Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Amazing Animals at Digital Tuesday

It's time for another challenge at Digital Tuesday, and this week it was Jenn's turn to choose the challenge theme and she chose "Amazing Animals".
Our sponsor this week is My Grafico who are giving away a digital stamp set of the winners choice and also 20% off an order in their store.
My Grafico also gave the design team one of their digi stamps sets to play with this week so most of the design team have used little animal images from that set on their sample cards.
The set is called "Woodland Animals" and the designer is Pixel Paper Prints. It's full of cute little animals and also some grass and toadstools/mushrooms (can't remember which lol).
I did want to use a few of the animals and do a fancy fold card, but I ran out of time, so I just used the cute little fox and made a normal card.

The papers I have used were scraps so I have no idea who makes them. The bigger flower is a Prima , orange ribbon is Bo Bunny and everything else is from my stash.
I cut down the smaller skeleton leaves as they started off as bigger strange shaped ones lol (different from the larger ones I have used at the top). They were more of a circle shape then had this huge long pointy bit and just looked stupid lol, so I cut them into little leaves :)
The image is coloured mainly Promarkers, I just used Copics for the grass as I find it easier to do grass with Copics since you can "flick" them better than you can with Promarkers.

I printed this image on some old Cannon special printer paper that I got in a mixed selection paper pack from Barry's mum's friend who is moving to a smaller house and doesn't have room for all her craft stuff, so I got some bits and bobs as she knows I lost most of my crafts stuff a while back.
I was actually surprised how well it took the colour, but the image printed a bit weird. Not sure if it was the paper, my printer or the image itself, but it came out with grey bits all around it.
Has anyone else had that problem with digis? Most of the ones I have used print out perfectly and this is the only My Grafico one I have had that hasn't as all their images are normally very clean lines (as is this one) and print fine, but I have found with ones that have thicker lines, they sometimes have grey bits all around the image.
I didn't take a close up of this pic as my camera battery went dead on me, so hope you can understand what I mean?

Anyway, while I remember, I got an email from someone yesterday asking which paper/card I like best for colouring digis with Copics/Promarkers and to be honest, I couldn't really choose a fave because I like a few, so I said that I would do a write up on my blog of which papers I have tried so far and what I like or dislike about them.
This is just my personal opinion of course, but if it helps even one person, then I am glad to share what I have learned :)
Since this post is quite long, I will do the post tomorrow, so remember to check back for that if you are interested.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all the lovely comments and emails :)


sassy said...

hiya sweetie...this is so cute love little animals but do have probs colouring them in..but god loves a trier...and youve done a fab job..i think with digis..it depends on the quality i have had some that loose the sides but just go over them with the copics fine nib..anyhows love your card hugs sassyxxxx

Jenny said...

Cute card!!

Amy Johnson said...

How adorable! Love those leaves!