Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Check Out "Digital Pencil"

Hello Stampers. Happy Tuesday! It's a beautiful day here in the KC area. Perhaps we haven't turned into a newly-created rain forest after all. But since it's KC the weather can change in a New York minute... or a Cincinnati second!!

I have some really exciting news to share. While blurfing I came upon a wonderful blog that belongs to the very talented author and illustrator of children's books, Maurie J. Manning. Maurie (Mo) has just released her first digital images! They are soooo brand new to the papercraft world -- and you have to check them out. If you like to color as I do, these images will knock your socks off. They are PERFECT for copics, watercolors and pencil coloring. Maurie's details, style and imagination are just amazing - take a look at her portfolio and illustration blog.

Here's my first card using Maurie Manning's "Girl and Dog" image. Isn't this little Asian girl adorable? We're always looking for ethnic art to use in our projects. Maurie has other ethnic images and great digital (resizable) images available on her Etsy site.

I had the 14th weekly challenge at DareU2DigiStamp in mind when I created this card. Hosts Chris and Sandra challenged us to use dry or wet embossing on our project. If you haven't participated in their weekly challenge yet, jump in. The parameters are simple.. just use a digital image in your card or 3-D project along with different guidelines each week. Check out what the Design Team and participants have come up with here. There's always great inspiration in store.

Be sure to come back as I'll have more of Maurie's Digital Pencil art to share with you later this week. I would love to hear what you think of Maurie's work and my card... so please leave me a comment!

Thanks for stopping by, be safe and enjoy your day!

Details: Digital image "Girl and Dog" from the "Digital Pencil" collection of Maurie J. Manning, white linen cardstock, SU Pixie Pink, Gable Green and Pretty in Pink cardstock, Basic Gray Designer Paper, SU Mat pack, ribbon from Michael's, Prisma and Lyra pencils, Gamsol, blending tortillons and stumps, SU dimensionals, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder, sentiment from My Favorite Things.


Becky said...

This is so cute, I love this image.

Yvette said...

I can't wait to see your card!

coldwaters2 said...

Love this card and thank you so much for the link I have had a quick look and it looks very interesting by the way I am still laughing from your little message to me lol.

Lorraine x

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Very cute....what an adorable image.

Scrapping Julie said...

oh my goodness, how very cute. thanks for the info

MJM said...

Peggy, thanks so much for the sweet call-out and for introducing me to this BRAND NEW (for me) way to use my illustrations.

I finished my newborn digital stamp blog today and put up a free downloadable "Summer Baby" illustraton (with accessories!) if anyone is interested in checking it out. The URL is http://www.digitalpenciltoo.blogspot.com


Gina said...

Great image, and be beautiful job on the coloring. Thanks for the info!

Lelia said...

Very nice, Peggy! Love the image, and of course, the coloring! :O)


Dru said...

What a cute card!! I went right over and bought "Ready for the Snow" and cannot wait to get started. I was wondering when you would get your package - seems like it took a long time - I mailed it over a week ago. Anyway, glad you got it and like it. I love mine - thank you so so much! The Whoppers were the first to go, my husband took one box and I took the other. All your tags and cards and little gift items are wonderful and I love each one - they will get a lot of use. And then of course is the cutest HM stamp - thank you, thank you, thank you!! Have a great week!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

That is a lovely image. I like the sketchy look of it. Great card!

Karen from PA said...

This is adorable. I must check out that site. thanks for sharing.

Stamping Mutt said...

Love all of your cards...thanks for directing me to Maurie's blog and etsy shop. I am a big DIGI junkie. Absolutely LOVE her images!

Alma =)

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