Sunday, March 15, 2009

ATS Mid-month Release!

Happy Sunday, everyone! Today All That Scraps is releasing a new set of Paper Pleasing Digi Images by Julie Buhler. They are beautiful Easter images! For my sample, I printed the daffodil image and sentiment, then I colored with Prismacolor pencils. I sponged around the image and sentiment with So Saffron ink. I did some machine stitching and added some ribbon and Dew Drops.

Now, I'll admit I was a little hesitant to use the digi images at first. I am and always will be a girl who loves stamps and ink. :) But, it is nice that you can change the size of the digi images in order to vary your designs. If you go to the ATS Blog, you can see that Julie's sample and mine have the same images, but Julie's sentiment is larger. I decided to print mine smaller so I could use my oval punches. I also could have printed it larger to have it be the inside sentiment or a large focal image. Pretty cool, huh?

Here are a couple of tips I've discovered for working with the digi images:

1) The cardstock I use when printing digi images is Georgia Pacific white cardstock, purchased at Walmart. SU! Whisper White is too smooth, and the ink will smear when the image is colored.

2) You don't need fancy photo editing software in order to use the images. I have an HP printer, so I just opened my files with the HP photo managing program. After choosing to print, I then decided which paper size I wanted. For the daffodil image, I chose the Wallet size (9 to a page), but only printed one image per sheet. For the sentiment, I chose the Contact Sheet (33 to a page), again printing only one image. To print larger images, I could have chosen the 3x5, 4x6 or larger -- you get the idea.

Give the digi images a try -- you just might find that you really like them! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'll be back tomorrow with the MFT Who's That Girl Challenge!

Have a great day!
Christina

Digi Images: Paper Pleasing Easter Images by Julie Buhler Ink: So Saffron (SU!) Cardstock: Bashful Blue (SU!), Georgia Pacific white Paper: Le Jardin (SU! retired) Other: Prismacolor Pencils, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Lace Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Sunflower Dew Drops (Robin's Nest), oval punches (SU!), white organdy ribbon, blue dotted organdy ribbon, sponge, dimensionalssewing machine

7 comments:

Belas Creating Place said...

This card is so pretty. The colours are so refreshing and your design amazing.

Bela

Dawn Easton said...

Christina, your card is beautiful!!! I love what you have done! It's too bad we don't sell GP at Walmart in Canada :( I'd be able to print and play!

Sandy Hulsart said...

This is a beautiful card, love the gold patterned paper, it has such a rich feel.

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card! I love the image and how you combined the circle and sentiment in a oval. Great colors, papers, and embellies too!

Mary said...

Beautiful job, great color and layout… Thanks for the inspiration.

texasjodylynn said...

Gorgeous!

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is really pretty! I Love the softness, colors and overall design! Beautiful!