Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Stupendous Stampendous

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Ok... so there should be a law against disrupting Halloween festivities with Christmas projects!!!  I had SUCH a hard time coloring this Tweet Top Hat by Stampendous for Paper Vineyard's Design Team challenge!!!  I was SUPPOSED to be doing a rather simple technique to make this hat look like felt using Copic Blender #0 (Color the image as usual and then do little "C's" with your blender to make the surface look textured and "felty"... sorry spellcheck, its a word today) but for SOME REASON my brain was shorting out and I just COULD NOT make this one happen.  I'm serious... my brain went on strike the minute I told it, "Let's do a Christmas card."  But, luckily, one of the many pleasing aspects of coloring with Copic markers is that even something that doesn't turn out the way you intended still looks wonderful and at the very least HAND MADE!!!  hahahahaha!

So for this one I used my Purple Monster for the metal corners, Graphic 45 paper for the background and Bazzill paper for the matting.  Copics I used were R46, R22, YG17, YG23, C0-C9 and 0.  The original stamp image has two cute birds, but I taped over them prior to stamping the image.  I didn't want to risk the birds not fitting quite right in my circle.  Its always nice when you have an image that is easy to alter like that!

Alright, that is it for today.  Be sure to head over to Paper Vineyard's blog and check out what the rest of the design team created with these wonderful, stupendous Stampendous stamps!!!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

hehehehehe... I LOVE Christmas... so I am ok with you making this now! LOL!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that hat!! FABULOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Krista said...

*sigh* so adorable. and i totally agree that it's not time for Christmas stuff yet

Marijo said...

Love the hat. Someday I aspire to be as good at Copics as you are!!

Lori Barnett said...

eeeek!!! I think I have this stamp! :) LOVE!

Audrey Frelx said...

Maybe not too early -- we'll blink and it'll be!!!

Love your card!!! Really beautiful!