Namaste' Octope'

FireCracker Designs by Pamela has a digistamp that I think is absolutely adorable, of an octopus sitting in a lotus position. The image was originally drawn by Cat, one of my favorite swapping buddies. When I was given the chance to be a digital designer for FCD for September, the Namaste' Octope' was on the top of my list.

I felt that yoga and zen go hand in hand, so the first thing I did was zentangle around the octopus.

I knew I was going to watercolor it, so I scanned the zentangled image and printed it out with my laser printer - toner prints resist water. I colored the images with my Twinkling H2Os, which are very shiny!

I started off making postcards. My sister liked them so much that she snagged one for herself.

Then I realized that I needed more, in different sizes. I printed a handful of ATCs and a couple of focal images for cards, and had a great time painting.

Here are my ATCs:

And here are my cards. Can you believe I've mailed them already?

It is such a fun image! Are you wondering about the black paper? It really does have a blue streak in it. It's Color Explosion paper, but my pens dried up, so I just use it for black glossy now.

Juliet Arrighi


Beach Cat ! said...

Oh my gosh this is so cool! THankyou for using my design and showing me just how much fun it can be. You have really gone places with the zenn doodling ... and the color really sets it off. GORGEOUS work and I am humbled and proud to be featured.

Pat Bowman said...

These are amazing!!