Saturday, February 27, 2010

free digistamp from Motivet

Had to snag up this adorable kitty from Motivet, which is offered right now as a free digistamp - you can see the original post here and get one too...... Soooooo cute!

I'm sort of new to digital stamps, so I was experimenting a bit - this is printed on some lighter weight watercolor paper, which worked pretty well - the ink moved just a tiny bit in the more detailed areas, but overall I was pretty pleased. I used my waterbrush to paint the image with my reinkers/Shimmerz blend, adding a little more detailed shading with watercolor pencils.

The ribbon feature was a new one on me too, but I had to try it. I started sewing with the ribbon folded over the edge of my card, and every once in a while tucked a fold of ribbon under the foot, and kept on sewing. Kind of fun... something different, anyway. The flower is folded in half and tacked that way with a button sewed at the fold.

I used a sentiment from Heart & Soul Rubber Stamp Co., and my decorative border was done with a Fiskars rotary cutter. I must be the only one in the world still using that thing, with all the gorgeous border punches out there now...but...alas... gotta use what I have!

Better go feed my family... sigh... sort of dreading that pile of dishes out there - the water was off for a good chunk of yesterday... Thanks for visiting!
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  1. Thanks so much for the cat image - I printed out some to try on SU!'s Whisper White. They came out really pretty. Love the purple you used on your card - especially the ribbon treatment!

  2. he turned out so cute! i'm glad you posted about this --- i do quite a bit of work with digis and was wondering if I could run some watercolor paper through my printer. your coloring is beautiful - always an inspiration!

  3. What a beautiful card!!! Thanks for the link to the free cat image. I'll be making a card with it today!!

  4. Dina,
    Very cute card!! Like Cassie, I've thought about using my digi images with watercolor, but had not tried it yet. Thanks for putting it out there!! You are a SME in watercoloring (SME=Subject Matter Expert. :o))! I really like the texture of that watercolor paper - what is it please? I hope your water is on for good now!

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!!

  5. I love it!! How adorable is that cat and the ribbon and posies are fabulous!!

  6. Thanks for the heads up about the image. It is an adorable one, and I love how the card turned out!

    Love your coloring, as always!


  7. Dina, this is adorable! I have this little guy but haven't colored him yet. Your coloring is just fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration!