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7/1/11

Swinging by with Warm Wishes ~

Good morning! Alyssa here with a little Swinging Sweetie from a new line of stamps called Tutti Cuti.  These deeply etched, red rubber stamps, come pre-cut on foam ready to slap on an acrylic block and stamp away!

When I sat down to create this card, I had a totally different idea in my head.  I was going to create a tree for her to be swinging from with baker's twine ropes on the swing and a blue sky/cloud background...after several attempts to get the tree just so, I gave up!  lol  I went and found a sketch to play with and came up with this little number. 

She is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored to coordinate, but not necessarily match, the dp.  I visualized the light shining straight down on her which is why the highlights are on the center of her head and legs.  I don’t know why, but I almost always have my light shining from the upper right…maybe because I’m right handed…I don’t know.  iCopic carries a book that is very helpful in determining your light source and how you would shade your image called Shadows & Shading: A Beginner’s Guide to Lighting Placement by the Copic Queen, Marianne Walker.  It’s a great little book that even comes with 4 clear guides to lay over your image to help you visualize the shadows more.  I highly recommend it! 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I always appreciate your comments!  If you have any requests of what you'd like to see, bop in and mention them...if I can't make a tutorial happen, I'm sure one of my fabulous design teammates can!  For all my fellow Americans, have a happy, fun and safe holiday weekend!!  And just have a fabulous weekend for all my other iCopic friends!  :o) lyss

COPICS {B14, C1, C3, E000, E00, E02, E29, E31, E33, E37, G00, G02, R20, R30, R32, R35, YR00 Y21, Y26, Y32, 0 Colorless Blender}

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