Friday, May 16, 2008

Just Because

Does your life ever just get CRAZY busy? (If I knew how to insert smiley faces, I would insert the stressed one here! lol)

So, what is the best stress relief? Playing with ink and rubber, of course. How can you look at the little bird, sitting on his (her?) house and not just smile and relax?

After coloring the image with Copic markers (the absolute best marker to get shading like this!) I cut a freehand reverse mask and created the sky using B00 Frost Blue and my Copic airbrush system. I like the look of just part of the sky showing like this. To finish the image I used my tracing wheel and created a *frame*.

You should be able to click on the image to see a larger version.

You can find Copic markers at Eclectic Paperie and Ellen's Store! Links to the stores listed over to the right.

I hope your day is stress free!


Stamps: Whipper Snapper Designs, Papertrey Ink
Paper: SU!, Papertrey Ink, Imaginisce,
Ink: Palette Noir, Copic markers
Misc: Buttons (Basic Gray Cupcake), tag (Office Depot), word window punch (SU!), tracing wheel


Robyn said...

I so get what you mean - some days are crazier than others. I work in a legal office and love getting home from a stressful day and doing some stamping - such a stress relief. Keep up the creations.

Stefanie Staniak said...

My stress reliever is admiring your creations. That's why I'm here at work doing just that !! :)

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

perfect. =)

Bevie Pearl said...

Stress? lol
Your cards make me unstressed!

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

Sign me up for another one of those 'stress free' days, HB!


Heather McNally said...

Super fun, babe! i think I neeeeeeeeed a tracing wheel! :)

QC said...

I freaking LOVE that birdhouse image, HB - and you've done it justice!!!!

Lynn said...

Sweet card, I love the little bird image and the buttons and tag!

Lori Craig said...

love all these little tags that you are using...your coloring *rocks*

Julia Stainton said... can COLOR! Love this!