Saturday, March 2, 2013

Wishing You Well

This is my entry for this week's Monday Greeting Card challenge over at The Outlawz. The twist this week was to use bling!

All images on this card are from Doodle Pantry.  For this card, I am using two of Laurie's sets...her Lily Collection set, which has been re-released this month to include colored images, and her Watering Can set, which is free with purchase. I used 3 of the images from the Lily Collection to create this assortment. It is really easy to put images together and bring some forward and push some backward in your software to give you a natural masking effect. The Watering Can was altered by removing the lip of the can. Although I did this using my software, it would also have been easy to do by just cutting it away. It left a little gap of space behind the flowers, but I just used a micron pen to make a couple of dashes to close the can. The images were then colored with Copic markers. I used Spellbinders labels large and small to cut out the focal image. The sentiment is from the Watering Can set and was punched using a Stampin' Up! label punch. The beautiful designer paper is from the Lily Collection. I love how vibrant it looks. This is actually my first time printing my own designer paper from a digital image, and I couldn't be happier. Laurie's papers are just beautiful. I added a sheer ribbon and then added green bling across the top of the ribbon.

Also entered into Simon Says Stamp Challenge



14 comments:

  1. Beautiful Susan. Thanks for telling how you cut the lip on the watering can to make it look like the flowers are IN the can.

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  2. Gorgeous - you really transformed the watering can by putting those lilies in it.

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    1. Beautiful card Susan! I am so jealous of your ability to manipulate digis so that they blend together so seamlessly!!
      Thanks for playing along with us at The Outlawz this week!
      Hugz,
      Sheree

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  3. Very very pretty. I used the watering can and lilies just the way you did, but I haven't posted yet. I need to go check out the challenge at Outlawz.

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  4. This is gorgeous...such wonderful coloring of the lilies and watering can.

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  5. Oh how pretty! Another wonderful job of combining images. I do love the background paper!

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  6. Oh my Susan....love that watering can! Can't believe the image wasn't all in one! Great job! No fantastic job!

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  7. Susan, this card is so fantastic!!! My head is spinning with all the things you did to the images to end up with this fabulous result!! I have "computer-skill" envy!!! LOL So, it's in a good way! It just looks seamless. Had you not mentioned any of the steps, I wouldn't have known it wasn't just one full image...so, kudos, like I said..."computer-skill envy". bawhahahaha Your coloring is spot-on, Susan, which speaks to your talent!! I love the digital paper...like, who knew? Right? I am joining up and perhaps buying some images. (Perhaps some of my computer "savvy" peeps could give me some pointers? LOL Plus, I do love to color!! It's the best therapy, and free! Ha! Love how you designed the lay-out and the images, and well, everything! Woohoo! So glad you are part of the team at the "Pantry", sounds like fun! Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing all the particulars, one day it will all make sense to me! One can hope! LOL Kudos!

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  8. Very pretty - and once again love how you used 2 different images to make this beautiful card. I just discovered how to use PNG so have been playing some with that.

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  9. How pretty! Fabulous job merging the images. Love how your coloring gave depth to the watering can.

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  10. I love how you placed the lilies in the watering can, very nice! You are just on a roll here, lovely card Susan!

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  11. This is sooooo pretty!! I love Calla lilies and these look fantastic added to the watering can!!

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  12. Beautiful card! What a gorgeous image! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

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  13. Gorgeous! Love how you combined the images!

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