OMGEE I had so much fun with these digi images from Vera Lane Studios! I just love Vera Lane’s quirky personality-filled images! The little girl and the pup on the right are from the Curly Girl digi stamp set, and the poodle (yes, I could not leave out a representation of my sweet Biscuit), I doodled myself, trying to mimic Vera’s style.

The background of the ATC (Artist Trading Card measuring 2.5″ x 3.5″), the digital images and the doodled poodle were all printed out on Strathmore Bristol Paper. Then the background was watercolored into a groovy swirly rainbow with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a Pentel waterbrush. I used Light Pink, Pink, Orange, Yellow, Light Green, and Cobalt Blue. The edges are inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot.

The Poodle was water colored with Pale Pink, Light Pink, Pink (for the flower around the eye), and Light Blue for the eye balls. For extra whimsy I added dot details with a White Uniball Signo Gel Pen. The goofy pup on the right I colored up to represent my Bandito (but with green rather than brown markings) with Yellow, Light Green, Geranium Red and Light Blue. The girl jumping/dancing up into the air (representing me) is colored with: Skin: Flesh, Pale Pink; Hair and Eyes: Cobalt Blue and Light Blue; Dress Bubble Polka Dots: Pink; and Flower around Eye: Orange and Pink. Again to add some lightness to her hair and flower eye, I added more dots with the White Uniball Signo Gel Pen.

I glued the girl directly onto the background and drew some jumping up lines beneath her with a black Uniball Pen and the White Uniball Signo Gel Pen to give a sense of action. Both pups are only glued down at their bases and their heads are intentionally not glued down to give them a sense of dimension and movement too.

The ATC’s title is a derivation of one of the sentiments in the digi stamp set that reads, “the world can be amazing when you’re slightly strange.” The title is “Slightly Strange and All Kinds of Wonderful” and is a cartoon-ized portrait of me and my fur babies. 🙂

This ATC is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Going Dotty Challenge
Crafty Purple Frog Fabulously Floral Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes Challenge with Optional Use a Stencil
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Card Mania Life is Colorful Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes Challenge with Optional Create a Container
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
MarkerPOP Color Challenge #120: Rainbow Fun

 

 

 

 

 

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