Here's the first one, using the Cat's Pajamas stamps:
|Again with the bad lighting. I'm still working on it.
The background is stamped with the Hero Arts Envelope Liner background. I wanted a subtle image, though, so I played with it until I got it light enough. I started off inking it and dabbing off sections with a paper towel, but the parts that were left were still too dark. I ended up covering it (I use my background stamps face-up on my desk) with a piece of computer paper and rubbing it lightly, not being too careful about even pressure, and this is what came out.
I colored the eyes, nose and collar with my gelly pens, and drew some lines with a Derwent Inktense pencil to ground him.
I liked it, so I made another one:
This time I used Paper Smooches stamps from the Nine Lives set. I colored this guy with Derwent Inktense pencils.
Even though I was itchy to add stuff, I did not. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go make a loaded card. :)
Thanks for stopping by!
Products used but not linked below: The Cat's Pajamas cat and sentiment.