4/10/2007

American Art Stamp

I fell in love with this image from American Art Stamp (www.americanartstamp.com) - clowns in white face bother me somewhat, but jesters are absolute pure fun!! This image was designed by Karen Stolper. I used markers by Copic to color in and add shadowing around the stamped image. Copic markers leave no tell-tale 'lines' when coloring in images. I love that. I also love that Copic carries very pale colors - I use these pale colors to add shadowing to stamped items - my favorites are W2 (warm gray no.2), BV31 (pale lavender), B41 (powder blue), BG10 (cool shadow) and R00 (pinkish white). The blues and lavenders really add an air of natural shadow to any image, but I love the pale lavender on this particular one. The other thing I love about Copic markers is their vast selection of flesh tone hues. They have hues from every shade from my skin as a baby, my skin right now, my skin with a tan, my skin when I have sunburn, my skin when I have a really, really niiiiiice tan....you get the picture...and hair tones - don' git me stahted! LOL!! finished card size: A6 (4-5/8" x 6-3/8"). Interior verse reads "...a birthday full of delightful surprises ", from Impress Rubber Stamps (www.impressrubberstamps.com). Valerie Stangle layout. rose and white cardstocks (SU), silver brads (StarLitStudio), American Art Stamp image, verse stamps from Impress; printed paper - unknown; Palette pad in Noir; Adirondack pad in Espresso.

7 comments:

Valerie said...

I, too, LOVE these fun and whimsical images and I LOVE when you play with them! Eye candy for me for sure!

Michelle Wooderson said...

Oh, I love these images too Cindy. Man, you're gonna make me cave and get some, I just know it! I love how you colored the stockings each a different color. Cute card!!!!!!! And those Copic markers....stop it already, will ya!!! You know I neeeeeed those!!!

beate said...

Beautiful card Cindy! I am with Michelle! I am going to save up for some of those markers! Hugs

Anonymous said...

I love how you use copic markers and I am seriously thinking to buy about a dozen colors, all pastel. Do you use the sketch or original copics? And do you have favorite colors besides the ones already mentioned? Thanks so much. I just absolutely love your cards - they are all so pretty. Theresa R.

Pam/Iris said...

Fun stamp indeed! Love how you layered the image on the pattern paper. Mmmmm Copic, I'm hoping to have some of those very soon!

Shabbychick Junk said...

SO CUTE! HOW FUN IS THIS JESTER!

Rose Ann said...

Cute card! I love how you colored this! (Looks like there needs to be Copic Marker club...ha, ha!)