Saturday, February 9, 2013

Freebie from Mike & Paulette

With the Year of the Snake
starting tomorrow for the Chinese People,
Michael Strong has a free
digital image for you on his blog:
 
You might wonder, what is it and what can I do with it?
I give you some explanation and inspiration.

This is what we call a digital stamp.
You save it to your computer with the right mouse click trick.
Remember where you put it!!

Now you can print it any size you want.
Or reverse it, or print 4 small ones, whatever your design needs.
After printing you can color it or like I did: print it on colored paper.
Color with pensils, markers, watercolor crayons.

Use the image to your liking on a card or scrapbook page.

 
Here you see the image and if you click on
it you see an even larger version.
 
I added some tiny gold stcikers on the
snake's dots and some red gemstiones
around the snake for accents.
 
And here is another creations.
For this I used some great background paper
The paper lanterns are also a freebie
on Paulettes blog:
I printed the background paper
on a cream color. The lanterns
are colored with pencil.
When finished I brushed fired brick
distress ink around the paper
and embossed it with the swiss dot
embossing folder.
The dots are also colored with fired brick
distress ink direct to paper.

The snake panel is also colored with
pencil and the swiss dots are colored with
shabby shutters green distress ink.
 
Also a few gem stones are added.
 
The numbers are from a Tim Holtz die.

This is the inside of the card.
 

 
Have a creative day!
 

 

4 comments:

Sandra said...

thanks Hetty - you are such a source of inspiration ... Thanks for the jump start to my waning mojo!
Sandra ltb

CreatewithTlc said...

Wow....those are both fabulous~ Loe the colors, and the details.
Thank you.
Paulette

Michael said...

These are just great Hetty! I might add that if you coat your inkjet printed snake with a little Micro Glaze from Judikins, it will become waterproof so you can paint on it or color with any other wet medium without fear of the ink running or smearing.
Thanks for your great blog!!

Lisa Lynn said...

This card is incredible. Love has you used Paulette's paper with your image. You are so talented.