Hello everyone, and welcome to the holiday week challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More. Judging by the drop in temperature around here today, it will be Christmas before we know it, so I'm pleased to be adding to my pile.
This time we are sponsored by
SLSlines is the work of Sal Scheibe, a freelance illustrator and graphic designer who loves to draw and create fun illustrations. Sal works as the Art Director of ArtTrader Magazine. Prior to freelance illustrating, she worked as a Creative Designer for a music firm working with TV and advertising clients.
Sal spends her nights drawing geeky things like RPG characters, zombies, fairies, awkward people, pretty girls and odd animals. She offers a broad range of fun digital stamps in many themes from geeky to cute and whimsical to realistic. Her digital stamps start life as sketchy little doodles which are then cleaned up digitally in Photoshop and made presentable and perfect for you.
Sal's favorite tools are Wacom pen and tablet as well as Copic markers, lots of fineliners and many types of erasers (which are used often). Her favorite artists include John Singer Sargent, Norman Rockwell, JC Leyendecker, Joe Sorren and Phil Hale. And Steve Epting too.
If you'd like a custom digital stamp made or have some suggestions, feel free to write to Sal with themes you'd like to see in the Etsy store.
Prize: 2 digital images
For this challenge I pulled out an old stamp set from Woodware - Christmas Ribbon, and I used the Ribbon Tree. I stamped and embossed the tree and pot using black Versafine ink and clear embossing powder. I then coloured using Copics, and added the embossed sentiment before using one of the Paper Trey Ink Tipped Top dies to cut out a quirky panel.
I used Clarity stencil brushes to lightly ink around the tree, then fussy cut and shaped the pot before sticking it to the tree with foam tape, and adding a glaze.
To finish off, I made mats with the other dies in the set and layered everything up before adding a little white gel pen and some red pearls to the tree.
Why not visit the ATSM blog to see what the Team has to show you and I'm sure you'll be inspired to join us and add another card to your Christmas stash.
I'd like to play along with
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - use embossing powder
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
That's Crafty Challenge - Christmas in September
Thanks for stopping by,