My Design Teammate Magda Polakow has certainly pushed my envelope with her "pens, paint pens and markers" challenge. Here is what she's eager to see from you:
I always have a pen or pencil with me. Always with notebook full of drawings and doodles. I'm sure not only me! I would love to see a pen in your project. It can be a drawing, doodles or simply some journaling. It might be even a single word. I'm looking forward to seeing your entries for this challenge!I took comfort in making a card to "answer" this challenge. On top of my card base, I used a background technique created by Wendy Vecchi with her reinkers, Tim Holtz' metalic mixative and rubbing alcohol/surgical spirits (shown here). I used my Jet Black archival ink pad to stamp my image and text stamps (see below). I then stamped the image head on white card stock and colored her face (Copic E50) and hat (Pitt Pen Light Flesh 132). I grounded the bathtub by pressing the side of the tip of my little finger into a gray stamp pad, stamping on scrap paper, then stamping on my image (called "second generation" stamping) over a mask of the tub legs. After attaching the head, I took a Pitt Pen (black, fine) and drew sketchy lines as borders both around my text stamp and on the outside borders of the card. I am not 100% pleased with my first attempt at using a pen and drawing freehand on my art, but, then, neither am I disappointed. I will definitely try this technique again.
I have used the following Stampotique Originals stamps today:
I want to sincerely thank each of you for visiting my blog, and for the supportive comments you make to encourage me to learn and grow in this wonderful world called art.
I hope you will join me this week--and every week--in the challenges brought to you by the Stampotique Designers' Challenge. You can find the directions and rules for your submissions here. At the end of the month, you will be entered into a random drawing for a chance to win one of two $30 gift certificates from Stampotique Originals for any of their products, including the wonderful series of stamps created by artist Linda Peterson!