Jingle all the Way…
What a whirlwind week! We have three fabulous new Designers on board, ready to fill the Blog with Penny Black artwork, and we were treated to a special spotlight yesterday as Kath Stewart joined us for a day. To view all of our Designer spotlights, click HERE.
I have a card for you today, using our Transparent set, Best Day Ever.
Larger images can sometimes be hard to work with when assembling a card. I simple matted my image a few times, elongating the lower part of the mat to accommodate a ribbon bow. This helps balance out the space being used on my card front.
I colored the image with “Smooch”, a Clearsnap paint product. I’ll be providing a tutorial on coloring images using Smooch during our next Technique Week in December. We’ll be filling a week with pictorials on coloring stamped images without Copics! You’ve asked for coloring techniques and I think you’ll love all of the options we have for you.
Here’s a sketch, based upon my card. Sketches can be a great starting point when creating a card. In fact, how about a weekend card sketch challenge? Create a card using Penny Black, based upon the sketch and upload it to our Penny Circle Flickr Gallery (tagged with “sketch1“) by the end of the weekend for a chance to win your choice of TWO Penny Black Transparent stamp sets! I’ll announce the winner in Tuesday’s post.
I’ll be back all next week with more cards and projects using Penny Black. You can always catch up with us at our Facebook FanPage as well, where you’ll find links to other Penny Black artwork found around the world. Good luck with the challenge, I can’t wait to see your take on the sketch!
Now for our Octoberfest winner! We had a hard time choosing just one winner — there were so many beautiful holiday entries using stamps from our newest Christmas 2010 Catalog. You can view all of our entries, HERE. In the end, we had to choose one…please give a shout to…
Congratulations, Vera! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!