The current Hambo Hoedown challenge is to use this Nerd image (free if you played last week and remembered to email them your card image):
Eat, Sleep, Stamp (old, of course):
I decided he needed to have red hair. I've never colored red hair. I sent out an SOS to my tweeps and asked for guidance, and a sweet person responded with a list of Copic colors she uses. I have only 3 of them, but I forged ahead. I think his head looks like it's on fire, but it works. It totally works!
Here he is, up close and personal:
Oooh, maybe I should have given him some freckles... You can see the handsomely pieced clothing. :) I love that shirt buttoned all the way up.
I cut the image with oval Nestabilities to fit the sketch, and the other colors are Basic Grey for the oval mat, Ruby Red (I think) for the vertical piece and Basic Black for the horizontal piece.
Sentiment. I needed a sentiment. This layout didn't lend itself to a sentiment. Drat. You can see that I ended up printing out one of the sentiments that came with the image and cutting it apart to fit.
Then I decided the left side looked nekkid, so I went in search of ... something ... to put there. Those curly wire things are tough to attach!! I knew I wanted to use Crystal Effects on his glasses to make them look like coke bottles (really thick), so I added a blob of CE under the curly wire thing to hold it in place. That looked ugly, so I needed to cover it up somehow. I ended up sticking a piece of knotted twine in the glue so it dried in place.
Then I took a nap while the glue dried.
Oh, here are the Copic colors I used:
(one of these days I'll make labels for the Ciao caps):
Red hair: YR02, 04 and 07
Flowers: Y15, R05, YG11 and E37
Heh heh, the N1 marker on the right is thinking deep thoughts.
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