This first one is for Crafters Digital Art Centre's colour challenge 19. (There's a link to it in my side bar.) Crafty Ann's group is hosting this challenge this time. There is a free digi sheet for you to use for the challenge and you can see one of them on the card above. The colour part of the challenge is to use shades of purple, lilac and pink instead of the black and red we traditionally use on oriental cards. The freebie image is a sheet of two lanterns and you can use either or both. I've used just one on my sample card and have teamed it up with a new cherry blossom digi that is just new in the shop along with some other new oriental style images. The lanterns that are part of the challenge will go into the shop when the challenge finishes.
I've used the hybrid version of the cherry blossom digi and laid it directly onto the polished stone bp in two places before printing it out. The digi itself remains white when you do it this way which allowed me to colourit with promarkers. It makes it look like part of the bp though and is a really nice effect. I coloured the main image with promarkers too and cut it out using a Marianne Designs die which frames it beautifully.
CACB and at Crafty Ann's this fortnight we have an either/or challenge for you. You can use the sketch or the theme which is Spring or both. My sample card is using both and is my husband's birthday card - Shhhhh - I'm relying on you not to tell him! I've used dark brown woodgrain effect and a blue mottled stone from collection 5 bps and used the hybrid digi of the other blossom branch on the sheet and the bird on blossom branch directly onto the bp again. If you aren't sure what I mean by hybrid, it's simply a jpg with the background removed and saved as a png and you get this version, a jpg and a traditional png version in a zipped file. This is what allows the image to stay white when it's overlaid onto a digital bp. Once again, my clolouring medium is promarkers
I'm entering my cards into these challenges:
- Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (Both cards)
- OLLCB - It's a man thing (the bird card)
- Your Next Stamp - Feeling Blue, to have blue on your card (the bird card)
- Simon Says - Anything Goes (both cards)
- Southern Girls - Use flowers (both cards)
- Moving along with the times - Card/project for a male (the bird card)
- Frosted Designs - photo challenge (the bird card)
- Gingerloft Challenge - Use those flowers (both cards)
- Pile it on - up, up and away (bird card)