Thursday, May 17, 2012

Floating Along....

This little scene was inspired by a card that Dina did.   Truth be told, I bought this adorable floaty penguin stamp because of the card she did. :o)  I thought he looks sooooooooo comfortable.  The colors of the scene are inspiration for this weeks Art Impression Challenge.  I wanted to use my Spectrum Noir Markers so I took out my combo chart to decide which markers I needed.   I didn't have the matches identified, so I played around with some colors and found the combos that match!  You can see my full combo color chart by clicking on the chart on my side bar.

I stamped on Cryogen card stock with a Memento tuxedo black ink pad. I also used Eclipse tape to make a mask. I knew I was going to air brush the beach and water. 

My Spectrum Noir Markers fit into my Copic Air Brush system. I was very happy about this discovery! :o)  I masked my little guy and airbrushed the sand with TN1 and the the water with BT4 and BT9. I added several dots for sand with TN1 and TN2.   Following Dina's lead, I used a white gel pen to add a few ripples in the water.

I signed my little scene, adhered the layers and stamped the image onto a piece of white card stock for the inside. He is ready to send!

Some people ask me which do you like better - your Spectrum Noir or your Copic?  I don't have to choose! Both have quality ink, vivid colors and are refillable.  I enjoy both and find that I can use them individually AND together in my coloring! I love options!! :o)

Please pop over the Art Impressions Blog and join in on the challenge!! You'll have an opportunity to win a gift certification from Art Impressions!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!


Caryn S said...

How cute! Great job on the water and beach! And doesn't he look so relaxed and chill? :)

sharon g said...

I liked seeing how you used the markers to color everything. I'm learning a lot.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Beautiful Coloring and the colors are perfect! I love your summer card. TFS AJ~