Monday, May 28, 2012

TTC18 - Inspiration Challenge

There's a new challenge up at the Touch Twin Markers & More Challenge blog - this time we're using our markers to create projects based on the inspiration picture below. We hope you'll join the fun!

I loved the soft pastels and the lines on the cake pops, so I used them for my inspiration... this is a digital stamp from Jellypark called Girl and Cake. I actually started by making the lines with a Sakura glaze pen, so they would resist the ink as I colored.
 The texturing in the background was actually an accident that i tried to make work instead of starting over... probably shouldn't give away secrets like that! I was working with ink scribbled on a tile, and gave it a wipe with a rag that had alcohol on it... started using my alcohol brush which was oversaturating my paper... tried to blot it with the rag... and the ink on the rag ended up printing! So I did it a few more times to make it look like "I meant to do it like that". Ha!
I like to print digital images in a lighter grey so that the lines are softer - newer versions of Word have presets that allow you to do that pretty easily - in older versions you have to mess with the brightness and contrast a little.

These are the Touch Twin markers that I used:
You can visit the Touch Twin Markers & More Challenge blog for all the details if you'd like to play! Don't have a blog? That's OK. Just post to any online gallery with the keywords TTC18 and touchtwin. Have fun!

**Remember, you still have time to enter to win Touch Twin markers and ShinHan watercolors - you can find all the info by clicking here!**

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. So cute! I love the pink surrounding her! lol

  2. This is so adorable. I love the image and your coloring is fabulous.