Have you seen the wonderful artwork of Michelle Perkett? I was introduced to Michelle's digital stamps by the lovely Lynne. When I first saw Michelle's rough sketch of the balloon girl I couldn't wait to have her. Not just because she's so very cute, but because I just LOVE balloons (& lucky me works in a balloon shop)! :)
I thought I would be brave & enter her in this week's challenge at Michelle's blog. It is a colour challenge & here are the (very challenging) colours!
This is the very first digital image I have printed & my ink-jet printer was not very co-operative. :(
Here is the outside:-
& the inside:-
Up close & personal:-
My chosen mediums for colouring are stamp-pad inks & an aquapainter using watercolour paper. Unfortunately, try as I might, I couldn't set the printer ink (I tried a few different methods) but it kept running. Does anyone have any suggestions that they have found successful?
For the card I used 185gsm medium Canson watercolour paper & I heat set the ink using clear embossing powder. The ink was almost dry as it came out of the printer, so it is not a 100% set finish. I also found that the image does not look as "crisp" as it should.
I chose to manipulate the image a little & made the clouds into separate items, so I could mount them as separate layers in the centre pop-up.
The cardstock, DSP, ribbon & inks are all SU. I have added sparkly glitter to balloon girl's hair, dress, shoes & cupcake frosting, & to the clouds. All the balloons have been coated in dimensional glaze to make them nice & shiny (like all good balloons should be)!
Hope you like her. :)
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Watercolour Paper
DSP: Sweet Always
Ink: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery
Stamps: Michelle Perkett's Digital - Flying Birthday Girl
Other: Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Dimensional Glaze