January 16, 2009
BG # 18 Digi Image by Kim.....Be Mine!!!!
It is time for another fantastic challenge at the BasicGrey Challenges blog! One of our outstanding designers, Kim~Paperbabe, has drawn several fabulous digi images and the challenge this week is to use one or all of the digi images on your card, of course, you must also include one or more BG product on your creation too!!!
Well, I finally got my little paws on the new BG Bittersweet 6X6 paper pad! I must have drove my friend, Charlene, at The Scrapbook Academy, crazy, hounding her for this stuff!!! Yep, I think I have a wee problem when it comes to all things BG,lol!!! Well, I have just fallen in love with this gorgeous paper! So, I need to head back to The Scrapbook Academy and get some brads, 12X12 sheets and maybe another 6X6 pad of this yum-o paper!!!! Love it!!!
Well, I also loved using Kim's fabulous digi image this week! This little Valentine girl is soooo sweet and soooo in love, ah! I printed the image on Georgia Pacific cardstock. I have an ink jet printer and the ink is compatible with Copic markers. How cool is that!? So, I used my Copics to colour the image but with a little twist!
I came across a new technique using Copcis markers on Marianne's blog, I like Markers when I read it, I knew I just had to try! Marianne, explains on her blog how you can fill a waterbrush with Colourless Blender fluid. Then scribble some of the colour from your Copic marker on an acrylic block and pick up the colour with the water brush (filled with blender fluid) to achieve a watercolour effect. This is a really fabulous technique and I know I will be using it again and taking some time to improve on my technique.
I was also, inspired by the beautiful water colouring styling of my fellow BG DT member, Chris! After watching her fabulous video tutorial several times, I thought, I would give it a go! This is my very first attempt and I've not come anywhere close to what Chris is able to achieve with this "loose" watercolouring affect but I do love the look of it! So, I finished the image off with some white highlights using acrylic paint and a fine tip brush and added some Crystal Stickles for a little sparkle!
Well, there you have it! I hope you can play along with us this week! Head on over to the BG blog and check out all the fabulous cards made by the other designers and you are sure to be inspired!!!
Digi-Print Image:Valentine Girl by Kim~Paperbabe
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics (Charcoal card base) and Prism Papers (Black and Pink)
Patterned Paper: BasicGrey Bittersweet
Die Cuts: Nesties, and Qk tag
Embellishments: Pink Velvet RicRac ribbon by American Craft, Pink Mesh Ribbon unknown, Pearls and Heart Gems from Dollarama
Sentiment: Making Memories Rub-On