Monday, April 09, 2012


The winner of the giveaway here of this stinking cute image is Beebeebabs! I will be contacting you soon via email.

I would like to introduce you to Jackson's Digital Expressions!

We are having a BLOG HOP and Design Challenge to introduce our DT members and to introduce many of you to our Resident Artist, Robert Jackson. We hope you will  HOP along with us, PLAY along in our Design Challenge, and BECOME a new follower!
For the Hop:Follow the path to each DT member's blog. Make sure you leave a comment on each and that you FIND the MYSTERY LETTER. When you complete the hop, return to Jackson's Digital Expressions and leave a comment that includes the MYSTERY WORDS. Each DT member will have a random drawing and award a prize to some lucky visitor to their blog and we will have A GRAND PRIZE drawing at Jackson's Digital Expressions for those who collect all the letters and correctly Identify the Mystery Words.

If you came here from Chauntelle Nealy’s blog then you are hopping right along; if not you don’t want to miss all the prizes so start at the beginning…please. If you like to start at the beginning click here, but come back…OK.

I was assigned the letter “I” for Distress Inks.

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I live in Louisville Kentucky and have just finished my first ever really intense March Madness with UoL making it to the Final 4 (Yay Cardinals); only to lose to Kentucky. My husband and his brother were on opposing sides. Neighbors against neighor; two dialysis patients came to blows. In my house texts flew back and forth, bets were placed, jerseys donned. I have never seen anything like it. Needless to say there is no joy here in Mudville, the mighty Cardinals did not win. And so my husband must pay up and this is the card I made to go with his wager.

There was not a Copic used to color this…really you say…really. I colored this digital image entirely with distress ink. I started by printing the image on watercolor paper. I had previously created a custom distress ink palette with the reinkers. Then using normal water coloring process I painstakingly painted each area with distress reinkers and water. I found to minimize bleeding you need to dry each area with your heat gun before moving on to the next area. 
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I used Tea Dye for her skin,  Barn door for her bow, dress and shoes. I used Tatter Rose for her cheeks and mouth. Her hair is Walnut Stain. The background is a digital image. After I finished coloring my image on the watercolor paper I scanned it into my computer to create the background, and used Distress Ink to distress the edges. And there she is in all her cardinal red glory…Oh My Goodness isn’t she a riot.

I am giving away the digital image shown above. In order to win this image you simply have to leave a comment. Easy Peasy right! Leave a comment here by Sunday, April 15th at 11:59pm (Louisville, KY time).

Please take the opportunity to visit all the designers and see what they have come up with and maybe win some other prizes!
Grand Prize - Our grand prize winner will receive 5 digital Images from Robert Jackson and a $15.00  Oozak Gift Certificate.

Design Team

As always I place you in the hands of the Creator
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Monday, April 02, 2012


As I announced yesterday I am a designer for Jackson's Digital Expressions. In honor of our launch we are giving away a chance to win a free digital image. Click here to go to the team challenge blog for details. Come back to my blog April 9th for the design teams blog hop.

In the hands of the Creator,