Sunday, June 26, 2011

Simply Sunday: Penned

Welcome back to another Getting Cricky Simply Sunday challenge. This weeks theme is Penned, which means its time to break out your white pens, black pens, sparkly pens or any pens you like.  For our project, the whole DT was fortunate enough to use and play with the fabulous gel pens from Amy Chomas.

Pack Your Bags Cricut Cart
Doodlecharms Cart
Splashtastic Summer! set by KAndrew Designs (benefiting the Autism Research Institute)


I love this tool because it allows you to create your own background, stamped images and/or write out those teeny tiny sentiments/phrases that the cricut usually shreds to pieces (lol). For my project, I decided to use it as if I was creating my own stamped image. This is great for a cricut lazy bone like me (lol) because sometimes all those little pieces drive me insane. So this allows me to have the image as a whole and then use my beautiful prismacolor pencils :) to color it in.
However, when you use this tool to create your own stamp make sure that you use images that have plenty of lines (such as the ones I used or the ones found on the Disney cartridges) because if you choose an image that doesn't have any definition to it, then you'll end up with a big blob. hehehe.  ** Make sure you play along this week because one lucky person will have the chance to win their own set of Amy Chomas pens.
Now hop on to Getting Cricky over to see what our fabulous Boss Lady has in store for you today, as well as my amazing dt sis and guest dt. 
Thanks for stopping by/commenting!

I will be playing with Fantabulous Cricut - Summer Sun
 

19 comments:

Patti said...

I love this idea and I have pens. I have GOT to try this. Thanks for the inspiration.

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Georgiana said...

I sure do like the edge punch you used in the background. Those pens are really neat and look like they did a great job. Looks like I might need to try something new.

Georgiana
Carson's Creations

Sarah said...

This was a super great idea! Love it! Thanks for sharing and thanks for creating with us at FCCB this week.

Helen said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining Challenge Me Monday at FCCB :)

Helen said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining Challenge Me Monday at FCCB :)

Brenda said...

As usual you rocked this challenge. I love the idea of making my own digis now too
Hugs
Brenda Getting Cricky DTM
http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

I have never considered drawing my fav cricut cuts with the pens then treating them like digi stamps! Perfect! I love that you always have something new to teach me! Love the card and the colours. Great job!

GreenScrap said...

Love the card!! I would love to use that product you did a great job with it!! Love the colors!!
Thanks for playing with us @ FCCB!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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My Lil' Bits said...

I LOVE this card! It is so adorable! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!
Lisa C

Scrappymama Elaine said...

What an awesome idea! So many different ways to use these pens! I'm sold! btw, great job!
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felkatz said...

omgosh.. love that idea!! those little pieces drive me insane!! i think i may try it!!

tfs

kathy
gcdtm

Tanya said...

Wow...great job with those pens! Love your coloring, thanks for joining our challenge at FCCB!

Kelly S said...

Great idea creating your own stamp to color. I love your card!

Kelly
http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

Crafting Misfit said...

Great way to use the inks! I love your card.

ChatterScene.com said...

Pretty:)

Squirlygirl said...

Jess, this card is so cool! I never would have known that you had drawn that girl with the pens unless I red your post. How awesome is that! And now you have me thinking that I need to invest in the prisma pencils instead of being a tight wad and using my sons crayolas, lol!
~Hugs~
Becky- Your DT Sister
www.squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com

Amy Chomas said...

THis turned out AWESOME! I'm with you on those itty bitty pieces!!! I love coloring these designs in with my Copics as I don't have the pencils you have! Turned out way too cute! Amy CHomas

Amy said...

WOW, Jess!! What a FABULOUS use of the pens!! OMGoodness, I can't wait to try this myself now!! :)

Some love from your Getting Cricky Sister,
Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com