Friday, January 27, 2012

[Mami Doodles] Challenge # 42 - For a Loved One

Hello everyone! I am so happy that today is Friday and in a few hours I get to see my brother. It will be a time where we get to catch up on Christmas, my Birthday, and his promotion. If things go well I get to even swing by my uncle and aunt's place, since they are just a "few" miles down the road from him.

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.

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ;)
I hope that some of the pointers help with stretching your digis...Hop on over to the talented DT to see how they are expressing their love & care for their loved ones...And maybe you will get inspired to play along? I hear one can win digis ;)


Tenny Kusuma said...

Just gorgeous and super CUTE!!! LOVE it.

Mara... said...

This is so cute!! I love the frame around the cat and how you did the sentiment! And the ribbon, love!

Krafty Hugzz Kenzi x said...

Fab ideas hun, such a cutie cat..
Hugz Kenzie xx
(ur new teamie) xx

Frances said...

Love your coloring technique, looks great. hugs, Frances.

Marlena M. said...

Thanks for the tips Ren-Yi. I have quite a collection of digis I haven't used. Adorable card~I love the way you colored in the sweet cat. ;)

Pauline said...

This is an adorable image, and looks wonderful with the elegant sentiment and frame.

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