Hi Friends and Stampers,
Before I get started, let me tell you there is a Design Team Call for the Next Term that starts on May 1st!
It's a Happy Holly-Day Monday and I have some cuteness to inspire you. This is what I came up with.
MFT BB Super Boy - coming soon
MFT Small Brick Wall Stencil - coming soon
Oh I had so much fun making this one. First I cut die-cut a hole in the center with my Blueprints 12 circle. Then I used used the stencil with my light modeling paste on a white background. I used the Scooper the the flat bottom to scoop it out and smooth it over. Then I removed the stencil and let it dry over night. I guess I could have used a dryer if I really was in a hurry. Then I my Mini Ink Blending Tool (which I love) and went over the bricks with Fired Brick and then Black Soot TH distress inks. I added a bit of white from an old white ink pad I have here, which is now red and white, lol. I set that aside to dry while I cut out my stars and the white moonbeam from the Sun, Moon, and Stars set. Then I stamped the boy on Copic X-Press It paper. And I colored him up with Copic Markers and fussy cut him out. There will be Matching Dies to go with him when he comes to the store....and I'll be grabbing one of those up, lol. Then I cut the black circle with my Circle Stax set 2 and adhered behind the brick wall paper. I could have used some foam adhesive to add some dimension if I wanted. Then I added the moon beam and the star and the boy and added the other stars.
Tools are a great thing to have. If you see a set of dies you think are cute but you don't have an exact idea for them, go ahead and pick them up. Having lots of dies in your arsenal of supplies really helps when you are creating and have certain ideas or want to do something typical from the norm or what you have already been doing. The same is true for me with the Mini Ink blender tool, it's so much more quick and easy to use this little took while distressing and I can add more or give it a light coat. It really does cut back on time it takes. Plus when I just use a sponge, I tend to get uneven dotted ink marks. That used to drive me crazy. So I really like the tool that I can distress ink in one directed and get a smooth, undotted color.
I love this little Super Boy and I have all kinds of things in mind for him. He is one I will use again and again. I love that there are more boy images out there now.
Okay, that's all my inspiration for today. I will see you tomorrow over at the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog. Be sure to visit the New Items section in the Loves Rubberstamps Store.