Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Digital Stamps and Coloring

Hi Everyone!! This month over at the Crop Suey Challenge blog, the March prize is sponsored by DigiStampCharacters. I have to admit, I have never used a digital image before. I'm not that great at coloring images but thought I would just dive right in. The great thing about digital images is if you mess it up, it's easy to get another one!

This card was a tester. I wanted to make something with the image before creating my sample for the Crop Suey March challenge. I used some Echo Park Life Is Good paper and pulled out my watercolor pencils.

Isn't she cute!!! I love her little feet and the cute bird on the mailbox. And I also had fun going through my bling bag for a little something extra for the card. Do you have random embellishment bags? When I start losing the packaging and using up only half the pack of bling, I tend to throw it all into a big bag. It's fun going through it to see what I have to use. I found this blingy pink flower to add.

It was fun doing all that coloring. I don't know if I want to dive into the world of Copic markers. It's very overwhelming thinking about it and I have no idea what colors I would even start with. Anybody with Copic experience? Do you like them? Use them alot? Think they are not worth the money? I would love any opinions!!

Thanks for stopping by, friends!


Sue said...

She IS cute, Mara! Just darling.

Joni M said...

I love my copics! I can't color without them! The little girl stamp is so adorable! I'm off to the store to check out some more!

IamDerby said...

awww so cute. I have this image in a clear stamp and love it. As to copics... YES you need them! Truly best craft purchase for me ever. I have like 150ish now. crazy but I love every one.

Michelle H. said...

Very beautiful and adorable card!!
Your coloring turned out really awesome!!
I have Copics too!
I bought some for the 1st time last April.
What I do because I only use them only once in awhile!
I bought the basic of the colors I think I have about 15 or 20.
Your suppose to by 3 of each color but for shading purposes you want 3 shades for each color.
I bought blue, red, pink, brown, green, and cream. Then I bought one red, 1 yellow, 1 black, and 1 gray.
I only bought one red to use for lips, the yellow for hair, gray & the black for eyelashes and the gray for animals.
The 4 colors I bought seperate were because I do not use these colors that often so thats why I did not invest in the 3 shades for these colors.
Try Queenscraps.com and see if they have any copics left shes having a close out sale.
Go to the site and click on store and find the copics. I think she still has some left at 40 or 50 off each one.
You might have to sign up to view the store don't remember.
Another think I did to save was buy them when people had the buy two get one free that can save you a lot of money along with the sales.
Any other questions please let me know.

Rebecca Keppel said...

So super cute. I do love Copics, but I dont use them enough. I keep eyeing my stamps and Copics though. NOw that I am on a super strict scrappy budget I think it would really help me do more with what I already have.

Kim said...

this is just so pretty Mara, she is so cute and your pps are perfect colours for the little one!

B said...

Oh so sweet! Love the fun little flower gem!

Aubree said...

This card is absolutely adorable!! That little girl is too cute.

I haven't tried copics nor do I plan to....I spend enough of scrap supplies as is...I certainly don't want to find something that I will "need" to accumulate!

Susan said...

I love this card! Such a CUTE image!! I love how the ribbon helps the color pop on the image.

I use Copics. I LOVE them. They are really pricey but there are deals out there. I started out by using just the flesh colored one and it was instant love. I've slowly built up my scrawny collection. I only own about 25 colors. I've found tricks on how to make one color a few different shades. If I had more time to craft I would say Yes I use them alot and think they are worth the money. I am not artistic at all but the copics blend so well that I can fake it. ;) Let me know if you have any more questions I'd love to help.

VanessaB said...

adobale card! digi stamps scare me.... ;)

melody said...

what a darlin card chickie ~ she's so sweet! and love the sentiment!

i've been collecting copics..and LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM! and yep..they were overwhelming at the start..but ~ heh..i'm in no hurry..and there's lots of tutorials and peeps out there to help out! and there's no need to purchase them all..or all at once! just go with the flow and color your heart out

Sarah said...

Cute, cute, cute! And I love my watercolors. I find them so much easier (and cheaper) to use than copics.