Splitcoast challenged stampers to pop on over to Echo to get some inspiration this morning. I could not resist the seahorse. Since I am in a drawing mood, I gave it a hand and will see if Pam is interested in Seahorses as well as manatees.
It's a bad photo, but I couldn't scan it because it would squish down all the dimension I put in.
Pam, over at Firecracker designs, has offered to carry my giroids and any other drawings I wish to send over. She will be offering them as digi stamps. I feel so honored, and after going over to see her site, I am a bit humbled as well to be in the company of some actual artists. So ... you can hop over there and see my tomfoolery and penciled outlines. I did a new Giroid for her, the ones you see here are still here for your use and I would love it if you took them. Spent Saturday morning drawing manatees while Mike is out on a kayak ride SEEING manatees.
Ok I know kayaks don't usually toot, but for that matter, giraffes don't usually ride in them. Today is 01 22 2010 which is a palindrome, reads the same backwards and forwards. So in celebration of the date here is my card with totally balanced and backwards and forwards clouds in the sky, punchies on the side, and a K A Y A K ( go ahead, read it backwards) to boot. I mean T-O-O-T. Ha ha ... get it?
I think this card is perfect for an inside sentiment of ....
feeling out of it? Or ... up a creek without a paddle? Or ... stick your neck out again? Look where it got you!
I made the giraffe background by sticking cut aways from SU stamps onto a wood blick. Then I printed test and stamped over it. I saw this card and drew these guys ... then made a variety of cards with them.
If anybody else wants the images, feel free to grab them -- I would be honored to have you like them enough to use them!
My friend Juliet made a card with one of them --- you can see it here.
It's week 3 of the design challenge at the Delightful Inspiration blog. I am still not sure how I feel about digital images, but this challenge has made me much more comfortable in working with digi images. It sure is nice to be able to make them any size you wish, and I had some fun playing around and making them long and skinny or short and fat. But this is the image the way it comes -
These dogs to form a heart are perfect for my friend who has 2 labs - they are both light golden so I used my copics to outline only then smudged the edges with my blender pen. Since I printed the images on regular copy paper, it was easy to get the paper saturated and get the inks to bleed and soften.
The other card uses the sketch of the week from Splitcoast.
You can click here for the image and lots of other cute stuff.
On Sunday morning, I like to mosey on over to Splitcoast and see who the featured stamper might be. Then I go through their gallery and see which cards call out to me. I like to choose a card and draw the image - I can't draw that well so I need to choose a card with an image that I can manage. I think it makes me see things differently to draw them.
Here is a direct quote from Donna C but I love the sentiment and can't say it any better than she did ...
email@example.com----- Nothing on this blog is personally copyrighted. You can use anything you want and I don't care if you call it your own. Copy things exactly and say they were your idea. If I run into them on your blog, I will be thrilled to see that someone loved my idea enough to copy it. If I put it on the net, I don't consider it stealing for you to use it in anyway you want. Go for it and enjoy! That is what this hobby is all about.