This image makes me laugh so much - and I love the sentiment. Unfortunately, I seem to be living my life by this sentiment at the moment - which is great, but not so good for the waistline! It is from Stamping Bella - I have just discovered these and love them!
I coloured this using my lovely copics....
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13
Hair: BV23, BV04, BV25
Dress: G14, G07, G17 (colourless blender for texture)
OK - I haven't done anything with it yet...but I coloured this! Yep! ME! Whoooop! No, it isn't perfect. Yes, I would change things. But I am still really proud of it! Now, I just need to pop it on a card...not tonight though...zzzzzz.
I'm not sure if this is a universal saying, but my blogposts are just like buses...you wait for ages and then three come along together!
So, I realised that my card probably didn't meet the sketch criteria for Try Stampin' on Tuesday - so I thought I would have another crack!
So, this time, I downloaded the sketch into my scan n cut and used that as the basis of the card front. I have a friend whose daughter has just been accepted into a drama school to do her degree there, so I thought that I would go with a spotlight theme.
I am still learning so much about this machine, so everything takes ages for me to do, but I am getting there (slowly!). I started off cutting the design out of black card, thinking I would put yellow behind it - but the stripes were so tiny that it ripped. So I thought I would do it the other way - but then realised that all the yellow pieces were separate and would be a nightmare to realign once they came off the cutting mat - cue the masking tape - I stuck it over all the pieces, took everything off the mat and then put glue on the pieces I wanted to keep - stuck it down, peeled the rest off and there you go!
I'm chuffed I worked out how to make it work for me - and I think this is key with the scan n cut - it is fantastic and you just need to make it work for you and the way your brain works!
I then got the machine to draw the sentiment and colour it in (and add the edging) and a quick scan in and I was able to cut it out with an offset line! YAY!
So, while I was over looking at the challenge for Try Stampin on Tuesday*, I spotted their new challenge - Ray of sunshine - so I thought I would make a sunshine card (it is very grey here today!).
Yeah, then I realised it was another sketch challenge! Sigh! But it DOES meet the brief for no designer paper over at My time to craft!* YAY! And, since the sun is forecast to peep out for Easter - I am going to claim this as an Easter themed card too!!! So, that means I can pop it into the Creative Moments* challenge too! Enjoy your day and I hope you have lots of sunshine! Ruthie x
I saw a sketch challenge I liked...so I thought I would use my scan n cut to try and design a card for it. All went reasonably ok...things cut out and drew as I wanted them to.
Then I saw another challenge to not use designer paper - wow, I thought, two for one - I can do that! Yeah, well, not so sure I can!
Out came the distress inks and off I went....hmmmm, looked a bit muddy - oh well, brighten it up with some gold methinks...hmmmm looks a bit nicer, but still everything is indistinct - go over it with some black pen doodles....okaaaay....ermmmm. Maybe if I distress ink the sentiment to tie the front to the inside....hmmmm, looks a bit indistinct....lets go for black again!
Oh you know those cards - the ones that you try to fit everything into....yep, well this is it! The good news is that I have got a card that meets the criteria for two challenges...the bad news....this is the card....
I have been following the rather fabby Faye Wynne-Jones for a while now - stampinfluffnstuff is her blog. Lovely hubby said that I could go on some of her copic colouring courses for my Christmas pressie. If you are considering doing these then please do - Faye is a great teacher and her classes are great value for money - lots of goodies and resources! This is one of the first images I have coloured since I did the course - and I think I have got better since this one too! The image is a stamping bella stamp from dies to die for (who had a pop up shop at the copic days).
Got a file from etsy and cut it using my scan n cut - lots of fiddly weeding later - and I had this.
Hints and tips.
No transfer tape? No problem - use masking tape.
Wrinkles? No problem - use a heat gun to GENTLY heat the vinyl and the wrinkles can be smoothed away because the heat shrinks the vinyl. Gotta give the credit for that one to hubby - apparently this is what they do when they apply vinyl to cars.
Going to go and find if there are any challenges for this one to go into...