If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend, we're putting you to work at Mami Doodles. This week we are setting you in the mood for Valentine's Day by asking you to create something For a Loved One. I could not resist this cutie that Elisa had drawn up, and immediately went to work...
Stamps: (She loves me, She loves me not...) Mami Doodles; (Frame-It, Say It Loud) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - White) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Jenni Bowlin No.11 Brown Sugar) Tsukineko
Embellishments: (Impression Plate - Woodgrain; 5/8" Satin Ribbon - Dark Chocolate) Papertrey Ink; (Soft-core Color Pencils) Prismacolor; (Fine Point) Sharpie
Isn't she a fun little beauty? I was so inspired by the entries in our last White on White that this cutie came quickly together. I love how the brown pops of the page so easily, but I wanted to share a few tips about stretching your Mami Doodles digis.
- I gave Ginger here some stripes by coloring in some orange accents and blending the brown in. This is a great way to give any time you work with this kitty a unique new look. This orange-striped kitty is really similar to my Jojo (except that Jojo is grey-tigered). I might try black and white "spots" to see if I can pull a Simmi (my other cat).
- Since my printer's black toner has been acting up, I like to outline the digis again with a black fine point Sharpie. I like this look a lot because it gives it that clean, "stamped" look. Another plus is, if the fuzzy cutting was not done so clean, the black liner helps cover up any hurried cuts.
- Sometimes cutting out a digi poses a problem, especially the whiskers areas and the continued stem of the flower. No worries, just pen them right onto you background card stock for continuation. You might have noticed but the blue flower is also "sketched back in." Don't tell Elisa it's not her original ;)