(This is my 2nd post today...scroll down for the 1st)
Today I decided to use this adorable digi image called "Owls Times Two" from Mandy's Art and Soul. It was a monochromatic color challenge to myself to use just 4 markers..Copics # BV00, BV04, V22, V28. I "fussy cut' the owls out and went around the outside edge of everything with #V28 to get rid of the white paper that shows on the edge. The image is popped up with pop dots to give it some dimension.
(Inside card: Another birthday...it'll only HOOT a little.)
My niece Mandy is extremely artistic and has recently decided to join the digital stamping world on the internet to show off her skills. Many of us call them...digi stamps. Mandy's site is at Mandy's Art and Soul and she is always adding new images to color. I already have my sights set on a few more that I will need to pick up!
For those who do not know what a digi stamp is... digi stamps are black & white digital images that you download onto your computer. This allows you to be able to resize them before printing out. Once you print them out with black ink, they are now like a regular rubber stamp image you would stamp on a piece of cardstock. You can also print them out with very light colored ink to do the no-lines coloring technique.
I like digis' as they are easy to store in folders on my computer and are inexpensive. Each digital image has a tag attached to it, so I know exactly where I got the image from and if it was a freebie or not. Each folder on my computer matches my book of rubber stamps. If I am looking for an image of a flower, I look in my book under Nature or on the computer, which is also under Nature.
Digi stamps do have the same copyright laws as rubber stamps so be careful and pay attention to the terms and conditions that comes with your digi stamp. If you do buy any, please be respectful and do not pass it around to your crafting friends. The creators spent a lot of time creating the images for us to use and they do not charge that much for them. Passing them around as a freebie is actually stealing from those who graciously share their talent with us.
I had a lot of fun coloring the Owls and challenging myself today. I am off to go start coloring another image from Mandy...after a dip in the pool to cool off!