Thursday, September 15, 2011

Inky Inspiration

Today I'd like to introduce you to Nicholas. 
He's part of the Inky Impressions family and you can find him right here.
This image was SO much fun to color.  Nicholas is such a cutie!
After I colored his chameleon friend, I had to add some clear glaze over him to look shiny and more "lizardy".
And then I added a googly eye - couldn't resist.
Not only does Inky Impressions have great images to play with, they also have incredible embellishments.  One of my favorites are the Inky Dinky Drops.  The clear ones are great because you can leave them clear OR color them with Copics to match any project. 
I used a sketch from CPS for my layout and papers from the "Wander" collection by BasicGrey for the "Spots and Stripes" challenge over at Crafty Sentiments.  The sentiment and charm are both from Inky and work great with this Nicholas image.  The charm was inspired by the "Things with Wings" challenge over at Papertake Weekly.
Here's a peek at the inside...
I rarely finish the inside of my cards, but now I'm determined to start doing it on every single one.  It makes a card look so much more finished.  And it's actually really simple to do.  When I was done with the front of my card, I had a small pile of paper scraps.  I just cut them to size and then used a neutral color to stamp the same image that I had on the front of the card.  Easy - peasy!

If you'd like to see a quick tutorial on how I colored the grass, hop on over to the Inky Inspiration Blog and check it out!


Angelica said...

Mackenzie, your card is beautiful. I love the coloring you did on you image, the colors are so vivid.

Lisa aka Myran said...

Such bright and fun card! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)