Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Hoppy Birthday

Each month, on a cardmaking group I belong to, we do a digital challenge. The idea is that everyone starts with the same artwork - digital stamp, paper, image, and we see what we all come up with. We were lucky enough this month to be able to use an image from Trees Award whose designs are available at the Stitchy Bear shop.

The image is called 'Waterlily', and it's gorgeous, isn't it? I added the sentiment in Photoshop Elements, then printed the result on Ryman Ink Jet card. I coloured with promarkers, and then used the 'splash' from the image to make some backing papers. I created a brush, and applied it like a background stamp in the colours I'd used for the water (matched via my Promarker/Hex code conversion chart.) The backing papers were printed on Ryman Photo Quality Matte coated ink jet paper.

To finish, I added some Prima flowers that I tinted to match, a couple from Hobbycraft, and a dragonfly brad.

With Teresa's permission, I'd be willing to share the backing papers I made - they're both on a single A4 print sheet, ready to print about 140mm wide - the lighter also 140mm long and the darker one a little shorter. If you leave a comment with your email address, I'll send the file to you. (I'll warn you, it's a big file - currently over 7meg, but I'll try to cut that down a bit.)

I'd like to enter the card for the following challenges: Fab'n'Funky where they want a digi-stamp,
Party Time Tuesdays which is looking for birthday cards.


andrea said...

gorgeous colours and fab image love all the detail thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

Teresa / Trees aWard in Crafts said...

Oh my goodness, Josephine! Didn't this come out well? I was so excited to come across it when I was "hopping" the net, and I hope that you get lots of people grabbing that background paper, you did a fantastic jobbie. Can I have it too petty pleeeze?

I have to say, that those pink flowers look just like the flower in the digi. and the green leaves are coloured to perfection. Thanks again for using my digi image.
Hugs, Teresa xxx

Kristie said...

what a pretty card! Love those flowers too :) Thanks for playing along with my Party Time Tuesdays challenge.

A Cards Delight said...

Beautiful, Lovely card! love the colors and the frog on the lilly pad is just too cute! Thanks for playing along at Party Time Tuesday! Very sweet and sure hope you join us again! Hugz

Jack said...

Brilliant job with Teresa's image. xx

Mina said...

wow what a great idea that is for your group to do...your is brilliant, fabulous colouring too
Mina xxx

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Hope you don't mind me stopping by your blog to tell you about Papercraft Star (just in case you don't already know!) We'd love to have you enter some of your inspired projects in our challenges there. We're also having a DT call soon and want to tell papercrafters like you about the call! There is still time to enter our PTI gift certificate drawing too!

Dora said...

Wow Josephine this is gorgeous... and I loved that paper the minute I saw it. I'd love it please and thank you so much :))

Nancy said...

I love your colors and the flowers!! Thanks for partying with us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!!

LuLu said...

WOW . . fab digi image and another one to add to my "must have" collection! Many thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week.


Dianna said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for coming to the party at Party Time Tuesdays this week!

Sharon said...

What a great card - just loving that image.
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, and hope to see you again next.
Hugs Sharon x


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