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Sunday, 21 January 2018

International Art and Soul Challenge 25

It's my turn to host the challenge at International Art and Soul this fortnight, and I thought it'd be fun to go back to my crafting 'roots' a bit. I started papercrafting a long time ago, but really struggled with rubber stamping. Before I'd even heard of 'digi-stamps', I searched for digital artwork I could print and use like stamps, and with the appearance of Promarkers, I was finally able to achieve something I was happy with. From there, I joined the Stitchy Bear design team, and had loads of digi-stamps to play with. So, for this challenge, I'd like you to Do Something Digital! That can be anything from using a digi-stamp or paper through to designing something from scratch on your computer or even just using a digital cutting machine. So long as there's a digital element, you're welcome to enter, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

I have some fairy-mad friends, and Stitchy Bear did some gorgeous fairy silhouettes, so I made something built around them.


In Photoshop Elements, I combined a background that I put together with fairies from Stitchy Bear's Rainbow Magic set and added some from her Grazing in the Grass and Vinyard sets. I added some trees and textures that came with Photoshop Elements and completed the effect with a setting sun and frame. I kept many of the layers intact, so I can change elements if I want to.

Then, because I like to combine techniques, I printed the image without the frame and set about making a card.


I reproduced the frame with dies, and stuck it with foam pads to give a little height. then, I completed the card with an assortment of die-cut flowers and blossom.

I do hope you can join us this fortnight, and I look forward to visiting to see what you've been doing!

2 comments:

Hazel said...

A very pretty scene. The fairies look perfect in the black circle. Hazel x

Margaret said...

Beautiful scene card. I so with I knew how to use Photoshop Elements to make something like this. It's about all I can do to use it to resize and clean up my photos of my cards. Maybe one day with enough time to play I'll be able to figure it out. I love scene cards. Hugs, Maggie

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