April 6, 2009
Before getting to the awesome work of Dustin Pike, let me quickly announce that the Creatively Cute bloggers challenge #3 has been announced. The challenge is to make an Easter card (style of your choice) AND to use texture in the card you make. To participate, upload your creation to Splitcoast Stampers using keyword CCB03 by Wednesday, April 8th. Lacey (our hostess) will pick a random number to get the winner. The winner will be announced on Thurday, April 9th and will receive some stamped images from High Hopes and Whiff of Joy along with some primas, ribbon, and designer paper! Sounds good to me! Here is a link to the CCB03 Gallery.
So a week or so ago I was browsing the Creatively Cute blogs and Anjou (Dreaming in Color) featured an image from artist, Dustin Pike that was incredibly cute and FREE. So I immediately went to his site and downloaded this Easter Bunny image among many others. I colored bunny with Copics, but I ran out of blender ink!!! My marker is as dry as a bone. I cried, got over it and did my best without it and scoured the internet to find a cheap refill. I then added liquid applique to his fur and tail and hit the eggs with my Spica glitter marker and added some white hi-lights with my gel pen for effect. It's not horrible for no blender! I was surprised.
I used SCS sketch challenge SC222 for my layout which is fun and a simple one to use and added some brads and ribbon for extra fun.
I decided to go sans sentiment. I think you get that it's an Easter card although I did type up a "Got Eggs?" phrase in Word. Maybe I'll slap it on there somewhere before I mail this to my Auntie. Decisions, decisions!
So I am now a huge Dustin Pike fan and I urge you to run to his site and check out his fab artwork.
By the way, I still have many duplicate stamp sets from the SU! Sale-a-Bration mini-catalog that I would love to give away FREE with an order over $50. Please contact me if you've been thinking of placing an order at firstname.lastname@example.org The SAB sale is over, but NOT FOR ME!
AND A GREAT BIG WELCOME TO MY TWO NEW FOLLOWERS!!! THANKS A WHOLE BIG BUNCH!!!!
Image: Dustin Pike: Easter Bunny Digi Stamp
Paper: (from SU!) Certainly Celery, Tea Party dsp, Whisper White
Ink: inkjet, Copics
Accessories: liquid applique(Marvy), Spica glitter marker(Copic), white gel pen, piercing tool, 1/4 inch hole punch, brads, So Saffron ribbon from ribbon bundle(SU!)