Monday, January 25, 2010

Ready, Set, Go!


The TGF CHA Relay begins today. Go on over to their blog and get the info. This Mer Ian is a free digi, if you play and upload a card with him to their gallery by 6pm CST you get the next digi free, and so on all week. Pretty good deal, right? Go download him and give it a try. Even if you don't get done in time, you still have a super cute new digi!


This one is pretty simple, I wanted him to look like he was swimming, so the background is embossed with tiny bubbles from Cuttlebug. For some reason when I saw him I knew right away that he was a red head! LOL, I love red hair, so beautiful.


If anyone has any digi tips for not smearing the ink, please let me know. I let it dry well and even tried to heat set it. It doesn't seem wet enough when it comes out of my printer to emboss it. I probably should be a bit less heavy handed with my markers, I keep going back to blend over and over. But like I said if you have any secrets, please share!


Hope you have a wonderful Monday!


Card Recipe:
Stamps: Mer Ian digi, sentiment from CHF
Ink: Printer ink and Palette Noir
Paper: Bashful Blue, Only Orange, DCWV summer stack, GP110
Embellishments: copics, stickles, Water dew drops, Cuttlebug tiny bubbles embossing folder, offray ribbon, nesties, dimensionals

15 comments:

Cheryl said...

Very cute! I love this new digi and you did a great job with him.


I used to have the problem with smearing too but some one splitcoast recommended Georgia Pacific cardstock. You can get a big pack at Walmart for less than $6. I have not had any problems with smearing no matter what I colored with since I switched over to this paper.

*Cheryl SBS29

Micki Switzer said...

I have got to get Mer-Ian. Your card is so cute..and I love the ribbon and sentiment.

Tracey said...

This is fab Kathy, love the colours & the sentiment is perfect :o)

Hugs
Tracey
x

Paige said...

cute!

Joanne Gilch said...

I thought I SAW YOU OVER AT tgf. You can find me under jcreations. SBS29 rocks over at TGF

Tammy said...

He came out very cute!

Annie said...

oh my, this is CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- I posted a card with my e-mail in the gallery, but did not put a comment in the comments, so I guess I am finished this week....boo! I cannot wait to see what you make next!

Jessica G. said...

I'd never heard of a relay before -- how fun! And how perfect to use the 'bubbly' CB pattern for this mer man's ocean!!

Vicki said...

Kathy, he is so cute! I love red hair, too! There is a little something special for you on my blog, so please be sure to check out Tuesday's post! Blessings to you!

Cindy Jones said...

Hello felllow Glitterbee! Here is your invitation to a Glitterbee only swap. It's simple and easy!

http://floridacindy.blogspot.com/2010/01/glitterbees-swap.html

Love the Mer-Ian! Can't wait to play!
TIA,
Cindy

Carrie said...

Your sentiment is perfect for this image..Mer Ian is adorable. Great card.

Angela said...

This is darling! He is a great redhead! Love your colors, and your coloring is fabulous! Wish I would have seen this yesterday; I would have downloaded it....

Anne said...

He looks amazing as a redhead - great card Kathy!

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love the sentiment and that fab polka dot ribbon!! Hugs Juls