Monday, July 18, 2011

Let's doodle ~

Happy Monday!  Before I show you my iCopic post from Friday, I'd like to draw your attention over to my right sidebar.  Amber Ink is turning 1!!  We're having a huge birthday blog hop with prizes on Wednesday!  You'll have 48 hours to complete the hop because the list is long!!  That's how much we all love AI!!  The first two cards in this post use the July's Sketch for You to Try.  Without further ado, here's my post from iCopic Lover:

Hi there iCopic friends!  It's Alyssa here to talk about something new I've been trying out - doodling with my copics.  Most of the stamps I have are single images that don't have a background.  You can always add backgrounds with other stamps, but that usually involves masking and stamping and re-stamping, and crumpling and doing over...lol!  At least in my case it does!  Enter the doodle!  Scribble some lines, dot some spots, flick some blades of grass, etc!  A bit ago, I showed you a scene that I had colored up with a faux sky/clouds.  It really wasn't very impressive, as it was my first go at the technique and I haven't tried it again...yet.  I've finally turned it into a card!  Here is Lynette collecting her vegetables
The cute round sentiment in the sun is clear embossed and is from SP & Company's Round Sentiments 1 clear stamp set.  I love how the inverted scallop circle nestabilitie dies look like a sun!  Here's a close up of the coloring so you can see the subtlety of the *sky* 
Next up is a sweet little dragon from Wild Rose Studio named Fergus.  This stamp just happens to be Fergus with Tulips - I think I may be getting all the Fergus stamps...he's so stinkin' cute!!  This next picture is to show that sometimes, though you may be satisfied with your coloring, you may be able to add a couple of things that just give your card that little extra umph! 
The sky is sponged in with Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass ink, the base of the grass with Bundled Sage and his spots in his most shaded areas with BV08 and BV17.  I also added a few blades of grass with G24 and YG67.   
One little extra you can see in this close up {if you click on it to make it bigger} is the addition of a turquoise Spica to some areas of his ears, spines and wings.  I also added the pupil back to his eye and removed the color from his little nostrils with a white gel pen. 
One last pic to show you some doodling I've done with copics.  The ground and trees were added with a little doodling!  I know I probably shouldn't show this on here since it's not a stamp that iCopic carries, but I really just want you to open your mind to doodling!  It's my new favorite thing to do!!  This is the card I made for my hubby for father's day.  You can see my post about it here {and learn that I have to find my inspiration all over too!} 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  Please link up in the comments if you're inspired to doodle!!  :o) lyss

Fergus Copics {BG10, BG13, BG15, BG23, BG49, BV02, BV08, BV11, BV13, BV17, C1, G24, RV14, RV17, RV19, YG17, YG23, YG25, YG67}

3 comments:

Kerri said...

WOW, Alyssa! All 3 of these are just awesome! You are really mastering your coloring skills, and the added doodling takes it to a whole new level! Super sweet projects:)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I've always said you were made of awesome. :) Love your doodling! Amazing cards!

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