Monday, 11 April 2011
Friday, 8 April 2011
and I love it!
For this card, my challenge was to try to work out on the computer how I could change the background colour of the fairy image from start white, to a more subtle purply colour to go with the dp paper I wanted to use (Henbury Lane - with lots of sparkles) and purple card I had in my stash.
After a play around with Paintshop Pro, I managed to change the background colour! Really pleased that I was able to work this out, as it has endless possibilities for future images.
This image was a free one from Floppy Latte Designs called 'Garden Fantasy'. Since I got it a couple of months ago, and never quite got round to doing a card for the actual challenge I got it for, but have been itching to try it on a card, and last night the inspiration finally came.
The image was printed and then layered onto deep purple card, and although the dp lookes really pinky in real life it isn't it is quite purple, with lots of sparkles on the flowers. I've added purple stickle to the fairies wings and flower, and a couple of purple gems to finish the layout. The sentiment was from my stash, and I have coloured it with a purple promarker to match the purple tones of the card.
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Stamping Vacation - you name to challenge (to learn to change background colours in Paintshop Pro)
Claudia & Company - monochromatic
Lexi's Creations - monochromatic
Digi Stamps for Joy - monochromatic
Thursday, 7 April 2011
I've had the image for ages, and guess it was a freebie around 'blogland' at one time. I've always thought it was so sweet but never really had any papers to go with it until I bought the Tea House papers a couple of weeks ago. These papers will be perfect for any image with a cake in! I've used 3 of the papers from the pack to make this card, and the border was created with some gemstone card stock and a MS doily punch. I know that the image has been cut slightly out of 'square', but that is what happens when you make cards late at night! By the time I realised it was too late to do anything about it. I've coloured the image with promarkers, and added glossy accents to the cherry on top and the ribbon around the cake. The pearls are from my stash. I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Stamping Vacation - any creature that appears to have arms
Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge - sketch
Phindys Place Challenge - make us smile
Make it Colourful - bright colours
Paper Play Challenge - critters
Passion for Promarkers - yellow & pink - dp and cardstock pink; yellow ribbon on the cake - image coloured with promarkers