Hambo has given me the great honor of being a guest designer this week! The image they gave me to play with is called House 2.
The challenge was to use something from around the house that you don't usually see on a card... Whoa... I've seen lots of unusual things on cards so this one stumped me for a while.. I was cleaning my desk and letting my mojo simmer... desk, pens, scissors, glasses, rubber bands, paper clips.. PAPER CLIPS!!!!!!!!!
My first idea was to make the house look like it was stucco. I colored the image using Copics but I was pretty sloppy. I kept well within the margins because I knew my 'trick' would make the color bleed.
Then I took a piece of terrycloth towel and soaked it with my bottle of colorless blender.
Then I used the original stucco color to dot in the places where there was still white showing..
Then I colored the rest of the image as usual with my Copics. I toyed with the idea of adding a different texture to the stones on the pillars using a different fabric but I chickened out. I hadn't left any white space to bleed into...
Here comes the paper clip part..
I decided this little place needed a picket fence. I lined up the image on my cutting pad and then put on a strip of double sided sticky tape. I kept the image on the pad to help me line up the 'fence posts.'
There was ooooodles of sticky stuff still exposed so I used flour on a paintbrush on it to take care of the sticky-ness..
I used some Momento Summer Sky ink on a blender to add a little definition to the sky. I assembled the card as usual. The sentiment is one that I made using Photoshop Express.
Here's the final result:
Here are the Copic colors I used:
For starting out stumped, I think it came out pretty well! This is my first opportunity to be a guest designer and I thank Hambo so much for the opportunity!!
Party on, Wayne!