Saturday, November 23, 2013

Multi-Layered Stamp: 
Boy Wizard
This was for a Multi Layered swap.  When going through images to choose from, i had always wanted to do another Harry Potter card and once i saw this design i really wanted to attempt it.  This was a tricky one for me.  Unfortunately i didn't have a better plan to align two stamps and use the card stock as the third.  The Orange and Brown were the stamps and colors and the Mustard Yellow was the card stock. Getting all three to match up perfectly took some time and was not the correct way of doing it.  I think my initial transfers weren't lined up right.  So when i laid them down i had to vertically get them straight and then make sure the background color and shirt top were just overlapping, i really had to do some manipulating to get it somewhat straight.  I have had much better success doing layered stamps but this one didn't turn out as easy as i had hoped.  When it did work, the card came out fairly well.  Overall it wasn't a bad image.  It was just how it was executed that could have used some work.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Big Bang Theory: Howard
This was for the Big Bang Theory tracker.  I chose Howard just because no one was picking his character and i wanted to make sure all the main players were added to this tracker.  Plus, Howard is such a funny character that it wasn't hard picking him.  This was a pretty much straight forward carve.  Other than a little bit of grey markers to highlight a couple areas, the rest was just black ink on a tan cardstock.  I was pleased with how this one turned out.  Trying to get a person's facial features correct is a challenge.  But overall this card turned out well i think.  
We Didn't Start The Fire Round One: Brando
This was for the WDSTF tracker which was created to commemorate the song by Billy Joel. There were a lot of choices to pick from but i chose Brando because of my love for movies and his coolness as an actor.  I tried to go with a simple approach but it could have been cleaned up a little better.  It was tough to make it interesting with such a stark black and white image especially since he was wearing a white shirt.  I chose to add a splash of color by making another stamp of his name.  I thought it would be good to identify the image with something.  I also added a little bit of grey tones in his skin with markers.