All images by A Muse Art Stamps; Lime Peel Band Note Card by A Muse; Palette Hybrid Ink in Noir; Colorbox Fluid chalk Ink in Olive Pastel; Prismacolor Markers; Pigma Micron .05 for detailing above flames; Fiskars Hand-held Flower Punch; Oval Scallop Punch by Punch Bunch; Ribbon by Shindo; Sakura Quickie Glue Pen; Prisma Glitter; Foam Mounting Tape.
I kept looking at Little Chief and thinkin' he might send "hello" smoke signals to a distant friend. As you can see, he had to chop a bit of wood, so he's got plenty of fuel for sending all the signals he wants! *chuckle*
The stack of logs was achieved by masking the flames off with a Post-It note, prior to inking the stamp, then removing the note prior to stamping. I love that little trick. If I'm careful, and there's enough of a gap, I can actually use a corner of my ink pad to ink only the portion I want--nice when you need to use a bleed-proof ink, because brush-tip markers tend to be water-based, and are NOT bleed-proof, so using markers to ink certain portions of an image is not always the way to go, UKWIM? But, if I want to take extra care not to get ink elsewhere, those Post It notes are a handy thing to have around. I keep gobs of 'em handy in my studio.
After getting the tree branches (done by stamping only the top of Leafy Tree), camp fire, Little Chief, and log stack stamped into position, I sat here puzzling about how to translate the smoke signals in my head onto paper and then I remembered my tiny flower punch, and the scallop oval punch. BOOYAH!!!
Yep! (Arms wrapped around self, chortling!) Gotta love those moments, eh?!
Date: Saturday, May 12, 2007 GMT Views: 695