Sunday, November 29, 2009

Practice with Photoshop

This is my first experience combining images with Photoshop. I was successful, although unsure of exactly how I did it! I have combined images from two very generous and talented sources. The girl image is Mrs. Tilly Claus a freebie supplied by the talented Wendy at Wendy's Digital Doodling. She has some great images and if you get a chance please check out her blog here. Both the lamp post on the outside of the card and the inner cluster frame are from a wonderful site called Raspberry Road Designs. Both images are free and they have wonderful and generous talent. I check their blog daily. Check out Raspberry Road Designs here. I added pearls to Mrs. Tilly Claus coat and stickles to the snow flakes and lamp post. I used the homemade flower soft fluff for the snow. I used Prismacolor pencils and OMS to color her. The only exception is I use a copic marker for all my skin tones. And yes for my item at least a year old..the metal snowflake brad has been in my stash ..forever! I added a few rhinestones to bling it a bit. The idea to crop the top of the Mrs. Tilly Claus image and place it on the inside of the card is not my original idea. However, I cannot remember who I scraplifted (cardlifted?) it from. Sorry! I am still a work in progress! Thanks for looking and have a great week.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wolverine BDay Card for Christian

Hi everyone and Happy Thanksgiving. Today is my grandson's birthday too! I made him a card to go with his bday gift. He wanted Wolverine claws and so I also made a Wolverine card. I also included a picture of him with his bday gifts. I still have a long way to go as far as coloring my digis. This Wolverine digi is actually a free coloring book page. I also used Zig Markers to color him and Prismacolor pencils on his hair. The markers seem to work better on large areas. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Not A Creature

I have started the very ambitious challenge of creating my own Christmas Cards this year. I have also decided that for every project I do, cards or scrapbooking, I will force myself to use my stash! I have so much STUFF. I consider my stash to be any embellishments or papers I have had for more than one year. You are likely to see some very dated items in the next few weeks!
For this project, the silver poinsettia is from my vast stash and is probably more than a year old. It has a disco feel! The tangled mouse image I purchased from the very talented and generous Dustin Pike. The image is from his "Not a Creature" collection. Dustin is also dabbling in SVG's for all those scal/cricut users. Give Dustin's blog a look here and mark your calendar for November 25, Dustin is having a huge sale on his images!
I got the idea, and the scal cut file for the photo corners on the inside of the card from the amazing Penny Duncan. This lady shares so many of her ideas and files for free. Give Penny's blog a look here. I have decided I have a real problem with "white space" on my cards. I love digi images but I never know quite what to do with all that white space around the image. I am working on it! Thanks for looking.