Sunday, 19 January 2014
January Challenge #10 "Rock-a-birdie"
I needed a 40th birthday card for a drummer and was fresh out of 40th birthday drum stamps so I decided to take matters into my own hands.
I drafted a quick picture on scrap paper (I usually skip this step, regret it, and waste a lot of paper). This resulted in the initial pencil-on-scrap being the best of the versions, so there you go. I can't win for losing here! Lol. Anyway, I drew a little birdie (with his homage to Neil Peart hat) drumming his little heart out. You can click on the picture for a larger image, but I wrote on the drums "The Top 40 Band" in honour of the milestone birthday being celebrated. Once I had sketched it in pencil, I went over it with a black Copic microliner, and then watercoloured the image with Tombow markers. When I was done that, I went over some of the lines to corral some of the stray ink from watercolouring and to emphasize the lines a bit more. Lastly, I accented the drums, cymbals, and hat with stickles (lagoon, gold, burgundy, respectively). On the inside is a stamp that says, "old enough to know better...too old to care!" hee hee hee. The "happy birthday" stamp is from A Muse and is one of my favourites. It's perfect for this layout, which I get a lot of mileage out of.
Here you have it - the perfect solution to a gap in your stamp collection - draw your own picture!