Monday, September 20, 2010

Mad for Markers - Use a digital stamp challenge

Good morning everyone. Do you know how super excited I am....?? Hahaha probably not. I am bringing you a new challenge for this month for Mad for Markers. As host I get to show you the first creation for the current challenge which is to 'Use a digital stamp' on your creation. As host I also get to show you the creation I made with the Sponsor's product this month - Spesch Designer Stamps. As owner of Spesch Stamps I am giving you a sneak peek at the new Goth/Halloween stamps being released this coming Wednesday. This is 'Halloween'. hahahaha not very creative but she is so cute.

The prize this month is a $10 voucher from Spesch Stamps to spend on any of our products.

For those of you not familar with Digital stamps than I will give you a little information. This is just how I do it but others do it differently. I open up my image in Windows Photo Gallery, right click and copy the image. I open a new Open Office document and paste the stamp in to the document. You can resize to any size. Some other programs will work differently to this. If you want to be tricky and combine your images than you will need a photo editing program such as Paint NET (which is free) and follow these instructions here (a wonderful tutorial by the lovely Debbie P).

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 00, 21, 02
Cape: C10, 9, 7, 5
Hair: 100 black, C5, C1
Pumpkin skirt: YR12, 14, 15, 18
Top & Hat: BV000, 00, 02, 04
gloves/eyes: YG25, 23, 67
Cane: B000, 01

I will give you a warning and let you know that some inks on inkjet printers will run when you use your markers on them. To ensure this doesn't happen, sprinkle over clear embossing powder on the printed image as soon as it comes out of the printer and heat emboss the powder. This will allow you to colour in the image without ruining your tips.

Hope you like the sneak peek and get those entries in. There are a lot of Digital stamp companies out there with fabulous images.


Creepy Glowbugg said...

This new image is adorable! LOVE her punkin pants! Looking forward to playing!

Sammi said...

I Love this card! It's AMAZING! Yup.. Love the colours and papers and image.. but you knew that! LOL!

But OH WOW!!! I LOVE your new blog header too!! xxx

Cheryl said...

Just BRILLIANT Tracey,love the papers and fab colouring!!!