Tuesday, November 6

Day 6 - "E"

I love to "extend" my favourite images by adding simple additions with a pen and some colour. One of the easiest ways to do this is by drawing a string of Christmas lights, which can be attached to almost any image, and then adding a little bit of colour.
A couple of years ago I put together a tutorial on how to "extend your stamps" with pens, markers and mediums. Here's a link if you'd like to take a look - TUTORIAL.


YOUR TURN: Create a card using the letter "E" as your prompt.
Click on the link to add a photo of your creation:

INSPIRATION WORDS:
elves, eggnog, evergreens, easel cards, exploding cards, embossing, ecru, ebony, embellishments, encaustic, envelopes.

19 comments:

Swissie said...

Thank you for this tutorial and a great idea! Since I love cats, I find the tutorial gorgeous!

Sarah said...

This is such a beautiful card. You are very talented. I wish I could say the same for me. Love the tutorial.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Beccy this is another stunning card. I have never thought to extend stamps. I am going to check out the tutorial. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Suzanne Harkinson said...

I would like to live in that little village all dressed up for Christmas. I like the idea of using the same stamp in a different way. I feel like I'm really getting my money's worth out of it too.

Dandi93 said...

Just watched the tutorial... I am always looking for ways to extend my stamps and digis. I always try to look at a couple of ways before I even buy these days... This technique opens up a lot more possibilities to use new and some of the older stamps that I have. Awesome coloring on those cats too. Love the addition of the Christmas lights...

Mel C said...

Lovely card scene, I wish I could extend my days to get more crafting done!

Aunty Sue said...

What a brilliant idea love the scene and off to checkout that tutorial

Donna said...

I've never considered myself an artist really. And I've tended to shy away from challenges that required doodling because I've never liked what happened when I tried. I have difficulty drawing a straight line. I love what you've done and I'm going to give it a try. I've recently started adding some extra doodles with white gel pen and I find that I can do that reasonably. This might be out of my comfort zone but trying it out never hurts. Thanks for the tutorial and the beautiful inspiration!

Gail said...

What a fabulous work of art Beccy - - love the string of lights - you did this up good! TFS your art!

KathyA. said...

Look at you being all amazing and ingenious and all. [Love this idea and your tutorial with the four kitties, too. Thanks for sharing.]

TracyM #6773 said...

Looks like an exceptionally exciting street - LOVE your scene and string of lights!

Suze said...

This image looks so cool with the christmas lights added - what a super idea.

Margreet said...

Looks beautiful Beccy! And I love your tutorial with the cats...they are awesome!
xxx Margreet

Borqna said...

Thank you!!!
Blessings.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous card, Beccy! I love how your lights look like they're glowing! I remember the "extend your stamps" tutorial well - there were kitties! Very cute kitties! Thanks so much for reminding me about this!

terrie said...

The string of light adds so much to your holiday card...great thinking...tfs

NanaConnie said...

Love the string of lights tying the entire neighborhood together, Beccy! What a clever idea. I'm off to check out the tutorial ab out 'extending' images. :-D

Tina Z. said...

Wow, this tutorial is amazing and your card is beautiful.

Teresa said...

What a neat way to extend your images!