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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Using Digital Images

I have grown so much in the last couple of years when it comes to card making and digital images. I'm not the only one who has grown, though. Companies have improved so much that it's now a card maker's delight to use digital images! A great example of awesome digital images are those at The Paper Shelter.

The Design Team at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog have a new challenge for you this week and it's MAKE IT DIGITAL. You can use just a digital image that you color, a pre-colored digital image, or an entire digital card. Whatever you do, though your card needs a digital image that is the main focus of the card.  For my card, I used this sweet, pre-colored image, named The Sweet Gardener.


This pink and green tulip paper, solid lime green and pink polka dot papers are all from my local scrapbook store. I love the color combination of pink and green...maybe because it was the colors of my bedroom while growing up. And the brighter the pink and green, the better..the contrast and how the colors bounce off each other are attractive to me. So when I told my husband I NEEDED this tulip paper, and he didn't understand, well...I know all of you will.

I sewed all of my layers and did my first attempt at sewing an oval. It's not perfect, but you can hardly see where I overlapped the sewing where I started and ended over at her foot in the air. Oh, I shouldn't have told you cause you probably wouldn't have noticed. Aren't we all our own worst critics?! How do you like the pink polka dot button that matches the paper? I won a package of polka dot buttons at Crafty Ribbons not very long ago and this was one of them. How perfect is it?!!!!

I was able to incorporate two of my favorite embellishments, too...lace and ribbon. The ribbon, lace and pom-pom edging are from my stash. The pink rhinestones and the green "Bubbles" are from Queen & Co. That leaf and the ladybug are eyelets from The Eyelet Outlet. The oval die cut around my image is from Sizzix and the outer die cut is from Quik Cutz. The sentiment is from my newest stamp set by Make It Crafty. This is a great sentiment set and I love it because I can make a birthday card and use my large "Happy Birthday" stamps inside and use one of these stamps on the front!

 
This image is digitally colored so wonderfully and is so summery. I think it's a great example of the awesome art work of Pedro and Veronica, who are the artists and owners of The Paper Shelter. My additions to this pre-colored image are that I added some pink around the edge of the oval and used my Copics to add the grass. For the sparkle that I love, I added Warm Glitter Ritz to the ribbon on her hat, the patch on her pants and also on the flowers.
 
Our sponsor, The Paper Shelter is offering the prize of:
 
 
The gals at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog have made great cards, all with digital images, to inspire you for this challenge of MAKE IT DIGITAL. This is a great chance to head over to The Paper Shelter and purchase an image so you can use the pre-colored image in this challenge! We're looking forward to seeing your art work this week!
                                                                                       Hugs,
                                                                                       Gail
 
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39 comments:

  1. Hi Gail what a brilliant card, I love that bright and cheery shade of pink - especially your tulip paper. Wonderful elements, everything ties in so well. Hugs Susan x

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  2. So beautiful! It reminds me of Strawberry Shortcake, but she was a brunette. Thank you for playing along with us at CCC Digi Creations!

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  3. So pretty, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

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  4. This is too adorable! Fabulous design and coloring. The bow is exquisite! Love the lady bug too! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ August Challenge.

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  5. Fab card love this digi so cute just perfect love and hugs Carole x

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  6. Such a SWEET creation Gail ... love your design! Great use of dies! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  7. Gorgeous card Gail...love your cheerful colours and that beautiful ribbon treatment. hugs, Pat K x

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  8. I LOVE your card and it's pink and green and all the details and embellies you have used. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

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  9. Another fabulous card Gail. Love the subtle touches of glitter on her bow and the flowers. Fantastic design too. Thanks for sharing her with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

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  10. Very pretty & colorful card! Thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT

    http://angiescraftblog.blogspot.com/
    http://angiesdigistamps.blogspot.com/

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  11. Thanks for sharing your favourite things with us at Allsorts this week, we hope to see you again!

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  12. Beautiful card and topper,great papers and love the texture and embellishments
    Carol x

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  13. Your card is beautiful Gail, I just love this cute image and the pretty papers. Anet x

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  14. Such a beautiful card! LOVE all your layers and touches - the stitching is the perfect finish! Thanks so much for joining us at My Craft Spot!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
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  15. This is such a sweet image, very pretty
    Hugs Julie P

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  16. Gail, what a beautiful, sweet and well done card! Oh I love the stitching, great job really! I'm so glad you joined us at Dies R Us for our Birthday challenge! Please join us again soon!

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  17. Thank you for joining in the clash of colours over at Polkadoodles, Great make. Have fun and Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx
    https://www.polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/wk-31-clash-of-colours-polkadoodles.htm

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  18. Bright, happy colors, along with an adorable image - can't go wrong on this card, for sure! And, even though the digi might be pre-colored, you've still spent a bit of time on putting her together with all the adorable papers and embellishments - they sure are lucky to have you on their design team, Gail !!

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  19. Your creation is GORGEOUS!! Thanks so much for joining Chocolate Coffee and cards for our polka dot challenge... Crystal - DT

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  20. Hi Gail, oh wow what a beautifully coloured image, I love your card design and your bps are fabulous as are all the details and embellishments, its a stunning result. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

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  21. Absolutely beautiful Gail, you are such a talented card maker hun they are always perfect. Kerry xx

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  22. This is just gorgeous! I adore that image and agree that they are such talented artists. Their stamps always warm my heart. I love the bright colors you've paired with her, especially that lovely lace and sweet polka dot paper. :o) Thank you for sharing your darling creation with us at My Craft Spot!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  23. Gorgeous card Gail, such a sweet image, fab colours and great embellishments (lace is lush), hugs, Colette xx

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  24. You are right- the digital coloring is fantastic. I have to say though - your card is absolutely fantastic. The colors blend so perfectly. And your husband may not have understood why you "needed" the tulip paper, but I do - it was a perfect background. :-)
    Thank you for joining us on the Polka Dot Challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers.
    Yolanda DT

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  25. Nice card, really like The Paper Shelter creation. Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.
    Laurence DT

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  26. Gail this is absolutely beautiful, gorgeous make, thanks for joining us at art by mi ran. Joey x

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  27. Oh, such a sweet card. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps.
    Karal

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  28. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining at Little Claire's Design challenge! Francy

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  29. I love your perfect layering! Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu - Purple

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  30. This is such a lovely creation Gail! xo Nikki

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  31. What a fun card! I love the layering and the adorable pom pom trim and lace...so beautiful! thanks for playing along with us at Eureka.

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  32. Simply PERFECT! I love the design, the colors, the image, and you have beautiful coloring. Like I said...PERFECT! Thank you for participating over at Through The Craft Room Door. Hope to see you again really soon. Melanie, DT

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  33. Hi Gail~~ Holy Moly this is cute!! Love all the added accents you gave to make this image Smile!!
    So glad you joined in the fun challenge at Fussy and Fancy. Hope to see you next challenge!
    Hugs

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  34. So beautiful. Gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

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  35. What a great card. . Love the pinks and greens and the image is so cute. Great layout too.

    Thanks for taking part in the Craft for the Craic challenge with us.

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  36. Hiya , what a beautiful card love your colouring x Thank you for joining us at the paper nest dolls challenge blog. Hugs Sharon ( DT)

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  37. Gorgeous card...Thanks for playing along with us at A Little Bit Crafty Challenge this month :)
    Wendy xx

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  38. Delightful. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

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