Friday, October 23, 2009

My first digistamp!

I finally broke the seal! :)
Although there have been some interesting moments trying to print it (Vista *still* does not play well with others on the network) and some frustration with printing in black & white *only*, I finally got my first digi printed and made into a card. Woohoo!
The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil Too shop. I just *adore* this little angel. There are a few (ok, a lot) more images that I want to try, but Michael was my first.
A few of the details:
Michael was printed on our HP deskjet printer (it's pretty old) on Georgia Pacific white card stock. I wasn't sure that actual card stock would go through, but there was no problem with that.
Coloring was mostly done with colored pencils - Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor (I like these way better than prismacolors) - and OMS. The cloud that he's resting on was colored with some gray pencil along the bottom & then gone over with white Smooch. Sorry, I just couldn't seem to get a good picture of the shine! The other thing I learned is that my printer ink does not do well with Copics. If you look close at the bottom of the cloud you can see where I tried to add some sky color - and it made the black ink run a little. So, it's not perfect, but it's pretty good for a first try!
The cloud background was done with a scalloped circle and Distress Inks in Weathered Wood and Broken China. You can see that I went over the cloud tops with more Smooch - it gives you an idea of what Michael's cloud looks like IRL.
The edges were punched with a punch from paper studio, I wanted to go all around but I couldn't get it to line up nicely. Instead I used some of the star punched pieces and glued them around the edges of the layer. Those were given a little Smooch too! :)
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Etha said...

oh I love the way your clouds came out!! I haven't been able to do this so nicely, will try your method!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Completely breathtaking. He looks like a real little angel!!! I can't believe this is your first digi card Mari. It looks out of this world--literally! WOWwowWOW!

lauren said...

holy FREAKIN' guacamole, missus!!! can i come for a week of private coloring lessons? pleasePLEASEpleeeeeeeeeeease?!??!? that image is SO BEAUTIFUL and SO DIMENSIONAL, i seriously cannot believe that there aren't a bunch of layers that you've colored and then popped up on top of each other (the cloud, the angel, etc!) ♥♥♥WOW!!!!!!!!!♥♥♥

(about the only thing here that i think *I* could try making a stencilled cloud b/g using a SCALLOPPED FLOWER!!! which is a BRILLIANT idea, btw!) :)

ps: i looooooooove the little star bits from the border that you've glued around the edges, as well! soooo clever!