Saturday, March 14, 2009

Inky Impressions 1st Design Team Call

I'm pretty excited (and just a bit nervous!) to submit my entry for the Inky Impressions 1st Design Team call. Nicole's images are so adorable, I'd love to be able to play with them on a regular keep your fingers crossed for me???

We're supposed to submit 2 of our best creations that showcase our colouring skills, as well as colour matching, originality and creativity. However, I made about 6 different things and couldn't narrow it down to I hope Nicole will forgive me for submitting 3 things :)

The first one is a gift box that I made with a matching tag featuring Tilda with Lilacs:

This next one is a Sarah Kay image...Picnic with Daisies. Both the Tilda above and this Sarah Kay image were coloured with Copic markers. The background on the Sarah Kay one was done with chalks. Oh, and there's a cute matching envelope. I used the same polka dot paper on both these projects, basically because I'm totally in love with it at the moment!
The final card is something a bit different. Both the swing and the Tilda were images stamped and sent to me by my lovely friend Kristy. I coloured them with watercolour pencils and a blender pen, before cutting them out and popping them up on the background. The background started as a piece of white CS on which I stamped the line of trees from SU's Lovely as a Tree. The trees were coloured and *thumped* with markers to give the variety of colour. I then coloured the sky and grass with chalks. I punched some little flowers from different DSP and drew in some stems and grass with a watercolour pencil.

This view shows how Tilda and the swing are popped up. It's very dimensional and cool looking IRL :)

So that's it. I hope Nicole likes them! It's rather nerve wracking to put your work out there to be judged in that way...but whatever happens I'm glad I decided to try...if you don't try then you'll never succeed, right?

I hope you're all having a great weekend and that you come back and see me tomorrow...I have an awesome *Happy Mail* card to share with you :)



Kristy said...

WOW! Kristie all of these projects are Fabulous! Love what you did with the swing too.

Nicole said...

Hi Kristie....I will second what the other Kristy said. You have done a lovely job with the swing & also the other projects. Thank you so much for taking the time to enter my DT Call. I appreciate it greatly! HUGS! Nicole :)

Kay said...

They are all gorgeous Kristie, your colouring is fab, I've got everything crossed for you. Good luck.

June Houck said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed, but I think you've got this in the bag. The girl on the swing is awesome! Your coloring skills are quite good.

And I love polka dot paper too. I can't resist polka dots!!!

Leslie Hanna said...

These are GREAT! My fingers are crossed for you!!!

Holly said...

Great job on all of these Kristie! I love all the detail you put in your last card. It looks like you had a lot of fun playing with all of your supplies! Best of luck to you on the design team!

Kellie said...

I love everything you have done Kristie, BUT I have to say the Tilda on the swing card, WOWEE you saved the best for last, the card is AMAZING, absolutely AMAZING! Fantastic work darl, Kellie xx

Kathryn Mangelsdorf said...

Hi Kristie
They are all beautiful, alot of stampers seem to be using these stamp sets lately, but I don't have any. Firstly the budget only goes so far and as I have a few issues with the colouring but I have been told that it just takes a lot of practice but as I am a bit of a perfectist I give up and do what I do best. I should perhaps buy some watercolouring paper from Stampin' up as I only have watercolour paper from the shop.

Jaspere said...

These are just fabulous!!!


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