Let me explain... I wanted to create a red, white and blue card for the Presidential Debates on Tuesday. I used a Sassy Cheryl's image that I had gotten a while ago and colored it with Copics as well as my Sakura glitter/gel pen.
For the background, I took a piece of watercolor paper and embossed it with white embossing powder and a 'star' stamp from Stampin' Up. I used my Distress Ink pen and colored in red diagonal lines starting at the top right corner. I then blended in "Worn Lipstick" Distress Stain. I left a diagonal blank area and then started with "Faded Jeans" Distress Stain. I then sprayed the paper with a mist of water. You can see the difference between the "stain" and the "pen.' The "Barn Door" pen is bolder and has striations in it. I tried to add more water to blend it more but I didn't want to mess with the paper too much for fear it would get too moist.
I dried it with my heat- embossing gun. I added some Scrappy Mom's Baker's Twine with some blue embossing thread from Michaels. The bling is assorted colors from Michael's Reflections package.
I cut out the Sassy Cheryl's image and put it on pop-dots.
I'm taking a photography class and as a result, downloaded a free app called HDRtist.
It's kinda like Photo-shop and super easy.
I took a photo of Sam that has WAY too much light and altered it using the program.
Check it out....
I'm sure I could make it better but I... surprise surprise... haven't read the online manual...
Here's one with my Seattle Squirrel that was too dark....And so I tried to lighten it.