One person will be the lucky winner of FIVE Digi Darla (DD) images! AND any entries using a DD image get entered into a SECOND drawing for THREE images. So, you could technically win eight images! If you do use one of Kim's wonderful images make sure you let us know by writing DD after your name when you enter.
I've used the following Digi Darla image in my project this week:
- I've been wanting to use this image since I first laid eyes on it many, many months ago and this week's challenge provides me the perfect opportunity to do so!
- From the photo I was inspired mainly by the gold but also the ivory colour and the femininity of the image crept into my design as well.
- Blushing Bride: You can find this image in the DD store by clicking on the image name or watermark linked above.
- This image took a deceptively long time to put together. First I had to bring it into Photoshop Essentials and make the image transparent. While in most cases that is a pretty quick job in this case it took quite a bit longer. Do you see how many Bs, Ds, Es, Ls, Os, As and other enclosed letters there are in this image? Well, I had to manually, go in and remove the background from each one. I stopped counting once I had reached over a 100.
- While it is difficult to really tell from the printed image, I applied a gold glitter layer style to the dress (layer style courtesy of Shelby Kate Schmitz of graphicssoft.about.com). I've included a snippet of what it looks like digitally because the effect is just so much nicer that way. Check out all the sparkly goodness. Now if only a printer could print like that!
- The sparkly gold ribbon is Crafts brand from Dollarama.
- The gold flourish and gold flecked gems are Recollections brand from Michael's.
- The thin gold ribbon used at the waistband is Osprey brand, also from Michael's.
- The front panel which is layered onto the card was embossed with a Cricut, Paper Lace II embossing folder.
- This beautiful sentiment was created by Paulette from Create with TLC. Click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and HERE to go to the store. Once again, I have adapted it with a layer style, same as I did for the image of the dress. Here is a snippet of the digital image...
- Card base: Michael's Recollection's Card Kit, ivory, lg.
- Shimmery gold (matting front and inside) --Michael's open stock scrapbook paper.
- Avenue 613 -- Anything Goes with optional twist
- http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.ca/ -- Anything Goes
- http://craftitudechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ -- Anything Goes or I see Fluffy
- http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.ca/ (2E) -- Embossing
- http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.ca/ -- Anything Goes (Both the front image and inside sentiment were adapted digitally)
- http://www.4craftychicks.blogspot.ca/ -- Bling
- http://sparklensprinklecreativechallenges.blogspot.ca/ -- Anything Goes: use glitter, embossing powder, and/or flocking (since it was confirmed that the glitter on my flourishes qualified for my last project, I'm entering this one too)
- http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ -- Bling It Up
- http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.ca/ -- Lots of Glitter
- http://thesquirrelandthefox.blogspot.ca/ -- Use Embellishments (the flourish and sparkly stones in the corner count as my embellishments unless of course you allow ribbon as an embellishment too)
- http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.ca/ -- Lovey Dovey Plus a sentiment (the dress itself is a sentiment and then of course I have a sentiment on the inside too)
- http://scrappyhands.blogspot.co.il/ -- Embossing
- http://scrapbookblessings.blogspot.ca/2014/01/challenge-11-pretty-pictures-using.html -- Pretty Pictures Using Stamps
- http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.ca/ -- No Designer Paper
- http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.ca -- Use REAL Ribbon
So, how about you come on over and show us YOUR wonderful talents by entering in our current challenge this week over at Digi Darla's Challenges? While you are there please check out the great projects from the rest of the design team. We always look forward to seeing the delightful creations you come up with.
Until next time,