Since I have basically a shit-ton (real word, look it up) of birthday cards
to make this month, and the next, I decided to use some of the various
digital eye candy Smeared Ink has to offer.
I really like this image called, Specimen Jar Man. It's perfect for all manner
of masculine themed projects. I love the whole Da Vinci vibe it gives off.
I colored this fella with Copics, as usual. I colored the orange butterfly
a bit too vividly, so I went over the entire thing with a warm gray (W2)
to dull it up a bit. It makes quite a difference, believe me.
I stamped an insect diagram image directly onto the kraft card, but it
also came out wonky, so I spritzed it with water to make a subtle, less
offensive background. I used some MME and Basic Grey dp matted with
black card to make it all cohesive.
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