She's asked us to reinvent a stamp and bring it to life - and for bonus cookies, to tell a story. I've done my best - it's not my forte, as you all know from the times I host the challenge ;-).
This is Flash Miles (smile, everybody!) and his helper Gorgonzola Blue (say cheese, please), whom I have done my best to colour as a little bluetit. I think from my background (a failed attempt at Versamark resist using a snowflake stamp, glossy card and Chipped sapphire. For some reason it didn't work at all, and the blue faded out to a dull grey. So I stamped over it with the snowflake in white, and it still didn't amount to much, so then I added glitter with Heat and Stick and put it in my scrap background box) that perhaps he is a studio photographer manqué - the background would make a cool backdrop. But like me, he is happier out in the countryside shooting whatever he sees around him, by way of animals, plants and scenery. I'm pretty sure he has a macro lens tucked away in his camo bag (all three of my camera bags are black!), and the little notebook that I see in there reminds me of my very first non-SLR manual focus rangefinder camera, and all the notes I had to make of different focal lengths. I'm not sure what notes Miles is making in his notebook!
I stamped him on watercolour paper and coloured him with Polychromos pencils, then masked him off and added the background. And what would a photography-themed card be without photo corners to finish it off!
In France, they don't say cheese, not even Camembert. They say ouistititi (wee-stee-tee) which is the French for marmoset. But I don't have a single marmoset amongst my stamps, shock, horror, quelle surprise.
Date: Monday, July 27, 2015 GMT Views: 1516
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Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Melbourne, Aus Posts: 47592
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 @ 9:58 PM
You had me at Flash Miles and Gogonzola Blue LOL. Loved your story and your card Sabrina. That mixed media background is incredible and the scene behind Flash is fabulous. I always love your edges, you even included photo corners, ready for the family album!!!
Don't take your organs to heaven - heaven knows we need them here.
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 35817
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 @ 5:43 AM
Your image is so cute..little Flash Miles is a cat after my own heart..I love snapping photos of this and that. Your bg is awesome...using a snowflake stamp is so ingenious and I love your corners. What a GREAT card..love it!!
Registered: March 7, 2009 Location: Where the corn is knee high by the 4th of July Posts: 17554
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 @ 11:51 PM
What a wonderful card, Sabrina! Love your creative character names Flash Miles and Gorgonzola Blue. Great bkgrd no matter what it took to get there. IF you hadn't haven't mentioned snowflakes I would have had no idea that is what you used. Too cool. Nice story and I like the way you interjected some of your memories and thoughts into it, too. xx :)
Registered: November 25, 2007 Location: Rudolph, WI Posts: 14526
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 @ 7:23 PM
Sabrina - what a card! I totally love your bg that you worked so hard on! It is really outstanding! then comes the darling image! So well colored and fits your name Flash Miles and your story! Well done! tfs
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 12920
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 @ 7:34 PM
Oh Miles...so adventurous and so cute. You did super with the whole scene and bg. Awesome coloring even the little wee bluetit, love Miles' idea of taking pics outside...isn't God's natural beauty stunning to see, when we take the time to look ?...TFs..:0)
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.
Registered: March 12, 2008 Location: stamping or writing Posts: 8792
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 @ 1:15 PM
Great names for your characters, and nice play on the camera theme with the photo corners and "smile" sentiment. I always enjoy your backgrounds and the story about how you created them; this one looks like you did an excellent job saving a "failed" one.