Saturday, August 21, 2010

New cards!

My printer is on the fritz, and I'm waiting for my new one to arrive. In the meantime I'm not able to print off any new images, so I'm using  a few images I had colored some time ago but never made into cards. I also resorted to actually stamping an image, too! 

Beach Babies

I had merged these image weeks ago. Janie in July and Kai in the Sand can both be purchased separately at Mo's store.
This card gave me fits...nothing went together easily! I planned to make a small pinwheel to place in the upper right corner, but after several failed attempts, I gave up and used the buttons instead.

Images: "Janie in July", "Kai in the Sand", PrintWorks sentiment

Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencils, Cuttlebug with Nesties, SU! oval punches, Martha Stewart Zig-Zag border punch, Tacky Tape, Glue Dots

Papers: SU! Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, PTI white, Cosmo Cricket DP

Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon, Buttons, 1/8" Ribbon

An Actual Stamp!

I really do prefer digital images for many reasons. This stamp  from an SU! set was given to me by a friend of a friend who gave up stamping ( I know! Crazy, huh?!) about a year ago. She gave me tons, most of which were not my taste, so I gave them to the staff at school. I kept this and a few others.
My main problem with stamped images is that they are just way to small! I love digital images because they can be any size you want. They really make much more of a statement and are more fun to color.

Images: SU! Fairy, Digital strawberry cluster and individual berries, Digital sentiment from TLC

Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencil, Cuttlebug with Embossing folder and Nesties, MS Hydrangea and Doily border punches, Hole punch, Mounting tape, Tacky tape

Embellishments: Ribbon, Pink glitter, Pearl cabochons in white and green

Did you notice my pretty new watermark? I ordered it weeks ago from Karen Giron, but just got up the courage to try adding it to my photos using GIMP, a free photo editing program. After a few frustrating attempts, I was finally able to do it successfully. Now I just have to figure out how to make it a bit darker for light-colored cards.

 Thanks for dropping by!


Elizabeth said...

The two at the beach is a gorgeous combination!! Beautiful coloring.

paola said...

Oh MY WORD!!! Elaine i love how you merged Kai in the sand with Janie in July, may have to case this for future reference, he he. Your work is stunning!

Sally Cicada Designs said...

Your cards are lovely!! Perfect papers and your colouring looks fabulous!! I like how you used the two beach images together.
Sarah :D