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 flower..lol) 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!