time. Sooooo...I'll come back and edit later if needed! ;o)
This first card was the first time I've ever inked him up. He's from Whimsy, a newer stamp company that is releasing new images faster than you can say, "moosey moose." Being an Alaskan, of course, how could I pass him up?
I decided to watercolor him, but gave my water pen its maiden voyage. The last time I watercolored, I used my blender pen. I feel like I had more control over the water content with the blender pen, but maybe I just need to get used to the water pen before deciding. I'm chaperoning students from my school on a trip to DC next month, so maybe I'll take several stamped images, my watercolor pencils and water pen with me so I can practice my technique.
supplies ~ image: Whimsy Stamps; papers: brown scallop (POPTones), others (DCWV); ink: StazOn; flowers: stash; brads: K & Co.
The second card was also for Viva La Verve, but also for this week's High Hopes challenge: Hearts! At first, I considered making a pink card, but couldn't match up papers that at least LOOKED like they matched. In the end, I settled for the heart charm to the left of the sentiment.
Lenny, here, has been the star of one of my other cards; he got a new color here and (IMO) better shading. AAAAaaaaaand....I got to use my brand-new nesties on these two projects for the very first time!
supplies ~ image: High Hopes Stamps, papers: DCWV cardstock for the base & ProvoCraft Scrap Pad for others, ink: StazOn, heart charm: stash, rub-on: Joann's, colored with PrismaColor pencils & OMS
By the way, do you have High Hopes stamps? Don't have the money to buy more of the ones you want? Willing to stamp out 12 images and mail them off to get 10 back? Over at the SCS High Hopes image swap, we need more swappers to fill out our roster. There are lots of open slots, and you'll get back images from categories to which you didn't contribute. Just look at the list to see what's still open, leave a comment for Janet about what you'll contribute, then send your images off to her so that they arrive before Feb. 13. Easy peasy!
I'll be back tomorrow to put the supplies list up on these cards. I need to get my weary self off to bed.......
ETA: I also decided to enter these cards in the Stamp Something challenge: Summer in Winter.