Hi there! It's Friday and do you know what that means? For me it means that I am off to the Copics Certification Courses for the weekend with my foxy little stamping friend, Lacinda!! Yippee!
But it also means that it's time for the second month of iSpy Sketch Challenges! A whole month! I hope you all have enjoyed our challenge:) This week, the Secret Agents were inspired by DJ Rants (DJRants @ SCS) and is based on this card.....I think DJ is a great...I have loved seeing her creations on SCS!
I am combining my sketch with a fun card for Your Next Stamp....yep, it's Fun Friday over there, where YNS designers take turns inspiring you on Fridays....just in time for the weekend;) We know what we're doing, alright;)
I used one of my all-time fave stamp sets on this card, Space Boy.
I did a *smidge* of creative altering to the sketch....leaving off the corner bit and replacing the ribbon strip with a row of circle/star elements....more boyish;)
I love adding 'extras' like spica glitter pens, glaze pens and glossy efects to an image! I think it adds so much more detail than just colouring and leaving it at that! Here I used Crystal Effects (SU) on the facemask (huh? is this a hockey game? I really have no idea what that part is called on a space helmet;) and then lots of glaze pen on the other bits and baubles of his suit, as well as to the aliens antenae, eyes and ears.....Before adding the layer of sheen with the glaze pen, I used clear and silver spica glitter pens to add just the right amount of sparkle to the places I wanted, such as the silver parts on his suit, the stars and the aliens antenae and spots.... Honestly, I should have taken a 'before and after' to show you what a difference this simple technique adds!
Check out the YNS blog for more DT inspiration:)
And you better play along with this weeks ISSC as well....see what the other Secret Agents did with this sketch and link up your cards here.