Sunday, February 14, 2010

Another Hambo digital

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! Hope you're having a great day with those you love.
Also - for those Canadian provinces celebrating Family Day tomorrow - Happy Long Weekend!
It's a bit chilly today - so a good one to sit inside by the fire.  We are doing a traditional turkey dinner tonight (I know it's not Christmas or Thanksgiving - but we like those kinds of family dinners!) so the house smells great right now!

Last night I had some time to colour  - while the kids coloured their own images beside me.  I worked on a few Hambo digital stamps again:  The stage background and the clown juggling presents.  Instead of printing off the two image separately and then just adhering the clown to the front of stage with a Pop-dot (as I did for the cupcake ones in the last post), I actually merged the two images on my computer before printing .  I printed an extra Clown too, so that I could pop up the presents in his hands.  I love how my Digital program brought just the outline image of the clown over the background, not blocking out any of the surrounding stage as a regular jpeg image would do if you simply placed it in front of the stage image.

Juggling Clown on Stage:

Materials: CS – (Bazzill); Digital images – Clown Gifts digi, Stage digi (Hambo); Ribbon - dotted grosgrain (Offray); Prismacolor pencils, blending stumps, Gamsol, Stickles glitter, mini pop dots.

Until next time, have a great day!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Gone digital!

Hi there!  I've been really bad at posting lately - life sometimes gets so busy you're not sure which way is up!
Anyway - this post has perfect timing - because the kids had a birthday party to go to for a set of twins (a girl and a boy) so I got to test 1 of the best backgrounds out right away.

I have always loved the Hambo website - makes me laugh!  Something about pigs, and outhouses......and pig in outhouses!  Anyway - I checked out some of their digital stamps (OK, a lot of them!) and just love them.  There are background images and then lots of fun images to use on those backgrounds!  I can't wait to colour them all - so for those of you who like colouring you should definitely check them out.  HERE is the link to the Hambo site - and if you want the digital images look at the link on the left side of their home page that says DIGITAL IMAGES.  I picked up most of the backgrounds and a lot of holiday, birthday and animals too!  You can try them out first by downloading the FREE ones to see if you like digital.  Print them off on cardstock and do the Gamsol and coloured pencil technique OR print them on watercolour paper and do the watercolour with markers technique.  Lots of fun!

I did these ones really quickly so they are not fantastic specimens - but the kids won't mind at all.  I customized the background image with their names to make them personal.
Here are the 2 tags attached to their presents:

Then here are the tags up close:

I coloured them quickly with my Prismacolour pencils and used Gamsol to blend - really quickly.  Then it was off to the party!
Anyway, the site is worth checking out - lots of fun there!  And laughs too!
Until next time, have a great day!