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Sunday, 28 October 2012

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 137

This week at One Stitch at a Time, we want you to 'Make one for Christmas'.

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This week, I worked with an image from Beary Dust called Dyanna.

Now, it's not a specifically Christmassy image but she does look ready for a night out! I teamed her with a freebie Christmas paper from Jak Heath which she offered last year? It's beautifully subtle, and she offered various different shades. I decided to go a little bit traditional, and go for the green. I combined the Beary Dust image with the background in Photoshop Elements and added a suitable sentiment. Now, that was particularly easy because these Beary Dust images give you the ideal (for me) png options. They're transparent in the background, but solid black or white within the image. So, no messing around, just place, size, and print. (I'm never sure why other digi artists don't offer this option. All transparent is almost as difficult to use as a jpg!)

So, once I'd done that, my work was almost done! Well, actually, I added some colour to Dyanna - giving her dress a hint of green (too subtle a hint to be obvious in the photo ...) and doing her flesh and hair tones. Then, since they were still on the table due to a different project, I used one of my irridescent Twinkling H2Os to give her earrings and eyeshadow a bit of shimmer. I matted onto some pearlescent card from the Papermania Capsule collection, and cut some snowflakes from the same card using a Cuttlebug die in my Wizard.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

ABC Christmas where anything goes,
I Love Promarkers where they want Christmas,
Willow Sketchie where the theme is Christmas,

7 comments:

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colors and the shimmer. The way you have colored her is gorgeous.

Nikki Byrne said...

Josephine I love the pastel colours and sparkle on this card they show off the digi perfectly :o) DT teamie from OSAAT Nikki :o)

CraftyGirl said...

Lovely job she does look like she is dreaming of a white Christmas.

TTFN,

CraftyGirl Your Sister OSAAT DT
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

Hazel said...

She's certainly ready for her Christmas party - her eyes and earrings are sparkling. Lovely card. Hazel x

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is lovely Josephine. I love using non Christmas images on Christmas cards, it makes them sort of unique, and I love the snowflakes! Judy x

Love crafts forever said...

It's look gorgeous, i love your Snowflakes. When i was a Kid i always wondered how on the World they can be so prefect. And i still wonder lol
Hugs Nat

Lin said...

I love this image. I had to read right through to see if you had paper pieced her dress and boots! She looks like she is popping off the card which is really clever.

Lin xx

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