Friday, August 21, 2009

My 'Lil Sea Turtle ~ MOJOFRIDAY

I am SO EXCITED!!! First of all, because I really love sea turtles, my friend Sue came up with this darling little Sea Turtle Digi Stamp for me. And secondly, this is my 2nd real attempt at using digi stamps. I splurged this week on a nice set of Prisma Colored Pencils after reading up on tips for using digi stamps over on SCS. I found out these pencils work well and don't cause the printer ink to smear, which is the major problem I've been having. It was making me crazy knowing there is a huge treasure of digi stamps out there and I couldn't use them! Well, no more! :) Besides, I'm always looking for a good excuse to buy more crafting supplies! LOL! At least I put that 50% off coupon at Michael's to good use. So here is my first attempt at blending with these pencils... I'm sure it's not near as good as some awesome examples I've seen. But this was WAY FUN!!! The turtle has the blending technique I learned and I also tried to blend light blue pencil into the background too, but that was really hard. So I added my pearlescent shimmers chalk over the top in a shade of teal. I really love the effect it created. As you can see I printed and layered him and then went a little crazy with the sparkles. I've followed the sketch from MOJOFRIDAY since he fit perfectly.

11 comments:

Abby said...

Michelle this card is absolutely adorable! I'm really going to have to give digi's a try! Have a great weekend....Abby:)

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

You did a great job coloring and blending!! Looks like you are a pro already and he is a cute little guy I can see why you love him. Very nice!!

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

OHHHH....Pretty under the SEA! Just lovely, great colors and what a great image to color!

Tracy said...

Hi Michelle, what a cute little guy your turtle is and a great card!!. I've always been scared to try digi stamps because of the smudging. But you've let me know what colour medium to use I might just get some prisma pencils and give it a whirl. Thanks Michelle.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Michele Spera said...

Heres 3 letters:-) WOW!! I am in love with this card! I love how you popped him up and I think the shading is wonderful with the pencils:-)I love the half scalloped circles in the background too!
really nice job
hugs
Michele spera

Carol said...

A girl can never have too many sparkles. This is fabulous. We have loggerhead turtles here in Georgia. There is a lot of nice detail on this and splendid colors. Terrific job! tfs

Bear hugs,
Carol
www.chocolatecraftsandbearsohmy.blogspot.com

the funkie junkie said...

Hi Michelle, Just stopping by to say Hi. Sorry it's been so long since I've been here. My goodness, you have been very busy and have some sensational work on your blog that I have enjoyed browsing through. And you got to go to CHA, you lucky lady!! Keep up the great work!!

Hugs,
Linda

Diane said...

Michelle, you have some adorable creations here. You are so talented. I'm so happy I found your blog, tracing you here from Women to Women: Sharing Jesus. We are delighted you have chosen to follow us and rejoice that you want to join us in exalting Christ. Hope you come back often.

I'm going to browse around a little more...for my own card making inspiration, but just wanted to say thanks!

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Beautiful job on the digi made just for you! :) Glad you like him!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Michelle!! I love your coloring and design using this adorable sea turtle by Sue!! Gorgeous coloring!!

Priscilla said...

too cute..I love Sues new image :)