Heard your having another birthday
You could at least pretend to like it
BWAHAHA! That was the sentiment I chose to go along with Toby is Two...a Mo Manning image in rubber available at Stamping Bella. Just wondering here...are you excited about the new Mo rubber images? Personally, if you haven't already guessed...I'm thrilled! I've noticed that I've had a few new subscribers to my little blog this week so if you are here for Mo...I hope not to disappoint you.
As always...I stamped my image on Bella's bestest paper and coloured with copic markers. I used prismacolor pencils and gamsol for the grounding, blue shading around the image, and just a bit of dark umber to add some extra shading on his little overalls. For my recent subscribers, I like to add pencil over my copics to either 1) add another dimension of color, 2) add some depth, or 3) to add some highlights. It is also very effective to create a large area of shading over multiple colors of copics. In this image, I used only copics for the stripes in his overalls, but used a pencil to create the shading over the stripes. It is much easier and quicker than trying to shade each stripe individually and have it look consistent.
Finally, on a personal note, my friend Mary is a member of Soldiers' Angels and has some incredible blog candy to give away....all you have to do to help her out is send her a handmade card which will be sent to a soldier or one of their family members. If you want to learn more, you can read all about it here.
And don't forget, our challenge over at Stamping Bella this week is to use a bella stamp that has never been inked before...hmmmm....i have SO MANY...will I use something old, or something new? I guess you'll have to wait and see!