Saturday, April 26, 2008


I am in LOVE with the new Penny Black acrylics! (you can find them at Eclectic Paperie, but hurry cuz I know they will FLY out of the store!) This little critter is from the Bubbly set.

After coloring him (her?) and the balloons with Copic markers, I used the Copic Airbrush System to shade the background sky. Then realized it just wouldn't be a party with out sparkle, so I glitterfied one of the balloons.

The side strip was created using a Heidi Swapp mask and the Airbrush System. I placed the mask down and sprayed the pink and then repositioned it and sprayed the green. I love how the dots have a bit of natural shading to them.

Someone asked in a post if I mask off my image before spraying the background. It depends what my image is. In this case, I didn't because the color (B00) was light enough that wouldn't effect the color of the image. If I'm spraying a darker color, or if the image is light (like a face), then I do. The best thing about the Copics and the Airbrush System is the experimentation!

I hope you're spoiled silly today!

Stamps: Penny Black
Paper: Papertrey Ink (white, berry sorbet), CTMH
Ink: Palette Noir, Copic markers, Copic multiliner, SU! (craft white), Inkssentials opaque white pen
Misc: Copic Airbrush System, white ep, glitter


Darthy said...

Love it darlin'. I do believe I was spoiled silly today so thanks for wishing that for me.

Stefanie Staniak said...

Very sweet card. I just may have to go check out those new stamps !! Have I told you lately that you're my favorite enabler !! :)

Shannan Teubner said...

Aren't they the cutest?! I love the Fresh New Day set...totally my fave right now!

Heather said...

Oh how CUTE!!!!!! I love the one balloon all glitterfied! HB - you are a stamping GENIUS!

LeAnne said...

Very cute card, I love the glittery balloon! Great job on the polka dots, too!

Tex said...

Such a darling card!!
Glad to see you're lovin' your compressor too! Isn't too cool to just turn it on and spray color!?! FUN!