Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Two Cards with Robert Jackson's Designs

              Hi Everybody, A big hug to all my friends out there in scrappy land. I want to talk to you about a site I found that has the cutest most adorable African American designs. You know how when you go from blog to blog, and hardly ever see  cards or layouts made with African American images. You just don't see many rubber stamps or the digi one's to color in. Well while shopping for Digi Stamps I came across  a site called    http://fineartsbyrobertjackson.com/index.html . I also discovered that he has a bunch of fans that love his designs and there's a blog that has challenges using his digital images. (Well done Robert, my best to you always!).                                                                              

                   This website belongs to a gentleman named Robert Jackson. He designs and hand draws all the images. He creates each and everyone of the designs you will see in his image gallery Please go check him out,(link is above) he is a great artist. Well, last week I went to his site and bought ten of his designs and he was so sweet and sent me a freebie of my choice (YAY).

           I colored three of the designs and incorporated them into two cards I made. I had a lot of trouble with the skin tones. As beautiful as African American skin color is, It is the hardest tone to capture with Copics. Anywho, I did try my best and hope you all like my cards. Big Hugs to all!

I love the G45 paper I used here, It is called "Curtain Call" and I thought it went perfect with her. I found this really cute vintage nylon butterfly at my local save athon fabric store. It comes in a package with lots of them in many colors.   I chose the purple which  complimented her dress. The large purple flower is from my stash, I made it out of card stock a long time ago and just took the "atyou Spica" pen and glittered  in the edges.

You can see a bit of glare on this pic because I purposely left the flash  on the camera so that   her dress would show the glitter a bit better, I normally don't use the flash when I take pics of my cards and layouts.




Same thing here,the glare is from the flash in the camera.  The glitter in the dress shows up better this way.
I fussy cut ( got that word from my friend Zandra) the two  individual digi stamps and colored them in with different shades of purple and I tried streaking her hair. I will try a different  color next time, But here they are.
Are these not the sweetest couple (love them). The paper I used is Curtain call from G45. I thought it was appropriate  for this couple since they look ready for a night around town dancing at some night club. I did not add a lot of embellishments, because you can see the paper is very busy. Oh I just love the piano keys! and I distress that piece with frayed burlap distress ink, and just added the little  violet sparklers to the love tag and the Purple  ribbon on top.
       

10 comments:

  1. I had gone to your blog several times and had noticed you were not posting. But I figured we all go through ups and downs and are busy as mom, wives, house chores etc. Glad you are back and love the cards you have made. I am not into copics but can't take credit away with how great the coloring comes out using them. Your card are very pretty. Very unique. He should have you on his design team. You would do great promoting his images. Your coloring is beautiful.
    TFS. ANA

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  2. I agree with scrappy pink, you did an amazing job with the colors, he should have you in the team. I need to check out his website I love African American images.
    TFS Hug
    Evelyn

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  3. These are wonderful! You did an awesome job coloring the images.

    Oh, also thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm now also following you. :)

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  4. Very nice thanks for sharing!!!

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  5. Wow, these are so awesome!! You did an amazing job!! The images are fabulous and I love your designs!! Gorgeous :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. Beautiful! Very nice card designs. I have also recently discovered Robert Jackson Digis, and they are fabulous!

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  7. These are wonderful and I love the Graphics 45 Paper! You have some very nice work here and I enjoyed cruising your blog. We are so happy to have you as a new member of the Robert Jackson Fan Club! I look forward to seeing your creations in our challenges at http://jacksonsdigitalexpressions.blogspot.com .
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving love! I am now following you and will be back on regular basis. Again, wonderful job with the images...we appreciate it.

    Big Hugz,
    Chana, DT Coordinator
    Jackson's Digital Expressions

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  8. Thanks so much for you sweet comment on by blog! I am always excited to get a new follower, and I just love looking through blogs! I am so jealous of your wonderful, organized craftroom. My studio is a disaster!! Maybe I'll keep coming back here and looking at yours to try and motivate myself (LOL).

    My previous comment was as the JDE, DT-C. This comment is from me and my thankful heart! Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog and comment. Welcome to my circle of cyber friends!

    Hugz,
    Chana

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  9. I love the card and I will be on the look for that paper.:-) I think you did very well coloring the African American skin. Thanks for sharing with us.


    Kim
    DT Member
    JDE

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