This free digi, which I’ve named, “Daydreamer,” comes from one of my doodles from my January doodle days (30 doodles in 31 days). I wanted to use this girl along with a super cute “Money Can’t Buy Happiness” sentiment stamp by Stamping Bella that I received from Jamie’s Not2ShabbyShop as part of my March Design Team package. Remember that through April 30, 2015, my readers can use the code “CRAFTYPAWS” for 10% off your entire order at the Not2ShabbyShop!
I downloaded a speech bubble from the Internet and stamped the sentiment inside. I fussy cut it out, inked the edges with a black ink pen (to hide the white edge of the paper), and it was ready to go.
I colored up the digi with these Copic colors:
Eyes: E74 and 79
Hair: C7, C9 and B32
Lips and ponytail tie: R22 and 24
Shirt: B02 and 04 and paper pieced collar from scrap G45
Skin: E50, 51, and 53
Once I had colored the girl’s shirt so brightly and had the speech bubble, I was reminded of the fun pop art pieces by Roy Lichtenstein. I decided the image would look best on a bright yellow card stock, framed with a thin black border. I fussy cut out the image, partly to hide some of my coloring outside the lines and partly so that the hair (which was very hard to fussy cut) could lift off the page to add subtle dimension. I then rummaged through my patterned papers and found a fun graphic circle print from an old Recollections Bright and Basic stack (this is a very thin paper and I generally wouldn’t recommend it, but it was perfect for this layering application). I cut some strips of this patterned paper at angles and decided on the placement of three strips to create some rhythm and interest.
The following video is a share of this project:
This project is being entered into the MarkerPOP Bright Colors Challenge
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Thank you Kristina, can you tell me where you found that speech bubble please?
I actually just googled thought bubble free clipart images and used this one: http://cliparts.co/cliparts/qcB/Xxa/qcBXxa5xi.png Hope you have fun using it. tf stopping by! Hugs! Kristina
I always love your new digis and the way you use them as it helps give me inspiration to try new techniques and genres – thank you!
Aww thanks so much! That is such a nice compliment! If I am able to help inspire your creativity, I couldn’t ask for more! tf stopping by! Hugs! Kristina
Thank you for the lovely digital, shame I can’t buy the stamp set as I live in the UK xx.
aww my pleasure to share the digi! I hope you enjoy using it. tf stopping by! Hugs! Kristina
Thanks for the wonderful digi, I love it and for all that yo teach us. Once again thank you.
I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.
Love and best wishes.
She is gorgeous and that is a fabulous card you made. 🙂 Genius !!!
THANK YOU for the image 🙂
IKE in Greece xxx
Thank you! Very cute image and what a great card. Certainly can relate to the sentiment! It made me laugh! Have a great weekend.
I am on your e-mail list but thought it was time to come in and say thank you for your awesome e-mails and blog and images. Ilove getting your e-mails. Thank you bunches Hugs, Cathy
Aww thanks so much Cathy! I’m so glad you enjoy the emails and blog posts. That means so much to me! tf stopping by! Hugs! Kristina
Super card!!! Love your doodle image! She is awesome! Wonderful detail on her eyes and hair! Thank you so much for sharing her! Great idea to use the speech bubble! 🙂
Thanks so much! I had fun letting the image, coloring, etc. just tell me what to do. It kind of just seemed to come together on its own (and also in it’s own time–took a few days LOL). tf stopping by! Hugs! Kristina
Thank you so much for sharing your creativity .
It’s my pleasure! tf stopping by and I hope you enjoy the digi! Hugs! Kristina
I love, love, love this piece that you created. You should frame it and put it up in your work area.
Thanks so much Viki! Yes, I am thinking if I can find an inexpensive plain frame the next time I’m at IKEA or something it might be nice in my crafty space. 🙂 tf stopping by! Hugs! Kristina
Hi Kristina! I love your card,and the free digi is gorgeous,thank you so much!I can think of several different kinds of cards this image will be perfect for-Missing you,Thinking of you,etc.
Thanks oodles Ann! That is a great idea to use this image for other thoughtful occasions. I love it! If you end up using it in a project I’d love a picture to share on my blog. If you do, you can email me any pics to [email protected] tf stopping by! Hugs! Kristina
Thank you very much for this amazing digi
Thank you so much for this beautiful image. Your card is great! It reminds me of some of the old comics. Edwina Brown
Wow! Your card and image is nothing short of amazing! Gorgeous. If I could draw like that… I would do it everyday! Stunning!
I love it! What a great saying and an awesome card. Thank you for sharing it with us.