I'm here today to share with you all my latest DT project for Crafty Boots. The theme, chosen by the lovely Helen is...
So we want to see anything new, may it be a new stamp, technique, papers or style, just make sure you tell us exactly what and why it's new.
Pop over to Crafty Boots challenge blog to enter, we look forward to seeing what you've been doing and what new things you used to create your projects.
Mine is a mixture of brand newness -
This is a page in my black Craft Smash Book, I create pages to keep my favourite papers, characters & techniques as reminders. This page uses my new Heidi Swap paper, new tag die from Crafter's Companion, new Tim Holtz distress paper embossing folder and hanger embellishment. But the main new thing is the character image - I've used a new technique to colour the Some Odd Girl (remember Some Odd Girl stamps are available from Crafty Boots on-line store ) character and that is line-less colouring. If you look at close ups below you'll see there isn't the standard black line around the image. This is a digital image that I printed on low transparency so the lines are faint, but you can also do this using a pale grey ink if you are stamping.
I've left room under the page flap to keep other images I want to keep with this technique. I'll pop a pocket or something under here to put them in.
All lines are created by the colouring, using different tones to pick out what needs to be darker like around the eyes and mouth. The technique gives the character a softer animated look I think. It really tests your colouring and I found I needed to put the darker tones first to map out each area as once you start colouring you lose your lines.
I wrote a note and attached it to the back of the page flap to remind myself of what I did. While I like my pages to look fab, I need them to remind me of the techniques etc.
I thought this Wendy Vecchi stamp worked well with this page as I really did have to be brave and make myself step off the normal path to create this!!
It took time and patience to colour this image but I really enjoyed the task and will definitely try this again.
So what do you think? Let me know if you have a go at trying this, I'd love to know how you get on!
Take care Zo xx