Saturday, May 15, 2010

I Love Digital Images!

Broadening Selection

There  are so many digital images out there now that you can find just about anything you're looking for! I just found a site called Digi Doodles that has a wide selection of images. I was particularly drawn to their vintage images of antique furniture and appliances.(I purchased several, of course!) There are also many images of women from different eras. 

 Field of Dreams

This is the first of two cards using Digi Doodles images that I have for you today. 
This cat reminds me of my Elijah. I colored it using my Copics and tried to capture his tiger stripes and the wood grain on the chair. I love this Basic Grey DP from the Green at Heart collection with this image because I can imagine that he's dreaming of being out in a field of flowers, chasing bugs. The border punch is from Martha Stewart, the flowers are Prima daisies, and the leaves are a Sizzix die. The CS is from SU!.... More Mustard and Dusty Durango.

The chair pictured with the card is from my collection. It's a replica of a Shaker ladder back with a woven twill seat.

  You've Got Mail!

I love this mailbox image! We actually had a bird nesting in our newspaper box one year. The delivery man was always very careful not to disturb the nest when he put the paper in.
I printed two of the images, colored them with Copics and Prismacolor pencils, cut out the box on one, then popped it up with mounting tape on the full image. The border is the MS Fence punch, The DP is Basic Grey. The card stock is SU! and both colors are now discontinued. I bought the ribbon roses at a dollar store years ago and hadn't used them because purple is not a big favorite of mine.
The tiny envelopes were made using a McGill punch, and the miniature card is an 'inchie' that I made that actually has a sentiment liner inside. 
I've entered this card in their challenge this week....use ribbon.

The Granite State

This card uses an image from Tiddly Inks. It's a one of several free images available to members of her PCP group. I love the whimsical nature of this! It's colored with Copics and highlighted with a white gel pen.The sentiment was computer-generated. I ruched the brown dotted satin ribbon for a more tailored look and sewed it to the card front. A few coordinating buttons add a little interest. The DP is from K & Company. The card stock is Creamy Caramel and Green Galore, more discontinued colors from SU!.

I couldn't resist photographing it with a few real rocks! We have an abundant supply here in New Hampshire...we're not called the Granite State for nothing! My brother, who lived in Louisiana, would always bring large rocks back with him whenever he visited. He'd use them as decorations in his garden. 


Pascale said...

Three terrific cards Elaine. I particuarly love the cat one he looks so peaceful and wonderful colourisation. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle shops best challenge hugs Pascale

Judy said...

Wow.. I'm in awww.. These are all fantastic!!! You are one talented lady. Mom drew the first 2 stamps you are talking about, and I nearly fell over myself getting to her, to show her what you had done. These are just awesome!! Thank you so much for using our stamps, and for entering them in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

BIG hugs
Judy said...

Your creations are breathe taking and I love your coloring and the colors you used.... Thank you for using Digi Doodle Shop's images and for participating in our challenge and I really look forward to seeing your creations again and again....


Katja of Katzz said...

They are really studing!!! So beautifull and the colors you used are so great.
Really love them both!


KymKreates said...

Lovely ribbon application!!! Your card is just amazing! I love everything about it! Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Karen said...

Lovely, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Karen Howard said...

Wow, beautiful cards! I LOVE all of them. And your shading or coloring is amazing!

Monika Reeck said...

Oh wooow love your card are all adorable and the one with the cat cute flowers and the one with the purple flower is soo adorable...thanks for joining with us at DDSB this week, hugs, Monika

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

All your cards are fabulous! Great coloring, too. Thank you for joinig us at DDSB! :)

Heather said...

Beautiful! Love the coloring!

Amber said...

Wowzers, stunning cards! I especially love the mail box card, the lilac roses are a beautiful addition!

jo said...

Great cards! Thank you so much for playing along with us at DDSB! :)