Thursday, February 10, 2011

Digi Doodle Shop - Nature

We have another fun challenge for you this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best and that's "Nature". I am sure most of you just thought of an animal but one of my favorite things in all of nature are trees and flowers. There are so many realistic images of flowers for you at Digi Doodle Shop. Trying to find a good digi of a hydrangea is how I found the site to begin with! Here it is,  one of my all time favorites:
I wish you could see this in IRL (in real life).. it is so much prettier than it pictured! I almost feel like I cheated on this card and here's why. I've had this idea percolating for awhile to print a digi on Vellum. I've colored other images on Vellum with my Copics and yes,, you can get color. But I didn't think I'd be able to achieve the look I had envisioned. One of my long time loves is working with graphics. So I played with my trusty Paint Shop Pro (I know.. just can't make the jump to Photoshop.. I am sooo familiar with PSP!!) and colored it with gradient fills. It took awhile because I did each petal (yes.. petal.. not but it was so worth the effort!! Is there no end to the things we can do with these wonderful images??
Here's a few close ups:

I also got to play with my new Martha Stewart Score Board to create those embossed lines. All in all this was a really fun project and I hope you like it.
Now... head to your crafty place and make something so you can play along with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!


Creative Craft World - Love Card
The Outlawz CAS - Color challenge
Fab 'n Funky - Use Texture
Scrapbook Sisters - Valentine
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Let's See Some Love
Digital Tuesday - Valentines Day Theme
Top Tip Tuesday - Frames
Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog - Love, Be my Valentine


WeirdCat said...

This beautiful, I could never make the jump either although don't use PSP anywhere near as much as I used to
Ruth x

Julie said...

Very pretty and classy card. I love PSP but haven't used it for cards yet.

Patti J said...

Wow, Dana, this is so gorgeous! Your coloring turned out beautifully! I'll have to drag out some vellum - great idea, my friend!!! Hope all is well with you! Our 'dusting' of snow the other eve turned out to be another few inches...bah!

Ellie said...

Such a beautiful card! Love how you framed the image!

Thanks so much for sharing with us at digital tuesday!

Eiglas said...

Very beautiful project Dana! Love the image and the clean lines.

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week!

Dorcas said...

THis is so lovely, Dana! I love the dotted BP with the hydrangea flower. So perfect:-)

Brenda said...

Wow Dana, every day this week you used a different medium to show us how to do beautiful cards. Again I am amazed at your talent!! This is beautiful!!

Jennifer said...

Really amazing card. Thanks so much for joining in at F'n'F! xx Jenny xx

Tracy said...

I've never tried any digital coloring but this looks awesome. Being able to color with a gradient really adds so much to the image. Beautiful card Dana!

Jacee said...

Love this Dana, what a beautiful flower!
Hugs Jacee

Samantha said...

Hi ya, Lovely card.. Great frame, think I need a MS score board too! Thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week, hugs Samantha :0)

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful Hydranga ... so soft and pretty
Thanks for joining sus a sarah hurley this week
Lisa ;)

Diane said...

I've just been drooling over this card, Dana - it's so lovely! I was so surprised when you said you'd coloured it using PSP because I was expecting it to be watercoloured- so clever!
Diane x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous Dana. What a clever girl you are using PSP to do it. There is no end to your talents.


Kathy said...

hehe three cheers for PSP! I hate to think of changing as it's taken me ages to feel confident using PSP - and I am nowhere near as clever with it as you so obviously are -this is absolutely stunning and I'm so glad you left a comment on my blog today that made me pay a return visit. I wouldn't have wnated to miss seeing this little beauty

karen said...

Such a beautiful card, thanks for joining us at DTC this week, karenx

Mini said...

Beautiful! Thanks for taking up our challenge at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

Amy Johnson said...

Such a romantic and beautiful Valentine! THanks for playing the DTC this week!

Caroljenks said...

This is a beautiful card - love the image.

Thanks for joining in with our 'Frame It' challenge this week over at Top Tip Tuesday :)

Carol x

craftybunny said...

Beautiful card,Dana.Just love the shading.You're so clever - and patient!
Lisa x

Chocolate Orange said...

A beautiful card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our Love Challenge.
Choccy x

Tinemor said...

Hi Dana! Love your card!
Thanks for nice words in my blog.
It goes well with me. Have had a hard period now after Christmas. A bit sad that I had to cancel my place as a designer at Digi Doodles .. but it goes like that sometimes. It goes better now.. :)

Tracy S said...

Wow lady, thi sis beautiful.. You go with your digital coloring self! What an awesome idea to print it on vellum too. This is just stunning!

Cindy Haffner said...


Andrea6760 said...

Dana, What an absolutely beautiful card. Your coloring is amazing and I love how real it looks!

You are so super-talented!


Sue said...

Stunning card, such a calm and beautiful image! Thank you for joining us at this weeks Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge
Sue xx

~Michelle~ said...

wow...this is just goreous! I would love to see it in person!! Thanks for playing the Digital Tuesday Challenge!

Sarah Hurley said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges!

Sarah x

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